Eddie Peng angers Taiwanese fans with 70th birthday wish for Communist China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese-Canadian actor Eddie Peng (彭于晏) angered Taiwanese fans after sharing a postcard congratulating Communist China on its 70th anniversary on Tuesday (Oct. 1). O...

Daughter of Vietnamese immigrant receives desk after testing into top Taiwan school

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The daughter of a Vietnamese immigrant who lives in a makeshift home has received a new desk and container house after news broke of her plight and her successful entrance to a...

'Hongkongers, add oil!' Cathay Pacific pilot leaves office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Cathay Pacific pilot who announced "Hongkongers, add oil! Be careful." over the plane's intercom has left the company. Last month, the pilot made an a...

Taiwan's DPP offers humanitarian assistance to HK after bloody police crackdown

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In response to the bloody crackdown by Hong Kong police in an MTR station on Sunday (Aug. 11), Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) took to Facebook on Monday to con...

Taiwan's CoCo tea stirs more trouble in Hong Kong, anger bubbles over on Weibo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following the recent controversy over political statements from the Yi Fang tea company regarding the ongoing Hong Kong protests, another Taiwanese tea chain is causing a ...

Taiwan's Golden Melody Awards censored on Chinese intranet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The broadcast of Taiwan’s Golden Melody Awards, which took place in Taipei on June 29, was reportedly cut by Chinese streaming sites when the ceremony’s presen...

Broken-down bus in East Texas has Alaska stories to tell

EAGLE RIVER, Alaska (AP) — There's a broken-down bus in Texas, and it's got some stories to tell. In 1971 it rambled from New Hampshire to Alaska, holding itself — and a family — tog...

Check out these old-school Taiwan snacks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan is a second heaven for foodies, with its bustling night markets, street vendors and hole-in-the-wall eateries serving up deliciously affordable snacks. First-tim...

Photo of the Day: 'Letter' from Taiwan leopard cat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As online speculation heats up over the potential arrival of cuddly pandas from Communist China at the Kaohsiung Zoo, the Leopard Cat Association of Taiwan released a photo yes...

Oxford Dictionary’s word of the year is 'toxic'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Oxford Dictionary has named "toxic" its word of 2018, due to its wide variety of uses and contexts. "Toxic" beat a host of politically-charged s...

Chinglish phrase 'add oil!' now in Oxford English Dictionary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Chinglish expression "add oil!" (加油, jiāyóu), which is used to cheer people on, has been included in the online edition of the Oxford English Dictionary (O...

New Taipei mayoral candidate releases slapstick LINE stickers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On Sunday (Aug. 12), Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate for New Taipei City mayor, Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌), released a series of humorous LINE stickers of himself as par...