Taipei ranked 1st in InterNations Expat City Ranking

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taipei has been ranked 1st in quality of urban living and was in the top five for all indices in InterNations' latest Expat City Ranking. Taipei ranked No. 1 out of 72 c...

American journalist, bar owner dies in Kaohsiung at age 55

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An American former journalist and owner of a bar in Kaohsiung passed away on Christmas Eve of complications from a stroke, and his family has composed the following obituary to...

Taiwanese expats extend charitable relief to homeless in Brazil

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese expatriates in Brazil donated an enormous 1,200 food baskets to São Paulo homeless charity Casa Belém in a ceremony on Dec. 9. CNA reports that ...

Russian baby tourism in US is big business

For years, Russian agencies have been wooing wealthy mothers-to-be from Russia to give birth in Florida. Not so much for the gorgeous weather, beautiful beaches and palm trees, but because any person ...

Crowdfunding for dams — why Pakistani PM Khan's drive is not feasible

The construction of two dams has become a major policy priority for the new Pakistani government, headed by Prime Minister Imran Khan. The fact was evident from Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi&#...

Taipei murder must not tarnish Taiwan’s safe reputation

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- The brutal murder of Canadian English teacher Ramgahan Sanjay Ryan (顏柏萊) has shaken the whole of Taiwan, and understandably so. Despite the recent severe weather, the sto...

Tsai Ing-wen encourages Taiwanese expats to work hard for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) encouraged Taiwanese expatriates living in the U.S. to become part of the government's reform agenda, during a speech in Houston on...

Cricket tournament marks the rise of the game in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The first-ever "Chillies Titans Cup 2018" cricket tournament was held in Hsinchu City (新竹市) on August 4-5, marking the resurgence of cricket in Taiwan. Cricke...

Why are police clashing with expats in Romania?

What happened this weekend in Romania? A crowd of up to 100,000 gathered before the seat of Romanian government in Bucharest on Friday to protest government corruption and demand early elections. Man...

Taipei kindergarten teacher posts job ad saying 'black or dark skinned' people not wanted

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A teacher from a well-known private kindergarten posted a job ad on a Facebook group yesterday (June 11) stating that it would not hire English teachers who were "black or...

Reign Holdings Chairman Samir Salya Named by Forbes Middle East as One of the Top Indian Leaders in the Arab World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 29, 2018--Reign Holdings Group Chairman, Samir Salya, has been named one of India’s top businessmen - in a major international poll. ...

US was a temporary stop for many Venezuelans; now it's home

MIAMI (AP) — Helene Villalonga decided she had to get out of Venezuela for a while when two men, one brandishing a gun, showed up at her party rental business and told her to stop working for local po...

Top 10 Google news searches for Taiwan in 2017

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Google last week released its Year in Search for 2017, including the results for the top news-related searches in Taiwan, which revealed that sporting events, mobile games, cra...

China expat blog Shanghaiist bites the dust

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Expats in China are mourning demise of Shanghaiist, a popular blog site which often thumbed its nose at official Chinese state-run media news, after it's owner announced it...

How Mid-Autumn Festival celebrated in and outside Taiwan?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Traditionally marking the end of the autumn harvest and expressing gratitude to mother earth, the Mid-Autumn Festival has been celebrated in Taiwan and other Asian countries on ...