Chinese President Xi Jinping has asked the military to prepare for war, sparking fears that the current U.S.-China trade conflict might end up bloody. He was addressing the Southern Theatre Command, which is tasked with monitoring the South China Sea.
Opening in 2011 after 12 years of planning and construction, the National Museum of Taiwan History is a great destination for a comprehensive overview of Taiwan’s history, which was largely ignored in the past because of political reasons.
Taiwan’s vice president recently visited Pope Francis and invited him to the island nation after the Catholic Church entered into a deal with the Chinese Communist Party regarding its operations in the mainland. Many Taiwanese fear that the Vatican, which had…
In the world of trap music — a style of hip-hop, Mayor Ko Wen-je is an unlikely newcomer. The 59-year-old trauma surgeon-turned-mayor of Taipei, Taiwan, is dropping his first music video. The song is called Do Things Right, by Taiwanese…
China has asked the U.S. not to go ahead with its plans for selling US$330 million worth of defense equipment to Taiwan, a country that Beijing claims to be a part of its own. However, the U.S. has looked past…
On October 18, Voice of America reported that the internationally renowned film director Ang Lee received a lifetime honorary award from the Directors Guild of America (DGA) for his daring innovation.
On Oct. 20, U.S. President Donald Trump announced his intention to end a Cold War-era treaty that was designed to make nuclear war less likely by eliminating intermediate ballistic missiles (IRBMs) from the American and Soviet arsenals.
Located on the North Coast of Taiwan, Wanli (萬里) is a cozy district in New Taipei City. With four small fishing harbors, Wanli is known for catching natural sea crabs, including flower crabs (花蟹), three-spot crabs (三點蟹), and stone crabs (石蟳).
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 compared to other countries.
The following is a short story from the Paiwan people, an indigenous people of Taiwan. They are well known for their mastery of glass beads, also referred to as Paiwan glass beads.