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Woman detained for allegedly causing Kaohsiung fire in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A woman surnamed Huang (黃) has been detained after providing contradicting accounts about the deadly Kaohsiung building fire to police and prosecutors, while her boyfriend...

Taipei's Longshan Temple to ban incense sticks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei's popular religious landmark Longshan Temple announced Friday (Feb. 27) that the use of incense will no longer be permitted at the site starting March 13. In...

BBC science show Click presents Taiwan invention the AirBox

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In its latest edition, the BBC’s weekly science show Click presents technology made in Taiwan, including the AirBox designed to fight pollution. At the origin of ...

Young Taiwanese lady claims the first blessings of the year of the Dog

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –In order to have the extra auspicious distinction of being the very first member of the public to place their incense stick into a temple’s grand ceremonial incense b...

Is the Incense ban furor more than just simple fake news?

My father-in-law is a relatively calm and measured man and certainly not the type to get hot under the collar over a minor political storm-in-a-teacup. So, it was somewhat surprising to head round to ...

Hell to pay: Taoist gods take to Taipei streets to protest curbs on burning offerings

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Over 10,000 members of 100 temples from across Taiwan converged on the streets of Taipei yesterday to protest against measures taken by the government to reduce the burning of ...

Daoist deities take to the streets for a protest march in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Statues of Daoist deities, accompanied by their worshipers and by temple managers, hit the roads of Taipei Sunday to protest against measures taken by the government to re...

Religious leaders incensed over rumored incense ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Government-imposed restrictions on burning incense and joss paper is an initial endeavor to protect the environment but will not interfere with the practice of religious f...