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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 ...

Top 10 Taiwanese Lunar New Year traditions

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Lunar New Year is nearly here and Taiwan’s success in managing the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic means that celebrations will largely be continuing as nor...

China reserve shows off 10 panda cubs to mark Lunar New Year

BEIJING (AP) — Ten panda cubs made their public debut in China’s leading panda reserve Wednesday morning to mark the coming Lunar New Year. One appeared shy and covered its face wit...

Taiwan banks offer new bills for Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — For Taiwanese wanting to put new banknotes in red envelopes for the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday, the country's state-owned financial institutions will provide a ba...

Taiwan sanitation worker finds red envelope containing NT$284,000 in recycled clothing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While sorting through clothes donated for recycling, a resource recovery officer found NT$283,930 (US$10,140) stuffed in red envelopes and returned the money to the owners...

Celebrate Lunar New Year with iShopChangi’s Exclusive Discounts and Promotions

iShopChangi's exclusive discounts and promotions ensure everyone has something to smile about this Lunar New Year, with up to 58% off more than 6,500 products. Running until February 14, 2021, shop on...

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. ...