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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...

Taiwanese actress Sonia Sui contracts COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese actress Sonia Sui (隋棠) on Thursday (May 5) announced on social media that she has tested positive for COVID and has entered isolation. In recent days, Sui had...

Taiwan's 'One-Armed Swordsman' Jimmy Wang dies aged 79

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The martial arts actor Jimmy Wang (王羽), best known for his role in the "One-Armed Swordsman," died on Tuesday morning (April 5) at the age of 79. Wang's d...

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...

Wang Leehom's wife releases IG post alleging numerous infidelities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Just two days after Taiwanese-American crooner Wang Leehom (王力宏) announced he was divorcing his Taiwanese wife of eight years, Lee Jinglei (李靚蕾), on Wednesday (Dec. 15), s...

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...

Wang Leehom files for divorce from Taiwanese wife

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese-American crooner Wang Leehom (王力宏) on Wednesday (Dec. 15) announced that he has filed for divorce from his Taiwanese wife of eight years, Lee Jinglei (李靚蕾). R...

Taiwan-France coproduced film 'Pour la France' begins shooting in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — French director Rachid Hami’s second feature film “Pour la France,” featuring Taiwanese actress Vivian Sung (宋芸樺), held its production commencement cerem...

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)....

Taiwan actors, films receive high praise ahead of 2021 Golden Horse Awards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Golden Horse Awards 2021, which takes place on Saturday (Nov. 27), will announce the winners online and at the in-person ceremony at Sun Yat-sen Memorial Ha...

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...

China's Taiwan Affairs Office blames ‘political manipulation’ for Taiwanese celebrity controversies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Recent controversies surrounding Taiwanese celebrities such as Dee Hsu (徐熙娣) and Ning Chang (張鈞甯) may be the product of certain political forces’ manipulation, China...

Actress Ning Chang denies she is Taiwan independence supporter

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese actress Ning Chang (張鈞甯) denied in a Weibo post that she is a Taiwan independence supporter and affirmed that she is Chinese after netizens from that country que...

Taiwan's Indigenous star of ‘Seqalu: Formosa 1867’ dies from cancer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Camake Valaule, a teacher and member of the Paiwan Indigenous tribe, who is appearing as the main character in the new Taiwan Public Television Service (PTS) series, died ...

Taiwanese drama 'Man In Love' reaches NT$300 million at box office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One month after its release, Taiwanese blockbuster "Man In Love" reached NT$300 million (US$10.7 million) at the box office Sunday (April 25). First screened...