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Amazon finally supports Traditional Chinese books on Kindle

A long-awaited service for readers in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and some other overseas Chinese communities have finally come true: Amazon has just started offering Traditional Chinese books for its Kindle E-reader. The release filled an obvious gap for Kindle, which debuted back in 2007 and has been growing the number of languages it supports over the years. 2012 marked a major step in its Asia expansion as it began providing E-books in Simplified Chinese — the type of characters used in main...
Tags: Asia, Media, Amazon, Amazon Fire Tablet,, China, E-books, E-reader, George R.r. Martin, Kindle, Kindle Direct Publishing, Operating Systems, Publishing, Taiwan

Kenya’s highest court just upheld its antigay laws while Brazil and Taiwan did the opposite

Kissing and holding hands in Kenya can still get you five to fourteen years in prison.
Tags: Politics, Queerty, Africa, Antigay Laws, Brazil, Homophobia, Kenya, Taiwan

First Couples Say ‘I Do’ in Taiwan After Same-Sex Marriage Is Legalized

Couples walked down the aisle in a landmark moment for LGBT rights in Asia
Tags: Uncategorized, Onetime, Overnight, Taiwan

'I feel lucky': Taiwan holds first gay marriages in historic day for Asia

Hundreds of couples tie the knot after parliament became the first in Asia to legalise same-sex marriageAfter decades of campaigning and waiting, Taiwan has welcomed hundreds of same-sex couples as they exercised their new legal rights to tie the knot. Dozens of reporters and photographers filled a registry office in Taipei on Friday waiting to capture the moment when the self-ruled island became the first country in Asia to legalise gay marriage. Continue reading...
Tags: Taiwan, Gay marriage, Asia Pacific, World news, Society

After a Long Fight, Taiwan’s Same-Sex Couples Celebrate New Marriages

The registrations of the marriages follow a topsy-turvy, yearslong battle to make Taiwan the first in Asia to recognize same-sex unions.
Tags: Same-Sex Marriage, Civil Unions and Domestic Partnerships, Democratic Progressive Party (Taiwan, Taiwan

Taiwan holds first gay marriages in historic day for Asia

Parliament became the first in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage last weekTaiwan’s first official same-sex weddings kicked off on Friday in a landmark moment for LGBT rights in Asia and the culmination of a three-decade fight for equality.Shane Lin and Marc Yuan, a couple who fell in love at college, were the first to arrive at a government office in downtown Taipei. Continue reading...
Tags: Taiwan, Gay marriage, Asia Pacific, World news, Society

For China's LGBTQ people, Taiwan's rainbow victory is a moment of joy and pain

When Chinese gay rights activist Peng Yanhui heard that Taiwan had approved a bill legalizing same-sex marriage on May 17 as he boarded a flight, he burst into tears of joy.
Tags: Asia, News, China, Taiwan, Lgbtq, Peng Yanhui

Microsoft’s new language learning app uses your phone’s camera and computer vision to teach vocabulary

Eight Microsoft interns have developed a new language learning tool that uses the smartphone camera to help adults improve their English literacy by learning the words for the things around them. The app, Read My World, lets you take a picture with your phone to learn from a library of over 1,500 words. The photo can be of a real-world object or text found in a document, Microsoft says. The app is meant to either supplement formal classroom training or offer a way to learn some words for thos...
Tags: TC, Mobile, Apps, Education, Microsoft, Tech, Bbc, Taiwan, Language, Android Apps, Microsoft Garage, Language Learning, Microsoft Cognitive Services, Google Lens, Nicole Joyal

China factories releasing thousands of tonnes of illegal ozone-depleting gas, study finds

Industries in north-eastern China have released large quantities of an ozone-depleting gas into the atmosphere in violation of an international treaty, scientists have said. Since 2013, annual emissions of the banned chemical Chlorofluorocarbon-11 (CFC-11) from that region have increased by about 7,000 tonnes, according to a report in peer-reviewed journal Nature. “Our measurements showed ‘spikes’ in pollution when air arrived from industrialised areas” in China, said co-lead author, Sunyoung Pa...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Japan, Science, Australia, China, Earth, Taiwan, Antarctica, University of Bristol, Montreal, Imperial College London, South Pole, Shandong, Environmental Investigation Agency, Hebei

