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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...