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Anxious moments for all, as Beijing’s moment approaches

China's borders have been virtually closed off for the past two years. Now, in a way, it's opening on a massive scale for the Winter Olympics. To pull this off in the middle of a pandemic, Chi...

Free shuttle bus for visitors to light festival in southern Taiwan county

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Pingtung County Government will provide free shuttle bus services for visitors to the three Pingtung Festival of Lights venues during the festival period from Jan. 21 ...

President strikes optimistic tone in New Year’s address to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) struck an optimistic tone in her televised New Year's address on Friday (Jan. 1), thanking Taiwanese for their efforts to ensure that life...

Taiwan's Freeway Bureau offers advice on how to avoid New Year traffic jams

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — If drivers want to avoid congestion on the roads during the three-day New Year weekend, they can choose certain times of day to drive depending on which direction they wis...

Taiwan remains most popular New Year travel destination for Japanese

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — According to a recent report released by Japanese news agency Travel Voice, Taiwan continues its reign as Japanese citizens' number one travel choice for the New Year ...

At least 7 days off for Lunar New Year beginning in 2020: Taiwan Premier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Beginning next year, each Lunar New Year holiday period will last at least seven days, with one within the next decade even lasting 10 days, Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) said Fr...

Taiwan presidential and legislative elections on same day in January 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The next presidential and legislative elections will take place on one and the same day in January 2020, though the precise date will only be determined later, the Central Elect...

A sea of flowers along Yunlin County Route 156 in western Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Thirty acres of sunflowers and colorful cosmos flowers are blossoming in Citong Township (莿桐鄉) , Yunlin County, along Yuling County Route 156, Yunlin County Government sai...

Train tickets to watch first sunrise of 2019 on Taiwan’s Alishan go on sale Dec. 10

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – For travelers headed for the Chushan Sunrise Watching Platform (祝山觀日平台) for the first sunrise of 2019, Alishan Forest Railway will begin accepting bookings for New Year&...

Tourism Bureau: Three best places in Taiwan to watch first sunrise of the year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau has recommended “three best places in Taiwan” to watch the first sunrise on New Year's Day—Fulong in New Taipei City, S...

Orchid Island likely to welcome Taiwan's first sunrise of 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – To revelers who are planning to catch the first sunrise of 2019, Lanyu Island of Taitung County is the best place for the dawn breaking moment. Meanwhile, the top location...

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...

Here's how Chinese welcomed the Year of the Dog around the world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Lunar New Year, also called the Spring Festival (春節) in Chinese, is the time when the world witnesses the largest migration on Earth when millions of Chinese travel around the ...

Young Taiwanese lady claims the first blessings of the year of the Dog

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –In order to have the extra auspicious distinction of being the very first member of the public to place their incense stick into a temple’s grand ceremonial incense b...

Taipei MRT reports over 2.5 million trips on night of New Year's celebrations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei MRT officials have released their official report on MRT traffic on the night of New Year celebrations from 6 p.m., Dec. 31 to 6 a.m., Jan. 1. According to the s...