• Facebook November 27, 2019 2:18 am

    Taiwanese-Canadian Model-Actor Godfrey Gao Dies on Set

    Taiwanese-Canadian model-actor Godfrey Gao has died after suffering an apparent heart attack while on set in China. Gao was filming a sports reality show in the eastern Chinese city of Ningbo on Wednesday when he died. His agency, JetStar Entertainment, confirmed his death on its official Facebook page. The 35-year-old was filming “Chase Me,” a Chinese variety series, when he...

  • China April 18, 2019 7:23 am

    6.1M Quake Causes Light Damage in Taiwan's Capital, East Coast

    A strong earthquake shook eastern Taiwan on Thursday afternoon, causing scattered light damage in the capital and along the eastern coast. The 6.1 magnitude quake was centered northwest of the city of Hualien at a depth of nearly 12 miles, Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau said. Water pipes at the city’s train station burst and rail traffic was briefly suspended. Schools...

  • New York April 16, 2019 8:18 am

    Cities Around the World Turn Off Lights to Mark Earth Hour

    Cities around the world marked Earth Hour on Saturday by turning off lights at 8:30 p.m. local time in a call for global action on climate change. Earth Hour, spearheaded by the World Wildlife Fund, calls for greater awareness and more sparing use of resources, especially fossil fuels that produce carbon gases and lead to global warming. Beginning in Sydney...

  • China March 10, 2019 10:03 am

    60 Years After Dalai Lama Fled, China Defends Tibet Policies

    China is defending its often-criticized rule in Tibet 60 years after the Dalai Lama fled into exile amid an abortive uprising against Chinese control, saying those who question its policies are merely showing their anti-Chinese bias. The statements in official media came as Tibetans and their supporters marked the anniversary Sunday and called for greater international support. Despite decades of...

  • director October 21, 2018 1:21 pm

    18 Dead, Over 170 Injured in Taiwan Train Derailment

    One of Taiwan’s fastest passenger trains derailed Sunday on a curve along a popular weekend route, killing at least 18 people and injuring more than 170 others, authorities said. The Puyuma express was carrying more than 360 passengers from a suburb of Taipei in the north to Taitung, a city on Taiwan’s southeast coast, when it went off the tracks...

  • China March 19, 2018 1:37 pm

    At Olympics, Omnipresent Flags Are a Tricky Political Dance

    Barely visible yet controversial specks on the unified Korean flag — erased on the version approved by the International Olympic Committee — embody the delicate dance Olympic organizers must do to manage the political implications of the flags that represent each nation.

  • NBCUniversal Inc. December 20, 2017 11:27 pm

    Storm Concerns Plague Holiday Travelers

    Weather is creating concerns for travel days ahead of Christmas.

  • President May 24, 2017 8:46 am

    Taiwan Becomes 1st in Asia to Recognize Same-Sex Marriage

    In a first for Asia, Taiwan’s Constitutional Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage on Wednesday, punctuating a yearslong campaign by advocates for gay rights in one of the continent’s most liberal democracies. In its majority opinion, the court said a provision in the current civil code barring same-sex marriages stood in violation of two articles of the constitution safeguarding...

  • NBC April 20, 2017 6:51 am

    US Cop Detained in Taiwan After TSA Misses Gun in Carry-on

    A California police officer had a handgun in her bag was able to board a plane to Taiwan last week, with the Transportation Security Administration concluding that “standard procedures were not followed,” NBC News reported. “The police officer did in fact pass through the checkpoint with a firearm,” the TSA said in a statement. The company added that it holds...

  • United States February 7, 2016 4:27 am

    Over 100 Missing, 18 Dead As Strong Quake Rattles Taiwan

    More than 130 people were still trapped Sunday morning in the wreckage of a Taiwan apartment building that collapsed during a 6.4 magnitude earthquake in Tainan the day before, officials said, NBC News reported. At daybreak Sunday, the Central Emergency Operation Center in Taipei said 18 people had been killed and another 505 injured during the quake that struck southeast...

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