Whale-watching wharf in eastern Taiwan to be relocated

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- People who enjoy spotting humpback whales in Hualien will have to go to a new location to board their boats, according to a report by CNA. Whale-watching makes up a major pa...

Tourism to Taiwan from S. Korea on steady rise as Korean airlines add routes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Interest in Taiwan among South Korean tourists has continued to grow steadily over the past year, with several airlines boosting their flight offerings between Taiwan and ...

Oil-paper umbrellas power Hakka cultural renaissance in Taiwan

Kaohsiung-based umbrella-making workshop Lee Umbrellas has caused a stir with its colorful and traditional methods of painting paper umbrellas Lee Umbrellas is renowned for its decorative designs a...

In protest clouds, Hong Kong tourists see silver lining

HONG KONG (AP) — The body-blow of months of political protests on Hong Kong's tourism is verging on catastrophic for one of the world's great destinations. Geared up to receive 65 mi...

Video shows number of visitors to Taiwan by nationality since 2001

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An amazing video showing the growth of visitors to Taiwan over the past 18 years by nationality was posted to the data visualization and storytelling website Flourish on W...

Yet another customer has beef with Taipei Shilin Night Market for price gouging

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Yet another customer has come forward to complain about being ripped off at Taipei's Shilin Night Market. On Thursday (Oct. 17), a Taiwanese woman surnamed Huang (黃...

Tourism from China falls 68% year-on-year in September

Around 44,000 Chinese tourists visited Taiwan in September, constituting a year-on-year decline of 68 percent, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) announced on Thursday. The decline follows Beijing ...

Direct flights open between Taiwan's Hualien and S. Korea's Ulsan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than one hundred South Koreans arrived in Hualien Thursday morning (Oct. 17) while the mayor of the east coast city headed in the other direction on the first direct ...

Taipei Hot Springs Season coming to N. Taiwan Oct. 31

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2019 Taipei Hot Springs Season festival will launch in Xinbeitou (新北投) on Oct. 31 and last through Nov. 4, focusing on hot springs, Taiwanese delicacies, concerts, and...

Chinese snooping tech spreads to nations vulnerable to abuse

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — When hundreds of video cameras with the power to identify and track individuals started appearing in the streets of Belgrade as part of a major surveillance project, some prote...

Decomposed corpse found in manhole in Manhattan

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a utility worker has discovered a decomposed corpse inside a manhole near Columbus Circle in Manhattan. The New York Police Department says the grisly disc...

Hungary police say tour boat not to blame in Danube crash

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian police say the deceased captain of a tour boat which sank after colliding with a river cruise ship on the Danube River was not to blame. Twenty-eig...

Brazilian state declares state of emergency over oil spills

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's northeastern state of Bahia is declaring a state of emergency after several of its beaches were contaminated by oil sludge. Brazil's environmental agen...

Dutch court convicts asylum-seeker in station terror attack

AMSTERDAM (AP) — A Dutch court has convicted an Afghan asylum-seeker and sentenced him to nearly 27 years imprisonment for stabbing two American tourists in a terror attack at Amsterdam's main railway...

Video shows Taipei Shilin Night Market vendor brandishing knife at Australian family

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A vendor has been charged with violating the Social Order Maintenance Act (社會秩序維護法), and the stall where he worked has been shut down after he allegedly brandished a knife...