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Timeline: China's COVID-19 outbreak and lockdown of Wuhan

WUHAN, China (AP) — The Chinese city of Wuhan is looking back on a year since it was placed under a 76-day lockdown beginning Jan. 23, 2020. It was the most extreme step taken up to that point against...

Fireworks explode over empty streets as 2020 slinks away into history

Dec 31 (Reuters) - Blue and gold fireworks soared into the sky above the Sydney Opera House as they do every year, but the harbour below was a ghost town, a fittingly creepy send-off for a year that w...

Light Up Kaohsiung Port to Mark "Kaohsiung 100"

KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 30 December 2020 - A full century has elapsed since Kaohsiung's renaming from Takao in 1920. To commemorate this watershed moment in time, the Kaohsiung City Gover...

Taiwan's National Taichung Theater has glad tidings for Christmas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Taichung Theater rang in a series of Christmas celebration events on Friday (Dec. 11) with an outdoor holiday market, a projection mapping show, free music perfor...

Enjoy the best Christmas at Regent Taipei

As holiday season approaches, Regent Taipei is bringing you the festive holiday atmosphere. The iconic Regent Taipei Christmas Tree, standing at three stories high, will be standing at the azie atrium...

Advocates want light show moved from former mental facility

WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — A battle is underway in a Boston suburb over whether it is appropriate to hold a joyous holiday celebration at the site of a now-closed institution where developmentally disabled...

Taipei City Government lit up in rainbow colors on eve of Pride

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The facade of the Taipei City Government building was lit up in rainbow colors on Thursday evening (Oct. 29) in honor of the Taiwan Pride parade, which will kick off Satur...

Disney-themed Christmasland in New Taipei opens Nov. 13

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City on Monday (Oct. 26) announced the opening date of its much-anticipated Christmasland festival, which this year will feature a Disney-themed light show. ...

National Day light show to illuminate Taiwan's Presidential Office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's National Day light show will kick off at the Presidential Office Building Tuesday evening (Oct. 6). The General Association of Chinese Culture (GACC) has o...

Taiwan Presidential Office Building to star in National Day light show

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As part of the Double Ten National Day celebrations from Oct. 6-10, Taiwan's Presidential Office Building will be illuminated with a map featuring Taiwanese elements s...

Queen's Head holding court amid light shows in Taiwan's Yehliu Geopark

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2020 Night-time Visit to the Queen’s Head at Yehliu Geopark, which uses colored lights and music to highlight the area’s famous rock formations, is taking ...

Taipei to hold Christmas festival in 4 shopping districts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — To celebrate the spirit of Christmas and to help stimulate the local economy, Taipei will be expanding its Christmas festival this year to four shopping districts across t...

Taiwan announces traffic control measures for National Day celebration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Day Preparatory Committee announced Friday (Sept. 25) that traffic controls around the Presidential Office Building will be in place from Friday night (Sept. ...

Lightning storm, easterly wind: How the wildfires got so bad

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — It began as a stunning light show on a mid-August weekend — lightning bolts crackling in the skies over Northern and Central California, touching down in grasslands and vineyards. ...

New Taipei plans to turn 2020 Christmasland into Disneyland

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The New Taipei City Government is planning to turn its annual Christmasland into Disneyland this year by introducing familiar Disney characters, scenes, and theme songs to...