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Publishers divided on Taipei International Book Exhibition going ahead

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Publishers are raining on the 2022 Taipei International Book Exhibition (TIBE) 30th-anniversary parade by questioning whether the fair should go ahead. It had originall...

Taipei book fair will go live in June despite COVID surge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei International Book Exhibition (TIBE) will open to visitors in early June after having been limited to a virtual format, reports said Friday (May 13). The dec...

MOFA condemns Chinese professor at Italian university for ‘threatening’ Taiwanese student

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said it severely condemns the Chinese professor at the Polytechnic University of Milan for “threatening” a Taiwanese stu...

Taiwan condemns China for sticking 'dirty political hands' into Bologna show

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Thursday (March 24) condemned China for "sticking its dirty political hands" into an art exhibition in Italy by forcing...

Italian MP urges Bologna Children’s Book Fair to restore Taiwan's name

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following controversy over Taiwanese artist Pei-hsin Cho’s (卓霈欣) country of origin listing removal at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair due to pressure from Chi...

China demands Taiwanese illustrator change her country's name at Bologna show

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China demanded Taiwanese illustrator Pei-Hsin Cho (卓霈欣) refer to her country as “China Taiwan” at a show in Bologna, Italy, reports said Thursday (March 24). ...

Schools close, fairs on amid omicron surge in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Rufsa Hasina Afroze, a teacher and academic supervisor at a leading private school in Bangladesh's capital was relieved to see students return to its campus in September after...

2022 Taipei International Book Exhibition to take place in two venues

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei International Book Exhibition (TIBE) will feature French literature and take place in two venues from June 2 next year. TIBE will celebrate its 30th edition ...

Germany's COVID timeline: from first case to 100,000 dead

BERLIN (AP) — As Germany reached 100,000 deaths from COVID-19, here is a look at some of the significant events that happened in the country during the outbreak: Jan 27, 2020 ...

Businessman in Venezuela corruption case pleads not guilty

MIAMI (AP) — A businessman accused of siphoning off millions in state contracts from Venezuela pleaded not guilty on Monday in a high profile case that's strained relations between Washington and Cara...

Taiwan emphasizes diversity at Frankfurt Book Fair

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan emphasized diversity and tradition with a stand designed in the shape of a traditional pharmacy cupboard at the Frankfurt Book Fair, reports said Tuesday (Oct. 19)....

Mexico's virus point man calls mask-wearers "egotistical"

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government’s point man for the coronavirus pandemic has once again made waves by calling those who wear facemasks “egotistical people.” Social media u...

Award-winning Taiwanese illustrator to make solo debut in Italy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Page Tsou's (鄒駿昇) first-ever solo show in Italy will feature one new work and three series of illustrations. The award-winning Taiwanese illustrator's exhibitio...

Taipei Book Fair opens new chapter in Taichung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Book Fair opened Friday (Aug. 27) and is taking place for the first time in Taichung, after which it will tour Tainan City and Yilan County. The annual book even...

Hong Kong book fair sees self-censorship and fewer books

HONG KONG (AP) — Booksellers at Hong Kong’s annual book fair are offering a reduced selection of books deemed politically sensitive, as they try to avoid violating a sweeping national security law imp...