Taiwan's business tycoon Terry Gou quits KMT

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foxconn founder Terry Gou (郭台銘) announced his departure from the Kuomintang (KMT) on Thursday (Sept. 12), further fueling speculation that he would soon announce his presi...

Taiwanese nutritionist says mooncakes pack 1,000 calories, same as double whopper

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the Mid-Autumn Festival is rapidly approaching and mooncakes will soon be in abundance, a Taiwanese nutritionist is advocating eating the pastries in moderation since they p...

Moon-viewing odds in Taiwan brighten, tropical storm could bring rain Sun.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As a tropical depression to the east of the Philippines has been slow to form, conditions for viewing the moon on the night of the Mid-Autumn Festival (Sept. 13) appear better ...

Taiwan could see soggy weather over Moon Festival as 2 tropical storms loom

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Two tropical storms taking shape in the Western Pacific could put a damper on moon-viewing during the Mid-Autumn Festival in Taiwan, while a heavy rain warning has been issued ...

Tropical Storm Peipah could put a damper on moon viewing in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Tropical Storm Peipah (琵琶) could take shape as soon as Tuesday (Sept. 10), possibly bringing cloudy skies and rain to northern and eastern Taiwan during the Mid-Autumn Festival...

Taipei Maokong Gondola offers week-long Moon Festival night discounts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taipei Maokong Gondola will offer Mid-Autumn Festival discounts from now to Sept. 15 except Sept. 9, when the system will be closed for regular maintenance, Taipei Rapid Transi...

Vietnamese, Thai, Malaysian singers to perform in central Taiwan on Sept. 8

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Musicians from Southeast Asian nations will perform at the 2019 International Labor Festival in Taichung City on Sunday (Sept. 8). Wu Wei-chi (吳威志), director at the Lab...

Travelers to Taiwan warned against importing meat mooncakes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With the Mid-Autumn Festival fast approaching, visitors are being urged not to import mooncakes that contain meat to Taiwan, due to African swine fever (ASF) prevention me...

Remains of 13 Levels in NE Taiwan to be illuminated starting on Moon Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Remains of the 13 Levels, which sits on a hillside overlooking the ocean on the northeastern coast of Taiwan, will be illuminated by amber lights nightly from 6 p.m. to 9 p...

Hometown of first on moon ready to launch 50th celebration

WAPAKONETA, Ohio (AP) — Down to earth about most things, folks in this small western Ohio city are over the moon as they get ready to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the day the world watched their ...

Taiwan’s Top 5 Night Market delicacies

Most countries have a dining experience that is unique and quintessential to their culture. In the USA, it is traditional American diner, in the UK, a pub, and in Taiwan it is, without a doubt, the ni...

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...

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...

Taiwan News wishes you a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

Dear readers, The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the most important festivals for Taiwanese people, bringing together family and friends to enjoy moon cakes, delicacies and backyard barbecues. T...

Freeway No. 5 to be toll-free Sept. 21, 25 for Moon Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Freeway No. 5 (Chiang Wei-shui Memorial Freeway) will be toll-free on Sept. 21 and 25 to coincide with the Mid-Autumn Festival falling on the three-day weekend startin...