As design element, ode to passion, big books are great gifts

NEW YORK (AP) — Whether as a design element or an ode to a passion or hobby, coffee table books have it covered, especially as holiday gifts. Splashy, special interest books are in a...

Review: A new collection of essays by Jonathan Franzen

"The End of the End of the Earth: Essays" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), by Jonathan Franzen One subject comes up frequently in Jonathan Franzen's latest collection of essays: how to l...

After 17 years, many Afghans blame US for unending war

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — When U.S. forces and their Afghan allies rode into Kabul in November 2001 they were greeted as liberators. But after 17 years of war, the Taliban have retaken half the countr...

Upcoming Events in Taipei, November 8-18

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – This weekend in Taipei, there are tons of exciting activities to check out around town. Here are just a few events that may spark your interest over the next week (Nov. 8-...

Alishan Forest Railway rolls out feature tour highlighting slow travel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Alishan Forest Railway has launched a new program spotlighting slow travel, inviting travelers to embark on a journey in the forest of central Taiwan while relishing t...

Taichung Prefectural Hall to transform into contemporary art hub for Taiwan's artists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taichung Prefectural Hall (臺中州廳) will be transformed into a center dedicated to Taiwanese art as part of the Ministry of Culture’s effort to revitalize the centr...

Taiwan releases new aerial documentary promoting Taichung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A film titled “Our Taichung” (咱的台中) debuted Oct. 30, providing a peek into the beauty of the city in middle Taiwan from a bird’s eye view, as part of Tai...

Upcoming events in Taipei this weekend, Oct 26. – Oct. 28: PRIDE edition

The time has come once again for the streets of Taipei to be lined with rainbow flags, parade floats and smiling faces as thousands of people come out in celebration of equality. Here is a rundown of ...

Explore contemporary photography from Taiwan and around the world at Taipei Photo 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2018 Taipei International Photography Exhibition (Taipei Photo) opened Saturday (Oct. 20) at Chiang Kai-shek (CKS) Memorial Hall in Taipei. Nearly 780 p...

Sunset spectacle set to illuminate Taiwan’s Kaohsiung on Nov. 11

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Kaohsiung residents can expect to be wowed by a spectacular sunset on Nov. 11, forecast to occur at 5:15 pm on the day, according to Central Weather Bureau. Qingnian 1s...

Turkish photographer Ara Guler dead at 90

ISTANBUL (AP) — Ara Guler, an acclaimed Turkish journalist and photographer known as "the Eye of Istanbul" for his iconic black-and-white pictures of the city and its residents, has died. He was 90. ...

B2C Taiwan Outdoor Show exhibitors offer special prices to visitors  

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The B2C 2018 Taiwan Outdoor Show, which runs from Oct. 18 to Oct. 21 at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Hall, is showcasing equipment, accessories and clothing for camping, mounta...

Works of acclaimed Taiwanese photographer exhibited in HK  

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chang Chao-tang (張照堂), an award-winning Taiwanese photographer whose black-and-white images have offered a glimpse of Taiwan’s rural society as early as the 1960s, i...

Taiwan's youth ambassador program celebrates 10th anniversary

A celebration marking the 10th anniversary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs-organized International Youth Ambassador Exchange Program was staged Oct. 13 at Taipei Guest House.   The event was...

MECO photo exhibition opens in Taipei

TAIPEI (CNA) — A photo exhibition organized by the Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO), the Philippines representative office in Taiwan, opened in Taipei Saturday, displaying the 50 ...