Free water fun at Taipei's Dajia Water Playground available from June 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As summer heats up and temperatures rise, Taipei’s Hydraulic Engineering Office (HEO) has announced that the water playground at Dajia Riverside Park, admission to which ...

Taiwan Government: 115 days off in 2020, including 7 days for the Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwanese will have 115 days off next year, including seven consecutive days for the Lunar New Year, and four days each for the Dragon Boat Festival, the Mid-Autumn Festival, an...

Florentijn Hoffman returns to Taiwan with new exhibition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, creator of the Rubber Duck seen around Taiwan back in 2013 and the Moon rabbit, which succumbed to a fire disaster in 2014, returned to Tai...

Taiwan's 2019 Lunar New Year holiday well suited for 16-day vacation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As Taiwan's Lunar New Year holiday will be nine days in length and ends on a weekend, only five days of leave are needed to make it a 16-day holiday. The reason why the...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - September 29

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Top news this week includes Taiwan police arrest American 3D-printed gun maker Cody Wilson; Super Typhoon Trami to affect Taiwan on Friday; Female American English teacher...

New Taipei City holds football competition for migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - New Taipei City Government Labor Affairs Bureau held the annual "2018 International Migrant Worker Football Competition" to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the New T...

Tainan gives away star lanterns to celebrate Taiwan's Mid-Autumn Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan's Tainan National Immigration Agency (First Tainan City Service Station) held a carnival for Vietnamese new immigrants to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival on Sept. 2...

Man beaten to death in a fight at BBQ party in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwanese man was beaten to death on Sunday, Sept. 23 after he was stopped by three neighbors and attacked for setting off firecrackers in Taiwan's northern county o...

Taipei ruminating on ban of Mid-Autumn Festival BBQs in riverside parks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Taipei City government is considering banning barbecues in riverside parks during the Mid-Autumn Festival as trash has continued to build up in parks and PM 2.5 pollution i...

Taipei Zoo animals treated to Mid-Autumn Festival feast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In celebration of Mid-Autumn Festival, animals at Taipei Zoo were treated to a feast of pomelos and specially-made mooncakes on Sept. 24. Mooncakes were given to member...

Photo story: Mid-Autumn Festival celebrated across Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Mid-Autumn Festival, one of Taiwan's most significant occasions was enjoyed by many across Taiwan on Sept. 24, with barbecues, delicacies, and celebrations with fr...

Asian shares fall on reports China-US trade talks put off

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares have fallen in Asia after China reportedly rebuffed a plan for talks with the U.S. on resolving their dispute over trade and technology. The slow start to the week followed a mix...

Man in Wanhua, Taipei shot in genitals, holiday celebration ruined

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A young man’s Mid-Autumn Festival celebration and BBQ party were ruined in a painful instant on Sunday evening Sept. 23 when gunshots rang out in Taipei’s Wanh...

Power, water cut to Communist Chinese shrine in western Taiwan, demolition set for next week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After the New York Times drew worldwide attention to a Buddhist temple which has been converted into a Communist Chinese shrine in western Taiwan, the Changhua County Magistrat...

Tropical Storm Trami could pose threat to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A tropical depression expected to turn into Tropical Storm Trami (潭美) within 24 hours could pose a threat to Taiwan, experts said Friday. The depression was located near Guam...