Taipei-based novelist shines a light on indentured servitude at sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At an outdoor cafe in the shadow of Taipei 101, Canadian journalist J.W. Henley recalls his first night in the city 15 years earlier: “I ended up on the floor of Tai...

Record label showcases Taipei’s experimental borderlands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — "Always feeling comfortable doesn't necessarily make people develop," said Lars Berry, the founder of the Taipei-based record label Future Proof (面向異日), &quo...

Labor group details struggle facing Taiwan's migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Located on the edge of Taipei's Little Manila in a narrow residential lane, the Taiwan International Workers' Association (TIWA), established in 1999, forges ties ...

Migrant worker football league takes off in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Immigrant's Football League (TIFL) is an impressive organizational feat recently launched by the nation's blue-collar foreign workers, and it looks off ...

Director of Taiwan’s hit film ‘I WeirDo’ sits down to chat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Director Liao Ming-yi (廖明毅) stares across the table, hands clasped and ready to go while his interlocutors rummage with papers and whisper about how best to record him. ...

Close-up of Taiwanese graffiti artist Fu Hsing-han

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At the end of Taipei's Wuchang Street, which is known for its concentration of movie theaters, alert visitors will quickly become aware that they have roamed into anot...

Taipei holds world's first live film festival since COVID-19

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Film Festival, held since 1998, became the first film festival worldwide since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic to take place in a physical venue, showcasi...

New stand-up club putting Taipei on comedy map

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — "I think what we did with Two Three was bring it to one place," says Sam "Yarbs" Yarborough, comedian and master of ceremonies at the Two Three Comedy ...

Migrant advocacy organization in Taiwan prefers to focus on positive

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On an upper floor of a scruffy white building near Taipei Main Station — hidden above a stack of hostels, boutiques, and cram schools — the five full-time empl...