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China, Japan Trade Barbs Over Disputed Islands

AP | Posted 09.27.2012 | World

BEIJING -- China on Thursday assailed Japan's prime minister as obstinate and wrong for saying his nation won't compromise in their island dispute, as...

Japan Trades Words With China, Water With Taiwan

AP | LOUISE WATT | Posted 11.25.2012 | World

BEIJING — Japanese and Taiwanese ships shot water cannon at each other Tuesday in the latest confrontation over tiny islands in the East China S...

Sands of Time on Dirty Beaches

Gideon Resnick | Posted 11.12.2012 | Arts
Gideon Resnick

Badlands provides a quick visit to this world, eight songs amounting to a 27 minute capsule in time, a brief pit stop on the highway Alex Hungtai's character - and perhaps himself - calls home.

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: HIV-Positive Deportations

Marten Weber | Posted 11.10.2012 | Gay Voices
Marten Weber

You think that's fiction? Think again. This happens every day on this planet. According to UNAIDS, there are still 49 countries (50 if you include Taiwan) that impose restrictions on the entry, stay, and residence of people living with HIV based on their HIV status.

Disputed Islands? Sure, We'll Buy Those

AP | ERIC TALMADGE | Posted 11.10.2012 | World

TOKYO — Japan's Cabinet formally announced Tuesday that the government will purchase several disputed islands that China also claims – a m...

Chris C. Anderson

Exclusive Interview With Taiwan's Minister Of Culture | Chris C. Anderson | Posted 09.06.2012 | Arts

Doctor Lung Yingtai does not have an enviable position. She is Taiwan's first Ministry of Culture. In a country that is in constant cultural "disagree...

Taiwan Minister Wants Men To Sit Down To Pee

Posted 08.29.2012 | World

Stephen Shen wants men to take a seat. In an effort to clean up the country's public toilets, Shen, an Environmental Protection Administration (EPA...

U.S. Arms Sales Tripled Last Year

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.27.2012 | Business

Worldwide weapons sales by the United States tripled in 2011, according to a new report by the Congressional Research Service. U.S. arms sales to b...

Typhoon Soaks Taiwan

AP | Posted 10.24.2012 | World

TOKYO — A powerful typhoon packing winds up to 162 kilometers (101 miles) per hour is lumbering toward the southern Japanese island of Okinawa a...

Taiwan Braces For Typhoon Tembin

AP | Posted 10.23.2012 | World

TAIPEI, Taiwan — A powerful typhoon made landfall in southern Taiwan before dawn Friday, toppling trees and dumping torrential rain that flooded...

China And Japan Feud Over Disputed Islands

AP | EMILY WANG | Posted 10.19.2012 | World

TOKYO — An unauthorized landing by Japanese activists on an island at the center of a dispute with China is sparking nationalist outrage and fue...

Is This The World's Most Colorful Bridge?

Posted 08.13.2012 | Travel

If you've ever dreamt of walking over a rainbow, here's your chance. By day, the Xiying Rainbow Bridge in Penghu, Taiwan is a simple pedestrian wal...

China's Labor Unions - New Tendrils

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 10.10.2012 | Business
John Tepper Marlin

In June 2010, a nonviolent eight-day strike of 1,700 workers at the Honda factory in Zhongshan attracted international attention. Within three weeks, it was the third Honda auto parts factory in Guangdong province to suffer a work stoppage, along with plants in Shenzhen and Foshan.

WATCH: Sinkhole Swallows Man In Taiwan

Huffington Post | Chris C. Anderson | Posted 09.28.2012 | World

As Typhoon Saola trounces Taiwan, surveillance camera footage showing an unidentified man being swallowed by a sinkhole in Sansia District, Taiwan, ha...

Typhoon Saola Batters Taiwan

AP | Posted 10.02.2012 | Green

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A tropical storm inched across northern Taiwan on Thursday after already dumping up to five feet of rain that has flooded farm...

Torrential Rains Batter Taiwan

AP | PETER ENAV | Posted 10.01.2012 | World

TAIPEI, Taiwan — A slow-moving typhoon spawning torrential rains slammed into eastern Taiwan early Thursday, flooding farmlands, disrupting tran...

Vegetable Vendor Named Winner Of Asia's Nobel Prize

Reuters | Posted 09.24.2012 | World

MANILA (Reuters) - A Taiwanese vegetable vendor, who has personally given away over 7 million Taiwanese dollars ($231,800) to several charities for ch...

The Best Dining In Food-Obsessed Taipei

The Purple Passport | Posted 09.23.2012 | Travel
The Purple Passport

In fact, enjoying food is such a central part of Taiwanese life -- it's the glue of family and community gatherings and holiday celebrations -- that the cuisine here could be a starting point for any sort of anthropological study that seeks to understand the essence of Taipei.

An Open Letter to Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou

Jack Healey | Posted 09.19.2012 | World
Jack Healey

Unlike former Presidents Fujimori of Peru or Pinochet of Chile, former president Chen has no violent human rights record that he's been charged with. And yet, those violent former presidents have been treated better than Mr. Chen.

Taipei's Museum Of Contemporary Art Offers A Voyage Into The Bizarre

Matt Gibson | Posted 09.11.2012 | Travel
Matt Gibson

Western art can be pretty weird, but there's nothing quite as mind-bendingly bizarre as modern Asian art.

First Gay Buddhist Wedding In Taiwan

Posted 07.09.2012 | Religion

A devoutly Buddhist, lesbian couple will officially wed next month in Taiwan reports the Taipei Times. 30-year old Fish Huang and her partner will ...

American Mother-Daughter Duo Sketch 888 Taiwanese Faces

Jim Luce | Posted 09.02.2012 | World
Jim Luce

I met the most amazing mother-daughter duo the other week. Americans, they were speaking at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York (TECO-NY).

'888 Portraits In Taiwan' Captures The Spirit Of Its People

Posted 06.05.2012 | Arts

Pablo Picasso once asked: "What is a face, really? Its own photo? ... Doesn't everyone look at himself in his own particular way?" While today photogr...

Asia's Mad Arms Race

Conn Hallinan | Posted 07.29.2012 | World
Conn Hallinan

Asia is currently in the middle of an unprecedented arms race that is not only sharpening tensions in the region but also competing with efforts by Asian countries to address poverty and growing economic disparity.

Welcome to the G-Zero Era

Ian Bremmer | Posted 07.14.2012 | Business
Ian Bremmer

In years to come, every nation will have to create its own options because there will be no government with the muscle to drive an international agenda. Some countries are better positioned than others to prosper in this decentralized global order.