Taiwanese spent $2 billion on patent drugs

Taiwanese citizens spent almost $2 billion on patent drugs for cold and the sales go up as the temperature decreases. Although patent drugs cannot cure the flu, people still use them as their "safety ...

The Monk from Tang Dynasty transcends time

"The Monk from Tang Dynasty," an accredited theatre piece, will be performed "for the last time" at Cloud Gate Theatre in Tamsui, New Taipei City from April 22 to April 24. "The Monk from Tang Dyn...

The myth of Chinese tourist in a “distorted” tourism industry

Ever since the 2016 presidential election, the media has been putting the cross-strait relations under the microscope. A change reportedly made by Beijing to restrict tourism to Taiwan after elections...

Fear lingers on the fifth anniversary of 3/11 Earthquake and Tsunami

Five years since the horrific 3/11 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, people still live under the fear of the devastating disaster. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan invites Taiwanese reporters to Fuku...

Sustainability vs Profit: Kenting National Park limits the number of foreign tourists

Starting from March 1, 2016, all tourists will have to apply online if they want to go to Nanrenshan and Longkeng Ecological Protection Area. Kenting National Park administration said only 100 foreign...

White Terror series: Director Pai Ko Exhibition

Transitional justice, a long overdue process which is a widespread consensus among all Taiwanese, is an ongoing process. It is more than a political slogan, especially for the victims of White Terror ...

China tightens censorship on film award broadcast

The Chinese government has yet again tightened its censorship, banning some words as well as the broadcasting of two major movie award ceremonies. China will enact a strict law which states all fo...

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre makes art as ways of life

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, a renowned modern dance group based in Taiwan, has brought arts into the daily lives the society, partnering with musicians and launching more performances through its other ...

A Silent Revolution: The Rise of Taiwanese Identity

In the evening of January 16, the results of 2016 presidential election in Taiwan covered the television screen of every household. Three Taiwanese Americans were watching the TV at a bar, discussing ...

Tainan, Taiwan devastated by earthquake with 8 building in ruins

Emergency aid and firemen are fighting to save lives after 8 buildings in Tainan, Taiwan collapsed when a magnitude 6.4 earthquake hit southern Taiwan at 3:57 am on February 6. The fire department...

7 years old boy rescued because of his cat

In time of despair and devastation, stories of hope and love can be found everywhere. This is the case for this little boy and his family all because of their family cat, Meowmeow. A magnitude 6.4...

The first power transition meeting will be held on February 19

The power transition between the Kuomintang (KMT) and the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) draws public attention after the 2015 election. The first meeting on the power transfer will be held on Feb...

Experts warn environmental destruction led to the spreading of Zika virus

The horrendous Zika virus, now spreading across 30 countries, is declared a global emergency declared by the World Health Organization (WHO). Experts warn that environmental destruction both caused th...

Large number of dead shark pups without fins found in Hsinchu

A number of fishermen discovered more than 20 dead shark pups without their fins at an embankment near a port in Hsinchu. The bodies of the dead shark pups shocked the founder and the police are now i...

Fire at Taipei SPCA kills more than a dozen cats, sparks speculations

A fire broke out at the Taipei Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) around 10pm on February 1. Two cats and 24 dogs were found dead at the scene. Some people who went to help out at...