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Taipei (Taiwan)

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  • Taiwan To Tax Cinema Tickets

    BUSAN - Taiwan may impose a 5% tax on all cinema tickets sold in the island territory. The proceeds will be channeled into a fund to help support the local movie industry. The proposal was put forward Wednesday by the Ministry of Culture at a meeting...
  • 'Beauty' celebrated at debut Taoyuan festival

    HONG KONG -- "Beyond Beauty," a big budget documentary detailing the clash between civilization and the natural environment, will kick off the first edition of the Taoyuan Int'l Film Festival in Taiwan. The non-competitive festival will run Oct 11-20...
  • Ang Lee to Head Golden Horse Awards Jury

    HONG KONG - Ang Lee, Taiwan's most cinematically acclaimed son, will head the awards jury as the island's Golden Horse festival puts on a show to remember for its 'golden anniversary' edition. The festival (Nov. 8-28) has also recruited other iconic...
  • Venice Downplays Tsai Ming-liang's "Stray Dogs" Nationality Squabble

    VENICE - A dispute at the Venice Film Festival over the nationality of Tsai Ming-liang's competition entry "Stray Dogs" is being downplayed by fest director Alberto Barbera. While Tsai and his producer Vincent Wang submitted the film as hailing from...
  • Eddie Huang talks about his memoir, "Fresh Off the Boat"

    Eddie Huang talks about his memoir, "Fresh Off the Boat"
    You must be a specific type of person for the name Eddie Huang to register. Chances increase if you: 1) live in New York, 2) are plugged into the restaurant scene and read food gossip blogs, 3) are active on social media sites like Twitter, and 4) are...
  • Injured panda cub is healed, back together with mom in Taiwan [Video]

    Injured panda cub is healed, back together with mom in Taiwan [Video]
    Yuan Yuan the giant panda and her new baby had a heart-melting reunion at Taipei Zoo that began with the cub swinging gently from her jaws and ended with the pair asleep in a heap on the floor. The female giant panda cub was born July 6, bright pink and...
  • Taiwan unnerved by arrests over alleged spying for China

     
    Taiwan has arrested three retired military officers on suspicion of spying for China, allegations that have unsettled lawmakers fearful that state secrets could be leaked to Beijing. The accused include the former chief of political warfare at the...
  • Rep. Roskam faces ethics probe

    Rep. Roskam faces ethics probe
    WASHINGTON — A trip to Taiwan that Rep. Peter Roskam took with his wife in 2011 has been referred to the House ethics committee at the urging of an outside panel that found he may have violated House rules and federal law in accepting the $25,000-...
  • With Riccardo Muti out, guest conductors fill the CSO breach

    With Riccardo Muti out, guest conductors fill the CSO breach
    Riccardo Muti just can’t seem to catch a break. And, this time around, it isn’t only the musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Chicago public who are being affected by his health issues. Thousands of listeners throughout the...
  • In Asia, CSO meets multiple challenges

    In Asia, CSO meets multiple challenges
    HONG KONG — The stormy ovation must have felt like a balm to a Chicago Symphony Orchestra that saw its physical fitness and mental toughness put to the test at the very outset of its 18-day Asia tour. But after a late-afternoon rehearsal of...
  • Cruising Asia's modern miracles and ancient wonders aboard the Ocean Princess

    Cruising Asia's modern miracles and ancient wonders aboard the Ocean Princess
    On a windy, showery February evening midway through our 16-night cruise from Laem Chabang, Thailand, to Shanghai, my wife, Laurel, and I stood on the balcony of our stateroom aboard the Ocean Princess, berthed at the tip of the Kowloon Peninsula. Across...
  • How to eat well, and cheaply, in Taipei

    How to eat well, and cheaply, in Taipei
    There are two rules I follow when traveling: If your taxi driver suggests a cool local spot, listen to him. And if you see a line of locals outside an eatery, go there. On a recent visit to Taipei, Taiwan, these rules led me to some truly revelatory food...