Taiwan's 2019 Lunar New Year holiday well suited for 16-day vacation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As Taiwan's Lunar New Year holiday will be nine days in length and ends on a weekend, only five days of leave are needed to make it a 16-day holiday. The reason why the...

Taiwanese workers to enjoy 6 long weekends in 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Workers in Taiwan will have 115 days off in 2019, with six long weekends, the longest being the nine-day Lunar New Year holiday, three days longer than last year, the announced...

Number of Taiwanese visitors to Japan hits high in April

TAIPEI (CNA) - The number of Taiwanese visitors to Japan hit a monthly record high in April due to a prolonged holiday for the Tomb Sweeping Festival that month, according to statistics compiled by th...

Number of migrant workers forced to leave Taiwan for drunk riding of electric bikes growing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A total of 56 migrant workers in 2017 and 27 between January and April this year were ordered to leave Taiwan for driving or riding electric bikes under the influence, acc...

Third person in Taoyuan confirmed with measles, 373 exposed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Three cases of the measles have been confirmed and 373 people have been exposed to the virus in Taoyuan this year, and those who suspect they have symptoms of the virus are adv...

Eco-friendly burials growing trend in Taiwan

Taipei (CNA) - Eco-friendly burials are catching on in Taiwan, with the number having increased by 20 times over the past decade, according to Ministry of the Interior (MOI) data. As people on Thur...

Temperatures to drop by 15 degrees in northern, central Taiwan Friday

Taipei, April 4 (CNA) Temperatures in northern and central Taiwan are forecast to plunge to 14 degrees Celsius Friday with the arrival of a cold front and a continental cold air mass, according to the...

Temperature in Taiwan could drop down to 12 degrees by weekend

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Though Taiwan will see balmy weather for much of this week, a continental cold air mass will bring frigid temperatures again, possibly bringing the mercury down to as low as 12...

A Taiwan News guide to the 'do's and dont's' of Tomb Sweeping Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With the Qing Ming Festival (清明節), or Tomb Sweeping Holiday just around the corner on April 5, many people around Taiwan will be preparing to visit the graves of their dec...

Changeable weather forecast for Tomb Sweeping Festival holiday

Taipei, March 30 (CNA) People in Taiwan should prepare for changeable weather during the April 4-8 Tomb Sweeping Festival holiday, when a continental cold air mass could arrive toward the end of the b...

Tigerair offering early bird special on summer flights to Okinawa

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Low-cost airline Tigerair is offering an early bird special on discounted flights from Taiwan to Okinawa, Japan for the spring and summer of next year, effective today and tomo...

Over 8,000 descendants attend largest tomb-sweeping gathering in Taoyuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Nearly 8,000 people from the same clan packed at their ancestral shrine Xinwu district of Taoyuan city Tuesday to take part in a group ceremony during the Tomb-Sweeping Festiva...

Make your own steamed spring rolls for lower calories and better health

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Taiwanese people have the habit of eating steamed spring roll ( (潤餅) during the Chinese Tomb Sweeping Day festival, which falls on the coming weekend. However, steamed spring ...

TSMC's April sales fall to 2nd lowest level so far this year

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world's largest contract chip maker, said Tuesday that its sales for April fell to the second lowest level so far this year with market analysts a...

Taiwan shares recoup most of earlier losses on bargain hunting

Taipei, April 7 (CNA) Shares in Taiwan closed moderately lower Thursday after trimming most of their earlier losses on the back of bargain hunting, mainly in the afternoon trading session, dealers sai...