'Colors of the Mountain' author Da Chen dies at 57

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Da Chen, the brilliant storyteller who drew from the hardships he suffered as a persecuted child growing up in the midst of China’s cultural revolution to create the critically accl...

Filipino-American priest opens doors for migrant workers in Taiwan

In 2003, when Filipino-American priest Father Joy Tajonera was sent by his Catholic society Maryknoll to central Taiwan's Taichung City, the first thing he set out to do was to find a safe space f...

Another English teacher quits TutorABC over invasive 'one China' policy toward Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Another American English teacher has come forward to say that she has resigned from TutorABC because of its politically-charged "one China" regulations for staff...

English teacher in Taiwan resigns over TutorABC's intrusive 'one China' policy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An email from the English teaching website TutorABC surfaced on Saturday (Nov. 2), sent in response to the resignation of an instructor who refused to conform to new, drac...

Canadian English teacher nabbed growing pot in N Taiwan gets lighter sentence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Canadian cram school teacher who teaches English and was arrested for growing marijuana at his home in northern Taiwan has been given a reduced sentence for being a &quo...

100s of accused priests living under radar with no oversight

Nearly 1,700 priests and other clergy members that the Roman Catholic Church considers credibly accused of child sexual abuse are living under the radar with little to no oversight from religious auth...

Former US college football player home from prison in China

ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) — Former college football player and American citizen Wendell Brown has returned home to Michigan after being imprisoned in China for his involvement in a bar fight. ...

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...

Overseas volunteers to teach English in Taiwan's remote areas

A total of 550 native English-speaking youths of ethnic Chinese descent will be serving as volunteer English teachers in rural schools throughout Taiwan this summer, the agency in charge of the projec...

Singapore leader hails 'English first' policy as key to country’s development

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Singapore’s bilingual policy of English and a native language, with English as the official language, has enabled the country to become an active player in the internatio...

Taiwan ramping up efforts to recruit foreign English teachers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan is intensifying its efforts to attract foreign English teachers in anticipation of greatly increased demand as the government continues to strive to reach the goals set ...

Priest who molested boys now teaches kids in the Caribbean

A defrocked Roman Catholic priest who was convicted of molesting two young brothers in New Jersey is now teaching English to children in the Dominican Republic. NBC News reports Frid...

Taiwan plans to have 5,000 English teachers trained by 2030

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- To achieve former Premier William Lai's (賴清德) plan to make Taiwan a Chinese-English bilingual country by the year 2030, the Ministry of Education (MOE) is planning to train...

Ex-teacher charged with trying to support Islamic State

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says a former substitute teacher from Texas who was captured in Syria has been charged with trying to support the Islamic State. Warren Chris...

American man draws flak over photo of Nazi flags in Taipei betel nut shop

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After an American photographer expressed his outrage on Instagram on Sunday (Jan. 6) over Nazi flags posted in betel nut shop in Taipei, he faced such a backlash from Taiwanese...