Special preview

Special preview

  • Publication Date:10/24/2014

Members of Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan give a preview of “Pine Smoke (Cursive II)” Oct. 23 in Beijing. The group delivered a stunning performance of the show later that day in the

Perfect persimmons

Perfect persimmons

  • Publication Date:10/24/2014

An assortment of fresh and dried persimmons is displayed at a news conference Oct. 23 in Miaoli County’s Gongguan Township. The event was staged as part of promotions for a local persimmon and taro

Terrific tunes

Terrific tunes

  • Publication Date:10/24/2014

Musicians in traditional dress perform at the opening of the Asia-Pacific Traditional Arts Festival Oct. 23 in Yilan County. The festival runs until Oct. 26 at the National Center for Traditional Arts. (CNA)

Final tournament

Final tournament

  • Publication Date:10/24/2014

Hsieh Su-wei (left) of Taiwan and Peng Shuai of mainland China celebrate winning a women’s doubles match at the WTA Finals Oct. 23 in Singapore. The defending champions beat Spain’s Garbine Muguruza and Carla

Polio peddlers

Polio peddlers

  • Publication Date:10/24/2014

Members of Taiwan Rotary Clubs Association bike uphill in eastern Taiwan during a round-island trip to raise US$1 million for polio patients. Hundreds of cyclists are taking part in the Oct. 18-26 event. (Courtesy

Music marathoners

Music marathoners

  • Publication Date:10/23/2014

(from left) Taiwan singers A-Lin, Luantan Ascent and rapper Dwagie participate in a promotion Oct.22 for CMJ Music Marathon. The three artists will perform at the top-billed event opening two days later in New

Burning bright

Burning bright

  • Publication Date:10/23/2014

Lasers inscribe Chinese characters on a plate at the launch of Laser Expo Taiwan Oct. 22 in Taipei City. The three-day exhibition features offerings from more than 100 manufacturers. (CNA)


Traditional dos’

Traditional dos’

  • Publication Date:10/23/2014

Models sporting old-fashioned hairstyles take center stage at a beauty festival promotion Oct. 22 in New Taipei City. The event is scheduled for Nov. 2-4 at Xinzhuang Baseball Stadium. (CNA)


Bus calendars

Bus calendars

  • Publication Date:10/22/2014

A photo of an old bus is displayed against a backdrop of calendars featuring similar vehicles from the past 70 years Oct. 21 in Taipei City. Passengers using EasyCard to pay for their bus

App art

App art

  • Publication Date:10/22/2014

Students from National Tsing Hua University showcase an app enabling users to draw pictures on a computer screen with their smartphones. (Courtesy of NTHU)


Green and clean

Green and clean

  • Publication Date:10/22/2014

Houses equipped with solar panels soak up the sun in a Chiayi County aboriginal community, southern Taiwan. The panels were provided by AU Optronics Corp. for houses rebuilt after Typhoon Morakot in 2009. The

Perfect form

Perfect form

  • Publication Date:10/22/2014

A member of the Neo-Classic Dance Company takes part in a promotional event for “The Drifting Fate of Hakka” Oct. 21 in Taipei City. The large-scale Dec. 5-7 production depicts the life of migrating

Special arrivals

Special arrivals

  • Publication Date:10/22/2014

Migrating black-faced spoonbills gather in a Tainan wetland. The number of the endangered birds wintering in various parts of the southern Taiwan county since early October has topped 500. (CNA)


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)