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Congress introduces bipartisan bills to give ‘Taipei’ de facto embassy ‘Taiwan’ name

  • Congress has introduced bipartisan bills to rename the embassy currently known in Washington as the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office as Taiwan.
  • The pair of bills will direct the State Secretary to negotiate with TECRO to rename itself “Taiwan Representative Office.”
  • The legislation is expected to create further tensions with China, which has ramped up its military presence in the Taiwan Strait in recent months.

Bipartisan sponsored bills seeking to rename Taipei’s de facto embassy in Washington, D.C. were introduced in the Senate and House on Thursday.

Under the proposed legislation, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) will become known as the “Taiwan Representative Office,” reported Reuters.

Netflix releases trailer for docuseries ‘Midnight Asia: Eat. Dance. Dream.’

Midnight Asia Trailer
  • Netflix Philippines released a trailer for the streaming platform’s upcoming “Midnight Asia” docuseries, which explores the vibrant underground nightlife of six “megacities”.
  • The six-episode series features the intimate stories of various city dwellers who highlight the unique subcultures spanning across the continent.
  • ‘Midnight Asia’ is slated for a Jan. 20, 2022 release date.

The trailer for Netflix’s upcoming docuseries ‘Midnight Asia: Eat. Dance. Dream.’ was released on Dec. 23, giving audiences a sneak peek at the rich nightlife of six major Asian metropolises.

The series was previously announced by the streaming platform on Dec. 14 in a statement written by Original Documentary Programming Manager Aloke Devichand. It aims to feature the cities’ different food, drink and music scenes, as well as the “night owls who shine in the dark,” on the basis that nighttime highlights the cities’ most “playful” sides.

The Power Went Out During His Performance, So Fans Lit Up the Ice With Their Phones

fans help taiwanese ice skaters with smartphone lights

When an unfortunate power failure almost ruined the performance of a talented figure skater during an international event in Taipei last week, adoring fans collectively came to the rescue by illuminating the stadium with their individual phones.

The power went out just as the scored competition rounds at the prestigious Four Continents Figure Skating Championship had ended, and skaters were performing some exhibition sets, according to SoraNews via Livedoor.

American Man Arrested for Sexually Assaulting 4 Women in Taipei During Drunken Rampage

An intoxicated American man was arrested in Taipei on Thursday afternoon after allegedly harassing another man, and groping the buttocks and breasts of four women in an alley near a Zhongshan MRT Station exit.

The 36-year-old man, only identified as Joseph, was reported to be physically and verbally harassing pedestrians at around 3 p.m., with one woman claiming to being bear hugged by him, according to Taiwan News Online.

Idiot Travels to Taiwan, Pays $329 For the World’s Most Expensive Beef Noodle Soup

Beef Noodle Soup is probably the most iconic dish in Taiwanese Cuisine. While it was first created by the Hui people, a Chinese Muslim ethnic group during the Tang Dynasty, the red braised beef version was created by veterans who fled from mainland China to Taiwan after the Chinese Civil War.

In most places in Taiwan, you’ll rarely find a bowl priced over 240 New Taiwan dollars ($7.80). However, one shop in Taipei has made headlines for charging up to 10,000 New Taiwan dollars ($329) for a bowl of beef noodle soup.