Maurice Poinsot, 85, is a priest at the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes in Hualien County’s Yuli Township, and is currently the oldest priest from the Paris Foreign Missions Society in Hualien. He has lived among Taiwan’s native peoples for more than five decades, writing a Frenc ...more
Taiwan was once famous around the world as the “cichlid kingdom,” and in 1986 bred the “blood parrot cichlid,” which for a time was all the rage in the ornamental fish market. However, the global economic downturn in 2008 caused a serious setback to the industry. Nonetheless, ...more
Taiwan’s Public Television Service and HBO have joined forces to create a new television series. Produced by a Taiwanese team, The Teenage Psychic will premiere in early April. The Teenage Psychic tells the story of a 17-year-old female high-school student with psychic powers. Set against a b ...more
During the 1950s, Taiwan was just emerging from a period of war and chaos, and faced inadequate conditions in culture, education, medical care, and public health. At this time, Catholic missionaries from Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Italy, and elsewhere arrived with much-needed don ...more
Track, basketball, diving…. These and 19 other sports will be on show over the 12 days of the 2017 Taipei Universiade. Athletes including weightlifters Hsu Shu-ching, Kuo Hsing-chun, and Chen Shih-chieh, as well as badminton ace Tai Tzu-ying (currently ranked first in the ...more
In an April 2017 report, CNN once again ranked Taipei among the world’s top ten most popular cities for vegan cuisine. This is not the first time that international media have praised Taiwan’s vegan fare. Aside from baseball, xiaolong bao steamed buns, night markets and other f ...more
The Taiwan Panorama Photo Collection is a visual record of this land of Taiwan and of its people, from the exalted to the ordinary. It includes a rich variety of images, covering local life and customs, holidays, folk rituals, and portraits of individuals, as well as pictures taken by our photojournalists on assignment abroad. These images tell the true story of the emotional attachment people this land and its people. In this ever-changing world, these moments, frozen in time by our cameras, will last forever.