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North Taiwan man hides bribe in tea jar, officials fail to notice

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man’s attempt to bribe officials at the Irrigation Agency’s Taoyuan Management Office failed because the money he hid in tea jars went unnoticed until a jani...

A muted Lunar New Year, inside and outside Olympic bubble

BEIJING (AP) — China's capital city returned to work Monday after a weeklong Lunar New Year holiday that was muted by the pandemic — especially for the thousands of people inside the Winter Olympics b...

Asian Americans mark Lunar New Year amid ongoing hate crimes

For two years now, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders across the country have endured racist verbal, physical and sometimes deadly attacks fueled by the coronavirus pandemic. With...

LNY Eve sees record low number of passengers at Taiwan’s main airport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport saw a record low of 638 passengers pass through on Lunar New Year’s Eve, reports said Tuesday (Feb. 1). A total of 393 travel...

Tsai visits Taiwan coast guard base ahead of Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) thanked the coast guard for their service to the nation ahead of the Lunar New Year while visiting a base in Chiayi County on Saturday (Jan. 2...

8 Popular Lunar New Year traditions in Taiwan

Lunar New Year is nearly upon us and that means that people from across Taiwan will be celebrating the imminent arrival of the Year of the Tiger. If you are new to Taiwan, you might be wondering ho...

Taiwan's Hsinchu Police department releases anti-fraud face masks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Hsinchu City Police Department has launched limited-edition "anti-fraud" masks designed with catchy decorations and slogans to teach people how to handle sca...

Taiwan president to skip LNY red envelopes due to COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) will break a tradition this Lunar New Year and not hand out red envelopes to the public due to the expanding COVID-19 outbreak, the Presidenti...

Over 700 Bank of Taiwan ATMs now provide new banknotes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New NT dollar banknotes are now available at the more than 700 automatic telling machines (ATMs) of the Bank of Taiwan, as part of the government’s effort to reduce ...

Facebook Inc.: A look at other corporate rebranding efforts

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook Inc. announced Thursday that it is changing its name to Meta Platforms Inc., joining a long list of companies that have tried to rebrand themselves over the years. ...

Real cash accidently burned with ghost money in southwest Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Funeral workers on Sunday (Aug. 29) found a large amount of cash being burned along with joss money at a crematorium in southwestern Taiwan, scrambling to salvage over NT$...

China issues draft rules banning unfair competition in the internet sector

Chinese regulators on Tuesday (Aug 17) issued a lengthy set of draft regulations for the Internet sector, banning unfair competition and restricting the use of user data, the latest move in a crackdow...

Taiwanese fishing boat launch goes awry

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The launch of a fishing boat went more than a little sideways when the top of the vessel veered vertiginously toward the water after its entrance into Kaohsiung Harbor on ...

Taiwan president visits army base to thank soldiers for standing guard during Spring Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Sunday (Feb. 14) continued her visits to the armed forces by stopping by the base of the Army Guandu Area Command's first mechanized in...

Free entry at south Taiwan’s Shoushan Zoo until March

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Shoushan Zoo (壽山動物園) in Gushan District, Kaohsiung, is Taiwan's second biggest zoo and has extended free entry until March. To encourage domestic travel and ...