Hong Kong protester organizer hopes for peace at Sunday rally

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of people streamed into a park in central Hong Kong on Sunday for what organizers hope will be a peaceful demonstration for democracy in the semi-autonomous Chinese te...

Hong Kong’s divide: Protests for democracy, rally for China

HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters marched on one side of Hong Kong’s famous harbor on Saturday to demand the government heed their demands. Across the water, a pro-government rally...

Hong Kong teachers’ rally starts another weekend of protests

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of schoolteachers in Hong Kong marched to the official residence of the city’s leader on Saturday as another weekend of protests got underway in the Chinese terr...

Women: Opera’s Domingo sexually harassed them, hurt careers

For decades, Placido Domingo, one of the most celebrated and powerful men in opera, has tried to pressure women into sexual relationships by dangling jobs and then sometimes punishing the women profes...

Arrests of foreign English teachers surge by tenfold in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The number of arrests and deportations of foreign English teachers has exploded by as much as tenfold this year as Beijing began launching a crackdown to create a "cleaner...

Education fair in the Philippines promotes 32 Taiwanese colleges

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A total of 32 Taiwanese colleges, including some of the island’s most prominent universities, are participating in an education fair in Manila this weekend. Under...

Japanese, Americans make up most of Taiwan’s foreign white-collar workforce

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Japanese account for the lion’s share of Taiwan’s foreign workforce when it comes to specialized or technical work, followed by Americans, according to the lat...

Some of the most recent deadly US mass shootings

A gunman opened fire Saturday at a shopping mall in El Paso, Texas, killing and injuring multiple people . A list of some of the deadliest mass shootings in the United States in the ...

Drug gang leader who sowed terror in south Mexico arrested

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Federal police and soldiers say they have arrested the leader of the "Rojos" gang that sowed terror in southern Mexico. The Public Safety Department identified San...

Taiwan opens its first Amis experimental school

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The inauguration ceremony of Taiwan's first Amis experimental school, Cilangasan Experimental School, was held on Aug. 1, the Indigenous Peoples Day. Elders in the ...

Taiwanese students head to South Africa to take part in math contest

Taipei, Aug. 1 (CNA) A delegation of 28 elementary and junior high school students left Taiwan for South Africa Wednesday to take part in the 20th International Mathematics Competition (IMC), Chiu Cha...

Three Taiwan elementary schools make the most of collaborative learning

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- One of the most important elements of the “Urban-Rural Collaborative Learning Program” launched by the K-12 Education Administration, Ministry of Education, is that...

Shanghai tries to reduce its trash, 1 chicken bone at a time

SHANGHAI (AP) — China's biggest city has dived headfirst into a trash sorting program that marks the country's first serious attempt at cutting the amount of garbage headed for landfills nationwide. ...

Taiwan tourism workers in Yilan, Chiayi stand out in English proficiency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In mid-July, Taiwan’s National Development Council (NDC) conducted a national survey of the English language ability among staff at tourist information booths and governm...

Two Taiwan elementary schools achieve synergy via collaborative learning

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Donghe Elementary School (東河國小) in Nanzhuang Township, Miaoli County, preserves much of the area’s indigenous Saisiyat (賽夏族) and Atayal (泰雅族) culture – it is also a...