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By Ho Yi

There has never been a “tour” in Taiwan quite like the one given earlier this month at the Tourism Bureau headquarters in Taipei. “Now, everyone, let’s take a look over there. You can see the staff are performing the act of working,” a tour guideFULL STORY

A Youbike over troubled bridges2014-07-29

By Aaron Wytze Wilson

Youbike’s expansion to New Taipei City could mean that integrated bicycle transportation between it and Taipei is close at hand. But building too many Youbike stations before a cycling infrastructure — in the form of bike lanes and bike bridges — is in place couldFULL STORY

Snapshots of Taiwan2014-07-28

By Jason Pan

David W. Smith took one look at the damaged buildings and knew he was in the middle of a story of global importance. It was the morning of Sept. 21, 15 years ago, and destruction was everywhere. “I still think about it today. IFULL STORY

The robots are coming2014-07-28

By Enru Lin

The four-day Taiwan Automaton Intelligence and Robot Show (台灣智慧自動化與機器人展) opens Thursday with over a thousand booths from around the world showing the latest in robotics. Taiwan is advancing in robotics applications for the healthcare, tourism, energy and metal and mechanical industries, according to organizers. From Greater Taichung,FULL STORY

Nature art2014-07-27

By Enru Lin

Jeon Won-gil is director of Yatoo International Project, the online division of a South Korea-based collective that specializes in nature art. Since 2004, Yatoo has organized the Geumgang Nature Art Biennale, an event that invites artists to create site-specific installations by the Geumgang riverbank. Over theFULL STORY

Unfinished business2014-07-26

By Louise Watt

For many of today’s Chinese youth looking for a partner, love takes second place to parental pressure, moving up the social ladder and a heavy dose of fear drummed into women that they will end up as “leftover.” These aspects and others relating to love, datingFULL STORY

International choirs hit town2014-07-25

By Ho Yi

From contemporary a cappella to Filipino folk music, the Taipei International Choral Festival (台北國際合唱音樂節) returns this year with yet another diverse lineup that features five world-famous vocal groups and choirs from Australia, France, Canada, China and the Philippines to celebrate the fusion of classical, jazz,FULL STORY

Live Wire: Time to wake up2014-07-25

By Joe Henley

“I am a sick man. I am a spiteful man. I am an unattractive man.” Dostoevsky said that in Notes from Underground. Even the most die-hard of music fans would be forgiven for applying the same kind of thinking to their own underground scene fromFULL STORY

Events and entertainment listings2014-07-25

By Ho Yi

Legacy Taipei hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. Tonight’s spotlight is on Mando-pop singer Claire Kuo (郭靜), while Indie pop singer-songwriter Peggy Hsu (許哲珮) takes the stage tomorrow. Wednesday’s performers are pop singer Lin Jin (林大晉) and rock/rap act Rock ’N’ Rap (凍頂樂團).FULL STORY

Highlight: The Little Sisters In Grassland2014-07-25

By Enru Lin

Led by acclaimed Chinese conductor Lu Jia (呂嘉), the Macao Orchestra (澳門樂團) has embarked on their first Taiwan tour. Tomorrow in Hsinchu they play The Little Sisters In Grassland (草原小姐妹), a thrilling and brisk concerto starring Chinese pipa artist Zhang Hongyan (章紅豔) and Symphony No.FULL STORY

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