Taiwan's Wackyboys perform coffin dance in blackface

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A trio of popular Taiwanese YouTubers drew derision from some netizens after they posted a video of themselves on Sunday (May 31) performing the Ghana coffin dance in blac...

American 'hamburger master' who hid in Taiwan for 13 years extradited

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A wanted American, who hid out in Taiwan for 13 years and transformed into a "cooking master," was finally extradited to the U.S. last week. The 42-year-old m...

Foreigners join 'Stuck in Taiwan - Best Place to Be' for help

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of over 100 foreign travelers who became stranded in Taiwan after the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic broke out have formed a support group and are seeking a...

Taiwan's president sends holiday greetings as Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) sent greetings to the Muslim community on the eve of Eid al-Fitr, which began Sunday (May 24) after the month-long Ramadan, the practice of fa...

Norwegian expats celebrate National Day with parade in Taiwan

Norwegian expatriates in Taiwan held a parade and a flag-raising ceremony Sunday to celebrate Norway's National Day in what may have been the only parade around the world marking the occasion this...

Update: Taipei nightclub discriminates against foreigners, runs racist show

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Another Taiwanese nightclub has been found to have a passport policy that discriminates against foreigners while also hosting a dance troupe that performs blackface. On...

Taipei nightclub refuses foreigners without passports amid coronavirus fears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A photo of a sign announcing a new discriminatory policy at a popular nightclub in Taipei City surfaced on Sunday (May 3), after a group of foreigners was denied entry bec...

Photo of the Day: Map of Taiwan's icons

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Australian educator on Thursday (April 23) completed this lighthearted illustration of a map of Taiwan festooned with a number of the country's most iconic symbols....

2 prominent African Americans tell Tedros to learn from Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An African American entertainer and professional basketball player teamed up on YouTube last week to respond to allegations of racism leveled against Taiwan by the head of...

FBI background check for Taiwan visas shuttered due to coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Due to the outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), it appears that the FBI has had to temporarily suspend its background checks, which will prevent Americans who are...

Letter to Editor: Life continues as normal here in Taiwan

"Are you guys still in lockdown?" someone in another country asked me recently during an online video call. "No," I said, "We are not and never were in any kind of lockdown.&q...

Taiwan takes mask rationing online as daily capacity hits 10-million milestone

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid the worldwide buying spree of surgical masks to guard against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Taiwan has scrambled to assemble production lines over the past month ...

Taiwan seeks to sign trade pact with Australia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese government is seeking a trade pact with Australia. Meeting with the Australian representative in Taiwan, Gary Cowan, on Tuesday morning (Mar. 3), Presiden...

Petition calls on Greece to back Taiwan's entry in WHO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Greek musician who is a naturalized Taiwanese citizen has created a petition calling on the Hellenic Parliament to back Taiwan's inclusion in the World Health Organi...

Volunteer W. Taiwan cemetery cleaner found to be Canadian man

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A foreign good samaritan who cleaned up trash in a neighborhood in Changhua has come forward after he was praised by locals and Taiwanese media for his good deed. On Sa...