International musicians to feature in 3-day music event in Taiwan's oldest city 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Currently filled with crowds for the five-day "Pokémon GO Safari Zone" event, Taiwan's southern city of Tainan is preparing to host the second an...

Vonn all set to charge after ski racing's hallowed wins mark

COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. (AP) — On her farewell tour, Lindsey Vonn vows to dine out even more with her American teammates , have an occasional glass of wine with longtime rivals/friends and take plenty ...

Kim Jong Un slow walks nuke talks, woos SKorean investors

MOUNT KUMGANG, North Korea (AP) — The two-lane highway south from North Korea's Mount Kumgang into and across the Demilitarized Zone is lined by tall green fences and street lamps that are only turned...

Alishan Forest Railway rolls out feature tour highlighting slow travel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Alishan Forest Railway has launched a new program spotlighting slow travel, inviting travelers to embark on a journey in the forest of central Taiwan while relishing t...

Author Murakami talks about his library plan, writing, music

TOKYO (AP) — Haruki Murakami is planning an archive at his Japanese alma mater that will include drafts of his best-selling novels, his translation work and his massive collection of music. Murakami, ...

Kaohsiung, Taiwan preparing for Intl. Esports Federation 2018 World Championship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Southern Taiwan is preparing to host the 2018 World Championship tournament of the International Esports Federation (IeSF) in Kaohsiung from Nov. 9 to Nov. 11. More tha...

New Zealand urges tourists to care for environment

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — With concerns rising about the impact of tourism on the environment, New Zealand on Thursday launched a new campaign to get visitors to dispose of their litter in bins a...

Taiwan releases new aerial documentary promoting Taichung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A film titled “Our Taichung” (咱的台中) debuted Oct. 30, providing a peek into the beauty of the city in middle Taiwan from a bird’s eye view, as part of Tai...

Pingtung in southern Taiwan turns city into ‘street art galleries’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Streets in Pingtung City and Kenting have been given a makeover, with the Pingtung County Government inviting local and international artists to reimagine common objects, ...

Culture x Tech Next Forum in Taipei showcases intersection of art and technology

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Ministry of Culture is hosting a culture and technology forum—Culture x Tech Next—at Huashan 1914 Creative Park on Oct. 25 and 26. The ministry ...

5 ways Taiwan can increase international tourism without building theme parks and casinos

Earlier this week, it was reported that an advisor to the Taiwan travel agency association has suggested that Taiwan needs to open more theme parks and casinos to attract more international ...

Forestry Bureau promotes four choice hiking trails at Taiwan Outdoor Show

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —Taiwan’s Forestry Bureau will be promoting four hiking trails in four areas across Taiwan, touting them as “choice trails rich in natural resources and indigeno...

Photo of the Day: Rainy Taipei looking like 'Blade Runner'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A French engineer currently living in Taiwan recently captured these haunting images of Taipei in the rain looking very much like scenes from the 80s science fiction thriller &...

Taiwan to spend US$1 million to attract tourists from India

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan will spend more than US$1 million (NT$30 million) to attract tourists from India, the Tourism Bureau announced Thursday. India is one of the countries of South and Sou...

Photo of the Day: Sunset in Pingtung,Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Taiwanese student captured this stunning sunset with silhouettes of coconut trees in southern Taiwan's Pingtung in August. An 18-year-old Taiwanese...