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Five Tips for International Gifting

Terry Kelhawk | Posted 12.19.2014 | Impact
Terry Kelhawk

Over decades of international gift-giving I've gathered a few pointers which might put more ho than humbug into your holidays if internationals are on your list. My motto is, "Be generous, but appropriate." Here's how...

Top Emerging Travel Hotspots for 2015

Gogobot | Posted 12.15.2014 | Travel
Gogobot

It is becoming ever easier to travel to remote pockets of the globe. Every year, emerging destinations brimming with travel potential rise in popularity, without the crazy crowds and tourist traps.

World Schooling: When Children Study Abroad

Cliff Hsia | Posted 12.02.2014 | Travel
Cliff Hsia

We've found the best way to do this is to place your kids into a local school immediately upon arrival, something we like to call world schooling. Here are some of the things we've learned about our version of world schooling.

Taiwan's Premier Resigns After Pro-China Party Defeated In Elections

AP | RALPH JENNINGS | Posted 12.02.2014 | World

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China urged Taiwan to protect the gains of landmark cooperation between the mainland and the self-ruled island after Taiwan's ...

Chairman Ma: To Support Hong Kong Democracy, Support Taiwan's and Free Chen

Jack Healey | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics
Jack Healey

We live in a complex world and the sheer quantity of trying to keep track of things will sometimes flood the most devoted news junkie. With all of this happening, there's probably not much happening now that that Hong Kong thing or whatever it was has stopped happening, right? Wrong.

Alibaba, the Golden Child of China's Globalization Strategy

Roselyn Hsueh | Posted 12.15.2014 | World
Roselyn Hsueh

With the world increasingly and economically beholden to China and Chinese business, China's globalization strategy has won dividends at home and abroad.

Destroying Dictatorships and Wagging the Dragon: On Umbrellas, Sunflowers, and Beijing's Chance to Change

Jack Healey | Posted 12.09.2014 | Impact
Jack Healey

The Umbrella Revolution isn't over nor is it resolved, but rather only just beginning and gathering strength for the next opportunity. Beijing has no reason to celebrate a problem resolved, even as it refuses to choose a path toward democracy and rights.

How Travel Taught Me to Live With Less

Cliff Hsia | Posted 12.07.2014 | Travel
Cliff Hsia

Take your first step to living a fuller and more meaningful life by living with less. Do something. Donate some clothes, give away some toys, sell the extra car. Simplify your life.

What We Can Learn From Taiwan About Aging

Robyn Stone | Posted 12.07.2014 | Fifty
Robyn Stone

Imagine how exciting it would be to design a whole new system of care for older adults -- entirely from scratch. You'd be working with a clean slate, unencumbered by the temptation to retain old ways of operating, simply because 'we've always done it this way.'

S4S Celebrates a Wonderful Team -- A Tribute to Grace Bennett

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 12.06.2014 | Impact
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

In only one year, Schools for Sustainability (S4S) has cultivated a beautifully dynamic team. We honor diversity as we attract support from members ...

Taiwan Warily Eyes Battle of Wills Between Beijing and Hong Kong

Kevin A. Lees | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics
Kevin A. Lees

In Hong Kong, they may be protesting with umbrellas, but in Taiwan earlier this year, it was sunflowers. Hong Kong's protesters know as well as PRC policymakers that Taiwan is still watching very closely, and Beijing's wrong-footed response in Hong Kong today could halt Ma's push for greater Taiwanese cooperation.

Taiwan Declares Support For Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Protests

AP | DIDI TANG | Posted 12.01.2014 | World

BEIJING (AP) — Taiwan, an island that China's ruling Communist Party has long sought to bring into its fold under the same "one country, two systems...

Taiwan President: Taiwanese People Are Watching Hong Kong Closely

Reuters | Posted 09.28.2014 | World

TAIPEI, Sept 29 (Reuters) - Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou has said the Taiwanese people are paying close attention to the events in Hong Kong and hope...

Ma Lies While Chen Dies: Ugly Party Politics on a Beautiful Island

Jack Healey | Posted 11.23.2014 | World
Jack Healey

Once again, it's time to look at Taiwan. Unfortunately, there is still a need to call for freedom from prison for Chen Shui-bian and a need to call out Ma Ying-jeou (the most unpopular president in Taiwan's history) to stop abusing human rights principles for shameful political hunts.

The 10 Longest Non-Stop Flights from New York

Hopper.com | Posted 11.09.2014 | Travel
Hopper.com

The team at Hopper has put together this list of the 10 longest non-stop flights from New York City; the ones that take passengers further afield than anywhere else, from the bubbling bazaars of Indian Mumbai, to the seething streets of China's megacities.

'Citizen Gino' May Retire His Race and Gay Cards

Christopher Murray | Posted 11.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Christopher Murray

Friends attend Chi-Ming "Gino" Kuo's swearing-in ceremony as a United States citizen at Manhattan's United States Southern District Court on Aug. 22 w...

Brilliant Ventures Out of the Box With 'Kid Box' From Feng Dance Theater at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 10.07.2014 | Arts
Helen I. Hwang

For the first time, the Feng Dance Theater from Tainan, Taiwan is making its debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. And boy, have they exploded onto the international stage.

Big Trouble in Big China: Far West Terrorism, Trade Problems With Taiwan and Hong Kong Wants Something Called Democracy

T. Dean Reed | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
T. Dean Reed

China is having difficulties, west, east and center.

Deadly Gas Explosions Rock Taiwan, Killing Dozens

AP | GLADYS TSAI and RALPH JENNINGS | Posted 09.30.2014 | World

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — Hundreds of people who fled from gas pipeline explosions in Taiwan's second-largest city returned to their homes Friday aft...

Parsing the East Asian Powder Keg

Conn Hallinan | Posted 09.28.2014 | World
Conn Hallinan

The past six months have seen an incredible ratcheting up of tensions in the East and South China Seas, where the world's three largest economies are caught up in an increasingly tangled web of territorial disputes, competing alliances, and historical grievances.

Taiwan Follows in the Scientific Footsteps of Florida State Park

Meg Lowman | Posted 09.28.2014 | Green
Meg Lowman

In 2009 two Taiwanese national-park employees arrived at my doorstep in Sarasota, Florida, determined to learn everything about the canopy walkway built in nearby Myakka River State Park. This unique treetop walkway has not only inspired research discoveries but doubled (or even tripled) visitors to the park.

Taiwan Plane Crash Not Caused By Weather, Authorities Say

Reuters | Faith Hung | Posted 09.22.2014 | World

TAIPEI, July 24 (Reuters) - Taiwan authorities said on Thursday it was unlikely bad weather was the cause of the crash of a TransAsia Airways turbop...

47 Dead In Taiwan Plane Crash

AP | RALPH JENNINGS | Posted 09.22.2014 | World

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — An airline said Thursday it suspected typhoon weather caused one of its planes to crash land on a small Taiwanese island, kill...

Taiwan's Natural Side

Jeanine Barone | Posted 08.26.2014 | Travel
Jeanine Barone

Silence reigns as black swans glide on a creek-fed pond, walkways zig-zag this way and that, and elaborately carved wooden pavilions provide much welcome shade. Walking to the garden's upper level provides a sweeping perspective of this idyllic arrangement.

Tucking Into Taiwan: Ultimate Food Tour

Fathom | Posted 08.18.2014 | Travel
Fathom

A little gem of an island, Taiwan is the ultimate food destination for Asian cuisine. So unless you're lucky enough to already have been introduced, get ready for an eye- and stomach-opening adventure.