Taiwan

Niu Zhang mushroom growing on a log. (Image: courtesy of 3i Agricultural BioTech Group)

The Gift of the Niu Zhang Mushroom

One of the very precious gifts from God is the Antrodia camphorate, or stout camphor fungus. This mushroom only grows on Cinnamomum kanehirae (also known as Niu zhang (牛樟), a tree native to Taiwan at 2,000 meters above sea level. It is…

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‘One Country’ in Hong Kong and Taiwan?

It’s been 20 years since China adopted the one country, two systems (OCTS) policy with Hong Kong. However, it has been a bumpy ride so far. There have been several…

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The Gift of the Niu Zhang Mushroom

One of the very precious gifts from God is the Antrodia camphorate, or stout camphor fungus. This mushroom only grows on Cinnamomum kanehirae (also known as Niu zhang (牛樟), a tree native…

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A Unique Museum With Triangle-Shaped Buildings

Looking like a cuesta (單面山或半屏山) emerging from the surface of the lake, the Lanyang Museum (蘭陽博物館) is situated along a stretch of Taiwan’s Northern Coastal Highway in Yilan County’s Toucheng…

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Expats Give Top 6 Reasons to Live in Taiwan

Is it better to live in Taiwan than to live in the U.S.? The two nations are vastly different in terms of size, geography, climate, and system of government. Here’s…

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Unique Guesthouses With Their Mysterious Tunnels

In addition to the Shilin Official Residence located in Taipei City, there were about 30 guesthouses scattered across Taiwan exclusively for Chiang Kai-shek (1887-1975), late president of the Republic of China…

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How Mao’s Plan to Invade Taiwan Was Thwarted

According to historical records, Mao Zedong and his commander of 3rd Field Army, General Su Yu, planned a large-scale military operation to invade Taiwan by the year’s end in 1950.…

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A Township Featuring Chewy Rice and Juicy Fruit

As a famous signature rice cultivation area, Chihshang Township (池上鄉) is located in Taiwan’s Taitung County (台東縣) in the East Rift Valley (花東縱谷) between the Central Range (中央山脈) and the…

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The Largest International Auto Show in History

Boasting the largest automobile exhibition in history, the 2018 Taipei International Auto Show is being held at Taiwan’s Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center from December 30, 2017 through January 7, 2018.…

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A Unique Forestry Culture Garden

Located in northern Taiwan’s Yilan County, the Luodong Forestry Culture Garden (羅東林業文化園區) was opened to the public in 2009. With an area of 39.5 acres (16 hectares), the garden used…

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An Expo That Features Hakka Culture

To promote Hakka culture, Taiwan’s Hakka Affairs Council (客家委員會) has organized the Hakka Expos in Taipei once every two years. This year’s event was held at the Taipei World Trade…