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Taiwan president to speak virtually with Swedish parliament delegation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The meeting between the Swedish parliament delegation and President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) will take place virtually, Presidential Office Spokesperson Xavier Chang (張惇涵) said ...

Taiwan president to isolate until April 14 after meal with COVID-positive relative

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) will self-isolate at her official residence until April 14, even though she tested negative following a meal with a COVID-positive relative, t...

99 schools across Taiwan cancel classes due to COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid a spike in local COVID cases, nearly 100 schools across Taiwan canceled classes on Wednesday (April 6), the first day of school after the four-day Tomb Sweeping Festi...

Taiwan's weekend washout to be followed by better weather

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While the Tomb Sweeping Festival was largely a washout, milder weather is on the horizon for the rest of the month. A Central Weather Bureau (CWB) wind and heavy rain a...

Demolition violations named as cause of Taiwan high-speed rail chaos

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A high-speed rail service breakdown that affected 120,000 travelers was the result of a subcontractor taking down a cement factory tower in one go, reports said Saturday (...

Taiwan hotels report high holiday occupancy rates despite COVID surge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite a surging number of COVID-19 infections, the four-day Tomb Sweeping holiday got off to a strong start Saturday (April 2) with hotels reporting high occupancy rates...

39 Taiwan schools declare closures due to COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With new COVID cases being reported in multiple locations across Taiwan and many teachers and students reportedly infected, 39 schools have announced either the closure of...

Tomb Sweeping travel could bring surge in COVID cases to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (March 31) acknowledged that a new wave of COVID cases could emerge from the upcoming Tomb Sweeping Festival. CEC...

Cold front to hit Taiwan over 1st half of Tomb Sweeping Festival weekend

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A cold air mass is expected to bring cold, wet weather during the first half of the four-day Tomb Sweeping Festival holiday, before giving way to sunny, warm conditions. ...

New Taipei makes Tamsui Light Rail free for minors ahead of Children's Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — To celebrate Children’s Day (April 4), the New Taipei City government has announced free rides for children on the Danhai Light Rail transit system for several days....

Kinmen's proposal to open flights with China under review by Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kinmen County government has put forward a proposal to resume cross-strait flights, which the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) has said it is reviewing. Taiwan’...

Taiwan officials address concerns about donations for train crash victims

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese government has dismissed speculation that it will use public donations for the victims of a tragic train accident in Hualien County earlier this month and th...

'Indian Holi Taipei' event to donate funds to Hualien train crash victims

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The proceeds from the annual "Indian Holi Taipei" festival, which will be held at a riverside park in New Taipei on Saturday (April 10), will be donated to a rel...

Chinese aircraft carrier holds drills near Taiwan as US carrier steams into South China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese carrier group drilled in waters off Taiwan as a U.S. carrier group entered the South China Sea amid rising tensions over China's refusal to call back dozens ...

Wuhan cemeteries see 320,000 early mourners before Tomb Sweeping Festival: Chinese media

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over 320,000 Wuhan residents visited city cemeteries over just one weekend a full two weeks before the official Tomb Sweeping Festival. On March 22, China's Chutian...