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Fellow brushes his teeth during Japanese noise music concert by Merzbow

As Japanese musician Masami Akita (aka Merzbow) performs live in Taipei in 2013, one concertgoer shows that enjoying noise music does not preclude one from practicing good dental hygiene. Full clip below.
Tags: Video, Music, News, Experimental, Noise, Taipei, Teeth, Merzbow, Masami Akita, Avant Garde

The reality of the 'new cold war' with China

It's a good time to be a China hawk. Beijing's new national security law for Hong Kong, the latest effort to neuter the region's promised autonomy, has rung alarm bells across the political spectrum about China's intentions. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has already declared that the move would justify revoking the various special trade and financial agreements the United States has with the territory, and Biden advisers have announced that the presumptive Democratic nominee wou...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Hong Kong, Europe, Japan, News, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Washington, China, America, Beijing, United States, Xi Jinping, Amy Klobuchar, Biden

Taiwan considers revoking Hong Kong's special status on law fears

China's planned national security law may prompt Taiwan to revoke the special status it extends to Hong Kong, President Tsai Ing-wen said, a move that could anger Beijing and make it harder for Hong Kongers to visit and invest. China is proposing the new legislation for the Chinese-ruled city after months of anti-government protests, and the decision has already ignited renewed unrest in Hong Kong and prompted condemnation from Western capitals. The demonstrators have won widespread sympathy i...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Taiwan, Beijing, Taipei, Tsai Ing wen, Tsai, Hong Kongers

M17 sells its online dating assets to focus on live streaming

M17 Entertainment announced today that it has sold its online dating assets to focus on its core live streaming business in Asia and other markets. Paktor Pte, which operates Paktor dating app and other services, was acquired by Kollective Ventures, a venture capital advisory firm. The value of the deal was undisclosed. In its announcement, Taipei-based M17 said the sale will allow it to focus on expanding its live streaming business in markets including Taiwan, Japan and Hong Kong. Earlier t...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, Hong Kong, Japan, Tech, Taiwan, United States, Middle East, Online Dating, Paktor, New York Stock Exchange, Taipei, Live Streaming, Koo

China to encourage Taiwan's people to promote 'reunification'

China will encourage the people of Taiwan to join it in opposing the island's independence and promoting China's "reunification", Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Friday, a move likely to worsen Beijing's poor relations with Taipei. China describes Taiwan as its most sensitive and important territorial issue, and has never renounced the use of force to bring what it views as a wayward Chinese province under its control. Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, speaking in Taipei on Wednesday at the in...
Tags: News, China, Taiwan, Beijing, Li Keqiang, Taipei, Tsai Ing, Taipei China

Taiwan's president rejects Chinese rule amid coronavirus success

Taiwan will not accept Chinese rule or attempts to “downgrade” its status as a democracy, President Tsai Ing-wen said on Wednesday in an inauguration speech that also celebrated the island’s internationally recognised success in managing the coronavirus. President Tsai won a second term in the presidential election in January, in a landslide that was widely seen as an assertion of Taiwanese identity and rejection of Beijing’s attempts to intimidate and isolate Taiwan on the global stage. Her spe...
Tags: News, Taiwan, Beijing, Taipei, Tsai Ing wen, Tsai, Democratic Progressive Party DPP

Pompeo Slams ‘Abject Failure’ of WHO COVID Response: ‘It Had One Job . . . and It Didn’t Get It Done’

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo singled out the World Health Organization (WHO) for being unable to halt the coronavirus global pandemic, saying “it had one job, to protect the world from a pandemic, and it didn't get it done.”Pompeo, speaking to the Washington Examiner, called the WHO’s response an “abject failure” and said the virus “makes clear that international organizations aren't necessarily good just because they're a multilateral organization.” He pointed to how the Chinese C...
Tags: News, China, Taiwan, Who, Chinese communist party, Taipei, Trump, Tucker Carlson, State, World Health Organization WHO, World Health Assembly WHA, Washington Examiner, Pompeo, Michael Ryan, Tedros Adhanom, Mike Pompeo

Taiwan: Pariah and Poster Child

Editor’s Note: This is an expanded version of a piece we have published in the current issue of National Review.NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I n the middle of the 20th century, there was an expression: “He had a good war.” It was unseemly, maybe, but everyone knew what the expression meant: The person in question had come out of World War II in good shape -- even advantaged. In the same way, we might say that Taiwan is having a good pandemic.Those words are terrible to type, but readers may indulge the...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, News, Congress, Australia, Washington, Senate, China, Taiwan, Beijing, United States, House, United Nations, Who, World Health Organization, Taipei

