Video shows Chinese worker rubbing shoes on masks for export

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the world struggles to cope with the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, a video surfaced on Monday (March 30) showing a Chinese factory worker rubbing his shoes on ...

Photo of the Day: China's 'lonely dictator'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A tightly cropped image of Chinese Communist Party Chairman Xi Jinping (習近平) appearing to show him sitting alone has surfaced on social media since his visit to Wuhan on T...

Indonesian office supplies face masks to students, undocumented workers

The Indonesian representative office in Taipei said Thursday (Feb. 27) it is providing some 2,400 surgical face masks for Indonesian students and undocumented migrant workers in Taiwan in an effort to...

Taiwan scientist leads research on anti-coronavirus medication remdesivir

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Centers of Disease Control (CDC) said Thursday (Feb. 6) the country is actively seeking to import remdesivir, an experimental drug believed to have the potent...

‘Like I’m trapped’: Africans in China lockdown see no escape

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The normally bustling supermarket in Wuhan was deserted, looking more foreign than ever. Khamis Hassan Bakari walked the aisles and saw just two other shoppers, and fear sank...

'Like I'm trapped': Africans in China lockdown see no escape

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The normally bustling supermarket in Wuhan was deserted, looking more foreign than ever. Khamis Hassan Bakari walked the aisles and saw just two other shoppers, and fear sank in. ...

Famed Chinese SARS doctor infected with Wuhan coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One of China's leading experts on SARS, who said that the Wuhan coronavirus was "preventable and controllable," on Tuesday (Jan. 21) confirmed that he himsel...

LSE congratulates Taiwan president on re-election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on Wednesday (Jan. 15) congratulated its most famous Taiwanese alumnus, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), for her la...

News anchor loses case over Taiwan president’s LSE diploma

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taipei District Court on Wednesday (Jan. 11) rejected a case by news anchor Dennis Peng (彭文正)alleging that President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) diploma and dissertatio...

UK's most prolific rapist targeted men, gets life in prison

LONDON (AP) — A man described as “the most prolific rapist in British legal history” has been sentenced to life in prison with a possible release after 30 years following his conviction for sexual off...

Han’s running mate accuses CEC of making illogical analogy about his PhD

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — KMT presidential nominee Han Kuo-yu’s (韓國瑜) running mate, former premier Simon Chang (張善政), recently joined the ranks of those whose Ph.D. diploma authenticity has b...

Taiwan's top universities face shortage of Masters and PhD students

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Several of Taiwan’s top universities have failed to attract a single new student to more than 100 Masters and Ph.D. degree programs, the Ministry of Education said F...

Retired NTU professor revives speculation over Taiwan president's Ph.D.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Taiwan University professor emeritus of law Ho De-fen (賀德芬) asserted on Thursday (Nov. 28) that the Ph.D. diploma provided by Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英...

Try something new with uncommonly delicious (and ugly) fruit

As I savor one of my just-picked American persimmons (Diospyros virginiana), I'm reminded how this fruit — and a few other delectable fruits — would never sell. Why not? Because they're ugly! ...

Photo of the Day: UC Irvine scholar tries Domino's Taiwan pearl milk tea pizza

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — His curiosity piqued by pizza purists furor over the Domino's pearl milk tea pizza, a UC Irvine scholar says that the sacchariferous pie is "incredible" and ...