2018 Bao Sheng Cultural Festival in Taipei to reach climax on April 29

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)-- The Bao’an Temple in Taipei will hold a series of folk array performances from all over the country, a religious parade, and lighting of the Fire Lion firecrackers on...

Taiwan President describes relationship with Swaziland as "brotherhood" 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) was the only leader of Swaziland’s allies to give an address at a grand celebration event Thursday in Swaziland and she desc...

False stories claim NASA 'confessed' to spreading lithium

Some websites are falsely claiming that NASA has "confessed" to "dosing Americans" with lithium and other chemicals. On its website , NASA explains that it does use the materials for...

AP PHOTOS: Brazilians honor sea goddess Yemanja

SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) — Thousands of Brazilians flooded beaches around the northeastern city of Salvador to pay tribute to the sea goddess Yemanja and ask for her protection ahead of Carnival celebrat...

The best things to do in Taiwan in 2018

The fireworks have finished, the hangovers have subsided, and 2018 is properly upon us at last. But as day-to-day life returns to normal for a few weeks until the Chinese New Year celebrations arrive,...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - January 5

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Top stories this week included Taipei 101 welcomes 2018 with a magnificent fireworks display, the most popular Mandarin songs of the year announced, China threatens to ...

2018 New Year's celebrations around the world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Due to the different time zones around the world, people saw the clock strike midnight on New Year's Eve at different times in various cities. From Sydney, Au...

Thousands to ring in 2018 in Las Vegas under tight security

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tens of thousands of revelers will ring in the new year in Las Vegas under the close eye of throngs of law enforcement officers and National Guard members assembled to keep them safe ...

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Taipei 101 welcomes 2018 with magnificent fireworks and LED light show 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s iconic tower, Taipei 101 marked the entrance of a new year with an extravagant fireworks display, a massive crowd of revelers and a festive s...

Taiwan welcomes 2018 with stunning fireworks display at Taipei 101

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s iconic tower, Taipei 101, marked the entrance of a new year with an extravagant fireworks display in the country. This year’s displa...

Taipei 101 countdown to be shown to the world via satellite

Taipei, Dec. 31 (CNA) This year's Taipei 101 countdown and fireworks display is again going to be broadcast to the world via satellite, to show the world Taiwan's creativity and promote touris...

Revelers around the world ring in 2018, say bye to the old

A look at how people around the world are ringing in 2018: ___ AUSTRALIA Fireworks lit up the sky above Sydney Harbour a few hours before midnight Sunday, kicking off the city's New Year&...

Taiwan's Best New Year’s Eve Parties

2018 is almost upon and with the holiday season now in full swing, thoughts are now turning to New Year’s Eve. For some, seeing in the New Year is a rite of passage and something which should be...

Photo of the Day: Time-lapse Taipei 101

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A long-exposure photograph captured by Adam Woolhether shows a ghost-like trace of vehicles passing beneath Taipei 101 at night as a massive LED screen displays the word &...

London to beef up its police presence on New Year's Eve

LONDON (AP) — London plans to beef up its police presence and closed down some roads for New Year's Eve after a year marked by repeated extremist attacks. The Metropolitan Police sai...