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...

Update: 6 Filipino, Indonesian workers perish after NE Taiwan bridge collapse

Update: 10/03 12:40 p.m. At 11 a.m. on Thursday (Oct. 3), the body of the sixth and final missing fisherman was found. The Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) Labor Center identified the dec...

14 Tips for observing Ghost Festival day in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Today (Aug. 15) is the Ghost Festival in Taiwan, a time when many Taiwanese provide offerings and prayers to their ancestors, gods, and ghosts. The Ghost Festival (鬼節 or 中元節...

Hong Kong protesters burn joss paper to voice strong displeasure

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A large group of Hong Kong protesters was seen tossing and burning joss paper and lighting candles near the Wong Tai Sin Disciplined Services Quarters, a residential commu...

Hualien Amis traditions reflect cultural diversity in Taiwan during Ghost Month

HUALIEN (Taiwan News) -- Demonstrating clear cultural differences, Taiwan's native people celebrate their joyful Harvest Festival while most of the country engages in the somewhat frightening Ghos...

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 ...

Top 5 Taiwanese taboos to avoid on Dongzhi, Winter Solstice

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Today (Dec. 22) is the Dongzhi (冬至, extreme of winter) Festival or winter solstice, the peak of winter based on the lunisolar calendar, and though many consider it a festive ti...

45 people offer to help Taiwanese deliveryman who smashed into 4 Ferraris

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After news broke on Sunday that a young deliveryman who had dozed off and smashed into four Ferraris collectively worth over NT$50 million (US$1.6 million), 45 volunteers have ...

Taiwanese deliveryman dozes off, smashes into 4 Ferraris worth NT$50 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A deliveryman in New Taipei City is facing an NT$12 million repair bill after dozing off and smashing his van into four parked Ferraris worth over NT$50 million (US$1.6 million...

Haunting images of Keelung Ghost Festival

KEELUNG (Taiwan News) -- Friday night (Aug. 24) saw the climax of the Keelung Ghost Festival, including a parade with brightly lit floats and a spectacular burning of water lanterns in Badouzi Harbor ...

A ghost month ad brings victims of Taiwan's White Terror to forefront

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A commercial video that promotes grocery sales for the upcoming Taiwanese ghost month has sparked fierce discussions in the country, and has sent the name of murdered Taiwanese ...

Exhibition spotlighting Taiwan folk religion to kick off in Los Angeles

An exhibition exploring folk religious customs will kick off July 21 at the Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles as part of government efforts to foster international awareness of the nation’s cultural...

A Taiwan News guide to the 'do's and dont's' of Tomb Sweeping Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With the Qing Ming Festival (清明節), or Tomb Sweeping Holiday just around the corner on April 5, many people around Taiwan will be preparing to visit the graves of their dec...

The matchmaking mailbox in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Have a hard time finding true love? Maybe you should try a mailbox in central Taiwan, which looks like one of the mailboxes you see on street corners but functions very diff...

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...