AP Photos: Asia greets year of the pig, farewells the dog

The Lunar New Year is being celebrated around Asia with lanterns, performances, decorations and food. People are bidding farewell to the year of the dog in the 12-year Chinese astrological cycle and w...

China greets lunar new year with celebrations, travel rush

BEIJING (AP) — China is greeting the lunar new year with celebrations and a travel rush that will see an estimated 3 billion trips by people around the country. This year is the year...

Upcoming Events in Taipei, February 1-10

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Year of the Dog is coming to an end and the Year of the Pig is approaching. With holidays coming up next week there is plenty of time to check out some activities happ...

Taipei Metro issues Year of the Pig one-day passes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With the Lunar New Year less than two weeks away, Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC) has issued a pair of commemorative tickets for the Year of the Pig of the Chinese...

Bank of Taiwan launches commemorative banknote for the 90th anniversary of Mickey Mouse

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The world’s favorite and most instantly-recognizable cartoon mouse is celebrating his 90th birthday this year, and Bank of Taiwan has issued a special commemorative ...

Today in History

Taipei, July 1 (CNA) Today is Sunday, July 1, 2018, or the 18thday of the fifth month of the Year of the Dog, according to theChinese calendar. The following is a list of important events that occurre...

Taiwan's Taitung hot air balloon festival fires up on June 30

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Eastern Taiwan's 2018 Taitung International Balloon Festival will take off on June 30 in Luye Township and will be extended an extra week to last a total of 45 days, accord...

Candy parachutes from the sky at Yunlin, Taiwan's Children's Day picnic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The "Yunlin Children's Concert" celebration was held at Nongbo Park on Sunday afternoon. The day quaintly overflowed with festivities, including a giant ...

Bark Bracket: Retrievers become top dogs, boosted by UMBC

They're now at the top of the Bark Bracket. Very good dog, you Retrievers! In a sport full of Bulldogs, Huskies and Terriers, a new breed is suddenly ruling the NCA...

Taiwan Lantern Festival starts today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- To coincide with the traditional Lantern Festival, the annual Taiwan Lantern Festival will officially kick off today (March 2) in central Taiwan's Chiayi County. Taiwan...

Tokyo Skytree mascot meets with Taiwanese kin in Taipei to promote Taiwan-Japan tourism exchange

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Tokyo Skytree mascot Sorakara-chan met with her kin representing several Taiwanese counties, cities and national scenic areas at Liberty Square in Taipei on March 1 in an ef...

Taiwan Lantern Festival kicks off tomorrow

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- To coincide with the day of the traditional lantern festival, the annual Taiwan Lantern Festival will officially kick off tomorrow (March 2) in central Taiwan's Chiayi Coun...

Malaysian rapper Namewee released after arrest for insulting Islam with Lunar New Year video

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Malaysian rapper Namewee (黃明志) was released yesterday (Feb. 27) after being arrested on Feb. 22 for insulting Islam in the Muslim-majority country with a Lunar New Year video ...

Chiayi dance troupe opens Taiwan Lantern Festival celebration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The women of the Puzi Sisters Network (朴子姊妹連線) rehearsed their canine-themed dance number for five months in preparation to headline the opening ceremonies of this year...

Taipei Lantern Festival to promote stray dog adoption

Taipei, Feb. 24 (CNA) The 2018 Taipei Lantern Festival will kick off at 5 p.m. Saturday, and will feature a wide array of lantern displays and activities, including one that encourages stray dog adopt...