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Taipei’s Maokong Gondola offers Moon Festival discount

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — If you lack plans for the Mid-Autumn Festival, consider a gondola ride up to Maokong, taking advantage of a discounted ride to admire the moonlit views of the Taipei grid ...

Families call for access to Hong Kong relatives detained in China

The relatives of 12 Hong Kong people arrested by China at sea last month called for access to their detained family members in a petition to the mainland's representative office in the semi-autono...

Taiwan traffic and hotel info for Mid-Autumn Festival 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The four-day Mid-Autumn Festival holiday (Oct. 1-4) is coming up, and Taiwan News has compiled some information to help readers enjoy the holiday more. Traffic The Min...

Meteorologist predicts clear sky, full moon for central, southern Taiwan on Moon Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Meteorologist Daniel Wu (吳德榮) said that regions in Taiwan south of Taoyuan will see a clear sky and a full moon on the night of the Mid-Autumn Festival on Thursday (Oct. 1...

Asia shares mixed ahead of China holiday, Trump-Biden debate

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed in muted trading Monday, ahead of the first U.S. presidential debate and a national holiday in China later in the week. Japan's benchmark Nikkei...

Taiwan customs seizes 8 tons of smuggled garlic from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese customs seized a container of garlic weighing 8,000 kilograms on Thursday (Sept. 24), which was believed to have been smuggled out of Qingdao, China. The cont...

Tsai Ing-wen meets Taiwanese Air Force corporal with Ghanaian ancestry

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) met a Taiwanese Air Force corporal with half Ghanaian ancestry on Saturday (Sept. 26) and complimented him on his hard work maintaining...

Cool, wet weather to continue across Taiwan through weekend

Northeasterly winds are expected to continue throughout the weekend, keeping temperatures cool and bringing occasional rain to much of Taiwan, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Saturday (Sept. 26)...

Taiwan government launches pomelo-flavored craft beers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has rolled out three new beers made with pomelo, a citrus fruit now in season that locals love to eat while barbecuing during the Mid-Autumn Festival. Brewed by ...

Taiwan’s Taitung braces for tourism explosion during Mid-Autumn Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hotel bookings in Taiwan’s southeastern county of Taitung for the Mid-Autumn Festival have reached 90-percent of capacity and are expected to be full within days. ...

Taiwan's 13 National Forests offer half-price admission for two holidays

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Those planning to visit any of 13 national forest recreation areas during the Double Ten holiday as well as the Mid-Autumn Festival in October can save a few coins, as Tai...

Special flight takes 289 migrant workers home to Vietnam from Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vietnam sent a special flight to Taiwan Monday (Sept. 21) to take 289 migrant workers home who had been interned after overstaying their legal residency period on the isla...

Buono Thailand Launches Buono Snow Skin Mooncake with 100% Thai Monthong Durian in Collaboration with Taiwanese Illustrator Jun-Jun for Mid-Autumn Festival

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 15 September 2020 - For this year's Mid-Autumn Festival, Buono Thailand, presents their best-selling Durian Mooncake, "Buono Snow Skin Mooncake" in brand-new elegan...

Taiwan CAA warns airlines to stay on course during 'pleasure flights'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a StarLux Airlines “pleasure flight” reportedly planned to veer off course to give passengers a closer look at the Diaoyutai Islands, the Civil Aeronauti...

Taiwan airlines riding wave of pleasure flight popularity

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Buoyed by the success of the pandemic-era pleasure flight programs, which saw tickets quickly sell out, Taiwan’s major airlines are riding the wave by launching more...