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Taiwan schedules religious procession for April despite COVID pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The annual Dajia Matsu pilgrimage will go ahead in April despite the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, organizers announced Friday (Feb. 26). Last year’s edition o...

Western Taiwan blanketed by 'unhealthy air' for second day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Western Taiwan is being shrouded by a thick layer of polluted air for the second day in a row today (Feb. 26), with 13 weather stations flashing red alerts and 37 showing ...

12 taboos to avoid during Taiwan's Lantern Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Friday (Feb. 26) is the Lantern Festival (元宵節), which marks the 15th and final day of the Lunar New Year festivities, as well as the first full moon of the new year. It...

Heavy air pollution hammers northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Northern and western Taiwan were hit by a thick layer of smog today (Feb. 25), triggering a red alert at 13 weather stations and an orange alert at 26. Air quality toda...

Western Taiwan to see stricter water rationing amid drought

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tighter water restrictions are set to be introduced in many areas of western Taiwan today (Feb. 25) amid severe water shortages across the country. Tainan City and Chia...

Saint Lucian ambassador to Taiwan looks back on 42 years of independence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Saint Lucian Ambassador to Taiwan Edwin Laurent on Monday (Feb. 22) reflected on the Caribbean nation’s 42 years of independence and shared his outlook on Taiwan-Sai...

Southwestern Taiwan to face tougher water rationing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Stricter water rationing will be introduced on the Chiayi–Tainan Plain, or Jianan Plain, in the south central region of western Taiwan amid sparse rainfall. The Z...

Taiwanese brand INF celebrates love at New York Fashion Week show

The Taiwanese fashion brand INF was featured at New York Fashion Week (NYFW) this year, in which it showcased its latest collection with a nostalgic video celebrating love. This is the first time t...

Bus company urges cherry blossom-watchers to visit central Taiwan farm during week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuo-Kuang Motor Transportation Co., which is operating a package tour from Taipei and Yilan County to Taichung's Wuling Farm during cherry blossom season, on Thursday ...

Ractopamine spells trouble for DPP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's "ractopamine pig" issue "has triggered a political storm," according to a South China Morning Post story on Friday (Jan. 12). The issue...

Taiwan’s Gogoro Network powered through innovative solutions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Imagine being asked to design and build totally new, green energy infrastructure for an entire country — from scratch. This was the goal given to Gogoro Network (...

NT$530 million Grand Lottery winning ticket sold in central Taiwan

The sole winning ticket for the first prize of Wednesday's Grand Lottery, worth over NT$530 million (US$18.7 million), was sold by a lottery store in Taichung, Taiwan Lottery Corp. has announced. ...

Why does Taipei adore Kebuke?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kebuke (可不可), established in 2008 in Taichung, is a popular drink shop best known for its black tea and traditional art. As a newcomer in the beverage industry, Kebuke ...

Photo of the Day: Dog co-pilot spotted in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Nicaraguan businessman captured this classic scene of a dog riding on the back of a scooter in central Taiwan on Friday (Feb. 5). The photographer, Diego Gonzalez (In...

Taiwan hit by magnitude 5.5, 5.7 earthquakes 2 minutes apart

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan was struck by magnitude 5.5 and 5.7 earthquakes only two minutes apart early this morning (Feb. 9), sending shockwaves across the country, according to the Central ...