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South Koreans pray Taiwan ends travel restrictions at sky lantern event

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — South Koreans who gathered at a Taiwan sky lantern festival event in Seoul on Thursday (April 14) prayed the country would quickly end travel restrictions so they can visi...

Wu Feng becomes 1st foreign entertainer to receive Taiwan press card

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese-Turkish TV show host Ugur Rifat Karlova, better known as Wu Feng (吳鳳), on Tuesday (March 22) became the first foreign-born entertainer to receive a Ministry of F...

Photo of the Day: Lantern-lit alley in Taiwan's Tainan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An American photographer captured this lantern scene in Tainan over the Lunar New Year holiday. Tim Colyer, an English and art teacher at National Zhonghe Senior High S...

Taiwan’s Paper Windmill Theatre troupe wears Ukraine's national flag to show support

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Members of Paper Windmill Theatre (紙風車劇團) wore tiger suits and Ukraine’s national flag at a parade on the square at Kaohsiung's Weiwuying Sunday (Feb. 27) to sho...

Ukrainian calls on Taiwanese government to assist countrymen studying in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Ukrainian on Sunday (Feb. 27) called on the Taiwanese government to give Ukrainian students in Taiwan a helping hand, as their financial support might be cut off by the ...

5-story-tall light installation featured in Taiwan's Taoyuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — To celebrate the Lunar New Year, the Taoyuan Lantern Festival 2022 is showcasing a five-story-tall light installation that was co-created by Irish chandelier designer Bill...

Iberian ham adds value in healthy sports diets to winter Olympic athletes

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 15 February 2022 - February has become a key month for winter sports enthusiasts. The 2022 Winter Olympics have officially started on February 4. Held in Beijing, the ...

12 taboos to beware of during Lantern Festival in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tuesday (Feb. 15) is the Lantern Festival (元宵節), which marks the 15th and final day of Lunar New Year festivities as well as the first full moon of the Lunar New Year. ...

Global Times accuses Taiwan Lantern Festival 2022 of promoting independence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Statebuilding Party’s Organization Department head, Lee Yu-chen (李雨蓁), responded to China’s state-run mouthpiece the Global Times’ recent accu...

New Taipei lights ‘good-fortune lamps’ for pets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A number of furry companions basked in the light of divine protection in New Taipei at an event promoting pet adoption on Sunday (Feb. 13). In a Lantern Festival tradit...

Taiwan's badminton queen featured in Kaohsiung's drone show

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — World's singles badminton champion and Olympic silver medalist Tai Tzu-ying (戴資穎) got a kick out of watching a massive cluster of drones portray her in the night sky o...

Taipei Zoo's chimpanzees receive 'lucky bags' ahead of Lantern Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Zookeepers at the Taipei Zoo have made “Spring Festival lucky bags” for chimpanzees, filling handmade burlap pouches with their favorite snacks to encourage th...

Military dependents’ village in Taipei lights up

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A military dependents’ village in Taipei has been reinvigorated as a light show venue in a project that serves as a prelude to the Taiwan Lantern Festival next year....

Foreign lantern art to give 2022 Taiwan Lantern Festival international flair

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lantern art contributed by foreign governments will give the 2022 Taiwan Lantern Festival in Kaohsiung, which will take place from Feb. 15-28, an international flair, the ...

Drone show in Kaohsiung pays tribute to countries aiding Taiwan during pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 12-minute drone display that illuminated the skies of Kaohsiung on Wednesday (Feb. 9) showed Taiwan’s gratitude toward countries that have come to its aid during t...