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  • Changhua sets oyster omelet record

    Changhua sets oyster omelet record

    Changhua county in central Taiwan successfully set a record for the most people cooking oyster omelets simultaneously on Saturday after a strong mobilization effort by the county.Starting at 2:30 pm, ...

  • Venus brightness to peak Dec. 1

    Venus brightness to peak Dec. 1

    The planet Venus is set to dominate the night sky Dec. 1 as it reaches a position in which it will have its highest visibility from Earth, the Taipei Astronomical Museum said Monday.The planet's ...

  • Taichung prepares 'beary' merry Christmas with 100 giant teddies

    Taichung prepares 'beary' merry Christmas with 100 giant teddies

    As northern Taiwan gears up for another visit from the oversized Rubber Duck installation, the central city of Taichung is due for a visit by giant Teddy bears — about 100 of them.Touted as the first ...

  • Tainan bird conservation festival kicks off

    Tainan bird conservation festival kicks off

    With winter just around the corner, the southern city of Tainan on Sunday launched a festival to celebrate the arrival of an annual guest to the region: the black-faced spoonbill, an endangered ...

  • Canada appeals to Taiwan's stomachs with food promotion

    Canada appeals to Taiwan's stomachs with food promotion

    The Canadian Trade Office in Taipei (CTOT) announced good news for gourmands looking for natural ingredients Thursday, when it kicked off a food promotion event in Taipei.Headed by Quentin Glabus, ...

  • Cultural festival in Taipei to celebrate Taiwan's aid to Japan

    Cultural festival in Taipei to celebrate Taiwan's aid to Japan

    A festival to celebrate cultural exchanges between Taiwan and Japan will be held Nov. 16-17 in Taipei as part of efforts to thank Taiwan for its humanitarian aid after a massive earthquake in Japan ...

  • Ciao for now, Rubber Duck

    Ciao for now, Rubber Duck

    Even in an atypical roosting spot, Rubber Duck has proved a huge hit in northern Taiwan's Taoyuan county, against the odds.Usually installed in a harbor with a city skyline, an 18-meter-tall version ...

  • Food lovers flock to Taipei beef noodle festival

    Food lovers flock to Taipei beef noodle festival

    Hundreds of food lovers flooded into the Taipei International Beef Noodle Festival on Saturday to sample the city's famed dish.The festival, which featured an area for prize-winning vendors, drew ...

  • 39,000-year-old woolly mammoth, rhino unboxed in Taiwan

    39,000-year-old woolly mammoth, rhino unboxed in Taiwan

    A woolly mammoth and a rhinoceros that died and were frozen in permafrost 39,000 years ago were unboxed in Taipei Wednesday ahead of an exhibition that will open Nov. 16 to showcase the ice-age ...

  • Hsinchu stages carnival to promote wildlife awareness

    Hsinchu stages carnival to promote wildlife awareness

    A carnival based on the theme of wildlife protection will be held this Saturday in Taiwan northeastern city of Hsinchu, the organizers said Wednesday, encouraging participants to wear animal costumes....

Who's Who

  • Jiang Yikang (姜異康)

    Jiang Yikang (姜異康)

    Jiang Yikang is the party chief of Shandong province. A native of Zhaoyuan in Shandong, he was born in 1953, entered the workforce in 1969, and ...