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Taiwan’s ‘Mystery Sticker Bandit’ gains urban legend status

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An urban legend known as the "Mystery Sticker Bandit" is causing consternation in Chiayi City due to a resurgence of “f Weng Tian-xin” (f翁天信) sticker...

Taiwan scores with hat-trick of movies at Berlinale

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three films with Taiwanese connections are competing at the 74th Berlinale, with “Black Tea” and “Shambhala” vying for the Golden Bear. Meanwhil...

Photo of the Day: Lai hands out lucky money in Tainan on first day of Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President-elect Lai Ching-te (賴清德) handed out “lucky money” to members of the public at temples in Tainan on Saturday (Feb. 10), the first day of the Lunar New...

Taiwan's Doublethink Lab outlines China's election meddling in FIMI report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The recent presidential election demonstrated that China sharpened its disinformation tools and increased its efforts to try and interfere in Taiwan’s politics, acco...

AmCham Taiwan congratulates Lai Ching-te and Hsiao Bi-khim on election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The American Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan (AmCham Taiwan) said the election victory of Lai Ching-te (賴清德) and his running mate Hsiao Bi-khim (蕭美琴) heralded a fourth decad...

Meme of the Day: Taiwan presidential contest sees Formosan black bear victory

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s 2024 presidential election on Saturday (Jan. 13) not only determined a new leader for the nation it also inspired a million memes. As usual online, the s...

New fish species named Malakichthys formosus found in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Researchers have discovered a new species of fish near Taiwan and named it Malakichthys formosus. The silvery fish is about 7.5 cm long, with bulging eyes and transluce...

Taiwan's official culture finds voice, seeks friends

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As you would expect of a cultural czar, Homme Tsai (蔡嘉駿) was fashionably attired in a fitted suit, buckle shoes, designer glasses, topped off with a pencil mustache, and h...

G7 leaders insist Taiwan Strait peace essential to world security, prosperity

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Group of Seven (G7) statement on Wednesday (Dec. 6) made clear that "peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait" were essential to the world's "se...

Taiwan Fact Check: Hou Yu-ih exposed for misleading comments on teen drug use

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang presidential candidate Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) was misleading when he said that teenagers account for most drug-related crimes. In a post on its website Thursday (No...

Taiwan Fact Check: Mask wearing not mandatory

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Rumors in Taiwan that individuals must wear masks from Friday (Dec. 1) are false, according to the Taiwan FactCheck Center (TFC). The non-profit foundation pointed out ...

Feel-good, supersized EasyCard sales soar in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A giant-sized subway smartcard with a heartwarming backstory about something good coming from adversity has sold out in Taiwan. The“Classic Logo Style EasyCard - ...

Japan wrestles with Formosan muntjac invasion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's indigenous Formosan Reeves’ muntjac is causing terror in Japan where it is spreading quickly in the wild, eating crops, and scaring the natives. In a...

Morris Chang wins first Li Kwoh-Ting Award in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) founder Morris Chang (張忠謀) received the inaugural Li Kwoh-Ting Award on Thursday (Nov. 9) for his “significant contribu...

Rejoice at Eel Festival showcase of contemporary electronic music in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan, arguably, has not been at the center of much musically since it was at the heart of Mandopop in the 1970s and 80s. It is often bypassed by the biggest stars of mus...