Taiwan’s LGBTQ Streamer GagaOOLala Launches Worldwide

LGBTQ-focused streaming platform GagaOOLala officially launched worldwide Friday in all territories except for China and North Korea.  The streamer is backed by Taipei-based Portico Media, one of the co-founders of the Taiwan International Queer Film Festival. Its launch comes a week before the one-year anniversary of the day Taiwan became the first in Asia to […]
Tags: Asia, News, North Korea, China, Global, Taiwan, Taipei, Portico Media, GagaOOLala

WHO Says It Cannot Invite Taiwan to Annual Summit after China Says Participation Would ‘Severely Violate the One-China Principle’

The World Health Organization said it could not invite Taiwan to an upcoming international health summit, despite pleas from the U.S. and its allies, due to “divergent views,” after China said it "deplores and opposes" efforts to include Taipei in the gathering.WHO principal legal officer Steven Solomon explained to reporters on Monday that the WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom could not invite Taiwan — which is not a member of the WHO — to participate in the annual meeting of the World Health...
Tags: News, China, Germany, Taiwan, Who, World Health Organization, Taipei, DG, State, World Health Assembly WHA, Solomon, Tedros Adhanom, Mike Pompeo, Tedros, Steven Solomon, New Zealand Canada Australia

Give us first-hand information to fight virus, Taiwan asks WHO

Taiwan's health minister asked the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday to ensure the island had access to first-hand information about the coronavirus, saying that not having the full picture slows down epidemic-prevention work. Taiwan's exclusion from WHO - China, which considers the island one of its provinces, objects to Taiwan's membership - has infuriated Taipei. Speaking to foreign reporters in Taipei, Health Minister Chen Shih-chung said Taiwan wanted proper access to the WHO.
Tags: News, China, Taiwan, Taipei, World Health Organization WHO, Chen Shih Chung, Taipei Speaking

Taiwan rebuffs WHO, says China has no right to represent it

Only Taiwan's democratically-elected government can represent its people on the world stage, not China, its foreign ministry said on Tuesday, calling on the World Health Organization (WHO) to "cast off" China's control during the coronavirus pandemic. Taiwan's exclusion from WHO, due to China's objections which considers the island one of its provinces, has infuriated Taipei, which says this has created a dangerous gap in the global fight against the coronavirus. Taiwan has been lobbying to at...
Tags: News, China, Taiwan, Who, Taipei, World Health Organization WHO, World Health Assembly WHA

Taiwan says 'not yet' received invite for key WHO meeting

Taiwan has "not yet" received an invitation to a meeting this month of the World Health Organization's (WHO) decision-making body, the World Health Assembly, but will strive take part, the government said on Monday. Taiwan's exclusion from WHO membership, due to objections from China, which considers the island one of its provinces, has infuriated Taipei, which says its exclusion has created a glaring gap in the global fight against the coronavirus. The United States has supported Taiwan's par...
Tags: News, China, Taiwan, United States, Who, World Health Organization, Taipei, World Health Assembly

Bomb threat against China Airlines flight closes Anchorage airport

The Anchorage airport, Alaska's largest, temporarily shut on Saturday to inbound traffic because of a bomb threat against a China Airlines cargo flight bound for Asia. The cargo plane diverted to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport early in the morning after leaving Seattle, airport officials said. No bomb was found and the airport was reopened shortly before noon, officials said. The plane was searched in a secure, remote section of the airport, the airport said in a statement, with...
Tags: Asia, News, US, Fbi, Alaska, Seattle, Taipei, Taipei Taiwan, Anchorage, Anchorage Daily News, Ted Stevens, China Airlines, Anchorage International Airport, China Airlines Taiwan, Anchorage Airport

To Confront China After Coronavirus, We Must See the Bigger Picture

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I n a popular movie two decades ago, hard-eyed criminals released into Sydney a woman infected with a virus, knowing that unsuspecting Australians would catch the highly contagious disease and, traveling on, unwittingly spread death across a hundred homelands. This past winter, the hard-eyed leaders of China did worse. They allowed not one, but thousands of infected to leave China and enter an unsuspecting world, a world lulled by Beijing. The crucial question is: Why?“Chin...
Tags: Hong Kong, Japan, News, Australia, Washington, China, Berlin, India, America, Taiwan, Beijing, Sydney, Who, Tokyo, Party, Taipei

