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  • Aegista diversifamilia
    Newly discovered Taiwanese snail named in honor of marriage equality
    In what might be considered an unintentionally ironic decision given the associations such critters have with slow progress, Taiwanese researchers have given the name Aegista diversifamilia to a newly discovered type of snail in honor of the fight...
  • Taiwan Music Express returns to CMJ 2014
    Taiwan invasion returns to CMJ 2014
    For the fourth year in a row, music artists form Taiwan return to CMJ 2014 with the Taiwan Music Express showcase. Three artists will grace the stage at New York City's Highline Ballroomon October 24th, 2014.Here is this year's line up:A...
  • Taipei Confucius Temple
    Two Days in Taipei: Day 2: Confucius Temple to Fine Art Museum to Night Market
    Our two days in Taipei bookend a six-day trip spent mostly out of Taiwan's capital city, mostly in smaller villages and towns and what can be called the countryside.Just as on our first day in Taipei, when we had the opportunity to delve into...
  • Chinese Arts Dancing Ensemble
    Chinese Arts Dancing Ensemble to perform at Lincoln Center Out Of Doors Aug 7
    Taiwan's rich cultural heritage has come to the New York area with the Chinese Arts Dancing Ensemble, which will be performing at "Lincoln Center Out of Doors – From Chinatown with Love” at Damrosch Park Bandshell, on Thursday...
  • Dining on Xiaolongbao at DinTaiFung at Taipei 101, Taiwan
    Dining on Xiaolongbao at DinTaiFung at Taipei 101 is savory experience
    One of the highlights of visiting Taipei City has to be experiencing the delectable xiaolongbao - Shanghai-style dumplings - at DinTaiFung, the flagship restaurant of a 99-branch chain that began in Taipei and is located in the Taiwan's...
  • Taiwan's National Palace Museum, Taipei
    2 Days in Taipei: Hitting the highlights and the highpoints in Taiwan's Capital
    Day 1: A Visit to National Palace Museum Lays Foundation for Understanding Culture, History of TaiwanOur two days in Taipei bookend a six-day trip spent mostly out of Taiwan's capital city, mostly in smaller villages and towns and what can be...
  • Plane crash in Taiwan kills at least 50 on board Trans Asia flight
    Passenger plane crash Taiwan: 50 dead, plane crashes into residential buildings
    A Trans Asia Airways passenger plane with 54 passengers on board crashed into buildings in a residential section while making an emergency landing. The preliminary reports put as many as 50 dead and seven injured, according to The Business Insider...
  • Silks Place Taroko, Taroko Gorge, Taiwan
    Taroko Gorge tops Taiwan's natural wonders
    Taiwan is not Mainland China, yet I am struck by how the landscape is so much like the classical paintings that go back to the Qing Dynasty - the dramatic topography of mountains that rise steeply, often covered in mist. It is another clear...
  • Taoist temple in Taiwan
    Travel to Taiwan: vibrant, modern society built on bedrock of tradition
    Taiwan is a vibrant, modern society, built on a bedrock of tradition. Traditions are woven into the fabric, as is made abundantly clear in Taipei when, shortly after visiting the Confucius Temple (more of a museum and shrine) we visit a...
  • Sun Moon Lake Bikeway in Taiwan
    Bikeways lead to more personal discoveries of Taiwan
    What I hadn't realized before I came to Taiwan with an intention of biking is what a mountainous island this is - not just hilly, but craggy mountains that rise steeply. There are thousands of mountains - 100 peaks are over 3000 meters high....
  • Taipei, Taiwan's famous night markets
    Taking a trip to Taipei, Taiwan night markets
    When someone mentions Taiwan, the word “night markets” surely comes to mind. All parts of the country have their own distinctive night markets that literally crop up out of nowhere before or after sunset. These markets are an important...
  • Angelina Jolie has angered Chinese fans
    Angelina Jolie has angered Chinese fans
    Angelina Jolie is getting a hard lesson dealing with the sensitivities of Chinese politics as she finds herself caught up in controversy during a recent visit to China. Jolie has angered many Mainland Chinese fans into a possible boycott of "...
  • Chen Shui-bian on postage stamp
    Amnesty International says Chen Shui-bian lacks proper treatment in ROC prison
    Chen Shui-bian, the imprisoned former president of the Republic of China in-exile on Taiwan, is not receiving proper medical care said Amnesty International Secretary-General Salil Shetty on May 31. Shetty is visiting the island to review the...
  • Taiwan protests 2014
    Taiwanese students storm legislature in anti-China protest
    Six days into a student-led occupation of Taiwan’s parliament, President Ma Ying-jeou reasserted his stance on a contentious trade pact with China and asked the protestors to step down in the name of democracy.Ma, the ruling Kuomintang party...
  • Facebook
    Taiwan is Facebook's ace in the hole in Asia
    But LINE has got a line on them and Facebook may face some stiff competition.The Asian island of Taiwan is no doubt wired for mobile. Much like Japan, the mobile phone is just something everyone carries around and, among the younger crowd;...