Taiwan

Smutty meets sacred: Funeral strippers make a comeback in China

By Wed, Mar 25, 2015 3:40PM UTC

The sacred and the smutty are converging at funeral services in rural China. According to a recent ‘Shanghaiist’ article, many urban Chinese residents hailing from the northeastern province of Hebei were shocked to learn, upon returning to their hometowns for Spring Festival, that strippers were being hired to perform for many mourners.

Taiwanese mark anniversary of occupy parliament movement

By Sun, Mar 22, 2015 6:46PM UTC

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — University students have gathered outside Taiwan’s legislative house, kicking off a scheduled 31-hour demonstration to mark the anniversary of a movement that occupied the island’s parliament.

Most Asian countries must wait for Apple Watch

By Tue, Mar 10, 2015 12:07PM UTC

With the exception of China, Hong Kong and Japan, Asia will have to wait for the Apple Watch.

Taiwanese fishing boat with 49 crew missing off Argentina

By Sat, Mar 07, 2015 7:02PM UTC

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s official news agency says a search is underway for a Taiwanese fishing boat that went missing late last month off southeastern Argentina with 49 crew members.

Taiwan subway slasher sentenced to death for killing 4

By Sat, Mar 07, 2015 10:09AM UTC

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A Taiwan court has sentenced a university student to death Friday for killing four passengers on a commuter train last year. Taiwan’s official Central News Agency said Friday the New Taipei City district court sentenced the 21-year-old Cheng Chieh to die for the attack, the first