Ukrainian-born actress helps Taiwan gymnastics team secure gold medal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ukrainian born actress and model, Larisa Bakurova (瑞莎), led a team of Taiwanese gymnasts to participate in the LA Lights 2020 Gymnastics Tournament over the Lunar New Year...

Virus puts damper on Lunar New Year, China's biggest holiday

BEIJING (AP) — Temples have locked their doors. The Forbidden City, Shanghai Disneyland and other major tourist destinations are closed. Restaurant reservations are being cancelled. ...

Taiwan elder statesman donates NT$5.8 million to underprivileged families

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Koo Kwang-ming (辜寬敏), a 95-year-old former advisor to Taiwan's Presidential Office, has for the seventh straight year donated to disadvantaged families in Changhua Cou...

Taiwan banks to offer fresh cash for Lunar New Year on Jan. 16

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As many Taiwanese prepare to stuff red envelopes with crisp, new Taiwan dollar bills on Lunar New Year, Taiwan's central bank announced on Tuesday (Jan. 7) that a bank...

Pro-China gangster 'White Wolf' snared in Taipei for ill-gotten gains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Former gang leader and current head of the Chinese Unity Promotion Party (CUPP, 統促黨) Chang An-le (張安樂), aka the "White Wolf" and five other members of his party were ...

Taiwanese stars A-mei, Jolin Tsai react to passage of same-sex marriage law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Top Taiwanese entertainers, including A-mei (張惠妹) and Jolin Tsai (蔡依林), have reacted with joy on social media in response to today's (May 17) passage of Taiwan's same-s...

Facebook's vision of future? Looks like Chinese app WeChat

LONDON (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is taking the social media company in a new direction by focusing on messaging. Chinese tech giant Tencent got there years ago with its app WeChat. ...

Cambodian 'monk' accused of sexual assault, profiteering in N. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A self-professed "monk" from Cambodia, faces deportation after being charged by over a dozen women with sexual assault and profiting from his religious teachings. ...

79-year-old philanthropist hosts LNY feast for the homeless in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On Lunar New Year's Eve, families will be gathering from far and wide to tuck into a sumptuous reunion dinner—although this humble tradition is often not enjoyed by e...

5 must-do things in Taiwan on Lunar New Year’s Eve

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Lunar New Year is fast approaching and citizens are eager to begin celebrating. Families will be gathering from far and wide Monday to tuck into a sumptuous reunion di...

Taiwan’s banks offer banknote exchange ahead of Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With the demand for new bank notes increasing as people prepare money to put in red envelopes for the coming Lunar New Year, Taiwan’s state-owned financial instituti...

5 things to know about Taipei’s Dihua Lunar New Year Market

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Lunar New Year is two weeks away, with the first day of the Lunar New Year falling on Feb. 4, and preceding the holiday, many Taiwanese flock to the Dihua L...

Taipei Metro issues Year of the Pig one-day passes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With the Lunar New Year less than two weeks away, Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC) has issued a pair of commemorative tickets for the Year of the Pig of the Chinese...

Taiwan missile maker puts new products on Lunar New Year red envelope

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan’s National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST, 中科院) was so proud of its new missile, the Sky Bow III (天弓三型), that it put its image on its red en...

Taiwanese who make less than NT$30K exempt from tax in May: Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In response to controversy over whether the government would offer NT$40 billion (US$1.29 billion) in subsidies or tax cuts to lower and middle class workers in Taiwan, Tsai ye...