Six-language service available at Taipei Lantern Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Six-language service is now available via the mobile tourist service stations at the 2019 Taipei Lantern Festival, Taipei Department of Information and Tourism (TPEDOIT), ...

Swine fever hits China's Guangxi, Vietnam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — African swine fever has hit yet another Chinese province, Reuters reports Wednesday. China’s Ministry of Agriculture confirmed the disease was found on a farm con...

Kim or Trump? Hanoi barber offers leaders' hairdos for free

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — At a barbershop tucked away in a small Hanoi alley, Le Phuc Hai patiently waits for his hair dye to bleach his natural black into the color of the president of the United States....

Travelers entering Taiwan from Vietnam with pork products face fine of NT$200,000

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Starting Wednesday, passengers traveling from Vietnam with possession of pork products will face a fine of NT$200,000, announced the Taiwan government Tuesday, after the s...

Vietnam's Bamboo Airways to open Taiwan routes in 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Vietnam’s Bamboo Airways has announced plans to launch 37 flight routes by the end of 2019 connecting major cities of the Southeast Asian nation to international des...

Too Early to Celebrate Decline in South Africa Rhino Poaching

(WILDAID) - Just as the South African government reported fewer rhinos poached in 2018, Hong Kong authorities yesterday announced a record-breaking seizure of rhino horn from two air passengers travel...

Vietnam memorial to North Korea pilots marks bygone alliance

BAC GIANG, Vietnam (AP) — In a rice field in northern Vietnam, 14 headstones are an enduring symbol of the wartime friendship of Vietnam and North Korea. They mark the original burial ground of North ...

5 Filipino workers still missing following Taiwan-registered fishing boat fire

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Five Filipino fishermen are still missing after a Kaohsiung-registered squid fishing boat set ablaze while traversing the Atlantic Ocean on Feb. 11, The Maritime Bureau of...

7 Vietnamese workers arrested after fatal stabbing of 'peacemaker' in N. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Seven Vietnamese migrant workers were arrested yesterday evening (Feb. 17) in Taoyuan, Taiwan after two of their countrymen were stabbed when trying to mediate a dispute, one o...

Taiwan Nat. Immigration Agency holds Lantern Fest celebrations in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With Lantern Festival just around the corner, the National Immigration Agency held an event at Wanhua New Immigrants’ Hall in Taipei on Sunday to mark the end of the...

All passengers from Vietnam entering Taiwan to be checked for pork products

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taiwan has begun checking all passengers arriving in the country from Vietnam for possession of pork products after a pork sandwich brought into Taiwan by a traveler from Ho Chi Minh C...

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FAA decision opens door for Vietnamese airlines to fly to US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials say Vietnam is now meeting international standards for aviation safety, a decision that will let the country's airlines fly to the United States and work with U.S. ...

Taiwan COA: Pork sample from Vietnam tests positive for African Swine Fever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Council of Agriculture (COA) has announced that it will hold a press conference, Feb. 15, to announce that the African Swine Fever (ASF) virus has been dete...

Vietnamese labor board demands investigation into warehouse fire, deaths in Taoyuan, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following the Feb. 6 fire at a Kerry Logistics warehouse in Taouyuan, Taiwan, which claimed the lives of three workers from Vietnam, the Vietnamese Worker Management Board...