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President of Taiwanese pro-China group dies from COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The president of a pro-Chinese Communist Party (CCP) organization in Taiwan has died from COVID-19. On Wednesday afternoon (June 16), Chen Li-ling (陳麗玲), spokesperson f...

Macau follows Hong Kong in shutting down office in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Almost a month after Hong Kong shuttered its office in Taiwan, Macau announced Wednesday (June 18) it was suspending the operations of its own representative office the fo...

BNP Paribas in Taipei 101 says employee has COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — French banking group BNP Paribas confirmed Monday (May 24) that an employee at its office in Taipei 101 has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently receiving treatme...

Photo of the Day: Map of Taipei inspired by Mario

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A map of Taipei made by a Peruvian illustrator and inspired by the popular video game Super Mario World has gone viral in Taiwan. On Tuesday (May 18), Miguel Alfaro, 29...

Taipei 101 Shopping Mall suspends operations due to COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei 101 Shopping Mall will close for three days in response to the recent surge in local COVID-19 cases. As the country observed over 200 local infections again ...

Photo of the Day: Taipei becomes ghost town as COVID cases spike

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei, a city of over 2.6 million, became an abandoned "ghost city" by Sunday (May 16) after a massive surge in coronavirus cases was reported over the weekend....

Photo of the Day: Taipei 101 at end of rainbow

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An American radio host captured this photo of a rainbow landing on Taipei 101 on Wednesday (April 21). The photographer, Andrew Ryan, has lived in Taiwan for over 20 ye...

Taipei population plunges to 23-year low

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — By January, the population of Taipei had fallen to a 23-year low of less than 2.6 million, reports said Tuesday (April 13). The official figure stood at 2,597,635, with...

Taiwan to observe Earth Hour Saturday evening

Several of Taiwan's major landmarks, including the Presidential Office and the Taipei 101 skyscraper, will join cities around the globe to observe Earth Hour by turning off their lights from 8:30 ...

Outlook for Taipei 101 operator upgraded to 'stable'

The outlook for Taipei Financial Center Corp. (TFCC), which owns the landmark skyscraper Taipei 101, has been upgraded from "negative" to "stable," on recovering revenue of its sho...

Photo of the Day: Super Mario map of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An illustrated map of Taiwan inspired by the popular video game Super Mario World has gone viral in Taiwan. On Thursday (March 4), Peruvian illustrator Miguel Alfaro, 2...

Taiwan destroys more than 280 kg of TWG chamomile tea from Egypt

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Customs intercepted 287 kilograms of TWG brand name chamomile tea originating in Egypt and destroyed them due to excessive levels of herbicides, reports said Tuesday (Marc...

'Cycling for a Free Tibet' campaign takes off in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Human Rights Network for Tibet and Taiwan (HRNTT), a coalition of NGOs based in Taiwan, on Wednesday (Feb. 10) launched the annual Cycling for a Free Tibet event to ra...

Join winter fair for experiencing Niigata, Japan during this unique time!

NIIGATA PREFECTURE, JAPAN - Media OutReach - 1 February 2021 - As international travel continues to be restricted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Niigata Prefecture, Japan is holding a special event fo...

Google opens new office in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Google officially opened the doors of its New Taipei office on Wednesday (Jan. 27) and will use the new space as its largest hardware development center outside the U.S. ...