What is the difference between yuanxiao and tangyuan?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Traditionally, yuanxiaos (元宵) and tangyuans (湯圓) are served on the day of the Yuanxiao Festival (Lantern Festival) and the winter solstice, respectively. Aside from that, ...

'The Shell Seekers' author Rosamunde Pilcher dies at 94

LONDON (AP) — British writer Rosamunde Pilcher, whose family saga "The Shell Seekers" sold millions of copies around the world, has died at the age of 94. Pilcher's literary agency, ...

Taiwan records hottest winter solstice in 10 years

Taipei, Dec. 22 (CNA) Taiwan experienced the hottest winter solstice in 10 years when temperatures soared above 30 degrees Celsius Saturday at noon, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said that day. ...

Top 5 Taiwanese taboos to avoid on Dongzhi, Winter Solstice

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Today (Dec. 22) is the Dongzhi (冬至, extreme of winter) Festival or winter solstice, the peak of winter based on the lunisolar calendar, and though many consider it a festive ti...

Top 10 Taiwanese superstitions to follow for luck on Dongzhi, Winter Solstice

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Today (Dec. 22) is the Dongzhi (冬至, extreme of winter) Festival or winter solstice, the peak of winter based on the lunisolar calendar, and a Taiwanese feng shui expert and a T...

Chinese woman cries after being fined NT$200,000 for bringing pork into Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A 55-year-old Chinese woman cried after being fined NT$200,000 (US$6,500) last night (Dec. 21) after being caught by Customs officers at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airpor...

Taiwan to bake in 30-degree weather on Dongzhi, Winter Solstice

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Despite tomorrow being Dongzhi (冬至, extreme of winter) Festival or the winter solstice, parts of Taiwan will climb to a balmy 30 degrees Celsius tomorrow, before cooler and wet...

Upcoming Events in Taipei, December 21 - 30

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The holiday season is here, and there are plenty of festive activities available over the next week for those in the Taipei area. Here are some upcoming events for Dec. 21...

Upcoming Events in Taipei, December 14 -23

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As everyone gears up for the holidays, many are no doubt looking to do a little shopping and have a little fun over the upcoming weeks. For those in the Taipei area, the u...

Opinion: The Earth's magnetic pole shifted

I have been taking walks at the same time every morning for more than six years. I get up at 6:30 AM, wash my face, check my emails, and begin my daily walk around 7:20. At this time, the sun is risi...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean published in the past week. Mexico's presidential ...

AP PHOTOS: Incan festival pays homage to sun across Andes

CUZCO, Peru (AP) — Long before electricity, ancient Incans relied on one sole energy source to power their daily lives: the sun. So each year when winter approached and the sun's dai...

U.S. Naval Research Lab Selects Alta Devices to Add Solar Power to Its Breakthrough Hybrid Tiger UAV Project

SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 14, 2018--Alta Devices announced today that the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) will use Alta Devices highly efficient, flexible, and light-weight solar te...

Poets of the world send Taiwan well wishes for the New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Winter Solstice just passed the night of Dec. 21 to the morning of Dec. 22. To mark the occasion, the international Poets of the World Movement (世界詩人運動組織) have mobi...

Today is Dongzhi, time to eat tangyuan!

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Today (Dec. 22) is the Dongzhi (冬至, extreme of winter) Festival or winter solstice, the longest day of winter based on the lunisolar calendar, the following is an overview of s...