Taiwan

Taiwan celebrates its 107th Double Tenth National Day on Oct. 10, 2018. (Image: Screenshot of the video provided by Taiwan's Presidential Office)

Taiwan’s Unique National Day Celebrations 2018

After U.S. Vice President Mike Pence lauded Taiwan’s embrace of democracy as “a better path for all the Chinese people” on October 4, Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen referred to Taiwan (officially the Republic of China) as a  lighthouse “for those who long…

Reena Augustine (5th from the left on the front line) flew all the way from Australia to Taiwan as a volunteer teaching at an International Summer English Camp on July 9-13, 2018. (Image: Changhua Parent Union Advisory Council)

An Indian Australian’s Impression of Taiwan

Reena Augustine is an Australian citizen who moved to Australia from western India’s Gurjarat in 2009. She is the founder and director of Red Carpet Functions, an organization aspiring to celebrate the diversity of Brisbane’s communities and emphasizing the appreciation…

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Flu Vaccination Rate in Taiwan Sets New Record

Because of the country’s subtropical climate, the flu is a year-round epidemic in Taiwan. The annual government-sponsored vaccination program covers 25 percent of the population, which is a remarkable result…

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Taiwan’s Unique National Day Celebrations 2018

After U.S. Vice President Mike Pence lauded Taiwan’s embrace of democracy as “a better path for all the Chinese people” on October 4, Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen referred to Taiwan (officially…

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The Famous Dongpu Hot Spring Area in Taiwan

Often referred to as “The Hot Spring Kingdom,” Taiwan is one of the world’s top 15 hot spring destinations. With some 130 hot spring sites, Taiwan has one of the…

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A Well-Preserved Wetland in Taiwan

The Gaomei Wetland (高美濕地), also known as the Gaomei Wetland Preservation Area (高美濕地野生動物保護區), is located on the south of the estuary of Dajia River (大甲溪) in central Taiwan’s Taichung City.

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An Indian Australian’s Impression of Taiwan

Reena Augustine is an Australian citizen who moved to Australia from western India’s Gurjarat in 2009. She is the founder and director of Red Carpet Functions, an organization aspiring to…

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An Air Show in Taiwan

In the face of China’s continued escalation of military intimidation and diplomatic blockade, Taiwan (officially the Republic of China, ROC) staged an air show with displays of warplanes in southern…

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A Breathtaking Ancient Trail

Nestled between Pingtung  County (屏東縣) in southern Taiwan and Taitung County (台東縣) in the east, the Alangyi Ancient Trail (阿塱壹古道) used to be an important route for aboriginal tribes for…

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Step Inside Taiwan’s Unique Freeway Service Areas

There are two major longitudinal (north to south) national freeways in Taiwan — National Freeway No. 1, also known as the Sun Yat-sen Freeway (中山高速公路), and National Freeway No. 3, also called…

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Taiwanese Tennis Champion Tseng Chun-Hsin

A Taiwanese boy is taking the tennis world by storm. He is Tseng Chun-Hsin, nicknamed the “Taiwan Night Market Champion” because his parents do business in a night market. In…

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Intriguing Lotus Leisure Farms in Taiwan

Guanyin (觀音) is a typical agricultural district in northern Taiwan’s Taoyuan City, where farmers have transformed their paddy fields into lotus leisure farms to add value to their agricultural operations.