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Taipei Jazz Festival 2021 to feature award-winning Taiwanese musical artists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2021 Taipei Jazz Festival will feature Taiwanese award-winning musicians and will be held on three consecutive weekends beginning Nov. 27. The jazz festival will sh...

'Mini-Tsai,' 'Little Chen' spotted on Halloween in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Photos of children dressed as Taiwan's president and epidemic prevention czar went viral on social media as Taiwanese celebrated Halloween over the weekend. Althoug...

Top 10 Halloween events in Taiwan for 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As All Hallows' Eve creeps up, Taiwan News has created a list of the top 10 Halloween events across Taiwan for goblins and gargoyles who want to get their ghoul on. ...

Thailand issues new flood warnings from seasonal rain

BANGKOK (AP) — Officials in Thailand issued fresh warnings Tuesday about flooding caused by seasonal monsoon rains, after at least seven deaths were reported in the aftermath of a tropical storm that ...

COVID case visited shopping malls, watched movie in Greater Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A young woman studying in the United Kingdom who visited shopping malls and watched a movie in the Taipei area tested positive for COVID-19 after having received one BioNT...

Taiwan’s First Bank to hire 115 language talents, with salaries over NT$45,000

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — First Bank is continuing to push through its policy of promoting English-Mandarin bilingual services by planning to hire 115 language talents to staff the 37 bilingual bra...

Carrefour Tianmu in Taipei closes for disinfection after COVID case visit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Carrefour Tianmu closed on Wednesday (Aug. 18) for disinfection after a COVID-19 case was confirmed to have visited the supermarket in Taipei. Disinfection was carried ...

German man bikes 40 km to work twice weekly in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Westin Tashee Resort General Manager Jan-Hendrik Meidinger is a cycling enthusiast who enjoys his twice-weekly rides from Taipei to Taoyuan for work. The favorite mode ...

Journey to freedom for Caribbean peoples continues

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's five Caribbean diplomatic allies — Belize, Haiti, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines — will celebrate ...

Taipei to reopen all district sports centers and other sports facilities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei City Government will reopen all district sports centers and most other sports facilities after July 12, following the central government’s policy of sligh...

University of Taipei clears out dorms during capital's ongoing COVID crisis

PINGTUNG (Taiwan News) — University of Taipei (UT) cleared out the last of its international students from the dormitories on its main campus Monday (May 24), despite students’ objections ...

Apartment rental demand surges as expats move to Taiwan in midst of COVID-19: Agency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's aggressive efforts to fight the coronavirus early paid off, as the country posted strong economic growth in 2020, with a significant increase in the number of...

Taiwan's baseball team sets record with 156 ceremonial first pitches

The Tianmu-based Wei Chuan Dragons professional baseball team celebrated their 2021 home opener on Friday (March 26) by breaking a world record, as some 156 people simultaneously threw out the ceremon...

New Zealander pilot, friend feasted at Taipei's Din Tai Fung while infected with coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — According to a document leaked by a Taipei City Councilor on Wednesday (Dec. 23), the New Zealander pilot behind Taiwan's first local Wuhan coronavirus infection in ei...

New Zealander pilot, friend took Taipei MRT to Xiangshan while infectious

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As officials continue to trace the movements of the New Zealander pilot behind Taiwan's first local Wuhan coronavirus infection in eight months, a report surfaced on W...