COVID-19 infections rise in New York with peak weeks away

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Hospitalizations from COVID-19 were rising faster than expected in New York as residents and leaders prepared for a peak in cases that is expected to still be weeks away. Temporary...

Atari plans to open video game-themed resorts in 8 US cities

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Atari, the arcade game company that ushered in the gaming revolution in the 1980s, is opening eight video game-themed hotels across the United States, including ones in Las Vegas and ...

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BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the new virus from China that has sickened thousands of people and killed dozens(all times local): 2:30 a.m: U.S. health officials say ...

Sri Lanka confirms 1st case of new virus, a Chinese tourist

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan health authorities said Monday that the country has its first confirmed case of of a person infected with the new virus from China. The patient i...

Lantern festival to light up central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nantou Lantern Festival is expected to light up central Taiwan from Saturday evening (Jan. 18) as the annual Lunar New Year holiday celebrations begin. Hosted by Nantou...

Protests take toll on Hong Kong tourism

HONG KONG (AP) — Visitor numbers to Hong Kong fell by nearly 40% in the second half of last year amid clashes between police and anti-government protesters. The Hong Kong Tourism Bo...

El Nido No. 1 emerging travel destination for Taiwan citizens

El Nido in the Philippines is the most popular emerging travel destination for Taiwanese tourists, according to an analysis released Dec. 26 by online travel website Booking.com. According to the w...

Taiwan News wishes you a happy holiday & a great year ahead!

Dear readers, Taiwan News wishes you a happy holiday and a prosperous year ahead. Thank you for following us over the past year. Please continue to visit our website, Facebook, and Twitter and to s...

Taiwan remains most popular New Year travel destination for Japanese

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — According to a recent report released by Japanese news agency Travel Voice, Taiwan continues its reign as Japanese citizens' number one travel choice for the New Year ...

'Spend a night in the Presidential Office' project ends

The "Spend a Night in the Presidential Office" project has concluded with a visit by Polish food and travel bloggers -- Lukasz Smolinski and Natalia Sitarska. The project was organized jo...

Taiwan donates NT$3.3 million to help Venice recover from catastrophic flooding

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Saturday (Dec. 7) that the Taiwanese government has donated approximately NT$3.3 million (US$110,000) to the city of Venice aft...

Dazzling Christmasland festival illuminates New Taipei tonight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City's annual Christmasland will light up tonight (Nov. 15) in New Taipei City Plaza and for the rest of the holiday season will include lights shows, marke...

New Taipei's 2019 Christmasland festival lights up tomorrow

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City's annual Christmasland light show will light up on Friday (Nov. 15) in New Taipei City Plaza and include light shows, market fairs, stage performances,...

New Taipei's 2019 Christmasland gala lights up on Nov. 15

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City's annual Christmasland light show will light up on Nov. 15 in New Taipei City Plaza and will include light shows, market fairs, stage performances, and...

AirAsia to open flight route between Kaohsiung and Clark in the Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Malaysian low-cost airline AirAsia announced on Thursday (May 30) the inauguration of a new flight route between Kaohsiung and Clark in the Philippines on Aug. 1, eyeing a...