Upcoming Events in Taipei, March 22-31

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Heading into the final week of March, the weather is warming up, and there are plenty of activities happening around Taipei. Here are a few suggestions for people looking ...

Millennial Money: Paying debt back home vexes expats

A close friend recently told me: "If I'd waited two years, my education would have cost half as much." Not because she would have chosen a different graduate program or qualified for...

Liz Weston: Should you move abroad for health care?

The notion that health care outside the U.S. could be good as well as cheap is a foreign one to many Americans. Kathleen Peddicord frequently hears from such skeptics as founder of L...

Learning to appreciate a modern miracle - Taiwan: William Stanton

It is not surprising that many, perhaps most, people around the world do not know about Taiwan. After all, China -- with the support of more and more countries -- has isolated Taiwan diplomatically fo...

UN envoy decries 'worrying' acts against Venezuelan expats

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — A U.N. official focusing on refugees from Venezuela is calling on regional governments to reject "extremely worrying," if isolated, acts of xenophobia, hatred and intolerance aga...

Taipei ranked 1st in InterNations Expat City Ranking

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taipei has been ranked 1st in quality of urban living and was in the top five for all indices in InterNations' latest Expat City Ranking. Taipei ranked No. 1 out of 72 c...

Iconic Japanese newspaper in Brazil closes after 72 years

SAO PAULO (AP) — The Sao Paulo Shimbun newspaper has printed its final edition, ending a 72-year run as a vital reference point and voice for Brazil's Japanese community - the largest in the world out...

American journalist, bar owner dies in Kaohsiung at age 55

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An American former journalist and owner of a bar in Kaohsiung passed away on Christmas Eve of complications from a stroke, and his family has composed the following obituary to...

Taiwanese expats extend charitable relief to homeless in Brazil

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese expatriates in Brazil donated an enormous 1,200 food baskets to São Paulo homeless charity Casa Belém in a ceremony on Dec. 9. CNA reports that ...

Taiwan takes 9th spot in list of best countries to live as an expat: HSBC report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan ranks ninth among the best countries to live as an expatriate, while Singapore continues to be considered the world’s best overall destination for expats, acc...

Line dance carnival revives Taipei’s historical district

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A massive line dance performance joined by nearly a thousand people brought a 385-meter long spectacle to Taipei’s Dihua Street on Oct. 7 as part of the city&rs...

The time is right for Taiwan to push for greater UN involvement

The UN General Assembly is taking place this week in New York. And once again, the only voice that Taiwan will have at this global diplomatic gathering is through their handful of diplomatic allies in...

Making, drinking arak a source of national pride in Lebanon

TAANAYEL, Lebanon (AP) — Every part of Lebanon's national drink, arak, is infused with tradition — from distilling the aniseed-tinged liquor to the ritual of mixing it at the table, when the transpare...

Indian expats in Taipei enjoy night of inner peace at deity birth celebrations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Nearly 100 Indians living in Taiwan braved the rain to celebrate the birth of Indian deity “Krishna Janmashtami" in a festival held at Chientan Youth Activity C...

Taiwan ranked 1st in world for quality of life: survey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan has been ranked 1st in quality of life and the 2nd best place for expats overall in InterNations' Expat Insider report for 2018. In the report's Quality ...