Taiwan's HTC creates VR work inspired by Song Dynasty painting

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Palace Museum has launched a new media art exhibition that features a virtual reality (VR) version of a renowned painting from the Song Dynasty and is underwa...

Taiwan museums to exhibit at ICOM Kyoto

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)— The Chinese Association of Museums (CAM) will lead the National Taiwan Museum and National Palace Museum to the 25th edition of the general conference of the International ...

Taiwan Government: 115 days off in 2020, including 7 days for the Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwanese will have 115 days off next year, including seven consecutive days for the Lunar New Year, and four days each for the Dragon Boat Festival, the Mid-Autumn Festival, an...

4 sweat bees found crawling in Taiwanese woman's eye

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A woman in southern Taiwan was found last week to have four sweat bees living in her eye and feeding on her tears, but the insects were removed before she suffered permanent da...

Beijing's Forbidden City illuminated for Lantern Festival

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing's Forbidden City has been illuminated and opened to the general public for night visits for the first time to celebrate China's Lantern Festival. As night fell...

MetLife China and WeSure Launch Annual Aviation Accident Insurance Solutions

SHANGHAI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 22, 2018--MetLife China and WeSure, digital insurance platform owned by Tencent, jointly launched an annual aviation accident insurance product, named “10-Million All Ye...

A Taiwan News guide to the 'do's and dont's' of Tomb Sweeping Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With the Qing Ming Festival (清明節), or Tomb Sweeping Holiday just around the corner on April 5, many people around Taiwan will be preparing to visit the graves of their dec...

Online retailers seek to capitalize on family pet market for Tomb Sweeping Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- This year for Tomb Sweeping Day, or Qingming Festival (清明節), some residents of Taiwan may honor more than their ancestors as entrepreneurs look to capitalize on the pet market ...

Alishan’s cherry blossom peaks during Qingming Festival holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Alishan's cherry blossom season has kicked off on March 10, with 40 percent of the Yoshino cherry trees blooming as of this week and expected to reach their peak during Qin...

Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel celebrates 20 years of hospitality

After details preparation and planning, Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, Taipei has completed its NT$1.5 billion renovation project, which includes 420 guestrooms, the Horizon Lounge, lobby, driv...

Taiwan News Morning Briefing – April 8

Market & Commodity ■ The Taiwan Stock Exchange’s (TWSE) main index opened 0.98 points higher to 9,642.88 on Wednesday, with turnover reaching NT$1.92 billion. (Taiwan News) ■ U.S. stocks fell Tues...

3rd Detention Hearing for Singfor Life Insurance to be held Tuesday

Teng Wen-Chung, former chairman of Singfor Life Insurance Co., who was accused of tunneling NT$120 billion from the company, was remanded into custody over the Qingming festival in the Taipei Detentio...

“Panicked” in the Hsuehshan Tunnel, Traffic jammed on Fwy 5

Hsuehshan Tunnel, the longest tunnel in Taiwan, is always congested over the weekends. However, during the QingMing festival, Hsuenshan Tunnel is even more crowded because the public is worried about ...

Be careful about measles infections during Qingming Festival

If you plan to make a trip overseas during the Qingming Festival, be careful of measles infections, especially when traveling to the Philippines and China, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said T...

Water rationing to be implemented from April 8

A series of tighter water rationing measures that was scheduled to be implemented this week in Taoyuan and parts of New Taipei City has been put back one week. Premier Mao Chi-kuo confirmed the decisi...