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 →


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 →

Why Tainan is the Gem of the South

Immersing yourself in flashing lights, pulsing music, and smoke machines can indeed be a grand way to celebrate the weekend. That being said, it can also be immensely rewarding to unwind by another route: to step back from the sometimes relentless, never-ending motion of Taipei City life, treat yourself to a quick getaway, and soak... Continue Reading →

High school students pitch Taiwan’s “Shark Tank”, Dragon’s Chamber Taiwan on their businesses

Two High School entrepreneur groups from Dominican International School participated in last week’s Dragons' Chamber event at Meet Taipei 2019.  In this annual event finalists pitch their businesses to long-term, established expatriate entrepreneurs in Taipei. The organizers gave two of the school’s student businesses the opportunity to pitch their businesses to showcase the Dragons' Chamber... Continue Reading →

A Taste of Hakka Culture With MyTaiwanTour

Night markets, bubble tea, shrimp fishing, temples, and hot springs - these are the beloved staples of Taiwanese culture, and are indispensable items on every tourist’s itinerary. That being said, this vibrant and remarkably unique island is loaded with hidden gems and one-of-a-kind experiences that even many of the locals have neglected to fully appreciate.... Continue Reading →

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