Vegetarian repast

Vegetarian repast

  • Publication Date:08/21/2014

Yuanzai (left), the first panda born and bred in Taiwan, and her mother Yuan Yuan eat bamboo at Taipei Zoo. More interested in eating the leaves than playing with them, the 13-month-old cub takes

Venerable trough

Venerable trough

  • Publication Date:08/21/2014

An Ami elder pays his respects to his ancestors Aug. 20 in front of the Yuemei concave rock in a museum at Shoufeng Township, Hualien County. Composed of mica and quartz, the rock is

Spreading the word

Spreading the word

  • Publication Date:08/21/2014

TED Conferences LLC co-founder Richard Saul Wurman (right) talks with Taiwan businessman Tsai Ming-kai Aug. 20 at the TEDxTaipei conference in New Taipei City. TED stands for technology, entertainment and design, and the organizers

Famous food

Famous food

  • Publication Date:08/21/2014

Award-winning Taiwan chef Hung Chin-lung adds broth to bowls of beef noodles at a promotional event in Shanghai Aug. 20 for this year’s Taipei International Beef Noodle Festival. The festival will run Sept. 1

Useful boost

Useful boost

  • Publication Date:08/21/2014

People pose at a ceremony Aug. 20 in Taichung City where 306 disadvantaged students received a total NT$4.5million (US$150,000) in scholarship funding. (Courtesy of Taiwan Fund for Children and Families)


Starring Taipei

Starring Taipei

  • Publication Date:08/20/2014

Taipei City plays a major supporting role in Luc Besson’s new thriller “Lucy,” with local cityscapes getting about 50 minutes of screen time all told. The movie is expected to generate a buzz of

Alarm app

Alarm app

  • Publication Date:08/20/2014

Taipei Women’s Rescue Foundation has teamed up with a technology company to develop the HelpMee app to boost women’s safety. A woman in danger can activate the app to send out requests for assistance

Musical treat

Musical treat

  • Publication Date:08/20/2014

Tenor Gary Mauer, who recently played the lead in “Phantom of the Opera” on Broadway, sings Aug. 19 to promote this year’s Miaoli Music Arts Festival. The star-studded cast of the Sept. 13-14 festival

Icy awareness

Icy awareness

  • Publication Date:08/20/2014

A baseball player from Nantou County-based National Chung-hsing Senior High School soaks himself in cold water Aug. 19 as part of the Ice Bucket Challenge. The global activity is aimed at raising awareness of

Puppet diplomacy

Puppet diplomacy

  • Publication Date:08/20/2014

Republic of China Representative to France Michel Lu often uses Taiwan puppets at the beginning of his speeches. The puppet show not only fills the room with laughter but also wins him praises from

Tapir transition

Tapir transition

  • Publication Date:08/19/2014

A Malaysian tapir born May 30 at Taipei Zoo is in a transitional phase, with the striped coat of childhood gradually giving way to the distinctive black and white markings of the adult. (Courtesy

Taiwan gold

Taiwan gold

  • Publication Date:08/19/2014

Taiwan table tennis player Chuang Chih-yuan prepares to serve against Canada’s Eugene Wang in the Aug. 17 final of the Los Angeles Open. Chuang’s 4-0 victory earned him the title and US$10,000. (CNA)

Prize print

Prize print

  • Publication Date:08/19/2014

“The Sum of Chaos” by Hsieh Chen-yuan, which combines collage with geometric design to create a smooth exterior containing an explosion within, won a special jury prize at the International Biennial Print Exhibit at

Besson honored

Besson honored

  • Publication Date:08/19/2014

French film director Luc Besson (left) receives the keys to city from Taipei Mayor Hao Lung-bin at the Aug. 18 premiere of the movie “Lucy,” which was shot in the metropolis. (CNA)


New ballet

New ballet

  • Publication Date:08/19/2014

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan performs an excerpt from its new work “Little Dusts” during a media conference Aug.18 at National Theater in Taipei City. (CNA)


Martial celebration

Martial celebration

  • Publication Date:08/18/2014

Members of the ROC Veterans Association march in the 93rd Warriors’ Day Parade Aug. 16 in Toronto, Canada. The half-kilometer parade marked the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I and the

Warp and weft

Warp and weft

  • Publication Date:08/18/2014

Women demonstrate how to weave cloth from ramie spun yarn during an annual event Aug. 16 highlighting traditional crafts of the indigenous Seediq people in Hualien’s Zhuoxi Township. (CNA)


Friend in need

Friend in need

  • Publication Date:08/18/2014

A total of 20 tons of rice donated by Taiwan to the Philippines is stacked Aug. 16 on a basketball court in Taguig City in Manila before being distributed to flood victims. (CNA)

New species

New species

  • Publication Date:08/18/2014

A common hedge blue, Acytolepsis puspa myla, drinks nectar from a flower in Kinmen Botanical Garden. The butterfly is one of three species recorded for the first time in the outlying county by a

Top draw

Top draw

  • Publication Date:08/18/2014

Peng Shih-cheng of Taiwan prepares to shoot in the recurve mixed pairs finals Aug. 15 at the Asian Archery Grand Prix in Taipei City. Partner Peng Chia-mou watches at his side. The duo beat