Ghoulish gaffe: Danish cyclist sits for pic on Taiwanese family tomb altar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Danish cyclist raised hackles in Taiwan over a strict taboo he violated by posing for a photo while sitting on the alter of a Taiwanese family's tomb. Taiwanese o...

Analysis: Are China's 'internal affairs' going more global?

One day in 1955, the fledgling People's Republic of China was unhappy about U.S. involvement with Taiwan, the self-governing island that Beijing considered its territory. So Premier Zhou Enlai wrote a...

Artists gather in Taipei for residency program

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei Performing Arts Center (TPAC) invited 12 artists from 12 Asian-Pacific countries to join the four-week residency program Artist Lab in Taipei, as part of Asia Disco...

Minxiong Ghost House ranked No.1 scariest haunted house in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Today (Aug. 15) is the Ghost Festival, the spookiest day of Ghost Month in Taiwan, and the creepiest place to visit on this day would be the Minxiong Ghost House (民雄鬼屋), which ...

14 Tips for observing Ghost Festival day in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Today (Aug. 15) is the Ghost Festival in Taiwan, a time when many Taiwanese provide offerings and prayers to their ancestors, gods, and ghosts. The Ghost Festival (鬼節 or 中元節...

6 dos and don'ts for Qixi Festival in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Today (Aug. 7) is Qixi Festival (七夕節), the Lunar Valentine's Day in many parts of East Asia and a Taiwanese numerologist has created a list of six dos and don'ts to obs...

10 terrifying taboos to dodge during Taiwan's Ghost Month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Ghost Month (鬼月), observed in the 7th month of the lunar calendar, is once again here, this year running from Aug. 1 to Aug. 29, and Taiwan News has created a list...

Plight of Taiwan's rare Formosan black bear covered by CNN

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The 23-year effort to document and protect the Formosan black bear by a Taiwanese conservationist was covered by CNN on Sunday (June 9). In an interview with CNN published o...

Rejecting taboos, Palestinian businessman welcomes US plan

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian businessman who flouts political taboos by working with Israeli settlers in the West Bank could soon have a role in President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan. ...

Taboos fall away as far-right EU candidates breach red line

PLIEUX, France (AP) — Europe's taboos are falling away. Virulent language castigating immigration and Islam is creeping from extremist fringe groups on social media and the dark web ...

NBC shows off fall lineup with stars, athletes, Kardashians

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC hoped to wow advertisers with its reach and content at a glitzy presentation Monday for its fall lineup, parading out a clutch of Kardashians and Olympic gold winning athletes, get...

International Women's Day: DW launches Facebook account 'DW Women'

DW Editor-in-Chief Ines Pohl: "Women empowerment is one of our main focus topics. The new Facebook account will help make our content about and for women more visible. It is kind of a 'best o...

Tao people give tips to visitors on Taiwan's offshore Orchid Island for flying fish season

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The flying fish season has kicked off in March on Taiwan’s outlying island, Orchid Island, and local residents from the Tao (達悟) indigenous people have some tips for...

We need men to talk about periods: Oscar winner Guneet Monga

Period. End of Sentence is a documentary about the deep-rooted stigma attached to menstruation in the village of Hapur in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. For generations, women here did no...

Billy Porter speaks on Oscars gown and social media hate

NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Porter, speaking to Vogue before he walked the Oscars red carpet, knew what he was in for among some social media users: "People are going to be really uncomfor...