Symbolic bowls

Symbolic bowls

  • Publication Date:10/21/2014

Four ornamental bowls are presented Oct. 20 in New Taipei City. The yellow bowl represents earth—one of the five elements—and the horse in the Chinese zodiac. 2014 is the Year of the Horse. (CNA)

Big Apple exhibition

Big Apple exhibition

  • Publication Date:10/21/2014

“Transplantation,” an exhibition of works by Taiwan architects and students, attracts visitors Oct. 20 at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York. The show runs for one week. (CNA)


Rising star

Rising star

  • Publication Date:10/21/2014

Huang Hsiang-wen of Taiwan digs deep during a match with Karman Kaur Thandi of India in the under-16 girls’ final of the WTA future stars tennis tournament Oct. 20 in Singapore. Huang lost 6-4,

Big winner

Big winner

  • Publication Date:10/21/2014

Jessie Tseng, director of the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) Taiwan Trade Center in Kuala Lumpur, accepts an award from Maximus Ongkili, Malaysia’s energy, green technology and water minister, for best national theme

Cultural treasures

Cultural treasures

  • Publication Date:10/21/2014

Eye-catching bows handcrafted by Amis artisan Mona Molao are lined up for display. The items feature the symbols of Taiwan’s indigenous peoples such as the sun of the Amis, hundred-pace snake of the Rukai

Wave rider

Wave rider

  • Publication Date:10/20/2014

A competitor skips over a wave during the Kite Surfing Open Oct. 18 off the coast of Miaoli County in northern Taiwan. (CNA)


Zeroing in

Zeroing in

  • Publication Date:10/20/2014

Members of Taiwan indigenous tribes draw back on their bows at an archery contest Oct. 18 in Taitung County, southeastern Taiwan. (CNA)


Design handover

Design handover

  • Publication Date:10/20/2014

Liou Wei-gong (right), head of Taipei City Government’s Cultural Affairs Department, receives the metropolis’s 2016 World Design Capital plaque from Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille Oct. 19 in South Africa. Cape Town was

Steamy memories

Steamy memories

  • Publication Date:10/20/2014

Performers strike a pose in front of a newly inaugurated wall telling the story of historic steam locomotive LDK59 Oct. 18 in Hualien. The train, which was built in 1930 and retired in 1982,

Halloween faceoff

Halloween faceoff

  • Publication Date:10/20/2014

A gorilla stares long and hard at a pumpkin during a Halloween event Oct. 18 at Taipei Zoo. (Courtesy of Taipei Zoo)


Death penalty no longer mainstream: EU envoy

La chaîne de télévision Al-Jazeera a récemment diffusé une interview du Président Taiwanais Ma Ying-jeou. Ci-dessous quelques extraits de l’entretien en français ainsi que l’interview en anglais.

Q: Pékin n’autorisera pas le suffrage universel pour l’élection du chef exécutif hongkongais

Taiwan, Japan eying 4 million mutual visits this year

La chaîne de télévision Al-Jazeera a récemment diffusé une interview du Président Taiwanais Ma Ying-jeou. Ci-dessous quelques extraits de l’entretien en français ainsi que l’interview en anglais.

Q: Pékin n’autorisera pas le suffrage universel pour l’élection du chef exécutif hongkongais

Taiwan to increase border controls of imported edible oil

La chaîne de télévision Al-Jazeera a récemment diffusé une interview du Président Taiwanais Ma Ying-jeou. Ci-dessous quelques extraits de l’entretien en français ainsi que l’interview en anglais.

Q: Pékin n’autorisera pas le suffrage universel pour l’élection du chef exécutif hongkongais

Boycott of Ting Hsin products gains further momentum

La chaîne de télévision Al-Jazeera a récemment diffusé une interview du Président Taiwanais Ma Ying-jeou. Ci-dessous quelques extraits de l’entretien en français ainsi que l’interview en anglais.

Q: Pékin n’autorisera pas le suffrage universel pour l’élection du chef exécutif hongkongais

Welcome visitors

Welcome visitors

  • Publication Date:10/17/2014

A total of 50 black-faced spoonbills settle in for winter at Chiayi County’s South Budai Wetland. The area is the third local habitat for the birds to spend the colder months in Taiwan. (Courtesy

Historic app

Historic app

  • Publication Date:10/17/2014

A staffer with Taipei City-based National Palace Museum demonstrates an app showing a Qing dynasty (1644-1911) letter of credential. The app, “Diplomatic Credentials Failed to Deliver,” was launched to promote an NPM exhibition of

Dutch cyclists

Dutch cyclists

  • Publication Date:10/17/2014

Le Champion, a 17-member cycling group from the Netherlands, is visiting Taiwan on a round-island journey. The adventurous bikers are full of praise for the country’s cycle paths and the hospitality of the people.

Top chefs

Top chefs

  • Publication Date:10/17/2014

A pair of chefs go head to head in a cooking competition Oct. 16 in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan. The event marked the opening day of Taiwan Chef Festival and is part of celebrations

Real-time otters

Real-time otters

  • Publication Date:10/17/2014

Otters play in their enclosure Oct. 16 at Taipei Zoo. The facility is operating a live stream of the creatures and an Internet-based service allowing users to raise questions about the animals. (CNA)

Vietnam confirms oil sent to Taiwan unfit for human consumption

La chaîne de télévision Al-Jazeera a récemment diffusé une interview du Président Taiwanais Ma Ying-jeou. Ci-dessous quelques extraits de l’entretien en français ainsi que l’interview en anglais.

Q: Pékin n’autorisera pas le suffrage universel pour l’élection du chef exécutif hongkongais