New York Asian Film Festival features Taiwan action and comedy films

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)— The New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) is presenting four Taiwan comedy and action movies, from June 28 to July 14, in New York. The 18th edition of NYAFF is a flagshi...

French festival of music celebrates country's culture in Taiwan

The Association des Français de Taiwan (AFT) hosted its annual Fête de la Musique at Maji Square on Saturday (June 22). The "Festival of Music," as it is called in English, g...

Lukang shines as living showcase of Taiwan’s cultural heritage

Lukang in central Taiwan’s Changhua County was formerly one of the nation’s leading commercial hubs. From the 1780s through the 1840s, the harbor settlement grew wealthy from access to sea...

TCCA set to make Taiwanese culture bloom

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Names of the board members of the new Taiwan Creative Content Agency (文化內容策進院) (TCCA) have been released. Minister of Culture Cheng Li-chiun (鄭麗君) hosted the first boar...

Publishers hold seminar on public lending rights

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)— The publishing community held a seminar on public lending rights (PLR) at National Taiwan Museum on Tuesday (June 11) to promote creativity and safeguard artists and publis...

Taiwanese singers perform at Midem 2019 in France

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three Taiwanese singers were invited to perform at the Midem 2019 in France as part of the “Taiwan Beats” portion of the festival on June 5. Midem 2019 is a...

China issues US travel alert warning of official harassment

BEIJING (AP) — China has issued a travel warning for the U.S., saying Chinese visitors have been interrogated, interviewed and subjected to other forms of what it called harassment by U.S. law enforce...

Russians criticize heavily edited version of Elton John film

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian gay rights activists and cultural figures are criticizing the local distributor of a new movie about Elton John for cutting scenes depicting homosexual activity and drug use. ...

Talented Taiwanese illustrators shine at New York Rights Fair

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Some of Taiwan’s talented illustrators and comic book authors are having their works displayed for an international audience in New York City at this week’s 20...

OISTAT headquarters to remain in Taiwan until 2025

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A signing ceremony on Tuesday (May 28) guaranteed the International Organization of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians (OISTAT) headquarters will remain in ...

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...

MOC crafts exhibition deepens cultural exchanges with Southeast Asia

TAINAN-- An exhibition highlighting Southeast Asian crafts kicked off May 17 at the National Tainan Living Art Center in southern Taiwan, underscoring government efforts to deepen cultural and people-...

Taiwan singer Jolin's 'Ugly Beauty' nominated for 7 Golden Melody awards

Music and music video from the Taiwanese singer Jolin Tsai's (蔡依林)'s 14th music studio album "Ugly Beauty" have been nominated for awards in seven categories in this year's Golde...

Taiwan indigenous children’s choirs to perform in UK

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s indigenous children’s choirs will perform on stages across the U.K. from May 24-29, announced Ministry of Culture (MOC) at a press conference on May 1...

Taiwan’s first Chinese-language bookstore gets fresh lease of life

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than seven decades after opening, the first bookstore in Taiwan to sell Chinese books, Tzu Li (自立) Bookstore, will be renovated with funds provided by the Ministry of...