Irrfan Khan, of 'Slumdog Millionaire,' 'Life of Pi,' dies

NEW DELHI (AP) — Irrfan Khan, a veteran character actor in Bollywood movies and one of India's most well-known exports to Hollywood, has died. He was 54. Khan died Wednesday after he was ...

Taiwanese award-winning blockbusters shortlisted in US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A number of award-winning films from Taiwan have been shortlisted at the Asian Pop-Up Cinema (APUC) festival in Chicago, helping to grow interest in the nation's cinem...

Major League Baseball team to give away Taiwan jerseys

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As part of the 2020 Taiwan Day celebration, the New York Mets will hand out 500 limited edition "Taiwan No. 1" jerseys to fans at their Aug. 29 game, becoming th...

Two Ang Lee movies rated among 100 greatest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The British film magazine Empire has honored the Academy-award winning Taiwanese director Ang Lee (李安) for his two extraordinary films, "Brokeback Mountain" and ...

'Holy Grail' digital effects rewinding the clock for actors

LONDON (AP) — With Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” expected to battle “Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood” and “1917” for the best picture Oscar in February, all eyes are on the special effects team that...

Taiwan picks ‘chaos’ as character of the year for second time

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — “Chaos” (亂) has become the first Chinese character to be selected as representative of an entire year twice, following its triumph in 2008. Its candidacy fo...

7th pair of foreigners stay at Presidential Office Building sing Taiwan's praises

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The seventh group to participate in “Spend a Night @ Taiwan’s Presidential Office Building” have shared their thoughts on Taiwan after staying at the ico...

Ang Lee says China boycott of Taiwan awards show a loss

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese filmmaker Ang Lee says China’s boycott of Taiwan’s Golden Horse film awards demonstrates how politics can harm the arts. Beijing’s order to give Satur...

Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards 'open' despite China boycott

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Award-winning film director Ang Lee (李安) said Saturday (Nov. 23) the Golden Horse Awards welcomes all Chinese-language films despite Beijing’s boycott at this years&...

Will Smith spotted on top of Taipei 101

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On the last day of his trip to Taiwan to promote his new film, U.S. actor Will Smith toured the top terrace of Taipei 101 to take some daredevil photos. Smith arrived i...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Oct. 23, the 296th day of 2019. There are 69 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 23,...

Will Smith says Taipei is 'the place where dreams come true'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During a visit to Taiwan to promote his new film, U.S. actor Will Smith said Taipei's slogan should be "Taipei, the place where dreams come true!" Smith a...

Will Smith tries Taiwanese food at Taipei's Ningxia Night Market

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During a visit to Taiwan to promote his new film, American actor Will Smith toured a night market on Friday (Oct. 18) and sampled a number of popular Taiwanese dishes. ...

Taiwan's Oscar-winning Ang Lee leads Golden Horse Master Class

TAIPEI (Taiwan) – Taiwan’s Academy Awards-winning director and this year’s Golden Horse Film Festival Chair Ang Lee will lead the Golden Horse Master Class. The event is set to ta...

Will Smith and Ang Lee to arrive in Taipei this evening for 'Gemini Man'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — American actor Will Smith and Taiwanese director Ang Lee (李安) are arriving in Taipei this evening (Oct. 18) to promote the new film “Gemini Man,” which is sche...