Japanese students amazed to meet Taiwan's president on Presidential Office tour

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Wednesday (Dec. 4), a group of Japanese high school students at the Presidential Office were listening attentively to a tour guide introducing the building while a life...

Taiwan bubble tea shop rumored to be closed after 15 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Famous Taiwanese bubble tea shop Chen San Ding (陳三鼎青蛙撞奶) in Taipei is rumored to have closed permanently after a recent "cockroach" incident and allegations of t...

Taiwanese brown sugar bubble milk tea on S Korea’s top food list

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan brown sugar bubble milk tea is among the most popular food and drink choices in South Korea this year, according to a report released by the country’s Agro-Fi...

Taiwan's foreign minister meets with new Japanese ambassador over bubble tea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) met with the new Japanese representative to Taiwan, Hiroyasu Izumi (泉裕泰), over a cup of bubble tea on Wednesday (Nov. 6). ...

Filipino-American actor promotes Taiwan bubble tea in Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese bubble milk tea brand Chatime has recruited Filipino-American celebrity Ivan Dorschner to promote its drinks in the Philippines. Chatime, which is a subsidiar...

Should Taiwanese basketball fans boycott the NBA?

KAOHSIUNG (Taipei News) — It seems like almost every week, a new international company, brand, or organization is falling over itself to apologize for hurting the feelings of citizens of the Peo...

Taiwan bubble tea festival returns to New York

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2019 Hello Taiwan Bubble Tea Festival was back on the streets of New York on Saturday (Sept. 21), taking place in the Manhattan neighborhood of Chelsea. Entering it...

Taiwan prosecutors to investigate son of legislator who forgot millions on train

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Chiayi District Prosecutors Office will investigate allegations of money laundering against the son of legislator Chen Ming-wen (陳明文) after he said the NT$3 million (U...

Taiwan legislator explains origin of millions in cash he left on train

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Legislator Chen Ming-wen (陳明文) showed video footage Thursday (September 5) to prove he had brought the NT$3 million (US$95,500) in cash he forgot on a train from his home....

Taiwan welcomes pink dollar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is one of the friendliest countries in Asia toward the gay community and the government hopes to cash in on the pink dollar by making a feature of this fact. The...

Taiwan's TKK fried chicken among 25 best fried chicken brands in New York

Taipei (CNA) The Taiwan-based TKK Fried Chicken (頂呱呱炸雞) chain has been named among the 25 best fried chicken brands in New York, according to gourmet website Eater (New York). TKK made the list as ...

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 ...

Yi Fang, China, and why enough should be enough for the Taiwanese people

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- Most people who have lived in Taiwan for any length of time have probably had at least one, and possibly many, drinks from Yi Fang. They are one of the most popular fruit...

Shanghai tries to reduce its trash, 1 chicken bone at a time

SHANGHAI (AP) — China's biggest city has dived headfirst into a trash sorting program that marks the country's first serious attempt at cutting the amount of garbage headed for landfills nationwide. ...

Taiwan Culinary Exhibition 2019 to offer multicultural fare, cooking classroom

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — This year's Taiwan Culinary Exhibition, the country's cuisine carnival, is showcasing signature Taiwanese and international cuisines from today (Jul. 26) to July 2...