Basketball is one of the island’s best-loved sports, but unsustainable business models and training schedules have kept it from being as successful in Taiwan as baseball. In April, the New York Times published an article by veteran sportswriter Marc Stein entitled “Can the N.B.A. Learn from Taiwan’s Basketball Bubble?” The story discussed how Taiwan’s Super…

Bridge Collapse in Eastern Taiwan The Nanfang’ao Bridge, a suspension bridge in Yilan County on Taiwan’s northeast coast, collapsed on October 1, killing six Indonesian and Filipino migrant fisherman stationed aboard boats berthed under the bridge. The collapse – thought to be the result of corrosion of the suspension cables – also injured several other…

Imported players are a hit in Taiwan’s professional baseball league Professional baseball pitcher Zack Segovia says that the idea of playing in Taiwan’s Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL) was first introduced to him in 2015. “I was playing in Mexico, I’d gotten released from Triple-A, and they said, ‘Hey, do you want to go play…