Latest figures on China's coronavirus outbreak

Update: 2020-04-05 20:20 No. Country/Area Cases Deaths 1 USA 311,637 8,454 2 Spain 130,759 12,418 3 Italy ...

New restrictions at Taiwan National Palace Museum limit visitors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Palace Museum (NPM) announced Wednesday (March 25) it would limit visitors to 100 at a time at both of its branches to slow the spread of Wuhan coronavirus (C...

Taiwan's National Palace Museum to shorten hours as coronavirus precaution

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Starting next Friday (Feb. 14), the National Palace Museum in Taipei will shorten its opening hours to 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Tuesday to Sunday. The adjustment is a prec...

Passengers of coronavirus-stricken cruise ship visited Taipei 101, other tourist spots: CDC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the number of coronavirus cases on a cruise ship quarantined off the coast of Japan continues to climb, Taiwanese authorities have pinpointed more than 30 spots visited...

Diamond Princess reports 41 new cases of Wuhan virus, many toured Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — There are 41 new cases of Wuhan virus on the ill-fated Diamond Princess cruise liner, according to Japan's NHK, bringing the total to 61 — as concerns grow in Ta...

Taiwan bans cruise liners as coronavirus spreads

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — International cruise ships will be banned from docking in Taiwan due to novel coronavirus fears, said Taiwan’s health authorities on Thursday (Feb. 6). The announ...

China cancels Lunar New Year events over deadly virus fears, locks down 3 cities

Beijing has canceled mass Lunar New Year celebrations and put three cities on lockdown as part of China's efforts to control the spread of the deadly coronavirus virus, state media reported Thursd...

Picture of luxury vehicle inside Beijing's Forbidden City triggers indignation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Photos uploaded to Chinese social media Weibo on Jan.17 drew waves of condemnation across the Internet because two Chinese women posed with a Mercedes-Benz G-Class in Beij...

SUV on grounds of Beijing's Forbidden City sparks outrage

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese woman sparked social media outrage in her country by posting photos of herself and a friend with a Mercedes-Benz on the grounds of Beijing's Forbidden City. The reaction promp...

Japanese, British designers create Taiwan-themed icons in support of freedom

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two foreign designers in love with Taiwan have jointly created more than 100 icons bearing Taiwanese elements as a way to demonstrate their support for the island country ...

Grass jelly ink painting wins Taiwan NPM product design contest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A grass jelly ink painting (墨戲仙草) took the top award in a product design competition held by Taiwan's National Palace Museum (NPM). The gelatinous scene is based on...

2020 Elections / Presidential/legislative campaign countdown -- 5 days to go

Taiwan is holding its presidential and legislative elections on Jan. 11, and the candidates are traveling the country this week to make their final appeals to voters. President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) o...

2020 Taiwan Elections / Presidential/legislative campaign countdown -- 5 days to go

Taiwan is holding its presidential and legislative elections on Jan. 11, and the candidates are traveling the country this week to make their final appeals to voters. President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) o...

Visitors to National Palace Museum's S Taiwan branch this year exceed 1 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of visitors this year to the southern branch of the National Palace Museum surpassed one million on Saturday (Dec. 7), marking the success of the museum as it s...

Thousands of Japanese libraries to feature Taiwan-themed comic book

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A comic book introducing Taiwanese culture has been added to the collections of thousands of libraries throughout Japan in a collaboration between Japanese publishing comp...