Taiwan says 2 US warships sail through Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s defense ministry says two U.S. warships have sailed through the Taiwan Strait in the latest apparent move by Washington to challenge China’s claims in the region. A ministry statement says the ships passed through from south to north on Wednesday without incident. China, which claims Taiwan as its territory, complained […]
Tags: News, Washington, China, US, Taiwan, Nation, Taipei Taiwan, Taiwan Strait, Nation & World

For China's LGBTQ people, Taiwan's rainbow victory is a moment of joy and pain

When Chinese gay rights activist Peng Yanhui heard that Taiwan had approved a bill legalizing same-sex marriage on May 17 as he boarded a flight, he burst into tears of joy.
Tags: China, Taiwan, Cnn, Lgbtq, Peng Yanhui

Taiwan 'Tank Man' marks Tiananmen crackdown anniversary

An inflatable installation in Taiwan marks 30 years since China's crackdown on democracy activists.
Tags: News, China, Taiwan, Tiananmen

Apple Earnings Could Be Cut 29% on China Ban, Says Goldman

While Goldman takes no view on the likelihood of a potential ban, such a restriction would represent 100% of estimated Apple earnings exposure to both mainland China and Hong Kong, assuming some offsetting impact from cost savings in sales and marketing, analysts including Rod Hall wrote in a note. The stock fell 0.5% in U.S. pre-market trading. Goldman believes Intel Corp.’s latest XMM modems for the iPhone are made in the U.S., while Apple’s A-series chips are made in Taiwan and memory and d...
Tags: Apple, Hong Kong, Science, China, Taiwan, Goldman, Intel Corp, Rod Hall, XMM

Inflatable 'Tank Man' appears in Taiwan ahead of Tiananmen Square crackdown anniversary

An inflatable artwork depicting the infamous "Tank Man" incident has been installed outside the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei, Taiwan.
Tags: Taiwan, Cnn, Tiananmen Square, Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall

Taiwan navy holds drill amid China tensions

HUALIEN, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s navy has held a major live-firing exercise off the island’s east coast in an area increasingly threatened by Chinese ships and planes. Wednesday’s drills are part of the annual Han Kuang exercises that simulate an attack by China, which claims Taiwan as its own territory to be annexed by force […]
Tags: News, China, Taiwan, Nation, Taiwan AP, Hualien, Nation & World, Han Kuang

Taiwan furious after China attempts to take credit for LGBT marriage win

Taiwan has lashed out at China's state media for attempting to take credit for the island's historic decision to legalize same-sex marriage.
Tags: Asia, News, China, Taiwan

Finding my authentic self, from the outside looking in

As a child growing up in West Virginia, I have a distinct memory of looking at all of our silverware. Our forks, knives and spoons had the letter “S” engraved on them. I asked my mother why, and she said, “Oh, that’s because that’s our last name.” (My maiden name was Sui.) It was only later in life, after I went to college, that I realized where the S really came from.My parents immigrated from China via Taiwan during the Cultural Revolution. They both came from very modest backgrounds and my fa...
Tags: Google, Stanford, China, West Virginia, Taiwan, University of Pennsylvania, Sheraton, Google Cloud, Diversity and Inclusion, Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Working at Google, Carol Carpenter

The Brand You Don’t Know You Know: The PRG Story

There are brands that you know and love and always seem to find their way into your bag. Then there are brands you know and don’t love. Those, well, don’t. But sometimes there are brands you didn’t consciously buy because you didn’t know they existed, but there they are, sitting in your bag. And why is that brand in your bag? Because you love it. So riddle me this, Batman: how can a brand you never knew existed – and you didn’t knowingly buy – be in your bag because you love it? The answer is fo...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, England, US, America, Sport, Taiwan, Ireland, South Africa, Chelsea, Manchester United, Newcastle, Ian Poulter, Graeme Mcdowell, Golf, Northern Ireland

