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Brands Eyeing Chinese Expats in Singapore to Fuel Sales Post-COVID-19

As retail sales steadily recover, Chinese Expats have renewed their strong shopping sentiment with 63% spending more post COVID-19: EternityX survey reveals.SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 20 September ...

Taipei representative office in India holds Mid-Autumn party for expats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese expats, executives, and families joined Taipei Economic and Cultural Center staff in India to socialize and celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival on Sunday (Sept. 19...

Lebanese cancer patients face frantic search for medication

QLEIAT, Lebanon (AP) — Saydi Mubarak and her mother share a bond that goes beyond a close mother-daughter relationship: They were both diagnosed with breast cancer a year ago and underwent months of c...

Spain deploys military against wildfire, evacuates 2,500

JUBRIQUE, Spain (AP) — Soldiers were deployed Sunday in southeastern Spain to join the battle against a major wildfire that is burning for a fourth day, invigorated by stray embers that sparked a new ...

'Party is over' in China, time for Taiwan: YouTuber SerpentZA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A popular South African YouTuber with over 540,000 followers on Aug. 27 uploaded a video in which he asserted that China is no longer a land of opportunity for young expat...

Carrefour Tianmu in Taipei closes for disinfection after COVID case visit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Carrefour Tianmu closed on Wednesday (Aug. 18) for disinfection after a COVID-19 case was confirmed to have visited the supermarket in Taipei. Disinfection was carried ...

Taiwan donates US$500,000 to Haiti following devastating earthquake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has announced that it will donate US$500,000 (NT$13.91 million) to Haiti after the Caribbean nation was struck by a 7.2-magnitude ea...

Over 100 Taiwan nationals repatriated from Indonesia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Approximately 120 Taiwanese expats who had been stranded in Indonesia due to the severe COVID situation in the Southeast Asian nation arrived in Taiwan Sunday night (Aug. ...

Taiwanese in Indonesia eager to return home

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Indonesia’s COVID-19 epidemic becomes increasingly severe, many Taiwanese expats living in the archipelago nation have decided to return home via charter flights,...

In contentious case, Kuwait deports Jordanian over protest

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Authorities in Kuwait deported a Kuwaiti-born, Jordanian national for joining an unauthorized protest, an official said Monday, the latest case to spark outrage over...

Mired in crises, Lebanon hopes summer arrivals bring relief

NIHA, Lebanon (AP) — In a village in Lebanon’s scenic Chouf Mountains, 69-year-old Chafik Mershad pulls out a massive rectangular guestbook and reads out despairingly the date when he hosted his last ...

The Latest: Too early for Shevchenko to say if he'll stay

The Latest on soccer’s European Championship: ___ Ukraine coach Andriy Shevchenko says it’s too early to say whether he will stay in his job after his team’s quarte...

Hong Kong freedoms fade as security law muzzles dissent

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong is still China’s wealthiest, most capitalist city. Its vistas of skyscrapers and sea framed by dragon-backed emerald peaks are as stunning as ever. But a year after Beijing ...

Taiwan hospitals charge foreigners up to 57% more for PCR tests

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Expats say the fees to take polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests at hospitals and clinics are significantly higher for foreigners than Taiwanese. Foreign residents are...

‘It's writing, not math theorems’: novelist Lawrence Osborne

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lawrence Osborne was born and raised in the United Kingdom, but he has lived in the United States, Mexico, Thailand, Turkey, Morocco, France, Poland, and Italy. He has ...