Taiwan to add set of winning numbers in receipt lottery for July-August

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government-run, bi-monthly receipt lottery is adding a set of three-digit winning numbers, enabling around 976,000 receipt holders to take home NT$200 (US$6.80) starti...

6 Taiwan Ghost Month taboos for hotel rooms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — For those who happen to be traveling during Ghost Month (鬼月), which starts on Wednesday (Aug. 19), there are a number of do's and dont's to follow when staying in ...

Taiwan’s China Airlines shutters travel agency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China Airlines (CAL) has decided to shutter its online travel agency YesTrip Co., Ltd. (華旅網際旅行社) before any further losses amid the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, ...

Taiwanese island group halfway to China sees upsurge in tourism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Penghu, the archipelago halfway between Taiwan’s main island and China, received more visitors in July than during the six previous months combined, reports said Fri...

Over 20 Chinese fighter jets menaced Taiwan Strait's median line Monday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Since Chinese fighter jets were reported to have crossed the median line of the Taiwan Strait on Monday (Aug. 10), news has surfaced that some of the over 20 warplanes wer...

Taiwan's Minister of Foreign Affairs concerned nation could become 'next Hong Kong'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) on Wednesday (Aug. 12) shared his views on Taiwan-U.S. relations and expressed concerns about growing Chinese aggression in the...

Woman vandalizes memorial of late Taiwan president Lee Teng-hui

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The memorial for late President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) in Taipei was reportedly vandalized on Friday (Aug. 14), the day of Lee's funeral, when a woman splashed red paint o...

Deutsche Securities Taipei to end operations on Aug. 18

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) confirmed on Thursday (Aug. 13) that Deutsche Securities Asia Ltd.'s Taipei Branch will cease operations on Tuesday...

Timber thief arrested for killing Taiwan's endangered black bear

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A timber thief has been arrested for killing an endangered Formosan black bear (Ursus thibetanus formosanus) after authorities found a photo of him posing with the slain a...

Inventec Introduces Entei, the Advanced Storage Server System

Next-gen data storage server supports dual 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Processors TAIPEI, Aug. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- To match an ever-growing need for data st...

Fake pre-orders for coronavirus vaccines found in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the third phase of international clinical trials underway for several COVID-19 vaccines developed by Chinese researchers, pre-sales of the vaccines have begun in Chin...

Taiwan mayoral by-election to take place in Kaohsiung Saturday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —The Kaohsiung mayoral by-election will be held on Saturday (Aug. 15), the first such election in Taiwan after former Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) was ousted in a decisive vote in...

US spy plane spotted over northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Multiple aircraft spotters detected an American reconnaissance aircraft apparently flying over northern Taiwan, including Taipei, Friday (Aug. 14) as China claims to be ca...

KMT opposes Chinese military drills in Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang (KMT) expressed its opposition to the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) recent military operations around the Taiwan Strait, according to a press releas...

Taiwan exports to 6 South Asian countries experience record drop

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese exports to six South Asian countries in the first seven months of this year posted their biggest annual drop in history, falling 35.7 percent. According to Mi...