Chinese crackdown on foreign names draws protest

BEIJING (AP) — The Manhattan neighborhood, Venice Garden, the Vienna hotel chain — to the ears of the Chinese government, the names are too foreign-sounding and must go. Provinces an...

‘Yuanshan Natural Landscape Park’ in Taipei open to the public on June 15

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –“Yuanshan Natural Landscape Park,” which is built on the site of former Taipei Children’s Amusement Park (兒童樂園), is open to the public on June 15. The ...

Study says women are underrepresented in top animation jobs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Women make up roughly half of all executives in animation, but a study released Monday says the numbers fall significantly when it comes to female directors and other leadership rol...

Religious freedom yet rings in Taiwan: Ken Starr

Bob Fu is an American hero. Having narrowly escaped the atrocities of Tiananmen Square 30 years ago, Bob served time in a Chinese prison, fled to Hong Kong, then was warmly welcomed 20 years ago as a ...

What does Taiwan President Tsai fear?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) won her sobriquet as “Spicy Taiwanese Sister” when she flat out rejected the “one country, two systems” framework fo...

Taiwan's Control Yuan impeaches ex-Hualien official for media manipulation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Control Yuan completed a probe of Hsieh Kung-ping (謝公秉) on Tuesday (June 4), deciding to impeach the former Deputy Secretary General of the previous Hualien...

Exclusive: Source says Taiwanese President Tsai revoked Dalai Lama’s invitation to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The administration of Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) is accused of denying the Dalai Lama and Uyghur activist Rebiya Kadeer visas to visit Taiwan in May, repo...

Missing Chinese scholar's parents arrive in US for trial

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — The parents of a visiting University of Illinois scholar who disappeared two years ago have arrived in Illinois from China for the murder trial of the man accused of abducting and ...

Delegation to religious forum in Taiwan visits I-Mei Food Safety Research Center

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A delegation in Taiwan for an international religious forum visited an I-Mei Foods factory in Taoyuan City Wednesday (May 29). The delegation was led by former United S...

Ginormous giant grouper caught in E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Fishermen caught a Goliath giant grouper weighing 211 kilograms off the coast of eastern Taiwan's Hualien County on Tuesday (May 28), the biggest seen in 10 years. On Tu...

Taiwan's MOC, AIT co-organize documentary screening tour about women pioneers to mark TRA40

A screening tour for a documentary on groundbreaking women is set to kick off May 30 in Taipei City as part of Taiwan-U.S. efforts to strengthen cultural exchanges and celebrate the 40th anniversary o...

Gay couple facing marriage obstacles despite passage of historic bill

The historic passage of a same-sex marriage bill in Taiwan last Friday was a moment of euphoria for the tens of thousands of marriage equality supporters gathered outside the Legislature, but for Guzi...

WildAid:Reduce Consumer Demand to Prevent Extinction

CHINA (WildAid) - This year's Endangered Species Day, on May 17, comes on the heels of deeply troubling news from the United Nations. A hard-hitting report into the impact of humans on the environ...

Japan, China resume disarmament talks after 8 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Japan and China have reached an agreement to continue diplomatic dialogue on security issues after talks in Beijing on Tuesday (May 21). The two counties exchanged thoughts ...

Photo of the Day: Inflatable 'tank man' pops up in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre nears on June 4, photos of an inflatable 'tank man' sculpture have surfaced on Taiwanese social media. Due t...