Japanese remake of classic romance film ‘You Are the Apple of My Eye’ debuts in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Japanese remake of iconic Taiwanese teenage romance movie "You Are the Apple of My Eye" is now in theaters across Taiwan with high anticipation from fans. To...

Taiwanese celeb Kai Ko attends NARS Cosmetics event in Taipei, Chinese netizens flip out

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chinese netizens are making a fuss and shaming a Japanese company for their promotion of a Taiwanese celebrity who was previously busted for using marijuana during a 2014 ...

'Golden Melody' of Taiwan: Veterans, newcomers split top awards

Music veterans and newcomers on Saturday split the top awards at the 28th Golden Melody Awards, Taiwan's biggest music awards event. Taiwanese singer Sangpuy Katatepan (桑布伊), known for performi...

Asian movie world gears up for Golden Horse Awards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The world of Chinese-language cinema is gearing up for its top awards bash, the 53rd Golden Horse Awards to be issued at the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Taipei Saturday e...

Kai Ko reflects on past mistakes ahead of release of 'The Road to Mandalay'

Taiwanese actor Kai Ko reflected on his past mistakes ahead of the 2016 Golden Horse Awards, the Taiwanese counterpart of the Academy Awards, with a change of attitude, according to media reports. ...

'The Road to Mandalay' wins FEDEORA Award for Best Film in Venice

Taipei, Sept. 10 (CNA) "The Road to Mandalay" by Myanmar-born Taiwanese director Midi Z won the FEDEORA Award for Best Film at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival on Friday. The mov...

Film by Burmese-Taiwanese director chosen for Venice Days contest

Taipei, July 27 (CNA) "The Road to Mandalay", a film by Burmese-Taiwanese director Midi Z, has been selected for competition in the Venice Days, an independent event on the fringes of the Venice Inte...

Jackie Chan: happy to see 'little bastard' Jaycee released from jail

Hong Kong action superstar Jackie Chan said he will not speak on behalf of his son Jaycee Chan at a press conference Thursday, the day before the younger Chan was set to be released from a Chinese jai...

Jackie Chan's son gets 6 months in drug case

Jaycee Chan, the actor son of Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan, was sentenced to six months in prison and a fine of 2,000 Chinese yuan for drug-related offenses, in a Chinese court ruling Friday. ...

Taiwan will not legalize marijuana: premier

Taipei, Oct. 21 (CNA) Premier Jiang Yi-huah said Tuesday that marijuana use will remain illegal in Taiwan, a position that is supported by experts and scholars. Responding to questions in the L...

Kai Ko questioned over marijuana use in China

Taipei, Sept. 1 (CNA) Actor Kai Ko (Ko Chen-tung) was questioned by Taiwanese prosecutors Monday over his use of marijuana while in China last month. The 23-year-old did not respond to question...

Taiwan News Morning Briefing – September 1

Market & Commodity ■ Taiwan stock market (TWSE) opened 38.14 points, or 0.4 percent, higher to 9,474.41 on Monday, with turnover reaching NT$1.61 billion. (Taiwan News) ■ U.S. stocks closed higher...

Kai Ko offers apology for 'stupid choice' of smoking marijuana

Taipei, Aug. 30 (CNA) Kai Ko made a big mistake the first time he lit up a joint two years ago, the 23-year-old actor told a press conference Saturday in Taipei, where he remorsefully apologized for...

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ASIA:HONG KONG-DEMOCRACY SHOWDOWNHONG KONG -- Hong Kong's simmering summer of discontent gets even hotter Sunday when Beijing is expected to recommend restricting the first direct elections for the Ch...

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ASIA:KOREAS-TENSIONSEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea says it won't send cheerleaders to the upcoming Asian Games in rival South Korea, blaming what it called Seoul's hostility for reversing a decision...