Taiwan planning to allow foreign tourists in October

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is planning to gradually reopen transportation and tourism in three stages, the last of which will allow foreign tourists to visit the country in October, according...

First batch of pineapples grown in S. Taiwan arrives in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first batch of pineapples grown in Taiwan’s southern county of Pingtung has successfully arrived in the Chinese city of Xiamen, CNA reported on Tuesday (Feb. 4),...

Taiwan government official puts Han Kuo-yu in his place

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A high-ranking Ministry of Transportation and Communications official delivered a stinging rebuke on Monday (Oct. 28) to KMT candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), who recently comme...

China announces 'initial plans' to build bridges to Taiwan's outlying islands Matsu, Kinmen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese state-run news channel reported on Sunday (Oct. 13) that Beijing has completed “initial plans” for bridges linking the country to Taiwan’s outl...

Magistrates of Kinmen, Matsu, Penghu fly to Beijing to plea for travel ban lift

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The magistrates of Kinmen, Matsu, and Penghu county flew to Beijing on Monday (Aug. 12) to meet with Liu Jieyi (劉結一), the director of the Taiwan Affairs Office, and plead ...

Kaohsiung official apologizes for purported cross-strait maritime route

[Last update: June 27 at 17:25] TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a barrage of criticism directed against Kaohsiung’s Director of Tourism Bureau Pan Heng-hsu (潘恒旭) for promoting a purported ...

Taiwan president defends 'sovereignty, democracy, and freedom as a way of life'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) responded in a Facebook post on Wednesday (June 26) to the first televised forum from the five presidential primary contenders of the opposition Ku...

Renovated desalination plant for Kinmen starts operations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Greater Kinmen Desalination Plant started operations Monday, Oct. 15. After a year of renovation work, the plant will now supply residents and tourists in the wate...

Travel volume via mini-three links continues to increase

Taipei, Oct. 13 (CNA) The travel volume between Taiwan's offshore Kinmen County and China via the three mini-links in the first nine months of this year grew by 10.87 percent year-on-year, accordi...

Taiwan's Matsu Islands offer NT$2,000 travel subsidies to foreign visitors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) --Taiwan Tourism Bureau's Matsu National Scenic Area Administration is offering foreign visitors a NT$2,000 reimbursement to visit Matsu Islands starting now until March 31st,...