Friday, December 6, 2013
Beijing is the second most expensive city in Asia for expatriates, jumping up the ranking from fifth place last year while Tokyo still tops the list despite a sharply weaker yen, a survey showed Thursday.
Creative industries led by Hollywood account for about US$504 billion, or at least 3.2 percent of U.S. goods and services, the U.S. government said in its first official measure of how the arts and culture affect the economy.
Kimjang, the tradition of making and sharing of kimchi that usually takes place in winter, was added to the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list on Thursday.
A Norman Rockwell painting titled “Saying Grace” sold Wednesday at a New York City auction for US$46 million, a record for the Saturday Evening Post illustrator, Sotheby's said.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Taipei 101, one of the tallest skyscrapers in the world and a landmark in Taipei, is planning to embrace the arrival of 2014 with a 218-second fireworks display, the tower's spokesperson Michael Liu (劉家豪) said yesterday.
After a nearly year-long delay, the National Palace Museum (NPM) is planning to raise ticket prices next April, director Fung Ming-chu said yesterday.
Taiwanese-American singer and actor Leehom Wang has threatened to sue individuals and the media if they continue to spread rumors about him and his newly married wife that paint them in a negative light.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
One of China's top movie directors has admitted having three children with his current wife, according to a studio media posting, apologizing after months of speculation he broke the country's controversial family planning laws.
After animal-awareness documentary “Twelve Nights” received popular feedback from viewers all over Taiwan, producer Giddens Ko (九把刀) cautioned people to avoid being tricked into making donations to false fundraisers in the name of the film.