A woman touches a screen on an interactive art installation that was shortlisted for the ONE ART Taipei 2023 exhibition yesterday. The exhibition is to be held from Jan. 13 to 15 at the Hotel Metropolitan Premier Taipei, featuring works from 68 galleries from around the world.
Tropical storm Guchol is moving in a northeasterly direction off the east coast of the Philippines and will not hit Taiwan, but will impact local weather starting on Friday, the Central Weather Bureau said Thursday. The storm would bring a low-pressure system northward toward the vicinity of Taiwan, forecaster Chao Hung (趙竑) said. Northern Taiwan will see intermittent rain showers in the morning, and thunderstorms in the afternoon on Friday, he said, adding that rain would be heavier on the east coast and in the central-southern mountainous areas. Rainfall would continue into Saturday, and would spread throughout Taiwan proper, he
Exiled Chinese democracy advocate Wang Dan (王丹) yesterday denied an accusation by former Taiwanese political worker Lee Yuan-chun (李援軍) that Wang had sexually harassed him in a hotel room in New York nine years ago. There was a huge gap between Lee’s accusation and his own understanding and memory, Wang wrote on Facebook, adding it was hard for him to respond further regarding a “unilateral description” made by someone else. Wang made the remarks after his initial response on Facebook was met with criticism, with people saying he did not directly address the allegation. Lee on Friday wrote on Facebook that he
Chinese Minister of National Defense Li Shangfu’s (李尚福) focus on Taiwan at the Shangri-La Dialogue reflects Beijing’s concern over the increasing international focus on cross-strait issues, two Taiwanese experts said. In a speech at the annual security summit in Singapore on Sunday, Li said that the “Taiwan question” is a core interest and a Chinese internal affair that “brooks no interference from foreign forces.” Taking a thinly veiled jab at the US, Li complained about “countries” that raise tensions by repeatedly selling arms to Taiwan, providing it with military training and upgrading the level of official bilateral exchanges. Beijing would not tolerate “attempts
A man was arrested in Hsinchu on Saturday on suspicion of filming women in the women’s washroom of a shopping mall in the city, local Chinese-language media reported on Thursday. The man was arrested at around noon on Saturday when a woman using a stall in the mall’s washroom noticed a cellphone being held above her from the neighboring stall, reports said. The woman ran out of the washroom and yelled to her husband to help her, after which the suspect – who was dressed as a woman – attempted to flee, but was subdued by other men until police