Israeli museum plans to sell off rare Islamic antiquities

JERUSALEM (AP) — A museum in Israel has sparked outrage with plans to sell dozens of rare Islamic antiquities, including centuries-old carpets, armaments and ceramics from across the Middle East, at a...

Stolen Mao calligraphy worth millions found cut in half

HONG KONG (AP) — A calligraphy scroll by former Chinese leader Mao Zedong estimated to be worth millions of dollars was cut in half after it was stolen last month in a high-profile burglary in Hong Ko...

Taiwan cartoonist battling cancer honored at Golden Comic Awards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese cartoonist Loic Hsiao (蕭言中) received the Special Contribution Award at the 11th Golden Comic Awards Monday (Sept. 28), saying he would keep creating material for...

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...

Taiwan to set up constitutional amendment committee later this year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A constitutional amendment committee will be formed later this year to push for legal changes that include the definition of citizenship, said the head of Taiwan's leg...

Taipei photography studio invites public to share coronavirus stories through self-portraits

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new photography studio is giving visitors a snapshot of Taiwan's coronavirus story through the lens of those living in the country as it tackles the pandemic. Min...

HK actor Anthony Wong finishes quarantine in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Famed Hong Kong actor and pro-democracy activist Anthony Wong (黃秋生) on Tuesday (May 26) completed his 14-day quarantine and praised Taiwan's handling of the Wuhan coro...

Taiwan mulls opening trade links with HK as actor arrives

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (May 12) announced that it is considering reopening economic and trade links with Hong Kong on the same day ...

McDonald's Taiwan's latest fashion makeover to feature UK-based designer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – British-Taiwanese fashion designer Apu Jan will launch his latest package designs for McDonald's Taiwan on Wednesday (May 6). McDonald's and London-based fashio...

Hawaii embraces aloha print masks while fighting coronavirus

HONOLULU (AP) — Face masks made with the same colorful prints used for aloha shirts — known as “Hawaiian shirts” elsewhere in the United States — are the latest fashion trend in Hawaii as islanders tr...

Taipei’s Michelin-starred Three Coins to close for two months

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant Three Coins in Taipei City became the latest establishment to be affected by the coronavirus pandemic, as it announced Thursday (Marc...

Renowned Taiwanese calligrapher showcases colossal artwork in US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One of Taiwan's foremost calligraphers, Tong Yang-tze (董陽孜), is displaying a particularly massive piece at the Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University. Accordin...

A guide to visiting attractions in central Taiwan via near-free bus services

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taichung City rolled out the near-free bus services on Lunar New Year’s Day, the ball is now in visitors’ court—they have to decide whether to take ad...

Avant-garde posters unveiled as Tokyo Olympics near

TOKYO (AP) — The official posters are out for this year's Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. The 20 posters have been created by 19 artists in fields ranging from painting, graphic desi...

Award-winning French director receives Taiwan citizenship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — French director and recipient of the 2017 Prix franco-taïwanais cultural award, Jean-Robert Thomann, was granted Taiwanese citizenship at the end of October and has s...