Taiwan could fine Ou-yang NT$500,000 for singing at China National Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to advertisements in China trumpeting that Taiwanese singers, including Nana Ou-yang (歐陽娜娜) will be performing on a TV special marking the communist regime'...

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...

Taiwanese entertainers attending China's National Day event risk violating law: MAC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The authorities have warned Taiwanese entertainers who plan to attend China’s National Day celebrations that doing so may violate the law. China’s state-run...

Taiwan announces traffic control measures for National Day celebration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Day Preparatory Committee announced Friday (Sept. 25) that traffic controls around the Presidential Office Building will be in place from Friday night (Sept. ...

Idaho declares Oct. 10 to be 'Taiwan Double Ten Day'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Idaho Governor Brad Little proclaimed Taiwan’s National Day, Oct. 10, as “Taiwan Double Ten Day” in his state, reports said Thursday (Sept. 24). In an...

Military aircraft that flew over Taipei rehearsing for National Day performances

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Residents of the Taipei metropolitan area might have been startled by the sound of military aircraft early on Thursday (Sept. 24), with some wondering if there was a real ...

Road to Saudi ties with Israel being paved, cautiously

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia, the most powerful Arab nation and home to Islam's holiest sites, has made its official position on the region's longest-running conflict clear: Full ti...

Taiwan's National Day banquet to be scaled down due to coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The upcoming National Day banquet will be scaled down in view of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the authorities confirmed Tuesday (Sept. 22) The Ministry of Foreign ...

Taiwan to offer National Day guests virus prevention gift packs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Official guests at this year’s Oct. 10 Double Ten National Day parade will not only find the usual hat and pin in their gift pack but also all the necessary items to...

Trump, Biden commemorating 9/11 at Flight 93 memorial

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the nation marks the 19th anniversary of the Sept 11 attacks in the midst of another unfolding tragedy, the men vying to lead the nation next year will pay their respects at the s...

US remembers 9/11 as pandemic changes tribute traditions

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans are commemorating 9/11 with tributes that have been altered by coronavirus precautions and woven into the presidential campaign, drawing both President Donald Trump and Democ...

Tainan lists 5 ideal spots for watching Taiwan’s National Day fireworks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Tainan City Government has come up with a list of its five most recommended spots for watching the 2020 National Day fireworks spectacle, which will take place in the ...

Taiwan unveils Double Ten Day 2020 emblem

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The emblem marking the 2020 National Day of Taiwan was unveiled on Friday (Sept. 4), accentuating the “Proud of Taiwan” theme. An extension of the design fo...

Photo of the Day: Taiwan's 'Minister of Steel' makes cover of GQ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head has become something of a rock star in Taiwan for his exemplary handling of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, GQ ...

It's class time again across Europe, virus or no

PARIS (AP) — Tugging on their masks or dashing to hug long-unseen friends, millions of children returned to school across Europe and beyond Tuesday in a mass experiment aimed at bridging inequalities ...