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NPM collection better left in place if China invades Taiwan, says former director

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The collection of Taiwan’s National Palace Museum (NPM) will be better off if it remains where it is in the event of a Chinese assault, suggested a former director. ...

Taiwan High Speed Rail and Alishan Forest Railway to provide mountain tours

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation (THSR) is teaming up with the Forestry Bureau to provide seamless one-day and two-day “THSR x Alishan Forestry Railway” tour...

Drone show in Taiwan features National Palace Museum antiques

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Iridescent dots in the form of a dragon head illuminated the night sky of Chiayi County on Saturday (July 16) as the Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum presente...

Landmark Taipei theater inspires unique uniform

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Performing Arts Center's (TPAC) uniforms have been unveiled and they resonate with the unique look of the new landmark in Taiwan's capital. A vibrant com...

Ride a bike through ‘golden tunnel’ formed by cassia fistula flowers in southwestern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Bright yellow cassia fistula flowers have turned a section of the Puzih River bikeway (朴子溪自行車道) in southwestern Taiwan’s Chiayi County into a “golden tunnel,&r...

Belizean National Assembly members arrive in Taiwan for 2021 Open Parliament Forum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Valerie Woods, speaker of Belize’s House of Representatives, and National Assembly Deputy Clerk Clarita Pech arrived in Taiwan Tuesday (Nov. 30) to attend the 2021 O...

Taipei homeowner accepting Bitcoin as down payment in first for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A homeowner who has listed his Taipei property for sale has said he is willing to accept the down payment in Bitcoin. According to a report by DongSen Finance News (東森財...

Taipei ranked 2nd best city for travel by Lonely Planet 2022

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei is ranked as the second-best city to travel to in the world by Lonely Planet for 2022 thanks to its ability to contain COVID, history, eccentricities, cuisine, and ...

National Palace Museum in central Taiwan to host largest outdoor party of year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum (NPMSB) is joining hands with retailer Carrefour and the Chiayi County Government to throw an outdoor party from Nov. 19-...

Harvard language program relocates from China to Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — An intensive summer language program hosted by Harvard University in Beijing will relocate to Taiwan in summer of 2022, as the U.S.-China relationship remains strained. ...

First Harvard summer Mandarin course in Taiwan will include 60 students

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After switching from Beijing to Taipei, Harvard University's new summer Mandarin study program next year will include 60 students, who will have a chance to visit famo...

Visits to Taiwan's National Palace Museum fully booked

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Palace Museum has reopened and is fully booked until Sunday (July 18.) After closing for two months, the National Palace Museum reopened on Tuesday (July 1...

Taipei Zoo's rare animals come out of hiding due to pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After Taipei Zoo closed its doors to the public to prevent more domestic transmissions of COVID-19, its rarest animals found the courage to come out of hiding, reports sai...

Taiwan's Ministry of Culture launches virtual exhibitions amidst epidemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As COVID-19 cases in Taiwan continue to surge, more than 40 museums have joined an online exhibitions campaign launched by the Ministry of Culture (MOC), which allows peop...

Taipei shuts down National Palace Museum, Longshan Temple, zoo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan confirmed a record 180 domestic coronavirus transmissions Saturday (May 15), some of Taipei City’s main tourist attractions shut down. Sites usually pac...