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Taipei Performing Arts Center responds to memes with food promotion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Performing Arts Center (TPAC) has responded to memes suggesting the building looks like it was built from street food by launching a braised food promotion that can...

Netizens share photos of Taipei 101 'burning' on NYE

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese netizens have taken to social media to share dramatic photos of Taipei 101 apparently covered in “flames” and smoke during the New Year’s Eve f...

Taiwan singer Show Lo makes comeback with New Year concert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nearly two years since Show Lo (羅志祥) became embroiled in a sex scandal, the Mandopop singer made a comeback in his hometown of Hualien County at a New Year’s Eve con...

Transparency to play key role in Taiwan’s digital services act

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A proposal for a digital telecommunications and broadcasting services act (數通法) requires online platforms to be more transparent about their actions against user posts, th...

Hong Kong elementary school shows students ‘necessary’ Nanking Massacre video

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese state media responded to reports of Hong Kong elementary school students driven to tears by a Nanking Massacre video shown at school saying historical education mu...

Taiwan university student embezzles funds for ‘investment,’ gets scammed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A student serving on Kaohsiung’s Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages (WZU) graduation committee allegedly embezzled around $1.85 million (US$67,026) and lost $1....

Collective cheating scandal alleged at Taiwan's NTU

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Discussion threads on online student forum Dcard have revealed alleged cheating during National Taiwan University’s (NTU) midterm exams, prompting the school to laun...

Central Taiwan district administers AstraZeneca vaccine as Moderna by accident

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taichung City Health Bureau has confirmed that a district health center administered AstraZeneca vaccines as Moderna to three teachers, raising concerns about staff traini...

Taiwan health official warns of China's 'cognitive warfare'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government is proactively debunking online misinformation amid a recent surge in domestic COVID-19 infections, with a fine of up to NT$3 million (US$107,300) for those...

Taiwan teen's toe falls out of sock after accident

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese teen lost his ring toe after a motorcycle accident but did not realize until he got home and took off his bloodied socks — when the digit fell out. Th...

Taipei police arrest college student for cutting woman's hair

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei police have arrested a college student for cutting a stranger's hair in Neihu MRT station. Last week, a woman posted a complaint on the social media site Dca...

Photo of the Day: Taiwan encapsulated in one photo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Last week, foreign residents of Taiwan discovered the ultimate photograph that sums up life for many in Taiwan with a man on a scooter, a Taiwanese dog, and bubble tea to ...

5 adults unable to stop pit bull from mauling dog in S.W. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The owner of an American pit bull terrier has been fined NT$30,000 (US$1,000) after his pet viciously mauled a neighbor's dog for 32 seconds, despite the efforts of fi...

Hong Kong student opposes demand for Taiwan to lower immigration bar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As more Hongkongers seek asylum in Taiwan due to Beijing's growing control in the special administrative region, a Hong Kong student has decided to explain on social m...

Taiwan professor accused of assigning homework based on students' political stance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Taipei University of Technology (NTUT) political science instructor Chen Kai (陳愷) has been accused of assigning homework assignments to students based on their po...