First overseas Anpanman shop to open in Taiwan in September

Jul 30, 2015

First overseas Anpanman shop to open in Taiwan in September

The first overseas shop specializing in goods from the popular anime character Anpanman is set to open in September in Taipei, with many goods available exclusively at the outlet to attract local families and tourists, toymaker Bandai Co. said. Anpanman (an-bread man), a superhero ...

Crashed Taiwan plane hoisted from river; 26 confirmed dead

Feb 5, 2015

Crashed Taiwan plane hoisted from river; 26 confirmed dead

Rescuers used a crane to hoist the fuselage of a wrecked TransAsia Airways plane from a shallow river in Taiwan’s capital late Wednesday as they searched into the night for 17 people missing in a crash that killed at least 26 others. Flight 235 ...

The back story to Taiwan's treasures

Aug 7, 2014

The back story to Taiwan's treasures

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The artworks and objects on display at the Tokyo National Museum’s latest show, “Treasured Masterpieces from the National Palace Museum, Taipei,” have had something of checkered history. A large part of this was due to the efforts of the Japanese Imperial Army to get ...

China, Taiwan diplomats in highest-level talks thus far

Feb 10, 2014

China, Taiwan diplomats in highest-level talks thus far

Taiwan and China are holding their highest-level talks since splitting amid a civil war 65 years ago, hoping to further boost contacts and ease lingering tensions, even as political developments on the self-governing island swing away from Beijing’s goal of eventual unification. Tuesday’s discussions ...

Aug 4, 2013

Thousands in Taiwan protest conscript's death

More than 100,000 Taiwanese people took to the streets Saturday in protest over the death of a young conscript who was allegedly abused in the military. Singing a Taiwanese take on the revolutionary song “Do you hear the people sing?” from the hit musical ...