Taiwan shows solidarity as bookseller who fled Hong Kong opens shop

Taiwan's ruling party on Saturday showed support for a Hong Kong bookseller who fled to the democratic island amid fears of Chinese persecution, with President Tsai Ing-wen offering congratulations as he opened a new shop in Taipei. Lam Wing-kee sought refuge in Taiwan last year after he was detained by Chinese agents for eight months in 2015 while working at a bookshop in Hong Kong that sold books critical of the Chinese leadership. Lam made front-page headlines earlier this week after a man ...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, Taiwan, Taipei, Causeway Bay Books, Tsai Ing wen, Lam, Taipei Lam Wing kee

Ai Weiwei: 'I became the enemy of the established power, but without a crime'

The artist reflects on the events that inspired Hampstead theatre’s #aiww: The Arrest of Ai Weiwei, streamed by the Guardian this monthYou began an 81-day confinement on 3 April 2011. What happened that day?That day, I woke up and prepared to go to the airport with my assistant Jennifer, who had begun working with me not long before. This was our first trip together and we were going to go to Taiwan to prepare for an exhibition opening later that autumn. Our flight was to Hong Kong where we woul...
Tags: Hong Kong, China, Theatre, World news, Taiwan, Culture, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Art and design, Stage, Freedom Of Speech, Taipei, Ai Weiwei, Hampstead, Jennifer, Hampstead Theatre

New to Stream: The Criterion Channel’s May 2020 Lineup

New to Stream: The Criterion Channel’s May 2020 lineup The Criterion Channel, a streaming service from the niche home video distributor for film aficionados, has unveiled its lineup of programming for the month of May, which will include a California Dreamin’ Double Feature with Steven Soderbergh’s The Limey and David Lynch’s Mulholland Dr., along with a large roster of contemporary and classic films! RELATED: Criterion Collection Unveils July Releases, Including Marriage Story! Friday, M...
Tags: Hong Kong, Japan, New York, Hollywood, Movies, France, Germany, Kung Fu, Berlin, India, New York City, America, Los Angeles, Spain, World, Chicago

Codementor launches Code Against COVID-19 to match volunteers with software projects

Codementor, an online education platform for software developers, is launching Code Against COVID-19 to match volunteers with software projects to fight the pandemic. The initiative, which Codementor is not making money from, wants to connect coders with universities, non-profits, local government agencies and other organizations. Some of the programs Code Against COVID-19 is currently working with include Safe Paths and Covid Watch, both of which are developing tools to stop the spread of COVID...
Tags: Startups, TC, Asia, China, America, Tech, Developers, Taiwan, Taipei, Codementor, Liu, Arc, Weiting Liu, Coding Dojo, Audrey Tang, COVID-19

Taiwan rebuffs accusations it racially attacked WHO chief

Taiwan on Thursday angrily condemned accusations from the World Health Organization's (WHO) boss that racist slurs against him had come from the island, saying racism did not exist in Taiwan. Taiwan's exclusion from the WHO, due to objections from China which claims the island as its own, has infuriated the Taipei government during the coronavirus outbreak. Taiwan says it has been unable to get timely information and that Taiwanese lives have become political pawns.
Tags: News, China, Taiwan, Who, World Health Organization, Taipei, Taiwan Taiwan

Outrunning COVID-19 twice

Editor’s note: Our writer Rita’s journey from China to the US and back again was planned months before the coronavirus pandemic descended on the world. That descent ended up turning a simple trip home into a kind of epic journey. The changes in her location — which we reference, but do not dwell on, to help anchor the story — gave her a unique perspective on the changing landscape — and outlook — of the world as COVID-19 infections spread. We’re publishing a diary of that period here in part to ...
Tags: TC, Asia, Hong Kong, Texas, China, US, America, Tech, Chicago, Beijing, Philadelphia, Airbnb, Taipei, Costco, Wuhan, Shenzhen

How SoftBank-backed GetYourGuide plans to survive travel's 'nuclear winter' with 50% founder pay cuts and shorter working hours

SoftBank-backed travel startup GetYourGuide has described the COVID-19 pandemic as a "nuclear winter" for the travel industry. The company runs an online marketplace that lets people book tours and experiences while travelling, and saw a 90% drop in bookings in March. The company has raised around $650 million to date, but says being born out of the 2008 crisis has made it disciplined about spending. GetYourGuide is focused on building out its tech platform during the crisis, and is offering s...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Germany, Softbank, US, Trends, Taiwan, Beijing, Italy, Beverly Hills, Jeff Bezos, Taipei, Highland Europe, Getyourguide, Tao, Reck

Taiwan to Donate Ten Million Masks to U.S., E.U.

