Taiwan's 'holy pig' festival cruel, says rights group

SANXIA, Taiwan The winner of Taiwan's "holy pig" ceremony on Thursday defended the lunar new year tradition against critics who argue the fattened animals are raised under cruel conditions. The ceremony harkens back to a time when early Chinese settlers to ... ( read original story ...)

Taipei offers schools subsides for adopting stray dogs, cats

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taipei has allocated a budget to subsidize schools in the city that adopt stray dogs or cats, as part of an animal protection program, according to a city government official. Starting this year, the city government will provide an annual ... ( read original story ...)

48 Hours in Taipei with Kids

We recently visited Taipei for the first time and although we only had 48 hours in Taipei, we were really taken by this cool city. The streets are wide and would be easily navigable with a buggy, people are friendly and there are plenty of things to do in ... ( read original story ...)

Convenience stores becoming one-stop shops in Taiwan

Borrow library books, buy train tickets, pick up online orders or even eat dinner with friends -- Taiwan's expansive network of convenience stores takes the concept to a whole new level. The island of 23 million people is home to the highest density of ... ( read original story ...)

Lin Residence / LCGA Design Taiwan

Lin Residence is a single-family home designed by LCGA Design, an interior design firm located in Taipe City, Taiwan. A design project aside the riverside of the Tamsui River makes the river scene available to the viewers in the living room, the dining ... ( read original story ...)