High school students take on Dragons’ Chamber Taiwan 2017

  This year Dragons' Chamber Taiwan saw three high school teams from the Dominican International School try their hand at getting investment in their businesses. They applied for the competition and were selected to be part of the preliminary round, where organizers listen to the pitches and determine the finalists. The three teams that got through were:... Continue Reading →

Dragons’ Chamber Taiwan, 2017

The second annual Dragons’ Chamber Taiwan is about to kick off. The final teams have been chosen and the final date is set. This year five teams have made it through to the finals. Dragons’ Chambers is a version of the popular business pitching show Dragons’ Den (Shark Tank in the U.S.) for foreign entrepreneurs currently in... Continue Reading →

Su Beng’s 100th Birthday Gala

The Taiwan Observer team was invited by a local activist and artist Kenbo Liao to join Su Beng's 100th birthday celebration. The event was held on Nov, 5, 2017. There were many of Su Beng's fans and other political activists at the event. The security was extremely tight since president Tsai showed up to say... Continue Reading →

iPhone X launch at Taipei 101

https://youtu.be/OmcYLHRAhSA The iPhone X was released this morning early at 8 am. There were queues of people lined up all night around the city, many lining up at 101 and many lining up at telecom stores. All to be the first to get the new highly anticipated iPhone X. Last night the guards at the... Continue Reading →

Nighttime Stakeout for New iPhone X

https://youtu.be/hclQCTBiwrc Early in the morning of November 3rd, 2017 one of Taiwan Observer correspondents set off on a mission to see how release of the new iPhone X unfolded in Taipei City. First, he went to the one and only official Apple store in Taiwan located in Taipei, next to the famous 101 skyscraper building.... Continue Reading →

First National Home-based Workers Union Meeting

Today (Oct. 29th, 2017) the National Home-based Workers (NHW) union had their first meeting to introduce the new union and to have a vote on who the board of the union and its members will be. The NHW will be there to help domestic workers in Taiwan, they have very few rights under the current... Continue Reading →

Police Chase Finished in a Car Crash

Taiwanese Police continues their crackdown on local racketeers and drugs which are recently rife on the island. These guidelines often lead to increased police activity on Taiwan’s streets. Police officers are equipped now with smaller than ever breathalyzers and there are plenty of police checkpoints at night making sure that nighttime drivers don’t DUI. Early... Continue Reading →

Tattoo Hero Busted for DUI Released Immediately Without Bail (無保請回)

The man that made national news yesterday got caught last night by a random police patrol. After a quick investigation it turned that the man was under the influence of alcohol. Breathalyzer test revealed that he had more than a couple as it showed 0.82 mg/l. The acceptable level breath alcohol content in Taiwan is 0.25 mg/L.... Continue Reading →

Not So Exciting Release of the New iPhone

Lately the Apple Company has been discouraging queues in front of its shops for security reasons. There were countless incidents in the past that Apple just wanted to avoid this time. Stampedes, pushing and shoving aren’t the best for company’s image. Having these in mind the company had set dates for pre-orders, and shipped the... Continue Reading →

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