Award-winning Taiwanese magician shares mind-boggling feats on YouTube

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A video demonstrating mind-blowing magic tricks by Taiwanese magician Eric Chien (簡綸廷) has garnered more than 1.8 million views since it was posted on YouTube Oct. 26. ...

Pingtung unveils video to mark 100-day countdown to 2019 Taiwan Lantern Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A short film featuring local traits of the southern municipality of Pingtung debuted on Nov. 12 to mark the one hundred-day countdown to the 2019 Taiwan Lantern Festival, ...

Netflix bets big on India, not China, in bid to expand business in Asia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The world’s leading internet entertainment service provider, Netflix, is stepping up efforts to increase its presence across Asia, notably in India – not China...

Taiwan mulls loosening rules on foreign labor employment for companies relocating back home

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan will consider relaxing regulations governing the employment of foreign labor to meet the expected rise in demand for laborers as Taiwanese businesses relocate their...

Half of all Taiwanese blessed with ‘weight loss’ gene: study

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Half the population in Taiwan are blessed with a gene that helps control weight and thus allows them to indulge in the pleasure of eating while keeping obesity at bay, rep...

Taipei to ring in the New Year with electropop at year-end bash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2019 Taipei New Year’s Eve Countdown Party will for the first time incorporate e-sports and DJ performances to usher in the new year with tens of thousands of re...

Taiwan to host 2018 Indigenous Peoples Economic Development Forum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2018 Indigenous Peoples Economic Development Forum will take place at the Parkview Hotel in Hualien between Nov. 9 and 11. The event will seek to promote Taiwan&rsq...

A gamers’ dream come true- ‘cockpit’ gaming chair by Taiwan’s Acer now on sale

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – For those seeking the ultimate gaming experience, Acer’s cockpit-like “Predator Thronos” gaming chair may be their dream come true. The product, unveiled...

Taiwan’s renowned dance theater Cloud Gate holds poster exhibition to mark 45th anniversary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A poster exhibition celebrating the 45th anniversary of Gloud Gate Dance Theater (雲門舞集), a pre-eminent Taiwanese performance group, is taking place between Nov. 16, 2018, ...

Air travel serves as ‘natural vaccination’ to shield humans from next deadly pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – For those concerned that ever more convenient global travel could facilitate the spread of deadly diseases, a new study suggests otherwise – plane travel may se...

Alishan Forest Railway rolls out feature tour highlighting slow travel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Alishan Forest Railway has launched a new program spotlighting slow travel, inviting travelers to embark on a journey in the forest of central Taiwan while relishing t...

Taiwan’s National Defense think tank calls for task force to combat false information online

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s national defense think tank urged the government to establish a unit dedicated to addressing the growing threat of disinformation, in a Nov. 5 press confere...

Kuan mulls giving up fight in NTU president dispute after Taiwan's local elections: report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President-elect of National Taiwan University (NTU) Kuan Chung-ming (管中閔) will “make serious considerations” about his next move following the Nov. 24 loc...

John Liu likely to become first Taiwan-born NY State Senator

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – 51-year-old American politician John Chun Liu (劉醇逸) could become the first Taiwan-born New York State Senator if he wins the bid for the New York State Senate in the ...

‘Fire Phoenix’ sugar sculpture by Taiwan artist damaged and reborn as winner at world food championships

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A “Fire Phoenix” sugar sculpture made by a Taiwanese pulled sugar artist has been reborn from the ashes and emerged as the winner at the 2018 Korea World Food ...