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  • World's largest Barbie makes debut in Taoyuan

    World's largest Barbie makes debut in Taoyuan

    A life-size Barbie doll went on display for the first time Saturday in Taoyuan county in northern Taiwan.The 175-centimeter-tall Barbie will be on display at the TaiMall shopping center until Feb. ...

  • Taiwan's first Lunar New Year bazaar to open in January

    Taiwan's first Lunar New Year bazaar to open in January

    The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) will stage a Lunar New Year bazaar from Jan. 16-22 next year for the first time at the Taipei World Trade Center. It is expecting to attract ...

  • HK to stage largest ever countdown show on new year's eve

    HK to stage largest ever countdown show on new year's eve

    Hong Kong's tourism promoting institution will launch the largest ever countdown extravaganza in the Victoria Harbor on Dec. 31 with unprecedented fireworks features.The Hong Kong Tourism Board ...

  • 1,600 paper pandas coming to Taipei

    1,600 paper pandas coming to Taipei

    The Taipei government will host a paper panda exhibition in the city early next year to raise public awareness of wildlife preservation, Taipei mayor Hau Lung-bin said Monday.Taipei has signed a ...

  • Christmas comes early for Banqiao with festive amusement park

    Christmas comes early for Banqiao with festive amusement park

    A Yuletide-themed amusement park brought holiday cheer to Banqiao in New Taipei on Saturday, transforming the urban landscape in front of the New Taipei City Hall into a Christmas Town that will run ...

  • Changhua sets oyster omelet record

    Changhua sets oyster omelet record

    Changhua county in central Taiwan successfully set a record for the most people cooking oyster omelets simultaneously on Saturday after a strong mobilization effort by the county.Starting at 2:30 pm, ...

  • Venus brightness to peak Dec. 1

    Venus brightness to peak Dec. 1

    The planet Venus is set to dominate the night sky Dec. 1 as it reaches a position in which it will have its highest visibility from Earth, the Taipei Astronomical Museum said Monday.The planet's ...

  • Taichung prepares 'beary' merry Christmas with 100 giant teddies

    Taichung prepares 'beary' merry Christmas with 100 giant teddies

    As northern Taiwan gears up for another visit from the oversized Rubber Duck installation, the central city of Taichung is due for a visit by giant Teddy bears — about 100 of them.Touted as the first ...

  • Tainan bird conservation festival kicks off

    Tainan bird conservation festival kicks off

    With winter just around the corner, the southern city of Tainan on Sunday launched a festival to celebrate the arrival of an annual guest to the region: the black-faced spoonbill, an endangered ...

  • Canada appeals to Taiwan's stomachs with food promotion

    Canada appeals to Taiwan's stomachs with food promotion

    The Canadian Trade Office in Taipei (CTOT) announced good news for gourmands looking for natural ingredients Thursday, when it kicked off a food promotion event in Taipei.Headed by Quentin Glabus, ...

Who's Who

  • Xu Jianyi (徐建一)

    Xu Jianyi (徐建一)

    Xu Jianyi is chairman of China First Automobile Group Corporation and a member of the standing committee of the CPC Jilin Provincial Committee. He ...