Norwegian athlete of 'lucky cap' fame may visit Taiwan in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following his recent victory in Nice, France, and unintentionally gaining popularity in Taiwan by wearing a hat from a local temple in Changhua County, Norwegian triathlet...

Demand for 'lucky cap' from Taiwan temple reaches 20,000

A Taoist temple in Changhua County said Saturday that it has been flooded with about 20,000 orders for a baseball cap that is believed to have brought good luck to a Norwegian triathlete earlier this ...

Religious Chinese film director defies Beijing ban on Taipei Golden Horse awards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Chinese director, inspired by her religious faith, has rejected pressure to withdraw her film from Taiwan’s Golden Horse Awards, despite recent demands from Beijin...

Hualien Amis traditions reflect cultural diversity in Taiwan during Ghost Month

HUALIEN (Taiwan News) -- Demonstrating clear cultural differences, Taiwan's native people celebrate their joyful Harvest Festival while most of the country engages in the somewhat frightening Ghos...

Controversial Taiwan horror game Devotion not slated for re-release

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwan-based developer of a popular but contentious horror game that sparked an outcry among Chinese netizens, leading to its removal from the Steam platform earlier thi...

Lukang shines as living showcase of Taiwan’s cultural heritage

Lukang in central Taiwan’s Changhua County was formerly one of the nation’s leading commercial hubs. From the 1780s through the 1840s, the harbor settlement grew wealthy from access to sea...

'If we stick together, we have power': Taiwan President

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen in a message on her Facebook page posted on Wednesday (April 17) reminded citizens that “if we stick together, we have power.” The me...

2019 Urban Nomad Freakout Music Fest kicks off at Taipei's Tiger Mountain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2019 Urban Nomad Freakout Music Fest kicked off today (Saturday, April 13) with a multitude of performances across two music stages and a special circus arena. Hidd...

Eastern philosophy, Western penmanship, modern artistry: exhibition by Taiwan graffiti artist Creepy Mouse

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Eastern philosophy, Western penmanship and modern street sensibility collide at the new exhibition of Taiwanese graffiti artist Creepy Mouse (異鼠). The self-described &l...

Photo of the Day: View of an average Taiwanese street

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Belgian student created this whimsical depiction of Taiwan's ubiquitous convenience stores based on a scene from the animated sitcom "The Simpsons" and posted i...

Native American kung fu master with Taiwan ties passes away

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Native American kung fu master, who was a greatly beloved spiritual leader in the Las Vegas community and had ties to Taiwan, passed away at the age of 65 on Sunday (March 17...

Inspiration for Taiwan ‘Teenage Psychic’ TV drama receives IOC Women and Sport World Award

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A female baseball umpire from Taiwan has received the “2019 Women and Sport World Award” by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at the United Nations Hea...

Taiwanese director's virtual reality short film to be showcased at SXSW

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A virtual reality short film from Taiwanese director, John Hsu (徐漢強), will be showcased at the SXSW Festival taking place in Austin Texas over the next week, March 8-16. ...

Photo of the Day: Parallel lives of Xi and Winnie

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On Sunday (Feb. 24), just as Chinese netizens were busy working themselves into a lather over a mocking reference to Chinese President Xi Jinping as Winnie-the-Pooh in the Taiw...

Taiwanese horror game 'Devotion' taken down after Chinese outcry over Xi Jinping Easter eggs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese horror video game "Devotion" has been taken offline today, exactly one week after its launch and following an intense Chinese gamer backlash over mocking re...