The evolution of the Pokemon Go Grandpa! Is it his final form?

Taiwan's famous "Pokemon Go Grandpa" has upgraded his set up yet again. Mr. Chen, in his seventies, has now got a staggering 64 phones and space on his bike for over 70 phones. All of which are running the Pokemon Go mobile game. The latest images were uploaded to Facebook. One poster captions the post... Continue Reading →

Wackyboys Post Longer Version of Blackface Video, Weeks After First Video Taken Down

Local internet personalities, the Wackyboys, have released a new, longer version of their original blackface clip, which surfaced two weeks ago. The extended video, uploaded to their Facebook page and official YouTube channel, is almost 11 minutes long - fully edited with graphics and sound effects. Soon after receiving backlash for their first video, which... Continue Reading →

Black Lives Solidarity Rally, Taipei

The Black Lives Solidarity Rally this afternoon, June 13th, saw hundreds of demonstrators gather in the 2/28 Peace Park in Taipei. The rally was held in solidarity with all those demonstrating in the United States and around the world. Many demonstrators were from the expat community in Taiwan and the rally was held in English... Continue Reading →

Second Blackface Incident in Taiwan This Week

A video posted to the Facebook page of a Kaohsiung -based restaurant shows a man in blackface promoting the upcoming recall election of mayor Han Kuo-Yu. In the video, the man, dressed in a suit and tie, and wearing a headband promoting the recall election, urges people to get out and vote, and reminds them... Continue Reading →

Internet Personalities in Blackface in Taiwan, Again

A few weeks ago, a dance group for a local nightclub, the "Luxy Boyz," received backlash for performing in blackface. They were trying to emulate a popular meme of Ghanaian pallbearers dancing with a coffin, set to electronic music. The problem with this was the clear use of blackface, or darkening the skin to make... Continue Reading →

Thanking Taiwan: Indian Community in Taiwan to hold Bike & Car Rally, June 13th

By Jaya Asmi  TAIWAN CAN HELP- From the New York Times to the skies of Sydney to being printed on the millions of boxes of masks sent to dozens of countries - this slogan is everywhere! And soon you can find it on bikers' t-shirts and flags during a rally dedicated to Taiwan's COVID-19 success. ... Continue Reading →

The Hypocrisy of Dr. Tedros Adhamon Ghebreyesus, WHO Director General.

Some weeks ago the Director General of the WHO (World Health Organization) Dr. Tedros Adhamon Ghebreyesus accused Taiwan of racial attacks against him. He even went as far as to say the Taiwanese government was complicit in this racist campaign against him by not denouncing it and even encouraging it. Taiwan denied this. Following these... Continue Reading →

TAIWAN BANS ENTRY TO ALL FOREIGN NATIONALS!

During a press conference with CECC (Central Epidemic Command Center) on Wednesday, March 18th, Taiwan foreign minister Joseph Wu announced that all foreign nationals will be banned from entering Taiwan for the foreseeable future. This does not apply to those who are residents of the country (ARC and APRC holders), diplomatic officials, and business people... Continue Reading →

Walk Among the Clouds at the Top of Taipei 101

Despite its modest 15-year history, Taipei 101 has quickly cemented its place as one of the most iconic and beloved landmarks on the island.  The eight-tiered skyscraper, slender and understated, yet majestic, is impossible to miss, be it near or from afar - and both literally and figuratively, what with its image plastered onto T-shirts,... Continue Reading →

Taiwan #1 in world health care rankings 2 years running.

In the annual "Health Care Index by Country" by Numbeo Taiwan's health care has been ranked #1 out of 93 countries surveyed. This is the second year in a row Taiwan is #1 in the rankings by the online database. Taiwan received the highest score of 86.71 out of 100 this year, with last year's... Continue Reading →

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