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Indie music contest to be canceled this summer due to COVID-19

New Taipei-A music contest that is held as part of the annual Ho-Hai-Yan Gongliao Rock Festival in New Taipei every summer will be canceled this year due to COVID-19 prevention efforts, the city government announced Monday.In view of the risk posed by ...
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Golden Horse Fantastic Film Festival to kick off in April

Taipei-The Golden Horse Fantastic Film Festival is slated to take place from April 9-18 in Taipei, bringing to audiences cinematic classics covering a wide range of genres, as well as films featuring veteran actress-host Whoopi Goldberg and comedic act...
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Two suspected of killing newborn released on bail

Kaohsiung,  A man and his mother suspected of killing a newborn baby in Kaohsiung and subsequently brought in for questioning were released on a bail late Monday. The man, surnamed Lu (呂), is alleged to have put his 19-year-old daughter’s...
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Medal conferred on outgoing Haitian ambassador

Taipei,  Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) presented a medal to outgoing Ambassador Rachel Coupaud of Haiti on Monday in recognition of her contributions to promoting Taiwan-Haiti ties over her eight-year tenure. At a ceremony held in Taipei, Wu conferre...
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Two Taiwanese films win kudos at Asian Film Awards

Taipei,  Two Taiwanese films won awards, including Best Supporting Actress, at this year’s Asian Film Awards, which was held Wednesday in an online ceremony. Samantha Ko (柯淑勤) took the Best Supporting Actress award for her role as a mother in...
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Body of Vietnamese migrant found, one week after hiking accident

Taipei,  The body of a Vietnamese migrant worker was found by rescue workers on Thursday, one week after he went missing after falling down a mountain slope in Nantou County. According to the police, the victim was a migrant worker...
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Golden Melody Awards for music to rock on Saturday

Taipei,  The 2020 Golden Melody Awards for music, Taiwan’s equivalent of the Grammys, will be held Saturday in Taipei, with over 160 nominated entries vying for 27 awards. A total of 1,348 albums and extended play records were submitted to...
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Taiwanese media criticized for disrespecting indigenous culture

Taipei,  Taiwanese officials and a government agency on Monday urged the media to respect indigenous culture after some news reports took issue over the tribal attire worn by one of the winners during an award ceremony. Pangoyod (鍾家駿), a 16-year-old...
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China may be using Zhenhua database to target, exploit Taiwanese: scholar

Washington, There is a possibility that China is using information from a massive database of influential figures to identify individuals and institutions in Taiwan that could be exploited, according to American researcher Christopher Balding. The database, wh...
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