| 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...
| 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 14, 2013
| 12:58 PM
Name of restaurant: Magic Restroom Café.
Owner: YoYo Li is a first-time restaurateur from China who was debating between opening a boba shop and a toilet-centric restaurant. She settled on the restroom theme after witnessing its success in parts of...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 12:54 PM
Soup-dumpling temple Din Tai Fung is about to open its doors at the Americana at Brand shopping center in Glendale, with exclusive truffle soup dumplings and a full bar. Its debut is scheduled for Monday.
Located next to the lobby entrance of Nordstrom,...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 12:17 PM
Fox International Productions, the 20th Century Fox Film subsidiary that makes local-language films in foreign countries, has inked a $130-million co-financing deal with Ivanhoe Pictures, a new film and television company.
The four-year arrangement...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 11:04 AM
TOKYO -- Although she is a seasoned traveler who frequently flies the route between Tokyo and Hong Kong, Kazuyo Ito confessed to some preflight anxiety as she checked in Thursday for Japan Airlines Flight 29.
"It is a little scary," said the 59-year-...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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 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...