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National Taiwan Museum's new immersive exhibition tells story of nation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan National Museum’s (NTM) new exhibition tells the story of the nation’s past and showcases the natural beauty of the land. The exhibition, titled &ldq...

VR film by Taiwanese artist wins SXSW film award

The virtual reality film "Samsara Ep. 1" by Taiwanese artist Huang Hsin-chien (黃心健) has been named as winner of the virtual cinema competition in the 2021 South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Fest...

Envoy to France spreads LNY cheer to overseas Taiwanese, Chinese groups

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s representative to France Wu Chi-chung (吳志中) and deputy representative Liu Pang-chih (劉邦治) on Friday (Feb. 12) visited overseas Taiwanese and Chinese groups,...

US ambassador reiterates support for Taiwan before leaving office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On her last day as the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., Kelly Craft once again called on members of the international community to stand up against China's attempts to iso...

State Department official, envoy to US share limelight with Taiwan bear

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s envoy to the United States, Hsiao Bi-khim (蕭美琴), met with State Department official Pamela Pryor Saturday (Jan. 16), but it was a Formosan black bear which ...

US ambassador takes Taiwan black bear to UN

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. ambassador the UN Kelly Craft on Thursday (Jan. 14) was spotted entering the General Assembly Hall of the UN with a Formosan black bear doll poking out of her pur...

Celebrate the festive season at Mandarin Oriental, Taipei

Mandarin Oriental, Taipei is arguably the most sophisticated address in the city and with a reputation for having one of the most Instagrammable Christmas trees in town. Christmas and New Year are aro...

Formosan black bear freed from trap in Taiwan orchard

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Formosan black bear that walked into a trap set up to catch wild boar and monkeys was freed after intervention by veterinarians, reports said Thursday (Oct. 1). A far...

Ad showing Formosan black bears slaving for pandas angers Taiwan politician

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An ad showing Formosan black bears toiling away as coolies for pandas has angered a member of the Taipei City Council because she sees it as a symbol of Taiwanese being su...

Passport cover competition spotlights Taiwan’s cultural diversity

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan unveiled a new passport design on Wednesday (Sept. 2) that highlights the word “Taiwan,” a competition for Taiwanese passport cover designs has shed ...

Timber thief arrested for killing Taiwan's endangered black bear

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A timber thief has been arrested for killing an endangered Formosan black bear (Ursus thibetanus formosanus) after authorities found a photo of him posing with the slain a...

New Taiwan passport design up for public vote

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Voting is now underway on a New Power Party (NPP) website for a series of new Taiwanese passport cover designs, which either minimize or entirely eliminate any mention of ...

'Academia Taiwanica' among name changes proposed by DPP for institute

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Monday, as China claimed credit for a new reagent for a rapid Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) test developed by Academia Sinica, Taiwanese legislators met on Monday (March...

Photo of the Day: Snow on Taiwan's Chiaming Lake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After Taiwan saw frigid temperatures over the weekend, a hiker captured the rare sight of snow on Chiaming Lake (嘉明湖). A punishing cold front brought snow to Taiwan'...

Japanese, British designers create Taiwan-themed icons in support of freedom

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two foreign designers in love with Taiwan have jointly created more than 100 icons bearing Taiwanese elements as a way to demonstrate their support for the island country ...