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Legendary Taiwanese historian Chuang Yung-ming dies at 78

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese historian and popular book writer Chuang Yung-ming (莊永明) passed away on Friday (Aug. 7), leaving a legacy as the most informative Taiwanese historian and a proli...

Taiwan's Din Tai Fung closing first US location due to financial pressures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Iconic Taiwanese dumpling chain Din Tai Fung announced Thursday (June 11) that its first U.S. location in Arcadia, California, would be permanently closing after two decad...

Photo of the Day: Agong's house in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese-Canadian animator posted this nostalgic mockup of the living room in the home of his Agong (阿公, Taiwanese Hokkien for grandfather) in southern Taiwan. The a...

Doyen of Taiwan's nativist literature movement passes away at 96

A doyen of Taiwan's "nativist literature movement" Chung Chao-cheng (鍾肇政) passed away at his home in Taoyuan City Saturday, according to his family. He was 96. Chung's son Chung Y...

Rep. Office of the MTC optimistic about Taiwan-Russia ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Russia may be the next travel hotspot for Taiwanese as bilateral cultural and economic exchanges have increased in recent years. Since last July, Taiwanese tourists hav...

8% of Taiwanese women do not return to work after parental leave, data shows

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Mother's Day nears in Taiwan, a local women's group is pointing out that discrimination against working mothers is still very real, with 8 percent of women in t...

Former WHO adviser from France receives Taiwan passport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A former adviser to the World Health Organization (WHO) from France was one of five foreign residents who received a Taiwan passport Tuesday (April 28) — but were al...

Taipei unveils artistic manhole covers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei has unveiled eight artistic manhole covers featuring local characteristics as part of its public art project to beautify the cityscape. Titled the "Taipei M...

Taiwan’s glove puppetry show draws ire of Chinese netizens over ‘Wuhan virus’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A celebrated glove puppetry show in Taiwan has sparked an outcry from the Chinese online community and been forced to apologize for labeling the coronavirus the "Wuha...

Kuwait journalist praises Taiwan's democracy and diversity

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a recent Arabic news article titled "Taiwan: Core of Asia's Cultural Development," Kuwait referred to Taiwan as a sovereign independent country and praise...

Spend a Night @ Taiwan’s Presidential Building event causes controversy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With 27 days left until the January election, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) was criticized by both the Kuomintang (KMT) and Formosa Alliance Tuesday (Dec. 17) for the Spend...

Ministry of Education sees progress in Taiwan language summer camps

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At an end-of-the-year native language presentation held by the Ministry of Education (MOE) on Tuesday (Dec. 17), elementary and junior high school students showcased what ...

Thousands of Japanese libraries to feature Taiwan-themed comic book

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A comic book introducing Taiwanese culture has been added to the collections of thousands of libraries throughout Japan in a collaboration between Japanese publishing comp...

Children of immigrants break down cultural barriers in Taipei performance

Close to 90 children from new immigrant families showcased their talents and skills at a presentation in Taipei on Sunday that validated classes held by local foundations designed to help them avoid b...

Award-winning French director receives Taiwan citizenship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — French director and recipient of the 2017 Prix franco-taïwanais cultural award, Jean-Robert Thomann, was granted Taiwanese citizenship at the end of October and has s...