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Taiwan destroys more than 280 kg of TWG chamomile tea from Egypt

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Customs intercepted 287 kilograms of TWG brand name chamomile tea originating in Egypt and destroyed them due to excessive levels of herbicides, reports said Tuesday (Marc...

'Cycling for a Free Tibet' campaign takes off in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Human Rights Network for Tibet and Taiwan (HRNTT), a coalition of NGOs based in Taiwan, on Wednesday (Feb. 10) launched the annual Cycling for a Free Tibet event to ra...

Join winter fair for experiencing Niigata, Japan during this unique time!

NIIGATA PREFECTURE, JAPAN - Media OutReach - 1 February 2021 - As international travel continues to be restricted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Niigata Prefecture, Japan is holding a special event fo...

Google opens new office in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Google officially opened the doors of its New Taipei office on Wednesday (Jan. 27) and will use the new space as its largest hardware development center outside the U.S. ...

Taipei 101 displays messages on Taiwan-Japan friendship

The iconic Taipei 101 skyscraper on Saturday night (Jan. 23) began displaying LED messages to demonstrate the strong friendship between the people of Taiwan and Japan. The messages, in Chinese, suc...

Taipei 101 office evacuated after contact with Covid case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An accounting firm has been forced to close down after one of its employees was found to have come in contact with a confirmed coronavirus case. As the Central Epidemic...

Public concerned new skyscraper will block view of Taipei 101 fireworks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The public is concerned that a new skyscraper proposed for Taipei will block the view of the Taipei 101 New Year's Eve fireworks. Nan Shan Life Insurance Co., Ltd. ...

Photo of the Day: Colossal Starbucks coffee mug spotted in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Starbucks Taiwan on Wednesday (Jan. 13) began offering a gargantuan coffee mug for Taiwanese collectors. To mark the opening of its 500th store in Taiwan, Starbucks on ...

China puts Taipei 101 in Ministry of State Security promotional video

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Footage of Taiwan’s iconic Taipei 101 skyscraper has appeared in a promotional video for China’s Ministry of State Security, reports said Thursday (Jan. 14). ...

Japan to light up Taipei 101 with love

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei 101 will put on a light display sponsored by the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association to mark the friendship between the two nations on Jan. 23. The Japan-Taiwan Ex...

Taiwanese police nab man who threatened New Year's Eve bloodshed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese police have arrested a man who posted on the country's largest internet forum that a string of organized massacres would take place at various New Year's...

627,000 fewer passengers on Taipei MRT for New Year’s Eve

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei’s Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system saw 627,000 fewer passengers than the 3.2 million registered for the 2020 New Year countdown celebrations due to the coronav...

Taipei 101 New Year's Eve fireworks set hopeful tone for 2021 (Video)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Though New Year's Eve events in many cities across the world were canceled or went virtual in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Taipei 101's annual fireworks show we...

MOFA to broadcast Taipei 101 fireworks around world via satellite

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced in a press release that it will broadcast the Taipei 101 New Year's fireworks show around the world live via satellite...

2020 finally ending, but New Year's revelries muted by virus

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — This New Year’s Eve is being celebrated like no other, with pandemic restrictions limiting crowds and many people bidding farewell to a year they’d prefer to forget. ...