| Oct 1, 2013
| 9:34 AM
TAIPEI, Taiwan — An American woman who used a mocking video to quit her job at an animated graphics company here has virally showcased Taiwan’s demanding work conditions, which sometimes mean taking a cot to the office and have even led to...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 4:00 AM
TAIPEI, Taiwan – When Taiwanese lawmakers exchanged blows in August, two of them rolled around on the floor, locked in some sort of amateur wrestling hold.
Another one pulled up his sleeves to show off his biceps. A ruling party legislator cast an...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 12:32 PM
In a night of unexpected winners, Italian documentarian Gianfranco Rosi's study of the denizens of a famous highway circling Rome, "Sacro GRA," was awarded the Venice Film Festival's highest honor, the Golden Lion Award, Saturday.
The Silver Lion Award,...
| Aug 24, 2013
In a hardscrabble district of South El Monte, near a decommissioned missile site, tucked away behind a warehouse filled with Chinese sunglasses, lies a secret orchard bearing a rare and mysterious Asian fruit. It's the work of a wealthy Taiwanese man,...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 8:00 AM
BEIJING — Building cinematic bridges between the U.S. and China is a hot topic in Hollywood these days — American studios are adding special scenes set in China ("Iron Man 3"), casting Chinese performers ("Transformers 4") and erasing...
| Aug 26, 2013
The specter of economic doomsday makes war between China and the United States as unthinkable as fear of nuclear doomsday made Soviet-U.S. war. Or does it? In fact, Chinese and American military planners are thinking in exquisite detail, as they are...
| Aug 6, 2013
They're back! The isolationist poltergeists that forever haunt the Republican Party. Or so we're told.
In July, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) had a set-to over American foreign policy. Christie clumsily denounced "this strain...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 9:52 AM
Yuan Yuan the giant panda and her new baby had a heart-melting reunion at Taipei Zoo that began with the cub swinging gently from her jaws and ended with the pair asleep in a heap on the floor.
The female giant panda cub was born July 6, bright pink and...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 10:00 AM
This isn’t your typical meatball. Pronounced ba wan in the Taiwanese Hokkein dialect, the dish is a steamed ball of minced pork wrapped inside a translucent, gelatinous bubble made of rice and sweet potato flour. Inside the pork is, depending on the...
| Jun 9, 2013
NANJING, China — I approached Nanjing on a bullet train from Shanghai, just 160 miles away, watching the weirdly empty countryside whip past my window.
The world's most populous nation seemed to be missing a billion or so people.
A digital panel...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 6:15 PM
Chen Xitong, a former mayor of Beijing who backed the military crackdown on the Tiananmen Square democratic movement during his term but later expressed regret, died at 82 on Sunday, two days before the 24th anniversary of the bloody quelling of the...