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Jacqueline Avant, wife of music legend, killed in shooting

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Jacqueline Avant, a Los Angeles philanthropist and the wife of legendary music executive Clarence Avant, was fatally shot at their home in Beverly Hills, California, early...

Gold Card Office navigates newcomers to Taiwan

An onboarding booklet that navigates you through daily life in Taiwan is also the work of the Gold Card Office. “For newcomers to Taiwan, simple tasks such as where to take the trash can be conf...

VP Lai reiterates Taiwan's commitment to developing cultural, creative industries

Taiwan is sparing no efforts in developing cultural and creative industries, according to Vice President Lai Ching-te Oct. 21. Cultural and creative industries are among the government’s top ...

Bellagio in Vegas showing 11 Picasso works before auction

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Eleven Pablo Picasso artworks will be on display Friday and Saturday at a Las Vegas Strip resort, ahead of a Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art auction that host Sotheby’s estimates could f...

Turkey's Osman Kavala case: A break with Europe?

Turkish philanthropist and activist Osman Kavala has never been convicted of a crime — yet he has been in prison for almost four years in Turkey, despite the ruling of a top European court. On...

Party crowds spark effort to turn down volume in South Beach

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Beach wants to turn down the volume in the city's South Beach party neighborhood, citing increasingly raucous crowds, public drinking and growing violence, but efforts to curb the c...

88% of Affluent Households Donated in 2020, New Study Says

In a year beset with a global pandemic and other crises, the vast majority of wealthy households — 88% — gave to charity in 2020, according to a study from Bank of America and the Indiana University L...

British Council launches Making Matters, China Design Challenge

An open call to Chinese university students in Mainland China and the UK to explore circular designBEIJING, CHINA - Media OutReach - 27 September 2021 - The British Council launched Making Matters, ...

If the Koreas are UN members, why not Taiwan?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An interesting take on the “Taiwan question” was posed by a Financial Times reader on Friday (Sept. 23): If the two Koreas can both be members of the United Na...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Sept. 15 The Boston Herald on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's “Tax the Rich” dress: ...

#ReConnect 2021 UK-China Contemporary Culture Festival launched

#ReConnect – a hybrid festival featuring online and offline work by leading British art and cultural organisations and artists, launched by the British Council.Partnering with over 35 cultural orga...

Lithuanian art, cultural events suspended in China amid tension

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a recent interview with Lithuania National Radio and Television, the cultural attaché of Lithuania’s embassy in China, Tomas Ivanauskas, said that all cult...

Taiwan's OPENTIX Live to screen comedy online for only NT$1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan-based arts and culture streaming platform OPENTIX Live will kick off its trial operation on Thursday (Aug 26). Launched by the National Theater and Concert Hall ...

Taiwan set to launch Arts Fun culture vouchers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan plans to release art and culture coupons to boost the economy. Following the Taiwan Cabinet's announcement of NT$5,000 (US$170) in "Quintuple Stimulus V...

Taiwan performance troupes to tour US through State Department program

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) announced on Thursday (Aug. 5) that Pingtung County’s "Resident Island Dance Theater" and Taipei’s "Twinc...