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‘Anti-Square Dancing Device’ Goes Viral in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new gadget that can zap music speakers off from a distance has gone viral on Chinese social media after a man showed in a video how the device can be used to stop square...

Famed dance crew to breakdance on Taiwan's National Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Famed breakdancing troupe The Best Crew (TBC) is set to give performances on Taiwan's National Day (Oct. 10). Founded in 1996 and originally named "Taipei Brea...

AP PHOTOS: Dragon dance ban saddens Manila residents

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Raucous dragon dance shows have been banned in Manila’s Chinatown due to the pandemic, casting aside a crowd-drawing Lunar New Year tradition many believe helps drive misfor...

[Update] New Year's Day flag-raising ceremony in Taipei will not open to public

[Last update: Dec. 30 at 17:30] TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The flag-raising ceremony at the Presidential Office on Friday morning (Jan. 1) will proceed as scheduled, but it will not be open to th...

Monday's Sports In Brief

NFL PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers' bid for an unbeaten season is over. Washington’s bid for an unlikely division title may just be beginning. Alex Smith...

Breakdancing gets Olympic status to debut at Paris in 2024

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Breakdancing became an official Olympic sport on Monday. The International Olympic Committee’s pursuit of urban events to lure a younger audience saw str...

Taiwan Presidential Office's 2020 flag-raising ceremony to start at 6:30 a.m.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first flag-raising ceremony of 2020 will be held in front of the Presidential Office Building at 6:30 a.m. Before the ceremony, which will be attended by President ...

Taiwan flag grayed out at International dance contest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwanese street dancer was selected as one of the top 16 contestants in the annual Red Bull BC One International Dance Competition on Saturday (Nov. 9), but the Taiwan ...

Taiwan steps up campaign in Vietnam to boost tourism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan is engaging in a vigorous campaign to promote bilateral tourism with Vietnam by participating in a travel exposition and holding promotional events. The Tourism ...

Upcoming events in Taipei, August 8-18

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – It is now halfway into the summer vacation, which means that kids might be feeling bored at home and parents are running out of plans. Nevertheless, there is still a lot t...

Four Taiwan troupes take the stage at Festival Off d’Avignon in France

Four Taiwan performing arts troupes are taking to the stage in the Festival Off d’Avignon July 5-28 in France, spotlighting the diversity and richness of the nation’s cultural sector. P...

Upcoming Events in Taipei, March 8-17

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Despite a stretch of chilly weather in Taipei, spring is just around the corner, and there are plenty of activities to check out this weekend and next. Check out some of t...

Taiwan wins best design award at India's OTM travel fair

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan won the best design award at the OTM travel show in India, by featuring Taiwanese signature traditions. The OTM travel show is an industry gateway to India's...

Battle Pro Taiwan street dance competition to take place in Hsinchu City on Jan 27

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A street dance competition will take place at Hsinchu Train Station Plaza on Jan. 27, and the wining team will receive total sponsorship for representing Taiwan to compete...

Upcoming events in Taipei, Jan. 12 - 20

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Moving towards the middle of the first month of 2019, there are still plenty of activities and events happening in Taipei to pique everyone's interests. Saturday, J...