Top 10 favorite scenic tourist spots in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The results of a survey of foreign visitors recently released by the Tourism Bureau of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) has revealed the 10 most-vi...

Visit Taipei's best creative parks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While night markets are on every tourist’s must-see list when they come to Taiwan, creative parks — cultural and recreational developments often found in the o...

Taipei City Government affiliates to charge fees for disposable cutlery

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City Government affiliate facilities will in phases start charging fees for disposable tableware, which is expected to slash the amount of this kind of waste by 5 m...

Taiwan launches mass crackdown on fraudulent masks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese authorities have begun a massive crackdown on the rampant import and sales of masks without certification or with mislabeled origins. The operation is in resp...

Over 7,000 Chinese fake masks seized by Taiwan customs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 7,000 Chinese masks labeled as made in Taiwan were seized by Taiwan’s customs authorities on Monday (Aug. 10), the latest in a string of frauds abusing Tai...

Face masks uncommon sight at Taiwan night markets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Huge unmasked crowds were seen swarming local night markets across Taiwan Saturday (Aug. 8) on the first weekend following the Central Epidemic Command Center's (CECC)...

US health secretary to arrive in Taiwan Aug. 9

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar is scheduled to arrive in Taiwan on Sunday (August 9) to meet with President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), according to an anno...

Taiwan announces eight public venues where mask-wearing is compulsory

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Health Minister and Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) on Wednesday (Aug. 5) announced eight public settings where mask-wearing will ...

Night market in N. Taiwan to hold eco-event on Sunday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An eco-party will take place at Keelung Miaokou Night Market — one of the most popular tourist night markets in Taiwan — on Sunday (Aug. 9), featuring a variet...

Taipei’s Ningxia Night Market introduces voucher scheme to woo visitors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the nationwide stimulus voucher scheme soon to kick off, one of Taipei’s most famous night markets has rolled out its own voucher deals to attract visitors. ...

Taiwan eases restrictions on mass transit, crowds, and face masks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Sunday (June 7) announced that it was easing some of its restrictions on mass transit, the size of gatherings, masks, and soc...

Han Kuo-yu manipulates democracy to avoid recall vote humiliation

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — This time last week there was torrential rain in Kaohsiung and large areas of the city were underwater. Torrential rains are not unusual in the tropical south of Tai...

Taiwan's local governments roll out hot deals to boost stimulus voucher spending

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Cities and counties in Taiwan are rushing to launch hot deals that encourage consumer spending, in line with the central government’s stimulus plan that is set to ki...

Taiwan’s stimulus voucher scheme to kick off July 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) announced on Tuesday (June 2) that the stimulus vouchers aimed to boost Taiwan’s economy amid fallout from the coronavirus (COVID-19) wi...

Taiwan mulls ‘spend NT$1,000, get NT$3,000’ stimulus measure

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The head of Taiwan’s top policy-making body on Monday (May 25) hinted at plans to implement a spending incentive that will see consumers given NT$3,000 (US$100) for ...