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Indigenous affairs minister condemns Taiwanese Indigenous celebrities for pro-China statements

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of the Council of Indigenous Peoples Icyang Parod on Monday (May 23) blasted Taiwanese Indigenous celebrities including Jam Hsiao (蕭敬騰) and Lily Tien (田麗) for the...

DPP lawmakers criticize China's use of Taiwan pop stars in pro-unification music video

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) politicians on Thursday (Jan. 13) blasted China’s use of Taiwanese stars in a recent music video promoting unification. The Chi...

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...

Taiwanese singer Xiao He found dead in Kaohsiung's Love River

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese singer was found dead in Kaohsiung's Love River after he went missing following a music festival performance. The 28-year-old lead singer of nu-metal ba...

Taiwanese singer Chan Ya-Wen diagnosed with Parkinson's

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese pop singer Chan Ya-wen (詹雅雯) announced Thursday (March 18) that she has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Chan, 54, announced that she had been dia...

Taiwanese singer Fanny Liu is 'close contact' of Covid case in Hebei, China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Controversial Taiwanese singer Fanny Liu (劉樂妍), who is under lockdown in China's Hebei Province, says she has come in contact with a confirmed Wuhan coronavirus case w...

Taiwan could fine Ou-yang NT$500,000 for singing at China National Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to advertisements in China trumpeting that Taiwanese singers, including Nana Ou-yang (歐陽娜娜) will be performing on a TV special marking the communist regime'...

Taipei, Taoyuan, Kaohsiung MRTs to extend service hours on New Year's Eve

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei, Taoyuan, and Kaohsiung metros will extend operation hours on New Year's Eve to prevent traffic congestion, especially in areas where major New Year's E...

Taiwan arrests 10 in NT$30 billion investment scam, Singaporean CEO still at large

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese police have arrested 10 people in connection with an alleged Ponzi scheme involving British company Financial.org, while the scam ring's Singaporean chief ex...

Taiwan record label, MOC to hold musician exchange in Malaysia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2019 Taiwan x Malaysia Musician Exchange, held jointly by record label Taiwan Colors Music (角頭音樂) and the Ministry of Culture's Bureau of Audiovisual and Music Ind...

Ho-Hai-Yan Gongliao Rock Festival to kick off at New Taipei beach

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ho-Hai-Yan Gongliao Rock Festival 2019 will take place Aug. 30 to Sept. 1 at New Taipei City's Fulong Beach, featuring both international and Taiwanese performing arti...

Taiwanese singers perform at Midem 2019 in France

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three Taiwanese singers were invited to perform at the Midem 2019 in France as part of the “Taiwan Beats” portion of the festival on June 5. Midem 2019 is a...

Taiwan mounts campaign to promote pop music in New Southbound nations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of Culture kick-started an initiative to promote Taiwan’s pop music in the New Southbound countries at a press event on Aug. 28, first eyeing the market...

Japanese karaoke business to add Taiwanese pop songs across KTV outlets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Japanese karaoke business JOYSOUND announced that one hundred Taiwanese pop songs will be added to the song selection of its karaoke machines across its stores for thr...

Taiwan’s Top 8 Music Festivals

TAIPEI (Tawian News) -- Earlier this week, it was announced that a free two-day indigenous music festival will take place in Taitung this weekend. The festival, which will feature Chen Chen-nien (陳建年)...