Taiwan vice president supports Hong Kong's struggle for freedom

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) visited Causeway Bay Books in Taipei on Friday (Aug. 15), a bookstore that reopened in Taiwan this April after being shut down by ...

Taiwan's oldest bookstore reopens in Taichung with modern decor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's oldest bookstore the Regent reopened with new decor and a "counseling room" on Wednesday (July 29) in Taichung, looking to continue its 109-year leg...

4 Big Tech CEOs getting heat from Congress on competition

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four Big Tech CEOs — Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Sundar Pichai of Google and Tim Cook of Apple — are set to answer for their companies’ practices before Congress...

Hong Kong immigrant influx expected in Taiwan as China cracks down

Over the last year, Hong Kong-Taiwan relations have grown closer as both find themselves in the crosshairs of more aggressive policies from Beijing. On July 1, Beijing imposed a so-called national sec...

Small businesses around the world struggle to survive

Hour after hour in the dark, Chander Shekhar’s mind raced ahead to morning. More than three months had dragged by since the coronavirus forced him to shut down his business — a shop ...

Small businesses around the world struggle to survive

Hour after hour in the dark, Chander Shekhar’s mind raced ahead to morning. More than three months had dragged by since the coronavirus forced Shekhar to shut down his business — a n...

Taiwan’s Eslite shutters Shenzhen store due to pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Eslite Spectrum, a subsidiary of Eslite Bookstore, announced on Friday (July 3) that it is closing its branch in Shenzhen due to gloomy predictions of profitability, partl...

Black-owned businesses see sales surge amid racism reckoning

BOSTON (AP) — When Mahdi Hashemian was looking for a bicycle for his 7-year-old daughter Zeynab last week, the Cambridge, Massachusetts, resident decided to skip his local cycle shops in favor of a Bl...

Novelist Patchett has Nashville bookstore customers swooning

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville bookstore that opened and thrived while others were closing their doors is once again defying the odds, thanks, in part, to its famous novelist co-owner. ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, June 7, the 159th day of 2020. There are 207 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 7, 177...

Lights out for IKEA Taoyuan branch in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — IKEA’s Taoyuan branch is bidding farewell to the public after 15 years and making way for a new store set to open later this year. The branch, located on Zhongsha...

Taiwan's president visits Causeway Bay Bookstore to support Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Friday (May 29) visited Causeway Bay Bookstore in Taipei, which was re-opened by its founder Lam Wing-kee (林榮基) in April, to show support f...

All about Section 230, a rule that made the modern internet

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Twenty-six words tucked into a 1996 law overhauling telecommunications have allowed companies like Facebook, Twitter and Google to grow into the giants they are today. ...

Documentary focuses on unlikely champion of Mexican cuisine

NEW YORK (AP) — If you add garlic to your guacamole, we have bad news: You're not doing it right. Do you mince the onion? That's also a no-no. And, please, leave the avocado lumpy. S...

Taiwan to plan for humanitarian assistance to Hong Kong people: Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Cabinet will set up a special working group to formulate a "humanitarian action plan" in response to a potential influx of Hongkongers into Taiwan, ...