Accountant gets 2 ½ years for stealing $580K from company

BOSTON (AP) — An accountant who stole nearly $600,000 from the Massachusetts company she worked for has been sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison. Federal prosecutors say 30-year-old Tha...

Shanghai TAO officials return to China after visit to Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On the afternoon of Dec. 11, the delegation from China’s Shanghai branch of the Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) left Taipei to return to Shanghai after three days in the...

Taiwan exonerates 1,505 victims of political persecution

TAIPEI (CNA) -- The criminal records of 1,505 victims of political persecution in Taiwan were wiped out Sunday at a formal ceremony, in a bid to help heal their long-lasting trauma and to remind the c...

Chinese officials arrive in Taiwan to prepare for Taipei-Shanghai Forum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In preparation for the Taipei-Shanghai City Forum (雙城論壇) which was announced for Dec. 20, several Chinese officials from the Shanghai branch of the Taiwan Affairs Office (...

Japanese musician gave up NHK career to pursue dream in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Japanese musician Koji Sakurai set foot in Taiwan 25 years ago and is now the music director of Ju Percussion Group’s upcoming year end concert “Long For.” ...

Photo story: the style and success of the 55th Golden Horse Awards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 55th annual Golden Horse Awards was held in Taipei on the evening of Nov. 17, where the best in Chinese-language cinema was recognized. “An Elephant Sitting S...

GOLDEN HORSE: Hsieh Ying-xuan keeps Best Leading Actress award in Taiwan

Taiwanese actress Hsieh Ying-xuan (謝盈萱) won her first best leading actress award at the 55th Golden Horse Awards in Taipei on Saturday, beating other four Chinese contenders to keep the award at home....

GOLDEN HORSE: Si Pangoyod wins best new performer award

Taiwan's Si Pangoyod (鍾家駿) on Saturday received the Golden Horse Award for best new performer for his role in the drama "Long Time No Sea" (只有大海知道) directed by Heather Tsui (崔永徽). In ...

Taiwan teen actor shines at Minsk International Film Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today) — Taiwan’s Chung Chia-chun from the Tao indigenous group won Best Young Actor for his role in local feature “Long Time No Sea” at the Minsk International ...

China's annual shopping frenzy shatters records again

SHANGHAI (AP) — Online shoppers spent more than $14 billion within the first two hours of China's annual buying frenzy on Sunday, once again breaking records as the consumer tradition enters its 10th ...

People with dementia can still lead normal lives: expert

Taipei, Nov. 3 (CNA) A person living with mild cognitive impairment should take advantage of the available treatments, and continue to lead their normal lives such as attending social activities, and ...

Photo of the Day: 'Proof that Aliens have landed in Taipei'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An American-Canadian marketing manager took this photo of Agora Garden Tower (陶朱隱園) in Taipei's Xinyi District looking highly futuristic and a bit alien.  ...

Taiwanese man ordered to pay ex-girlfriend NT$600,000 for years of abuse

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese woman won a NT$600,000 (almost US$20,000) court case on Friday (Oct. 19) after facing years of physical and psychological abuse at the hands of her ex-boy...

Thai police dismiss British woman's rape allegation

BANGKOK (AP) — Police in Thailand say they have dismissed a British tourist's claim that she was raped on a Thai resort island after their investigation revealed no supporting evidence. ...

Taiwanese group in US reportedly converting Masonic lodge into Buddhist Temple

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A religious organization reportedly based in Taiwan is planning to open a new Buddhist temple in the U.S. State of Connecticut, in the unlikely location of a former M...