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Taiwan fruit farmer raises funds for Japan flood victims

Jul 22, 2018

Taiwan fruit farmer raises funds for Japan flood victims

A Taiwanese farmer held a two-day dragon fruit sale in Taipei over the weekend to raise money for victims of the floods and landslide in western Japan. Lin Ting-tsai, 65, said he harvested 1,380 kg of red dragon fruit at his farm in Yilan County ...

Fireflies kindle a nostalgic glow in Taiwan's cities

Nov 5, 2017

Fireflies kindle a nostalgic glow in Taiwan's cities

Fireflies don't have a lot going for them. For starters, they're bugs —not the pretty kind like butterflies, but beetles, the kind people swat away from lunch boxes or squash on the sidewalk. Even when they do their signature thing of glowing, ambient light ...