Heaven sent: Exquisite paper offerings for the dead

From a modern summer villa with an outdoor pool to a fully equipped film studio or a casino, paper model makers in Taiwan are ensuring the dead enjoy an eternity of luxury. A handful of paper model makers in Taiwan are taking their art to a new level and crafting offerings that bestow on the dead the kind of trappings only experienced by the truly rich and famous in the land of the living.

Taipei’s goes dark for Earth Hour

Taiwan’s tallest building joined cities around the world to mark Earth Hour by turning off its lights on Saturday in a call for global action on climate change. (March 30)

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Taiwanese activists protest death penalty for drunk driving

People protest as Taiwan plans to ramp up punishments for those who cause a fatal accident while drunk driving, including the death penalty for the most egregious cases.

YouTuber on a quest to visit Taiwan’s dwindling allies

Just 17 nations still recognise Taiwan over mainland China – many in the most remote parts of the world – but Ben Wu is on a quest to visit them all.

Taiwan sky shines bright as lantern festival kicks off

Visitors flock to Pingxi Village in northern Taiwan for the island’s annual lantern festival.

Taiwan couples race piggyback for Lunar New Year glory

More than two dozen couples take part in a piggyback contest in Taiwan as part of the Lunar New Year celebration in Taiwan.

Taiwanese restaurants gear up for Year of the Pig

Pig themed decorations and Chinese lanterns adorned the streets of Taiwan and Hong Kong ahead of the Year of the Pig. For the new year, some restaurants are drawing inspiration from the shape of the pig in their signature steamed buns. The Lunar New Year starts on February 5th. The pig is the twelfth sign of the Chinese zodiac and represents wealth.

Bringing home the bacon: the Taiwanese woman with four pet pigs

Ever year is the Year of the Pig in Jenny Tsai’s apartment in Taiwan’s Taichung City which she shares with one fellow human and four pampered pig housemates.

Taiwanese reject China’s idea for unification

(31 Jan 2019) Support for Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen is building, after she rejected Chinese President Xi Jinping’s idea of reunifying China and Taiwan as “one country, two systems.” (Jan. 31)

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