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...

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...

Explore an abandoned Chinese village now engulfed by nature

HOUTOUWAN, China (AP) — Blanketed with greenery, the ghost town is perched atop cliffs looking west into sea mists obscuring the horizon. Abandoned homes ravaged by weather and creeping vines stand si...

Man wins NT$2 million Taiwan Super 777 scratch lottery jackpot

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A young man from Taiwan's outer island of Penghu spent NT$200 (US$6.68) on a Super 777 scratch lottery ticket and yesterday was announced the winner of its NT$2 million jac...

Love from three sisters turns grandma’s village in southern Taiwan into tourist attraction

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—As three sisters’ love for their grandma has turned a village in southern Taiwan into a tourist attraction, many elderly people who live alone in the village are out s...

Taiwanese woman places mahjong set at burial site so deceased family members can continue playing games

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—A Taiwanese woman has placed a mahjong set at a tree burial site for three deceased family members in the hopes that they can continue playing the Chinese game and have good...

Western brand, Chinese characteristics: Club Med at Guilin

GUILIN, China (AP) — After 10 days of crisscrossing southwestern China by high-speed train with two young children in tow, exploring minority villages amid rugged scenery and often sleeping in grimy h...

You know you've been a foreigner in Taiwan too long when...

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Facebook user in the group Foreigners in Taiwan (外國人在台灣) yesterday posted a document which was dated 2000 listing the many humorous ways a foreigner knows they have lived in ...