National Museum of Taiwan Literature announces online game '1940'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Museum of Taiwan Literature (NMTL) on Friday (Nov. 20) has announced its upcoming online game "1940," which gives players the thrill of saving the w...

Back in the bubble, Chinese Super League into playoff stages

When Odil Ahmedov left Shanghai SIPG to join fellow Chinese Super League club Tianjin Teda in August, the midfielder didn’t have to travel anywhere to meet his new coach and colleagues. ...

New Taipei gambling den disguised as car wash caught using stimulus coupons

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After police raided an illegal gambling den hidden above a car wash on Wednesday (July 22), officers discovered that many gamblers were shamelessly placing bets with econo...

Hypocrisy gone viral? Officials set bad COVID-19 examples

PARIS (AP) — Few countries seem immune to the perception leaders are bending the rules of their own governments during the coronavirus pandemic. From U.S. President Donald Trump to I...

Hypocrisy gone viral? Officials set bad COVID-19 examples

PARIS (AP) — “Do as I say, but not as I do” was the message many British saw in the behavior of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's key aide, who traveled hundreds of miles with coronavirus symptoms during...

Japan prosecutor seen close to Abe hit by gambling scandal

TOKYO (AP) — Justice Ministry officials are investigating a gambling scandal involving a top Japanese prosecutor seen as close to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, after a magazine reported he evaded a stay-...

Hong Kong karaoke lounge reports coronavirus outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Karaoke lounges and mahjong parlors in Hong Kong will be added to the list of venues ordered to close temporarily after the semi-autonomous region of China reported a clus...

Virus mutes happy hours in senior haven, but golf goes on

THE VILLAGES, Fla. (AP) — Up until a few days ago, residents of The Villages retirement community went about their busy lives filled with spirited happy hours and incessant socializing at what some du...

Wife of Taiwan presidential candidate denies 'Miss Wang mistress' rumor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lee Chia-fen (李佳芬), the wife of Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), on Tuesday (Jan. 7) denied that an affair had taken place between her husba...

Taiwan presidential candidate traveled abroad frequently with alleged mistress: report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The alleged mistress of Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) has reportedly traveled frequently with him, staying in the same hotel as Han at least twi...

AP PHOTOS: Dining, laughing, living amid Hong Kong protests

HONG KONG (AP) — A couple in wedding dress and tuxedo pose for photos on Hong Kong's famed Victoria Peak. A diner at a streetside restaurant focuses on his food while protesters march by. Two people r...

Microsoft AI attains top rank in Japan Mahjong platform

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Microsoft Research Asia is publishing a paper on Super Phoenix, its Japanese Mahjong-playing Artificial Intelligence (AI), which has received the highest win rate on Tenho...

Taiwan Presidential Election 2020: Tidbits from Aug. 1 to 25, 2019

Taiwan Presidential Election 2020: Tidbits from Aug. 1 to 25 Last updated: (GMT+8) 01:15 Aug. 30, 2019 Election Tidbits about Tsai Ing-wen, Han Kuo-yu, Ko Wen-je, and Terry Gou **Continuously u...

Ex-Kaohsiung County chief quits KMT after slamming Taiwan presidential candidate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Kaohsiung County Magistrate Yang Chiu-hsing (楊秋興) announced Thursday (August 15) he was quitting the Kuomintang (KMT) as the party was preparing to expel him over h...

Taiwan's KMT ousts member for calling Han gambler, alcoholic, and womanizer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Kuomintang (KMT) on Wednesday (Aug. 14) expelled a party member for questioning itinerant Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu's (韓國瑜) suitability as a presidential candidate and...