Taiwan will donate ten million face masks to countries struggling with the coronavirus pandemic, a move that will likely rile China, which claims Taiwan as a territory and has donated far fewer masks to other countries despite its role in covering up the risk posed by a deadly virus that originated within its borders.“At the previous stage, we formed a national team, now we need to play an international match and fight the pandemic together with other countries,” said Taiwan’s president, Tsai In...
Tags: Europe, News, China, Spain, European Union, Taiwan, Czech Republic, United Kingdom, Italy, Taipei, Jack, Wuhan, Tsai Ing wen, EU Commission, American Institute, Ursula von der Leyen

Senior WHO adviser appears to dodge question on Taiwan's Covidresponse

Canadian Bruce Aylward, who visited Wuhan in February, appeared to hang up or be cut off when pressed on Taipei’s record Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA senior advisor at the World Health Organization (WHO) appeared to hang up on a journalist who asked about Taiwan’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, and then dismissed further questions because they had “already talked about China”.It comes amid continued criticism of the WHO’s approach towards both Taiwan and C...
Tags: Health, Science, China, World news, Taiwan, Asia Pacific, Who, World Health Organization, Taipei, Wuhan, World Health Organization WHO, China Taiwan, World Health Assembly, Bruce Aylward, Coronavirus outbreak

Taiwan doubles down on virus criticism as China denounces 'disgusting' behavior

Taiwan doubled down on its criticism of China's handling of the coronavirus crisis on Wednesday, saying the Communist Party cared more about power than its own people, while Beijing described Taipei's allegations of a cover-up as slander. The epidemic has deepened enmity between Taiwan and China, which regards the democratic island as its sacred territory, to be brought under its control by force if necessary. Taiwan's government says China has intentionally hampered its efforts to get virus i...
Tags: News, China, Taiwan, Beijing, Taipei, Communist Party

Taiwan quarantine skipper handed hefty fine for clubbing

A man in Taiwan had an expensive night out after he was fined Tw$1 million ($33,000) because he skipped quarantine to go clubbing, authorities said Monday. The unnamed man, who was supposed to be doing 14-days mandatory self-isolation at home after returning from Southeast Asia, was caught partying in Taipei during a routine police check at a nightclub on Sunday. "Those who are caught going out to places that have big crowds and are not well ventilated will be sent to centralised epidemic prev...
Tags: News, Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Taipei, New Taipei, TW

Take a Virtual Tour of 30 World-Class Museums & Safely Visit 2 Million Works of Fine Art

Since the first stirrings of the internet, artists and curators have puzzled over what the fluidity of online space would do to the experience of viewing works of art. At a conference on the subject in 2001, Susan Hazan of the Israel Museum wondered whether there is “space for enchantment in a technological world?” She referred to Walter Benjamin’s ruminations on the “potentially liberating phenomenon” of technologically reproduced art, yet also noted that “what was forfeited in this process we...
Tags: Google, Art, College, Smithsonian, Taipei, Archives, New York Public Library, Whitney, British Museum, Stanford University, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Facebook Twitter, Tate, Rosetta Stone, Cleveland Museum of Art, Vermeer

Taiwan says ready to intervene in markets; Taipei shares skid 7%

Taiwan is ready to intervene to ensure market stability using its National Stabilisation Fund, its finance minister said on Friday, speaking just before the island's bourse plunged more than 7% amid global alarm over the coronavirus pandemic.
Tags: Money, Taiwan, businessNews, Taipei

Taipei-based TNL Media Group acquires adtech startup Ad2iction

Ad2iction’s team TNL Media Group, the Taipei-based media and journalism company, announced it has acquired mobile ad technology startup Ad2iction. In addition to digital advertising and data analytics, Ad2iction also operates verticals like Agent Movie, a film site, and its brands will remain independently run after joining TNL Media Group. Ad2iction currently serves about 500 brands with a cloud-based platform, called Ad2 CMP (creative management platform) that helps them analyze behavior an...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, Media, Southeast Asia, Tech, Taiwan, Ford, Taipei, The News Lens, Ad Tech, Cmp, News Lens, Taiwan Hong Kong, Sportsvision

Taipei seems to have the virus in hand. Now I worry about returning to the UK 

After the Sars outbreak on the island state in 2003, when 150,000 were quarantined, Taiwan vowed to be better prepared next timeAs I stepped into a cosy restaurant in Taipei, the waiter signalled for me to stop, then ran at me, gun in hand. He held it near my forehead, then – click – my temperature was checked. He look relieved as he ushered me to a corner table. Taiwan’s capital (population 2.7 million) is on high alert. Temperature checks, face masks and hand sanitisers are the new normal as t...
Tags: UK, World news, Taiwan, Taipei, Sars, Coronavirus outbreak