DPP legislator spots 'non-traditional Chinese characters' on Kaohsiung street

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Democratic Progressive Party lawmaker Liu Shih-fang (劉世芳) on Tuesday (April 2) questioned if Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu was making a pro-China political statement by having &qu...

Chinese tourist berates Singaporean man for not speaking fluent Mandarin

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Tweet posted on Tuesday (March 12) by a 22-year-old Singaporean man, quickly went viral after he described being berated by a Chinese tourist for not being able to speak Mand...

Taiwanese fear Holiday KTV-Cashbox merger could lead to higher prices

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After Taiwanese KTV (Karaoke club) rivals Holiday KTV and Cashbox Partyworld announced they would merge on Thursday (Feb. 21), Taiwanese netizens questioned if the tie-up of su...

600,000 visitors watch opening of Taiwan Lantern Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Over 600,000 visitors attended the opening night of the 2019 Taiwan Lantern Festival (台灣燈會) in southern Taiwan's Pingtung County yesterday evening (Feb. 19). At 7 p.m. l...

Taipei MRT to offer Lucky Trip tokens for Lunar New Year tomorrow

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taipei's Longshan Temple MRT station will begin offering 5,000 limited-edition tokens on Thursday (Jan. 31), announced the Taipei Rapid Transit Corp. (TRTC) on Tuesday (Jan...

Taiwan’s year of reversal

TAIPEI (East Asia Forum) -- In December each year, Taiwanese vote for a Chinese character that best reflects the past year. The 2018 Word of the Year is fan (翻), which has multiple meanings depending ...

10,000 Taiwanese 'yellow vests' march in Taipei for tax reforms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Over 10,000 protestors clad in yellow vests marched in front of the Presidential Office yesterday (Dec. 19) calling for the government to immediately hold a meeting to reform t...

Chinese character for 'turn over' voted most representative for Taiwan in 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The results are in for an online contest to determine the most representative Chinese character for Taiwan in 2018 (台灣 2018 代表字大選). Among 53 submissions selected as pos...

Design of Taichung Commercial Bank HQ in central Taiwan receives architectural award

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The future headquarters of Taichung Commercial Bank in central Taiwan was recognized recently for its superb architectural design this week by the World Architecture Festi...

Taiwan welcomes Mandarin teachers from India for teaching Mandarin training workshop

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of Education has welcomed Indian Mandarin teachers to Taiwan to participate in the first-ever two-week workshop of Mandarin teaching and culture exchange. ...

Duterte amused by Taiwanese campaign ad using his image

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, recently learned of the Taiwanese citizen in Hualien, who used the president’s image in an election campaign poster to...

Philippine President Duterte appears on Taiwanese campaign poster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Not to be outdone by the awkward Taiwanese campaign poster displaying North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un that popped up in Kaohsiung last month, a candidate running for City ...

Pro Taiwan baseball team will sport 'Dragon Ball Z' uniforms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Taiwanese professional baseball team Chinatrust Brothers will wear uniforms for two games in May that are inspired by the Japanese anime TV series "Dragon Ball Z,"...

Kaohsiung teacher to be investigated for sexual harassment

Taipei (CNA) - A homeroom teacher at an elementary school in Kaohsiung has been accused of sexual harassment after making what she claimed was a joke and is scheduled to undergo investigation by a gen...

Taiwanese woman seen at airport carrying bag saying it has 'gun, bomb' inside

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A netizen in the U.S. shared a hilarious photo on social media showing a Taiwanese woman holding an astonishingly inappropriate bag for air travel at the Taoyuan International ...