Papal portrait

Papal portrait

  • Publication Date:04/23/2014

ROC Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Vanessa Yea-ping Shih displays a portrait of Pope Francis painted by Taiwan artist Liang Dan-feng April 22 in Taipei City. Vice President Wu Den-yih will present the portrait

Well-wisher

Well-wisher

  • Publication Date:04/23/2014

ROC Premier Jiang Yi-huah signs the visitor scroll April 22 after attempting to see former Democratic Progressive Party Chairman Lin Yi-hsiung, who is on a hunger strike, in Taipei City. Jiang asked Lin to

Unusual achievement

Unusual achievement

  • Publication Date:04/23/2014

A mandarinfish, or Synchiropus splendidus, bred by the National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium in Pingtung County, southern Taiwan, is seen in this undated photo. The fish, a notoriously fussy eater, is difficult

Journey west

Journey west

  • Publication Date:04/23/2014

Malaysia-born Taiwan director Tsai Ming-liang (left) introduces his stage production “The Monk from the Tang Dynasty,” on which he worked with painter Kao Jun-honn (center) and actor Lee Kang-sheng (right), April 22 in Taipei

Mother’s helpers

Mother’s helpers

  • Publication Date:04/23/2014

Two mentally disabled individuals working at a charity bakery run by Children Are Us Foundation present cakes to their mothers April 22 in Kaohsiung City, southern Taiwan. (CNA)


Lively coral

Lively coral

  • Publication Date:04/22/2014

Coral spawning in the waters of Kenting National Park is seen April 20 in Pingtung County, southern Taiwan. (Courtesy of Tsai Yung-chun)


Rearing horse

Rearing horse

  • Publication Date:04/22/2014

A 600-kilogram driftwood horse by Taiwan sculptor Wu Ming is unveiled April 21 in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan, a week before it goes on display at a cross-strait cultural exhibition. (CNA)


Almost there

Almost there

  • Publication Date:04/22/2014

A group of elderly cyclists from Taiwan cross the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California April 20 on their way to San Jose, as part of a 2,000-kilometer ride from their starting point

Lovely tuna

Lovely tuna

  • Publication Date:04/22/2014

A couple visit Donggang Township April 21 in Pingtung County, southern Taiwan. The town has been given a romantic makeover to attract more tourists to the county’s bluefin tuna festival, which opens next month.

Electrifying experience

Electrifying experience

  • Publication Date:04/21/2014

A Puyuma train passes through Taitung County April 18 while making a trial run between Hualien and Taitung in eastern Taiwan. Electrification of the line has recently been completed, and Puyuma trains will start

Inspirational ink

Inspirational ink

  • Publication Date:04/21/2014

The owner displays a tattoo by Vincent Chang of Taiwan that beat out more than 50 rivals to win in the best large color category April 12 at the International Tattoo Convention in Frankfurt,

Patriotic batik

Patriotic batik

  • Publication Date:04/21/2014

A tablecloth from Indonesia seen on display April 19 at a batik exhibition in the Peranakan Museum in Singapore shows people holding ROC flags, demonstrating that overseas Chinese throughout Southeast Asia recognized the ROC

Cute trolley

Cute trolley

  • Publication Date:04/21/2014

A new lunchbox trolley in the shape of a DMU 3000 railway carriage is introduced April 19 by Taiwan Railways Administration at Nangang Station in Taipei City. (Courtesy of TRA)


Zoo floats

Zoo floats

  • Publication Date:04/21/2014

A parade of vehicles carrying animal mascots departs April 19 from Taipei Expo Park in the city’s Yuanshan District in a re-enactment of the relocation of Taipei Zoo’s animals to the current site in

Fashion parade

Fashion parade

  • Publication Date:04/17/2014

Models stride down the catwalk April 16 to promote this year’s Taipei IN Style, a four-day fashion trade fair opening the next day at Songshan Cultural and Creative Park in Taipei City. (CNA)

Cute cake

Cute cake

  • Publication Date:04/17/2014

Icing in the form of a mother cuddling a baby decorates a cake at the opening of a Mother’s Day baking contest April 16 in Taipei City. (CNA)


Angelic choir

Angelic choir

  • Publication Date:04/17/2014

Bunun tribe children from Zhou Feng Primary School in eastern Taiwan’s Hualien County pose after coming sixth in a national folk song competition April 16 in southern Kaohsiung City. (Courtesy of Zhou Feng Primary

Prize pandas

Prize pandas

  • Publication Date:04/17/2014

A Taipei City Government official displays a box of panda-themed goods April 16 in Taipei City. The pandas are prizes in a lucky draw, part of an eco-friendly cleanup hike organized by local government

Unique unicorn

Unique unicorn

  • Publication Date:04/17/2014

Artist Wu Chien-yi shows a picture of a qilin, the mythical Chinese equivalent of the unicorn, that she made using colored tape April 16 in Taipei City. Taipei Confucius Temple is offering free lessons

Catch of the day

Catch of the day

  • Publication Date:04/16/2014

The first bluefin tuna caught in 2014 by Taiwan fishermen are displayed April 14 in Pingtung County, southern Taiwan. Weighing more than 570 kilograms combined, the fish are expected to fetch solid prices when