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Angry dormitory supervisor slams sports car into Taiwan university

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A dormitory supervisor angry at complaints about his performance slammed a sports car into the steps of Taipei National University of the Arts (TNUA), reports said Friday ...

Taiwanese Mo Tzu-yi named best lead actor at Golden Horse Awards

Taiwanese Mo Tzu-yi (莫子儀) won the best leading actor prize at the 57th Golden Horse Awards in Taipei on Saturday for his portrayal of a gay man suspected of murdering his boyfriend's mother in the...

Taiwanese student aids injured 'grandpa' with jacket outside MRT

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A high school student has won praise from Taiwanese netizens for using his jacket to help halt the bleeding from a head wound suffered by an elderly man after he suddenly ...

Taiwan's National Cultural Award ceremony held in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 39th National Cultural Award ceremony was held on Thursday (Aug. 20) at the Songshan Cultural and Creative Park. The Ministry of Culture had previously announced th...

Songwriter urges children to sing Taiwanese songs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chien Shang-jen (簡上仁), songwriter and adjunct professor a the Taipei National University of the Arts, was a guest on the latest episode of the I-Fun Learning website's...

Malaysian director seeks to raise awareness of LGBT issues

When a society fails to pay attention to a tragedy it is more likely such tragedies will be repeated. It was that idea that inspired Malaysian director Lim Kean-hian (林峻賢) when he decided to focus ...

Taiwan takes 2 gold, 2 silver medals at percussion event in Italy

Taiwan has won two gold and two silver medals at this year's Italy Percussion Competition, an annual event that has been held by the Italy Percussive Arts Society since 2003. The gold medals we...

Tang Mei Yun Taiwanese Opera set to entertain at Kuandu Arts Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A packed Kuandu Arts Festival that will feature 70 programs will take place from Sept. 20-Dec. 1. The 27th edition of the Kuandu Arts Festival is hosted by Taipei Natio...

New pro-Taiwan independence party holds inaugural meeting

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan’s newest political party the "Taiwan Action Party Alliance" (一邊一國行動黨), or "TAPA," held its founding conference on Sunday (Aug. 18) and elected ...

Taiwan’s Cloud Gate featured in New York Times

Taipei (Taiwan News) — The New York Times on Wednesday (July 31) published a full-page feature on Lin Hwai-min (林懷民), the soon-to-retire director of Cloud Gate Theater, and his final performance...

Protesters scream for ‘fair primary’ as DPP resumes talks on presidential nomination

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A large number of protesters gathered outside the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) headquarters on Wednesday (May 29) demanding a fair primary as the Central Executive C...

Guandu festival to bring cultural excitement to Tamsui riverbank this Saturday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A carnival featuring parades, marketplace, and cultural performances will take place this Saturday (Oct. 26) in Taipei’s Gundu (關渡) area, celebrating the unique arti...

Upcoming Events in Taipei for June 1 to June 7

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The month of May has come to a close, as people throughout Taiwan prepare for the true summer heat to begin. But don’t let the high temperatures keep you indoors, be...

Get a glimpse of the beauty of Taiwan in renewed Google Street View images

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Google Taiwan has renewed images for more than 150 indoor and outdoor sites, and some of the images were taken by Google's street view backpack. The refreshed scenes include...

Russian contest says Taiwanese award-winning conductor from “China/Taiwan”

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In the latest example of overseas organizations apparently bowing to pressure from China, the Moscow Conservatory listed award-winning Taiwanese conductor Hsieh Szuyun (謝斯...