Taiwan’s ‘forest bus’ charms passengers

The ordinary single-deck city bus has been converted into a travelling green house decorated with orchids, ginger lilies and a variety of ferns is running on a special route through Taipei, with stops including an art museum, a popular temple and a night ... ( read original story ...)

From Heavy Metal Frontman to Taiwan’s Parliament

TAIPEI, Taiwan — In a land renowned for its singalong pop songs and bubble milk tea, Freddy Lim has always been something of a black sheep. A prominent figure in Taiwan’s underground music circles, Mr. Lim, 41, was until recently best known as the head ... ( read original story ...)

WHO must include Taiwan to be prepared for an influenza pandemic

Dr. Chen Shih-chung is Taiwan’s Minister of Health and Welfare. Disease knows no borders. Only by working together, leaving no one out, can we adequately address the challenges of emerging infectious diseases which have been made all the more complex by ... ( read original story ...)

Taiwan stocks flat ahead of holidays; TSMC dips

TAIPEI May 26 Taiwan stocks stayed flat on Friday in cautious trading ahead of a long weekend holiday, dampened by falls in tech heavyweights such as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC). As of 0150 GMT, the main TAIEX index was unchanged at 10,112 ... ( read original story ...)

Taiwan Gay Marriage Ruling Widens Political Divide With China

Taiwan’s historic court ruling this week did more than make it the first place in Asia to let same-sex couples wed: It also widened the political gap with China. The decision by Taiwan’s constitutional court Wednesday to legalize gay marriage in two ... ( read original story ...)