Olivia Yang
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Olivia is an editor striving to cover arts and culture along with community engagement and animal rights.
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2017/08/28 | Olivia Yang
Taiwanese Fashion Designer on Disrupting Fashion, Eastern Traditions, Soft Power
'Every place in the world is looking for its own unique feature now,' says fashion designer Justin Chou. 'You need to go back to your roots to create something different.'
2017/08/14 | Olivia Yang
Gender Identity Confronts Indigenous Traditions in 'Alifu, The Prince/ss'
The latest film by Taiwanese director Wang Yu-lin is making waves in Taiwan, not just because it discusses LGBTQ issues, but also the conflicts between gender identity and local indigenous traditions.
2017/07/27 | Olivia Yang
INTERVIEW: 'Sound of Strike' Raising Awareness on Filipino Issues 'The Filipino Way'
'The Philippines is a country that is under a lot of attention. But the attention it gets is very one-sided,' says 23-year-old Jun Lin, one of the three working on the project. 'After Duterte took office, we have been seeing a lot of news coverage on the Philippines, but it’s all about what Duterte said.'
2017/07/26 | Olivia Yang
Q&A: Box Office Hit 'Bad Genius' Director on Making the Thai Heist Thriller
Critics have said the film is 'as entertaining as Ocean’s Eleven' and that it is 'a work of craft that will help raise Thai cinema to another level of diversity.'
2017/07/21 | Olivia Yang
INTERVIEW: Director Zero Chou's Latest Project Films in LGBT Sensitive Cities
The award-winning director's new project involves filming in four cities in which LGBT topics are still banned.
2017/07/12 | Olivia Yang
FEATURE: Why Seven out of Ten Transgender Taiwanese Consider Suicide
Two transgender people in Taiwan believe the high suicide rate in their community might be due to gender stereotypes and inequalities being more serious issues in the Chinese culture.
2017/07/10 | Olivia Yang
PHOTO STORY: Taiwan's Oldest Salt Field
Salt fields ran along the shoreline of southern Taiwan for more than 300 years, before they were abandoned in 2002.
2017/06/20 | Olivia Yang
Q&A: Taiwanese Designers on 'Sustainable Fashion'
Two young Taiwanese fashion designers share their experience in doing sustainable fashion.
2017/05/26 | Olivia Yang
INTERVIEW: Simon Chang, the Only Taiwanese Photographer Documenting Refugees in Slovenia
The world is unfair, but through the lenses of Taiwanese photographer Simon Chang, we are all just human.
2017/05/23 | Olivia Yang
Q&A: Pi Square, the Taiwan Startup Rendering Animations in Real-Time
'Years ago, people didn’t understand why we wanted to do this. Now everyone wants to do it and we have it. Animators can render their images in real time and they are in high quality.'
2017/05/18 | Olivia Yang
Q&A: Pointimize, the Startup Making it Easy to Use Your Credit Card Rewards for Travel
'What we want to do is compile all the information on what hotels and flights you can redeem with your credit card reward points,' says Keith Wang, co-founder and CEO of Pointimize.
2017/05/17 | Olivia Yang
Q&A: PicSee, the Taiwan Startup Making You Click on More Links
This Taiwan startup is increasing the chances of people actually clicking on the links you share.
2017/05/15 | Olivia Yang
Q&A: SurveyCake, the Online Survey Tool for Enterprises
'We know that we can’t compete with Google in the general consumers’ market, so we are targeting and reaching out to enterprises through doing 2C,' says SurveyCake founder Alex Liu.
2017/05/14 | Olivia Yang
Q&A: Jobalaya, the Introvert-friendly Job Referral Platform
'Because of the way companies recruit people today, it’s very easy to have a skewed workforce that is mostly extroverts or promotes people who are extroverts,' says Ellie Chang, CEO and founder of Jobalaya. 'But to many people’s surprise, introverts can actually be good leaders.'