China's Navy Is Growing So Fast Its Running Out of Names For Its Warships

China’s navy has a new problem: not enough names for its rapidly growing fleet of warships.“China is running out of provincial capitals to name new destroyers, and it might have to turn to other big domestic cities, which reflects the country's rapid naval development in recent years,” according to Chinese newspaper Global Times.The People’s Liberation Army Navy recently named its first Type 055 destroyer the Nanchang, which is the capital city of East China's Jiangxi Province.One of the...
Tags: News, Navy, China, Taiwan, Taipei, Shenzen, Lhasa, East China, Heilongjiang province, Global Times, Nanning, Southwest China, Tibet Autonomous Region, Northeast China, Jiangxi Province, Nanchang

Japan Display's Foreign Backers Seek to Add New Investor: Asahi

Negotiations with the consortium, which includes Taiwan’s TPK Holding Co., Harvest Tech Investment Management Co., Cosgrove Global Ltd., and Topnotch Corporate Ltd., won’t advance until the extra source of capital is found, Asahi said, citing unnamed people familiar with the matter. JDI said in a statement on Saturday that there was no truth to the report, without elaborating.
Tags: Japan, Science, Taiwan, Asahi, JDI, Topnotch Corporate Ltd

The 20 photographs of the week

Conflict in Syria, shocking pink fashion at Cannes, and a seal pup making a splash – the last seven days, as captured by the world’s best photojournalists Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, China, Africa, World news, US news, Syria, Taiwan, Culture, News photography, Art and design, Venezuela, Mozambique, Sri Lanka, Cannes, Cannes 2019

PICS: Celebrate marriage equality by meeting the men of Asia’s gay capital – Taipei, Taiwan

The photos for this article were shot in Asia’s gay capital – Taipei, Taiwan, which just became the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage.
Tags: Asia, Lifestyle, Taiwan, Taipei, Marriage Equality, Gaycities Link, Taipei Taiwan

16 Breathtaking Photos You Missed This Week

Tears of joy as gay marriage becomes egal in Taiwan, Ramadan sights and a baby giraffe round out this week's top images.
Tags: News, Taiwan

Taiwan legalizes same-sex marriage

Two years ago, a Taiwan court ruled that its laws forbidding same-sex marriage were unconstitutional. Now legislators there voted to make it the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage. The law goes into effect May 24. Although the island has a large gay community and its annual gay pride parade is the biggest in Asia, the issue of marriage equality has bitterly divided Taiwanese society. In a controversial referendum in November last year, 67% voted to reject same-sex marriage. In r...
Tags: Asia, Post, News, Taiwan, Equality, Gay Rights

Lawmakers in Taiwan have approved a bill legalizin...

Lawmakers in Taiwan have approved a bill legalizing same-sex marriage, a landmark decision that makes the self-ruled island the first place in Asia to pass gay marriage legislation.
Tags: Asia, News, Taiwan

Celebrations as Taiwan becomes first in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage – video

Thousands of LGBT rights supporters gather across Taiwan to celebrate the passage of legislation giving gay couples the right to marry. Taiwan is the first of any Asian state to legalise same-sex marriage, a move that will allow gay couples to enter into 'exclusive permanent unions' and apply for marriage registration with government agencies• Taiwan becomes first in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage Continue reading...
Tags: Asia, Marriage, Gay Marriage, World news, Taiwan, Asia Pacific, Sexuality, LGBT rights

Taiwan Lays Down Historic Marker for Same-Sex Marriage in Asia

Lawmakers from President Tsai Ing-wen’s Democratic Progressive Party voted in favor of the bill drafted by Taiwan’s cabinet, rather than two rival proposals that would have limited rights and protections for same-sex couples. Tsai praised the vote in a tweet Friday. “On May 17th, 2019 in #Taiwan, #LoveWon,” she said.
Tags: Asia, News, Taiwan, Democratic Progressive Party, Tsai Ing wen, Tsai

Taiwan legalizes same-sex marriage in historic first for Asia

Taiwan's lawmakers have passed a same-sex marriage bill, making it the first country in Asia to bring in gay marriage.
Tags: Asia, Taiwan, Cnn