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ASUS Computer Products: Customer Service Ranges From Non-Existent to Unacceptable

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Russnow

ASUS is a Taiwanese company that hit it big in the United States. It had been mostly known for computer parts, and in 2007 decided to build computers...

Jialeshuei: A Virtual Tour of Taiwan's Bizarre Southeastern Coastline

Matt Gibson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Matt Gibson

On the east side of Taiwan's southern tip is a bizarre landscape where three layers of rock (deep ocean stratum, sandstone, and coastal rocks) have be...

WATCH: Wall Street Bonuses Skewered In Taiwanese Animation

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

For news presented as a bizarre video game-like montage, there's nothing quite like Taiwan's Next Media Animation. In a new video released Friday, the...

Finding Serendipity: How to Make Your Travels More Exciting

Matt Gibson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Matt Gibson

Without reservations, my girlfriend and I slept on the beach outside the Leyte resort until 7am. That afternoon we swam in a shimmering aqua-green inlet beside a whale shark the size of a Cadillac.

My Girlfriend Was Exorcised by a Traditional Chinese Healer

Matt Gibson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Matt Gibson

My girlfriend Christine and I were walking down the street in Tainan, Taiwan, when a Taiwanese man shouted at us from the liquor store next door. "Lai, Lai (come here, come here)."

Good Woman Child Language (Talking Characters in Taiwan)

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Philip N. Cohen

Things to raise casually in Taiwan. To test the hospitality of your hosts in Taiwan, one may choose to innocently suggest that their Chinese characte...

Baby, It's Cold Outside!

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
George Heymont

For those who enjoyed the Planet Earth series, Lemire's The Last Continent offers a sumptuous visual treat. Its stunning views of the Antarctic landscape, coupled with great underwater photography, place it at the top of the list of great travelogues and nature films.

China Tells U.S. To Keep Out Of South China Sea Dispute

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Fearing foreign involvement would only complicate the matter, China has told the United States not to interfere with a long-standing regional dispute ...

The Gastrodiplomacy Cookbook

Paul Rockower | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Paul Rockower

Both Korea ("Kimchi Diplomacy") and Taiwan ("Dim Sum Diplomacy") have been engaging in culinary diplomacy to help increase global recognition of their respective nation brands.

iPhone's 'Quiet' Challenger

AP | JOE McDONALD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

BEIJING — East Asia is the world's electronics factory, yet unless they are Japanese, producers are largely anonymous. Now HTC Corp., a Taiwanes...

Blackwater Fined $42 Million, Can Still Obtain Government Contracts

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The troubled security firm formerly known as Blackwater will pay $42 million in fines to settle thousands of violations of U.S. exp...

iPhone Supplier Holds HUGE Pep Rally After 12th Suicide This Year

AP | By GILLIAN WONG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

SHENZHEN, China (AP)-- Following a string of suicides at its Chinese factories, Foxconn Technology Group raised workers' wages and installed safety ne...

Taiwan Fails to Learn From Its Own History

Thor Halvorssen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Thor Halvorssen

The Ma administration might turn its back on human rights because of narrow realpolitik, but it shouldn't prevent Taiwanese civil society from promoting these values by interacting with global activists.

Scared Horrorwood Visitors Attack 'Ghosts'

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Frightened visitors at a Taiwanese theme park have repeatedly attacked actors dressed in ghost costumes in a "haunted theatre" attraction, the company...

WATCH: Massive Brawl Breaks Out In Taiwan Parliament

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A brawl broke out Thursday in the Taiwanese Parliament between the pro-China ruling party and the anti-China Democratic Progressive Party over an econ...

Chen Shu-chu, Taiwanese Vegetable Seller, Inspires Others With Generous Donations To Charity

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Over her lifetime, Chen Shu-chu, a Taiwanese woman who makes a modest living selling vegetables, has donated over NT$10 million to charity (the equiva...

Taiwan PAYING Couples To Have Babies As Birthrate Drops

Sky NEws | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The government in the capital Taipei said it would give 20,000 Taiwan dollars (£429) for every newborn from 2011, plus monthly subsidies to lower-inc...

World's Largest Oil Skimmer Being Tested In Gulf Of Mexico

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (Associated Press) - Gulf of Mexico cleanup crews working to block millions of gallons of oil from reaching land may soon have a giant on ...

The Chinese Aren't Coming

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

The China-Taiwan agreement and its implications raise a question for Americans: do they truly believe they can be winners in a world built on expanding trade rather than on military tension?

Foxconn Factory Planned In China Amid Suicide Scrutiny: Apple Supplier To Hire 300,000

AP | ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

SHANGHAI — Foxconn Technology, a supplier to Apple Inc., looks ready to build a huge new factory in north-central China despite the company's ow...

Taiwan Earthquake Strikes: 6.5 Quake Rattles Island

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TAIPEI, Taiwan — An earthquake struck off the southeast coast of Taiwan on Monday, causing buildings to sway briefly but no casualties or damage...

World's Most Stunning Presidential Palaces (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Curtis Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Presidential palaces are usually one of a city's most impressive aesthetic highlights for both citizens and tourists alike. In cases like Buenos Aires...

Lin Yu-Chun, Taiwan Sensation, VOTED OFF Talent Show

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Lin Yu Chun, the Taiwanese man whose singing made him an overnight celebrity and Taiwan's answer to Susan Boyle, has been voted off of the talent show...

Chinese Visa Restriction For Bald Taiwanese Visitors Lifted

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

China has cancelled a controversial visa restriction on bald Taiwanese visitors amid discrimination concerns, travel agents and local media said Thurs...

Lin Yu-Chun (VIDEOS): Taiwan Singing Phenomenon Draws Comparisons To Susan Boyle

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) TAIPEI, Taiwan - As a younger man, Taiwan's Lin Yu-chun sang for hours on end, trying to get his mind off the sneers he endured because of his po...