French festival of music celebrates country's culture in Taiwan

The Association des Français de Taiwan (AFT) hosted its annual Fête de la Musique at Maji Square on Saturday (June 22). The "Festival of Music," as it is called in English, g...

Taiwanese and foreign visitors to Hong Kong fear extradition to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese and expats living in the country are becoming increasingly fearful about flying to Hong Kong in case they get arrested and sent to a prison or labor camp in China. ...

Review: Chris Pavone's book centers on a single day in Paris

"The Paris Diversion" by Chris Pavone (Crown) The narrative in Chris Pavone's "The Paris Diversion" jumps back and forth between several characters in the course of a single day in P...

Expats vote on giving Egypt president 8 more years in power

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's state news agency says expats have started voting on constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030. MENA...

Investment from Taiwanese expats reach NT$120 billion: president

Investment from returning Taiwanese entrepreneurs has reached NT$120 billion (US$3.89 billion) since the beginning of the year and more is expected to follow, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Sunday....

Photo of the Day: View of an average Taiwanese street

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Belgian student created this whimsical depiction of Taiwan's ubiquitous convenience stores based on a scene from the animated sitcom "The Simpsons" and posted i...

Urban Nomad Freakout Music Festival returns to Taipei on April 13, 14

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following four successful, consecutive years of otherworldly art and music performances, the fervid fun carnival Urban Nomad Freakout returns to Taipei’s Tiger Mount...

Why the US-China trade war is an opportunity for Taiwan

The recent US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations hearing into "A New Approach for an Era of U.S.-China Competition" raised an intriguing new opportunity for Taiwan. The USA and China a...

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...

Data of 14,200 HIV patients leaked in Singapore

The confidential medical records of 14,200 people diagnosed with HIV in Singapore, the country's Health Ministry announced on Monday. Authorities in Singapore said a US man is believed to be behi...

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...

Brexit: British pound optimism a bit premature?

The frenetic world of currency trading has little in common with the tranquil lifestyle savored by many British expatriate pensioners, seeing out their last years in the warm Spanish winter. The silve...