Photo of the Day: US dollar 'ghost money' seen in eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An American living in Hualien, Taiwan, came across ghost money with US dollars printed on them at a small shop in Hualien City and bought a pack to burn as a gesture of go...

Burning incense a thing of the past at Taipei's Longshan Temple

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The incense-filled air of Taipei's Longshan Temple is a thing of the past after Friday (March 13), when the temple officially banned burning incense sticks. All wor...

Man indicted for sending strange package to Hong Kong office in Taipei

The Taiwanese man who allegedly sent a package in August to the Hong Kong representative office in Taipei containing items that symbolized blood and fear was indicted Monday on charges of intimidation...

Taiwan student denies threatening Hong Kong trade office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A student who sent “ghost money” and bloody clothes to the Hong Kong trade office told police Saturday (August 10) that he had not meant to threaten staff, onl...

Hell money spotted in claw machine during Ghost Month spooks Taiwanese

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As Ghost Month is well underway in Taiwan, a photo of claw machine game stuff with joss paper (金紙) has many superstitious Taiwanese netizens spooked as many fear it could lead ...

Bulgaria seizes fake banknotes in biggest raid for a decade

A Bulgarian special forces unit stormed the basement of a hotel in the Black Sea resort of Sunny Beach, the country's interior ministry said on Monday. Officers from the unit, which targets organ...

Experience Keelung’s Ghost Festival Parade

KEELUNG (Taiwan News) - The most well-known event of Ghost Festival takes place on the 14th day of the 7th lunar month every year. This year, the water lantern parade and release will shut down the do...

Ghoulish gaffe: Philippine mall hangs ghost money for Lunar New Year decoration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Philippine mall has issued an apology after a photo surfaced of joss paper (金紙) being used for Lunar New Year decorations for a bazaar inside its grounds. On Lunar New Ye...

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,...

Top 10 most popular Taiwan News articles in 2017

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the year 2017 comes to a close, it is time to look back at the most popular articles on Taiwan News in terms of web traffic this year. In 2017, readers of Taiwan News we...

Protesters against revisions to Taiwan labor law cleared by police

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Hundreds of labor group members and citizens took to the streets in front of the Legislative Yuan on Monday evening to protest against the revisions to the labor law which...

Elderly man dies after falling into ghost money fire

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- While burning joss paper for lost souls, an elderly man lost his balance and fell into the pyre suffering burns that ultimately took his life in New Taipei City's Jinshan D...

Ghost Month: Why Hungry Ghosts are Bad for Business

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- We are in the final stretch of the Hungry Ghost Month this year in Taiwan, and people have undoubtedly heard lots of talk about all of the taboos and measures for good luck. ...

Seven spooky places in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--During the 7th lunar month, also known as the ghost month, in Chinese culture, rumors of eerie and scary stories about encounters in and around spooky places spread. The followin...

Ghost month starts tomorrow: what you shouldn't do during the ghost month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – According to Chinese mythology, this year's “ghost month ”lasts from Aug 22 to September 19. The ghost month is a month when spirits from the lower realm ...