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First Taiwanese combatant dies in Russia-Ukraine war

Tseng Sheng-Kung
  • Tseng Sheng-Kung, a 25-year-old volunteer, is the first Taiwanese soldier to die in combat in Ukraine.
  • A volunteer soldier from Ji’an Township in Hualien County, Tseng traveled to Ukraine in June to fight against the ongoing Russian invasion of the country.
  • While serving in a volunteer battalion, Tseng was wounded and died of blood loss when his unit was attacked by the Russian army in Luhansk Oblast.

Tseng Sheng-Kung, a 25-year-old volunteer, is the first Taiwanese soldier to die in combat in Ukraine.

Tseng traveled to Ukraine from Ji’an Township in Hualien County in June to fight against the ongoing Russian invasion of the country. 

Netflix announces new Chinese-language films, shows

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  • Netflix has announced a new slate of Chinese-language films and series from Taiwan and Hong Kong for local and worldwide subscribers.
  • The new lineup includes the Taiwanese fantasy show “Agent From Above” and Hong Kong’s blockbuster film “Warriors of Future.”
  • The slate also includes the Taiwanese LGBTQ-plus series “The Nipple Talk,” which follows three friends of different genders and sexual orientations as they try to balance love and lust in their search for a relationship.
  • Netflix also previously announced thriller mysteries produced by Taiwan’s Greener Grass Production, including “Copycat Killer” and Season 2 of “The Victims’ Game.”

Netflix has announced a new slate of Chinese-language films and series, including the Taiwanese fantasy show “Agent From Above” and Hong Kong’s blockbuster film “Warriors of Future.” 

As the streaming platform is blocked from accessing the mainland Chinese entertainment market by Beijing regulators, the company produces Chinese-language shows from Taiwan and Hong Kong for its local and worldwide subscribers.

Taiwanese Canadian Mountie fatally stabbed by homeless man while on duty in Vancouver

  • Const. Shaelyn Yang, a 31-year-old member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, was fatally stabbed while on duty by a homeless man during an altercation at a local park in Vancouver on Tuesday.
  • Authorities have not released the details surrounding the altercation that led to Yang’s death.
  • The suspect, identified as 37-year-old Jongwon Ham, was also reportedly shot during the altercation. Ham remains in the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
  • Ham currently faces first-degree murder charges.
  • A fundraiser has been set up on GoFundMe by Yang’s family and friends for her family’s expenses through the tragic loss.

A Taiwanese Canadian member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) was fatally stabbed by a homeless man while on duty at a local park in Vancouver.

Const. Shaelyn Yang, a 31-year-old officer who worked in the Burnaby mental health and homelessness outreach team, was called to accompany a parks employee to advise a homeless man who camped out in a tent at Broadview Park just after 11 a.m. local time on Tuesday. 

Taiwan couple feeds all their wedding guests with $800 worth of Costco food

  • A Taiwanese couple went viral on Facebook for filling their wedding banquet solely with Costco food.
  • The bride posted photos of their wedding feast to Facebook group Costco Honestly Speaking about Commodity Experience on Monday.
  • The couple reportedly spent 25,000 TWD (approximately $787) at Costco for their banquet. 
  • The bride’s Facebook post has garnered over 40,000 likes and more than 1,000 comments, with Taiwanese netizens amazed and inspired by the couple’s creativity and resourcefulness.

A Taiwanese couple’s outdoor wedding banquet that was supplied solely with Costco food has gone viral on social media.

The bride posted photos of their wedding feast to Facebook group Costco好市多商品經驗老實說 (Costco Honestly Speaking about Commodity Experience) on Monday, showcasing their entire banquet supplied with items from big-box retailer Costco.

Taiwanese boy banned from Douyin for calling Chinese President Xi Jinping a ‘fatty’

boy calls chinese president fatty
  • In an interview with the YouTube channel 486 Street Polls, a Taiwanese boy revealed that he was banned from Douyin for calling Chinese President Xi Jinping a “fatty.”
  • The boy was asked for his opinion on China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying’s comment about Taiwan being a part of China.
  • When asked whether Douyin often mentions Taiwan, the boy stated that he was locked out of his account after he fat shamed Xi in a random post.

A Taiwanese boy interviewed by the YouTube channel 486 Street Polls revealed that his Douyin account was banned after he fat-shamed Chinese President Xi Jinping.

In the video uploaded on Monday, the interviewer asked several individuals about their opinions on the restaurant theory made by China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunyin. On Aug. 7, Hua claimed in a tweet that “Taiwan has always been a part of China” as Baidu Maps show numerous dumpling and noodle restaurants in Taipei. 

‘Somebody made a mistake’: Details on fatal police shooting of man inside his NJ home are released

Asian man fatally shot by officer in Hillsborough

The New Jersey Office of the Attorney General has revealed details about the shooting and killing of an Asian man inside his home in Hillsborough during a welfare check on Sept. 28.

What happened: George Kokinakous was identified as the Hillsborough police officer who fatally shot Patrick Chin, 43, inside his home on Piedmont Path at around 4:10 p.m., according to My Central Jersey. Four other officers, identified as Robert Feriello, Thomas Gurba, Kyle Edmonds, and Dylan Ely, were also present at the fatal incident.

63-Year-Old Actress Chen Meifen is Being Called ‘Taiwan’s Hottest Auntie’

Chen Meifeng

A popular actress in Taiwan has won hearts online for her age-defying beauty at age 63, proving yet again that “Asian don’t raisin.”

Chen Meifen has been gaining fans around the world as images of her youthful appearance continue to be widely shared on social media. Her fans online have named her Taiwan’s most beautiful “Obasan,” which is a Japanese term for auntie.