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Taiwanese comedian Chen Bing-nan dies at 88

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese comedian Chen Bing-nan (陳炳楠) passed away at age 88 on Monday (May 9). Chen suddenly lost consciousness after eating dinner at around 6 p.m. that evening and h...

Oscars diary: A yak in the classroom, a family in Hollywood

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom," became the unlikeliest of Oscar contenders when it was nominated this year for best international film. The story of a young man in Bhutan who goes...

Taiwanese actor cast in Disney+ series alongside Michelle Yeoh

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Liu Ching (劉敬), a rising star in Taiwan’s television industry, has been cast in a Disney+ series alongside Michelle Yeoh (楊紫瓊) and Daniel Wu (吳彥祖). Shortly after ...

Taiwanese entertainer Nadow Lin reportedly suffers stroke

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Entertainer Nadow Lin (納豆) reportedly suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and was rushed to a hospital for emergency treatment on Monday (Jan. 24). Local media outlets repor...

China freezes US$94 million assets of Taiwanese couple over alleged pyramid scheme

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The assets of a company founded by former Taiwanese actor Lin Ruiyang (林瑞陽) and his wife Zhang Ting (張庭), a former actress, have been frozen by the Chinese authorities for...

Taiwan actor donates 1 billion rupiah to caregiver

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Award-winning Taiwanese actor Chen Sung-young (陳松勇) left over IDR$1 billion Indonesian rupiah (US$70,000) in his will for his Indonesian caregiver. On Dec. 17, Chen die...

Taiwanese actor Chen Sung-young dies at age 80

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Award-winning Taiwanese actor Chen Sung-young (陳松勇) died at the age of 80 on Friday (Dec. 17). Chen died at 3:07 p.m. on Friday at the Taoyuan Chang-Gung Memorial Hospi...

Taiwan celebrities Tiffany Hsu, Roy Chiu announce marriage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese actress and model Tiffany Ann Hsu (許瑋甯) shocked fans on Friday (Dec. 10) when she announced that she had married fellow Taiwanese actor and singer Roy Chiu (邱澤)....

Taiwanese actor featured on China 'Dune' poster, Black actor deleted

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A customized "Dune" poster for the China market has generated controversy after it removed a Black actress seen in other versions and replaced her with a Taiwane...

Japanese eager to import Taiwanese custard, wax apples after China ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese consumers, who rarely if ever have eaten Taiwan-grown custard apples and wax apples, are eager to try the fruits now that China has banned them. On Sunday (Sep...

Taiwan drama ‘The Magician on the Skywalk’ expected to win big at GBAs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan television drama "The Magician on the Skywalk" is the leading contender at this year's Golden Bell Awards (GBA). The 56th annual Golden Bell Aw...

Whereabouts of Chinese celeb Zhao Wei's daughter unknown

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Like her mother, the whereabouts of the daughter of billionaire Chinese actress Zhao Wei (趙薇, Vicky Zhao) is unknown, with the last sighting in Hong Kong. Last week, Zh...

Pizza Hut Taiwan unleashes cilantro century egg pig's blood cake pizza

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following a pattern of combining local Taiwanese ingredients in new and unusual ways, Pizza Hut has announced that it is releasing a new dish called the "cilantro cen...

Elderly Taiwanese actor receives speedy vaccination service

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese retired actor Chen Bing-nan (陳炳楠) had his first COVID jab on Tuesday (June 16) and reported slight side effects. As Taiwan began its mass vaccination campaign...

Taiwanese actor Huang Ming-an died from high cholesterol

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Investigators believe the sudden death of Taiwanese actor Huang Ming-an (黃民安) was cardiogenic shock due to high cholesterol. Huang, 42, who headed the dance troupe Repr...