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American English teacher dies after scooter crash in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A 71-year-old American English cram school teacher died on Monday (April 16) after suffering severe head trauma when he …

Intensive Care

Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu named secretary-general to Taiwan’s Presidential Office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Presidential Office named current Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu (陳菊) as Secretary-General Wednesday.<p>Chen, 67, is regarded …

China

Meet the Young Indigenous Hunters of Taiwan

A new generation of hunters is preserving Taiwan's indigenous food traditions<p>Cegaw Lrakadrangilra was 23 years old when he killed his first muntjac …

Hunting

Interactive chart shows how foreigners are distributed in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Two foreign IT professionals have created an interactive chart which shows how many foreigners of various nationalities live …

Asia

Chinese military jets once again enter Taiwanese airspace: MOND

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of National Defense (MOND) confirmed on March 26, that Chinese military aircraft conducted flight drills into …

Military

‘Professor of Power’ to run in Taipei

Taiwan

Man found dead in a pool of blood at McDonald's in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A dead man was found bleeding profusely late last night (March 25) at a McDonald's in southern Taiwan's Tainan City.<p>At 12:30 …

McDonald's

Taiwan: An emerging destination for intrepid Indian travellers

Taipei, March 26 (IANS) Those caught up in the hustle bustle of a city life -- and craving for someplace pristine, calm and relaxed -- will fall in …

Asia Travel

Hong Kong man who killed girlfriend in Taiwan may never be charged for murder

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – According to reports from Hong Kong based media, as of March 17, Chan Tong-kai (陳同佳), the suspect in the recent murder of his …

Here’s How to Use ND and Polarizing Filters to Shoot Better Photographs (VIDEO)

While many photographers think nothing about spending big bucks on high-end cameras and premium glass, these same shooters often ignore inexpensive …

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Why international airlines are flocking back to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Despite pressure to not recognize Taiwan as a country on their websites by China, several international air carriers are …

Ministry of Culture launches Taiwan-Japan drama series

A Taiwan-Japan drama produced for TV markets throughout Asia was recently launched by the Ministry of Culture as part of government efforts to boost …

For decades, no one spoke of Taiwan’s hidden massacre. A new generation is breaking the silence.

Growing up in the United States, Yu-Ting Lin had always known — through stories repeated in car rides to school — that his grandfather had died young, and tragically, in Taiwan. He had been a kind and generous physician who had set an example they should follow, his father told Lin all the time.<p>But …

China

Systematic problems exposed by treatment of Filipino quake victim | Society | FOCUS TAIWAN - CNA ENGLISH NEWS

By Shih Hsiu-chuan, CNA staff reporter<p>A month has passed since a magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Hualien and left 17 people dead, but Taiwan's …

China's suppression of Taiwan bad for cross-strait relations: MOFA | Cross-Strait Affairs | FOCUS TAIWAN - CNA ENGLISH NEWS

Taipei, March 2 (CNA) Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) said Friday that if China chooses to continue to use suppressive measures in …

Collusion investigation begun: Cabinet

Taiwan

Taiwan receives direct threats of war from China over US passage of Travel Act

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After the United States Senate unanimously passed the Taiwan Travel Bill on Wednesday, Feb. 28, China has been angered and …

Taiwan Independence referendum launched, backed by former presidents

Taipei, Feb. 28 (CNA) Former presidents Lee Teng-hui and Chen Shui-bian voiced their support on Wednesday for an initiative to hold a referendum in …

Here’s How to Print Your Photographs and Get the Best Possible Results (VIDEO)

While most photographers spend considerable time mastering techniques for capturing and editing their images, very few are equally concerned with …

In Taiwan, top chefs are building on a long history of culinary exchange with Japan

At 9 p.m. on a Saturday night, the Raohe Street Night Market in downtown Taipei is heaving. A line snakes in front of a stand ...

Taipei

TPapocalypse: The great Taiwan toilet paper panic of 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Panic buying of toilet paper broke out over the weekend in Taiwan as word spread of a steep hike in the price of the toilet …

Marriage Equality in Taiwan: Time to Re-engage the Public

It has been nine months since Taiwan’s marriage equality movement inched within touching distance from granting same-sex couples the rights to marry. …

Taiwan EPA sets timeline for ban on plastic straws

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's government is planning on banning the use of single-use plastic drinking straws in different stages, the first of …

Gay rights coalition launches campaign for legalizing same-sex marriage in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A gay rights coalition set up a billboard advertisement right across from the Executive Yuan offices, calling for legalizing …

The Bitter Truth: Why Asia's Tigers Suffer while the Nordics Thrive (Part 5)

This is the final part of a 5 part series. You can start with part 1 here.<p>Equality and the future<p>There is an important area in which East Asian countries still have not caught up and perform poorly as a whole – work hours and off days.<p>In terms of work hours, Singaporeans work the longest among the …

The Bitter Truth: Why Asia's Tigers Suffer while the Nordics Thrive (Part 4)

This is the fourth in a 5 part series. You can start with part 1 here.<p>Social protections and saving graces<p>As touched on in part 3, Taiwan’s saving grace lies in its social welfare system<b>.</b><p>Taiwan ranks eighth in a global list of unemployment benefit replacement rates, which compare unemployment …

The Bitter Truth: Why Asia's Tigers Suffer while the Nordics Thrive (Part 3)

This is the third in a 5 part series. You can read part 1 here and part 2 here.<p>Authoritarianism, tax and profit<p>The absence of external checks on government described in part 2 inspires little faith given that the government has such high control of the largest companies in Singapore. Can companies …

The Bitter Truth: Why Asia's Tigers Suffer while the Nordics Thrive (Part 2)

This is the second in our 5 part series. You can read part 1 here.<p>Inequality, poverty and corporate cultures<p>What is the cause of the large differentials in wage levels outlined in part 1? The reason lies in the Gini coefficient or the measure of income inequality. Singapore is the most unequal …