Taiwan telecoms offer huge discounts for Double 11

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – T-Star (台灣之星) on Monday (Nov. 11) offered a "Double 11" deal of an unlimited 4G plan for a low price of NT$188 (US$6.18) per month. The offer is limited to 80...

Wives of Taiwanese business people returning from China boost retail sector

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Business at a major department store in Taipei could surge by 20 percent this year due to the wives of businessmen returning from China to invest on the island, reports sa...

International legal battle brewing over SOGO management in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the purchase of shareholder rights of SOGO department store locations in Taiwan by a Singaporean company, a dispute over store management rights may be brewing. ...

2 killed in collapse of Manila hotel being demolished

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine officials say at least two workers died and another was injured when part of a small budget hotel they were demolishing in Manila collapsed. Man...

Hong Kong police storm subway with batons as protests rage

HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters in Hong Kong threw gasoline bombs at government headquarters and set fires in the streets on Saturday, while police stormed a subway car and hit passengers with baton...

Photo of the Day: Lennon Wall for Hong Kong spotted in Taichung, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An Australian English teacher captured this black and white photo of a Lennon Wall created in Taichung, Taiwan to support the 2019 anti-extradition bill protests in Hong Kong, ...

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Band mocks 7 Taiwan brands that lost ground after entering China market

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In the wake of the controversy swirling around Taiwan's "bread master" Wu Pao-chun (吳寶春) after he kowtowed to China in an attempt to save his branch in Shanghai, ...

Taiwan government awards eco-friendly firms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) recognized and awarded numerous environmentally-friendly companies at the Taipei International Travel Fair on ...

Taiwan fingerpaint artist auctions presidential portrait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Fingerpaint portraits of influential people made by Taiwan artist Kuan Yi (匡進福) have earned the painter local notoriety, and his most recent depiction of President Tsai In...

Four injured in northern Taiwan when amusement ride attendant hits wrong button

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Four people sustained injuries when an amusement ride in northern Taiwan's Hsinchu City suddenly accelerated after the attendant in charge allegedly hit the wrong button ye...

Premier Lai touts Taiwan’s efforts in promoting sustainable development

The government is committed to implementing economically inclusive and environmentally friendly development strategies, in line with international practices such as the U.N. Sustainable Development Go...

Interactive activity brings Taiwan to Times Square

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's Tourism Bureau hosted an event titled "New York Times Square & Taipei - Join Hearts" to bring Taiwan to the Times Square Military Island in fron...

Expansion in VAT refund service for tourists coming to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan will expand its value-added tax (VAT) refund service for foreign visitors purchasing Taiwanese products as a means to promote tourism. Starting from September 1,...

Tax refunds given to UnionPay card holders in urban areas of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – New value-added tax refunds in the urban areas of Taipei and Kaohsiung will now be provided to visitors with a China UnionPay bank or credit card. UnionPay card holders...