Neat places to visit in Daxi in Taiwan’s northern city of Taoyuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—I made a visit to Daxi in Taiwan’s northern city of Taoyuan last month but felt that I hadn’t fully explored this lovely town, so I went there again on Tuesday (...

Cheery and careworn, izbas epitomize Russians' pastoral soul

PODOLSK, Russia (AP) — During the World Cup, Russia is keen to show itself off as a modern power, full of the latest designs for stadiums and hotels that gleam, with sun reflecting from their glass wa...

WORLD CUP: Moscow a vast and varied destination

MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow is one of the world's largest cities with a population of at least 12 million people — more than many of the countries playing at the World Cup. Its sheer size g...

WORLD CUP: Moscow a vast and varied destination

MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow is one of the world's largest cities with a population of at least 12 million people — more than many of the countries playing at the World Cup. Its sheer size g...

Newly Revitalized Sites Spur Capital Investment and Create Jobs in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 25, 2018--Most communities have them. Prime locations for commercial or industrial development that sit idle, waiting for someone to redevelop them. ...

Review: Author nails newsroom culture in 'The Echo Killing'

"The Echo Killing" (Minotaur Books), by Christi Daugherty Young adult author Christi Daugherty's debut as a writer of adult mysteries launches a series about a Savannah, Georgia, cri...

Government to invest NT$6 billion to improve building safety

Taipei, Feb. 26 (CNA) Premier Lai Ching-te (賴清德) said Monday that the government plans to invest NT$6.078 billion (US$208.02 million) over four years to improve the safety of old buildings in the wake...

Visit the historic town in southwestern Taiwan where the world-famous Yanshui Beehive Fireworks Festival is held

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—As the world-famous Yanshui Beehive Fireworks Festival (鹽水蜂炮) in the Yanshui district of Tainan, southwestern Taiwan is coming up in a few days, it’s befitting to int...

Taiwan government to step up building safety requirements

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taiwan's government intends to require or encourage seismic hazard assessments of commercial and residential buildings and their reinforcement as necessary to prevent the deadly co...

Photo of the Day: Room with a view in Hualien

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A British blogger has captured the ultimate cure for the modern world, a sofa in a simple structure facing the beautiful blue sea just before sunset in Hualien. The 31-year-...

San Francisco's Chinatown: Night scenes from Grant Avenue

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Red lanterns sway in the wind. Streetlamps from the 1930s cast a glare onto century-old buildings. Neon glows from dive bars. A woman makes dragon beard candy in a tiny storefront...

Taiwan's Top 10 abandoned places

The Taiwanese economic miracle has been well-documented and the rapid development that the country has experienced is evident in all walks of life here. When a country goes through such a fast economi...

Taipei old marketplace and townhouse awarded for best urban regeneration projects

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2017 Building Renovation Award was given on Friday to a cultural venue which was a public market during the Japanese colonial period and a museum that used to be an or...

Hidden treasures in eastern Taiwan’s Guangfu Township

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan’s eastern county of Hualien has not only a long and beautiful coastline but also many treasures in the landscape of the county’s mountains and valleys. Gu...

Top 10 alternative places to visit on Taiwan's east coast

Kaohsiung (Taiwan News) -- The East Coast of Taiwan really is the jewel of the island. While visitors to the west coast would be justified to question whether the name of "Formosa" (Beautifu...