Photo of the Day: Taipei 101 sign commemorates TRA 40th anniversary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Director Brent Christensen announced that starting on Monday (April 15), Taipei 101 will display special messages of friendship between the U...

Facebook opens new HQ in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Social media behemoth Facebook officially opened its new Taiwan headquarters on the 35th floor of Nan Shan Plaza (南山廣場) in Taipei's Xinyi District (信義區) on Thursday (April ...

The Latest: World cities turn off lights to mark Earth Hour

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on Earth Hour (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Top tourist sites in coal-reliant Poland are turning off their lights at 8:30 p.m. in solidarity ...

Cities around the world turn off lights to mark Earth Hour

HONG KONG (AP) — Cities around the world were marking Earth Hour on Saturday night by turning off the lights in a call for global action on climate change. In Hong Kong, major buildi...

Taipei Metro to give 10 billionth traveler year of free rides, laptop

In anticipation of reaching its 10 billionth traveler milestone, the Taipei Metro is to give the lucky passenger a year of free rides and a laptop computer worth more than NT$30,000 (US$972), accordin...

Google to double office space in Taiwan, hire several hundred employees

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Google announced today that it will double its office space in Taiwan by building a new space in New Tapei and will hire several hundred employees. At a press conference tod...

Russian travel bloggers say Taiwan is 'completely different' from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Two popular travel bloggers from Russia have described Taiwan as "completely different" from China and the "heart of Asia," CNA reports. Alexander Belenk...

US fashion retailer Forever 21 to pull out of Taiwan: reports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - United States-based fast-fashion retailer Forever 21 will close its last remaining store in Taiwan before the end of the month, reports said Friday. The move will leave 58 pe...

Upcoming Events in Taipei, March 1-10

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Winter is all but over, and Spring is on its way. Here are a few things to look forward to, happening in Taipei at the beginning of March. For an afternoon of modern, i...

Google Maps launches 3D view of Taipei today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Google Maps today (Feb. 13) updated its product to show 3D views of Taipei City, as well as three other cities in Taiwan. Effective today, users of Google Maps can now acces...

Taiwan draws crowds at Philippines travel expo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The Taiwan booths drew crowds Friday at the largest travel fair in the Philippines, the Travel Tour Expo in Manila. The event, at the SMX Convention Center Manila in Pasay, h...

Taiwan protests provocative song and video released by China

TAIPEI (CNA) — Taiwan's government has lodged a protest with Beijing over a song and a video clip released by China's Air Force on Sunday showing its efforts to unify with Taipei by forc...

Taipei 101 holds interactive exhibition for Taiwan International Festival of Arts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An art exhibition is currently taking place at Taipei 101 in conjunction with the 2019 Taiwan International Festival of Arts (TIFA) organized by the National Theater and C...

Taipei Metro issues Year of the Pig one-day passes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With the Lunar New Year less than two weeks away, Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC) has issued a pair of commemorative tickets for the Year of the Pig of the Chinese...

Photo of the Day: Taiwan Plaza spotted in Honduras

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A user of the social media site Reddit on Monday (Jan. 14) posted this photo from Google Maps showing a plaza dedicated to Taiwan, complete with a mock-up of Taipei 101, in the...