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Taiwan's Kaohsiung home measuring 22-ping on market for nearly US$18 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A homeowner has put his 22-ping property (one ping equals 3.3 square meters) up for sale in Kaoshiung for an astonishing NT$500 million (US$17.98 million). The homeowne...

In fast-changing Dubai, once-isolated village to be razed

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — From the front porch of their cinderblock home, Garry and Amanda James gaze over Dubai’s soaring skyscrapers and massive malls. It’s a skyline that...

China’s property tax will reveal Chinese officials' 'unofficial' incomes: Expert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The rollout of a property tax in China is likely to be protracted since it will reveal Chinese officials' unreported incomes and so threaten the interests of political...

The real purpose of China’s global propaganda

China has launched its global propaganda campaign to change the narrative of the Wuhan coronavirus even as the global pandemic worsens. It paints a picture of an authoritarian government that is best ...

Opinion: Japanese Emperor Akihito's commendable silence

After 30 years, the reign of Emperor Akihito came to an end in a brief, dignified ceremony. It may sound overly dramatic, but the emperor's abdication represents a turning point — and not on...

Highlights of AP interview with Nobel winner Richard Thaler

WASHINGTON (AP) — Richard Thaler of the University of Chicago was awarded the Nobel prize for economics Monday for his work explaining how human behavior often doesn't fit rational economic models. Ou...