Taiwan Ju Percussion Group to launch tour in Canada

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Ju Percussion Group (朱宗慶打擊樂團) will go on its first tour of Canada with quintet and 10-piece performances scheduled for Aug. 23, 24, and 31. To commemorate ...

Taiwan’s Yilan Children’s Festival draws record number of attendees

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 44-day 2019 Yilan International Children's Folklore & Folkgame Festival (YICFFF) saw more than half a million visitors before drawing to a close on Sunday (Aug...

Taipei Fringe Festival to feature 500 performances

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Fringe Festival 2019 will feature 500 performances and starts Saturday (Aug. 24), running until Sept. 8. Taipei Fringe Festival (TFF) gathers 131 groups of a...

Hermit crab spotted traveling with 'plastic shell' on Taiwan beach

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Photos of a hermit crab carrying a “plastic cup” as its shell on a beach in eastern Taiwan have become an unbearable sight to behold for many concerned about t...

Taiwan admitted to global foot-and-mouth disease control alliance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) announced on Saturday (Aug. 17) that Taiwan has been admitted into the Global Foot-and-Mouth Disease Research Alliance (GFRA), an internationa...

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...

Upcoming events in Taipei: August 16-30

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Apart from the many exhibitions, festivals, and performances introduced last week (most are still ongoing), there is also an array of one-day events coming up in the secon...

Taiwan horror movie features at foreign film festivals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)— The Taiwan horror film “Deep Evil” (緝魔) has been selected for the Full Moon – Horror & Fantasy Film Festival in Romania, and the Macabro Film Festival...

International artists inspired by minority communities in Taiwan

Taipei (CNA) Twelve international artists, who have been in Taipei for four weeks visiting local minority communities for inspiration, will showcase their works at Taipei Performing Arts Center, it wa...

Asian Youth Orchestra to perform in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Asian Youth Orchestra, about 30 percent of which are Taiwanese performers, will perform at the National Concert Hall in Taipei on Aug. 18 and 19. The Asian Youth Orchest...

Last chance for ‘Manhattanhenge’ sunset in Taipei this year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – "Manhattanhenge" sunsets can be witnessed at certain parts of Zhongxiao East Road and West Road in Taipei from Sunday (Aug. 11) to Tuesday. Manhattanhenge ori...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, Aug. 12, the 224th day of 2019. There are 141 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 12,...

Rukai children win Golden Melody traditional arts and music award

A group of indigenous Rukai elementary school students captured one of 19 Golden Melody Awards prizes awarded Saturday for traditional arts and music in Taiwan, recognition they hope will get more peo...

Ju Percussion Group founder gives speech at Taiwan’s MOFA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Ju Tzong-Ching (朱宗慶), the founder and artistic director of the Ju Percussion Group, was invited by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' (MOFA) Department of NGO Internatio...

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...