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Germany clamps down on New Year's parties to tame omicron

BERLIN (AP) — Germany announced new restrictions Tuesday that will begin after Christmas to slow the spread of the new omicron variant, rules that will fall short of a full lockdown but will include c...

New Taipei mayor hopes New Year fireworks will supplant Taipei's as nation's best

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The New Taipei City Government will hold a fireworks display lasting 13 minutes and 14 seconds over the Tamsui River on New Year's Eve, with a view to replace the Taip...

Public concerned new skyscraper will block view of Taipei 101 fireworks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The public is concerned that a new skyscraper proposed for Taipei will block the view of the Taipei 101 New Year's Eve fireworks. Nan Shan Life Insurance Co., Ltd. ...

MOFA to broadcast Taipei 101 fireworks around world via satellite

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced in a press release that it will broadcast the Taipei 101 New Year's fireworks show around the world live via satellite...

New Taipei mayor says Tamkang Bridge will be national landmark

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City Mayor Hou You-yi (侯友宜) plans to make Tamkang Bridge (Danjiang Bridge), which connects the city’s Bali and Tamsui districts, a Taiwanese landmark. ...

Best spots to admire Taipei 101 New Year fireworks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei’s Geotechnical Engineering Office (GEO) has recommended six of the best spots on Elephant Mountain (象山) for the public to enjoy Taipei 101’s New Year fi...

Best riverside parks for admiring Taipei 101 fireworks and welcoming 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — For those who have no wish to experience the stifling crowds that accompany watching the Taipei 101 New Year firework display at the foot of the skyscraper or on the adjac...

5 killed in China in Lunar New Year fireworks accident

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities say five people have been killed in southern China after an explosion at an illegal fireworks stand. Reports Sunday say the operator of the stand in the so...

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Taipei 101 welcomes 2019 with stunning fireworks, light show

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s iconic tower, Taipei 101, marked the entrance of 2019 with the most extravagant fireworks display and light show in the country. According to the Taipei ...

Taipei MRT to run 42 hours non-stop over New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC) announced in a news release on Thursday that Taipei MRT will operate a 42-hour non-stop service from 6 a.m. on Dec. 31 to 11:59 p.m...

4 killed, 5 injured in China Lunar New Year fireworks blast

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities say four people have been killed and five injured in an explosion at a stall selling fireworks on the eve of the Lunar New Year holiday. The inform...

Introduction of best spots on Xiangshan to watch Taipei 101 fireworks display

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—As New Year's Eve is just around the corner, counting down to New Year 2018 and watching the fireworks display at Taipei 101 is on many people’s event calendar. On...

Taipei 101 New Year's fireworks to be longest in history

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the clock ticks down to midnight to ring in 2018, Taipei 101 will present a six-minute fireworks display, the longest in the history of the annual event, which will be furth...