17th century Japanese porcelain on loan to Taiwan damaged

Jul 20, 2017

17th century Japanese porcelain on loan to Taiwan damaged

A centuries-old porcelain plate on loan from Japan has been found partially damaged, but a joint investigation has ruled out vandalism and human negligence, Taiwan's National Palace Museum said Wednesday. The 17th century, Imari-style porcelain ware is among items loaned by the Museum of Oriental ...

China 'murdered' Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo: Reporters Without Borders

Jul 19, 2017

China 'murdered' Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo: Reporters Without Borders

Reporters Without Borders (Reporters Sans Frontieres), which advocates freedom of information around the world, on Tuesday accused Chinese authorities of having "murdered" Nobel Peace Prize-winning dissident Liu Xiaobo by denying him proper medical care during his incarceration. "We can clearly state that Liu Xiaobo was ...

Taiwan says Chinese aircraft carrier sails into its ADIZ

Jul 12, 2017

Taiwan says Chinese aircraft carrier sails into its ADIZ

China's Liaoning aircraft carrier entered Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) early Wednesday morning on its way back from Hong Kong and was being monitored, Taiwan's Defense Ministry said, adding there was no cause for alarm. The Liaoning left Hong Kong at noon Tuesday, before ...

Japan's tourism, real estate sectors actively seeking foreign workers

Jun 20, 2017

Japan's tourism, real estate sectors actively seeking foreign workers

The nation's hotel operators and real estate firms are ramping up their hiring of foreign workers to capitalize on booming in-bound tourism and increasing property investment from wealthy overseas buyers. Liang I-ting, a Taiwanese clerk, greets guests in Chinese, Japanese and English at an Apa ...