New immigrants in Changhua, Taiwan to celebrate mid-autumn festival with moon cake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Changhua County Government held a DIY moon cake event on Sept. 16. The event was held at Changhua County Stadium to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival which falls on Sept...

Japanese submarine conducts naval exercise in the S. China Sea, will visit Vietnam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Sept. 17 that the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) made a press release that they had dispatched submarine to the South China Sea for training exercise...

Thai and Vietnamese prostitutes nabbed in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In just two days, Taiwanese police detained over 20 Thai nationals and 2 Vietnamese tourists who had entered Taiwan via tourist visas but were involved in illegal sexually...

Vietnam jails activist for 12 years in crackdown on dissent

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A court in central Vietnam has sentenced an activist to 12 years in prison after finding him guilty of associating with an outlawed dissident group. The state-r...

Taiwan to promote four thematic tours for Vietnamese tourists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taipei's Department of Information and Tourism sent a delegation to Vietnam on Sept. 6 to participate in the 14th International Travel Expo, Ho Chi Minh City (ITE HCMC 2018)...

Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival in southern Taiwan with a SE Asian Cultural Event

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Pingtung County Government is going to hold a "Southeast Asian Culture Festival" on Sept. 16 to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival. Cooperating with the Ministry of...

Vietnam, Indonesia vow to fight illegal fishing, boost trade

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo says his country and Vietnam have agreed to cooperate more in fighting illegal fishing and hope to boost two-way trade. ...

Vietnam's capital urges residents to stop eating dog meat

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Authorities in Vietnam's capital are urging residents to stop eating dog meat because it hurts the city's image and improper raising of the animals could spread rabies. ...

WildAid Response to Botswana Mass Poaching Incident

(WILDAID) - WildAid is extremely troubled by the discovery of 87 poached elephant carcasses as well as recent news reports of poachers targeting white rhinos in Botswana. The Okavang...

Vietnam detains senior official for global rights group

BANGKOK (AP) — A senior executive for an international human rights group has been detained by Vietnamese authorities at the capital's airport as she arrived to attend a World Economic Forum meeting a...

Suspect in killing of Vietnamese tour leaders goes to court

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A convicted felon accused of killing two Vietnamese tour leaders at a Las Vegas Strip casino-hotel made multiple court appearances Tuesday following his return in custody to Nevada fr...

6 Asians receive Ramon Magsaysay Awards for accomplishments

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Six people have been honored as this year's winners of the Ramon Magsaysay Awards, known as Asia's version of the Nobel Prize, including a Cambodian genocide survivor who he...

Vietnam’s Jetstar Pacific increases flights to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Vietnamese low-cost airline, Jetstar Pacific will increase its weekly direct flights between Danang and Taipei to five, starting from Oct. 31. The additional service is...

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Vietnamese people paid their final respects to late U.S. Sen. John McCain, who was held prisoner after his plane was shot down in 1967 during the Vietnam War. McCain died last Saturday and was recalle...

AP Essay: Aretha Franklin, John McCain and the 1960s

"Hope I die before I get old," the Who sang at Woodstock as the 1960s hurtled to their end. Indeed, the decade and its echoes made premature legends of so many — Kennedy to King, Hendrix to Joplin to ...