| Oct 10, 2013
| 12:30 PM
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...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 12:30 AM
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...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 12:30 PM
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...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 10:30 AM
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...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 1:10 PM
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...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 9:52 AM
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...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 7:44 AM
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...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 5:57 PM
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-...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 12:46 PM
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...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 7:47 AM
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...
| Jan 18, 2011
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...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 1:25 PM
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...