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...

Taiwan KMT presidential candidate caught playing mahjong despite denial

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A picture emerged Wednesday (August 14) of Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) playing mahjong during a holiday in Bali, despite having denied he had ...

Scorsese on Dylan, Netflix and beating back the blockbuster

NEW YORK (AP) — A recent multiplex marquee is haunting Martin Scorsese. Twelve screens and 11 of them were showing one movie: "Avengers: Endgame." "Now, that's not fair," Scorsese sa...

Hand-carved mahjong tiles are a dying craft in Hong Kong

HONG KONG (AP) — In an era of mass-produced tiles for the popular table-top game mahjong, one artisan in Hong Kong still makes them by hand. The 65-year-old Cheung Shun-king believes...

Facebook opens new HQ in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Social media behemoth Facebook officially opened its new Taiwan headquarters on the 35th floor of Nan Shan Plaza (南山廣場) in Taipei's Xinyi District (信義區) on Thursday (April ...

New envoy hopes to diversify Taiwan people's knowledge about Italy

Italy's new top representative to Taiwan said Wednesday that his main task during his tenure is to present a diversified image of his country so that Taiwanese can learn that Italy has more to off...

5 must-do things in Taiwan on Lunar New Year’s Eve

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Lunar New Year is fast approaching and citizens are eager to begin celebrating. Families will be gathering from far and wide Monday to tuck into a sumptuous reunion di...

Julia Roberts finds life (and her roles) get better with age

NEW YORK (AP) — Julia Roberts is sitting on a couch in a Soho hotel when Lucas Hedges bursts in and begins frantically searching for his phone, sending pillows flying. "This is what ...

Review: In 'Crazy Rich Asians,' a delightful new fairy tale

There are two glittering parades running in tandem through Jon M. Chu's "Crazy Rich Asians," a glitzy and delightful adaptation of Kevin Kwan's 2013 bestseller. One is the blinged-ou...

Taiwan wins 10 golds at 2018 Computer Olympiad

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taiwan captured 10 golds, 11 silvers and 10 bronze medals at the 21st Computer Olympiad, according to the official website of the Computer Olympiad on Friday. A total of 103 teams f...

Nintendo Download: Game. Set. FUN!

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 21, 2018--This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content: This press release features multimedia. View the full release he...