I would certainly be freaking out if my little two-seat plane suffered a complete engine failure over Taiwan, but this pilot remained perfectly and absolutely calm as he safely got the thing on the ground. Then he took the time to cuss out everyone in existence.
China is mulling a new law that would require submersive naval vehicles to travel above surface and report its movements to authorities and report their movements to government authorities. In other words, it’s asking submarines not to act like submarines, which is hilarious coming from a habitual maritime law…
The Chinese government has reportedly sent its only aircraft carrier through the Taiwan Strait, the body of water that separates mainland China from the nation of Taiwan. While no missiles have been launched yet, Taiwan launched fighter jets and maritime patrol aircraft in response.
On Thursday, China seized an unmanned sub in the South China Sea that belonged to the U.S. Navy. Following a diplomatic complaint from the Pentagon, China now says it will return the vessel and that Americans were “hyping up” an incident that’s really no big deal.
At least two children in Taiwan have been scarred for life after watching big metal jaws gruesomely dismantle a Lamborghini Murciélago right before their innocent eyes. Someone please hug these kids and tell them there’s a better world out there, because this just ain’t right.
President-elect Donald Trump’s decision to speak with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, making him the first U.S. leader to do so in four decades, is much bigger than a phone chat. We’re literally arming China’s enemy.
It was already an uncomfortable feeling, standing next to a custom motorcycle in the middle of a restaurant I didn’t know the name of, in a country I’d never been to, talking with a man I couldn’t understand. And then he fired the damn thing up.
Harry Houdini is alive, people. There's no other way to explain this car crash.
The Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung was rocked by a series of gas explosions Friday morning, killing 25 people, injuring 267 others, toppling buildings and flipping vehicles over in the streets.
So. Many. Scooters. If you like motorized bikes, then Taipei is the place for you. Well, unless you hate traffic, that is.
"It's like you never pay attention to me," — this guy's girlfriend, probably.
You ever watch a professional airline pilot at work and think "Pfft, whatever, I could totally do that?" The answer is probably no, because sometimes you have to deal with super typhoons, and those are never fun.
Beware of falling rocks. Slippery roads. And in parts of Japan and Taiwan, mind the felines!
You ever see those signs that say something along the lines of "Watch Out for Falling Rocks" and you scoff and wonder who would care about a few pebbles? Yeah, this giant goddamn boulder that almost completely crushed a car in Taiwan is what that sign is talking about.
In the Summer of 2011, I was on a business trip to Taiwan and working in biotech, most of my time was spent visiting state-of-the-art DNA sequencing labs. Then one day in Taipei, we’re going to visit a customer - and the lab is on the first floor of a 30 year old US musclecar bumper factory! And even more oddly, both…
PRO TIP: Building your own raft out of junk you found on a beach in order to sail from one country to another is rarely a good idea, even if it worked in a movie you saw.
China and Japan's dispute over the Japanese purchase of the Diaoyu Islands has started massive protests, shut down factories, and has threatened $340 billion in annual trade. A photo even purportedly showed an Audi dealer wishing all Japanese were dead.