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Taiwan dollar gains 5.69% against US dollar in Year of Rat

The Taiwan dollar appreciated 5.69 percent against the U.S. dollar to close at NT$28.390 on Tuesday (Feb. 9), the last trading session before the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday. Compared with the ...

China erasing Muslim culture during Ramadan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China has recently been increasing its attempts to decimate Islamic culture during Ramadan by forcing Muslims to violate their doctrines and endure severe restrictions on ...

AIT director sees further possibilities for Taiwan-US relations in coming year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Director William Christensen (酈英傑) said on Wednesday (Jan. 22) that the U.S. and Taiwan's shared values would open up more possibili...

Regent Taipei presents 'Little Wild Boars'

Little Wild Boars is a series of sculptures commissioned by CHEN-MEI Art & Sculptures and will be on an exhibition tour at Regent Taipei until April 30th and guests may find these sculptures at va...

Theme parks around Taiwan make special offers to visitors during 228 holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Many theme parks across Taiwan offer visitors special prices or discounts during the four-day 228 Peace Memorial Day holiday from Feb. 28 to Mar. 3, Taiwan's Tourism B...

NYC's Chinatown welcomes Year of the Pig with vibrant parade

NEW YORK (AP) — Drums, dragons and dancers are parading through New York's Chinatown to ring in the Year of the Pig. Confetti and spectators lined the route of Sunday's Lunar New Yea...

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...

Taiwan Representative office in Germany shares 'year of the Pig' spirit with local politicians

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan Representative Office in Munich, Germany treated some local politicians to some special Taiwanese-style foods over the Lunar New Year Holidays. A meal of bra...

Taiwan Lunar New Year holiday weather to turn cold and humid Thursday night

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Following a sunny Thursday, the weather was likely to turn cold and humid by the end of the day with the mercury plunging at least 10 degrees, according to the Central Weather B...

Lunar New Year allows US companies to find prosperity too

As Asian-Americans across the U.S. mark the Lunar New Year on Tuesday, they can celebrate by eating Mickey Mouse-shaped tofu, sporting a pair of Year of the Pig-inspired Nike shoes and snacking on pri...

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. TRUMP AIMS TO UNIFY IN STATE OF THE UNION The president w...

Asia welcomes Year of the Pig with banquets and temple visits

BEIJING (AP) — Asia welcomed the lunar Year of the Pig on Tuesday with visits to temples, family banquets and the world’s biggest travel spree. Celebrations took place throughout the ...

Blast in Chinese fireworks shop kills 5 at start of new year

BEIJING (AP) — A state news agency says an explosion in a fireworks shop in southern China has killed five people at the start of lunar new year celebrations. The Xinhua News Agency ...

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...

In the year of the pig, Hong Kong debates its boar problem

HONG KONG (AP) — Like many Asian communities, Hong Kong ushers in the astrological year of the pig. That's also good timing to discuss the financial center's contested relationship with ...