Gifty new and unusual pandemic-proof games for the holidays

NEW YORK (AP) — The pandemic has proven there's no shortage of games to keep families, couples and kids amused. The classics are ever-present, but a range of new or off-the-beaten-track gift entries a...

Taiwan’s Academia Sinica, Japan launch massive Chinese character database

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Academia Sinica launched East Asia’s largest online repository of images of Chinese characters Tuesday (Oct. 13), a project it has achieved with the coo...

Taiwan-funded civic center in Turkish-Syrian border completed

A Taiwan-funded civic center located on the border between Turkey and Syria was completed on Friday after a year of construction. The building, called the Taiwan-Reyhanli Centre for World Citizens ...

Taiwan's Council of Agriculture warns about Chinese online fruit scam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The nation's top agricultural official has warned about Chinese online scammers hawking agricultural products claimed to have been produced in Taiwan. Council of Ag...

China air force video appears to show simulated attack on US base on Guam

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s air force has released a video showing nuclear-capable H-6 bombers carrying out a simulated attack on what appears to be Andersen Air Force Base on the U.S. Pacific i...

Photo of the Day: Taiwanese pork shop ribs English

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese netizens got a big kick out of this strange translation for "pork rib box lunch" spotted over the weekend. On Saturday (Sept. 19), a member of the F...

Mbappé returns for PSG and stars in 3-0 win at Nice

PARIS (AP) — Kylian Mbappé returned to the Paris Saint-Germain side after recovering from the coronavirus and starred in a 3-0 win at Nice on Sunday. Mbappé won and converted a penal...

Importer of fake 'Made-in-Taiwan' masks apologizes for lying to customers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The owner of Taiwanese mask supplier Carry Mask, Lin Ming-chin (林明進), on Monday (Sept. 7) apologized to the public for importing over 3.3 million masks from China and misl...

No masks made in China donated by Taiwan: CECC

None of the 3 million non-medical grade masks from China that made their way into Taiwan and were sold as government-rationed face masks were donated to other countries, the Central Epidemic Command C...

Chinese knockoffs show up with Taiwan's real-name masks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Numerous pharmacies across New Taipei City on Wednesday (Sept. 2) reported receiving masks made in China mixed in with their latest shipment of domestically produced real-...

PLA soldier's tombstone could prove deaths in China-India clash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two and half months after a deadly clash occurred on the border between China and India, the photo of a tombstone apparently belonging to a People's Liberation Army (P...

China has stolen Taiwan’s semiconductor secrets: Wired

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of Chinese hackers has succeeded in “pillaging” Taiwan’s semiconductor sector, stealing chip designs and source code, according to a report publi...

Chinese masks labeled as Taiwanese found on e-commerce platform

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Masks from China labeled as having been made in Taiwan have emerged on e-commerce platform Shopee, another example of how the island country’s reputation for mask ma...

Google Translate tells world to 'live with communists'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese netizen on Monday (Aug. 3) discovered that Google Translate is now translating "down with communists" as "live with communists." In yet an...

China celebrates completion of rival sat navigation system

BEIJING (AP) — China is celebrating the completion of its BeiDou Navigation Satellite System that could rival the U.S. Global Positioning System and significantly boost China’s security and geopolitic...