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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2017/01/24 | Olivia Yang

PHOTO STORY: 2017 Taipei Game Show Shines in Booming Industry

The Asia-Pacific region is leading the global games market with revenue of US$50.1 billion in 2017, and the eSports economy is expected to earn US$1 billion in 2019.

2017/01/19 | Olivia Yang

Why Aren't Social Businesses Booming in Taiwan?

'I’ve seen many Taiwanese social businesses trying very hard and are doing a good job, but the international community doesn’t see their efforts.'

2017/01/12 | Olivia Yang

Nigeria Orders Closure of Taiwan Office in Capital

'Taiwan will stop enjoying any privileges because it is not a country that is recognized under international law and under the position we have taken internationally we recognize the people of China,' said Nigeria's foreign minister.

2017/01/10 | Olivia Yang

Taiwan Box Office Transparency Saga Continues

The Taiwan Film Institute has released its first new box office report. But is it enough to help Taiwan's box office transparency issues?

2017/01/09 | Olivia Yang

TNLI’s Top Ten Movies of 2016

Check out TNLI's list of the top ten films in 2016.

2017/01/07 | Olivia Yang

Birthday Celebrations for North Korean Leader Hide Human Rights Violations: HRW

The dictator last year celebrated his birthday by testing what he called 'a devastating hydrogen bomb.' What will happen this year?

2017/01/05 | Olivia Yang

Taiwan Media at War over South Korea Comparison

'If this is the level of a newspaper’s editorial team, then it’s enough to make one embarrassed about the quality of Taiwanese media. What right do we have to flatter ourselves to be influential and have ‘international perspectives?' writes South Korea-based Taiwanese journalist Yang Chien-hao.

2016/12/26 | Olivia Yang

PHOTO STORY: Taiwan's Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passes Committee Review amid Protest

More than 30,000 supporters of same-sex marriage gathered around the Legislative Yuan this morning while more than 10,000 protesters occupied the street in front of the building.

2016/12/22 | Olivia Yang

Is Taiwan's Exhibition Culture All About Taking Photos and 'Checking In'?

'I think the Taiwanese are especially difficult customers. You go to an exhibition meant only to entertain, but then you come out and criticize the show for having no intellectual value. This is a unique phenomenon. It’s like telling a street food stand that their plating is ugly.'

2016/12/16 | Olivia Yang

INTERVIEW: Film Director Midi Z on the 'Taiwanese Dream' in Myanmar (Part Two)

This is part two of TNL’s interview with film director Midi Z. He talks about current obstacles, motivation, and Taiwan's New Southbound Policy.

2016/12/09 | Olivia Yang

INTERVIEW: Film Director Midi Z on the 'Taiwanese Dream' in Myanmar (Part One)

How does the multi-nationality of the award-winning film director influence his work? Does he identify with being from Myanmar, China or Taiwan?

2016/12/07 | Olivia Yang

Trending in Taiwan Today

Today’s biggest stories from around Taiwan.

2016/12/06 | Olivia Yang

INTERVIEW: German Filmmaker Documenting 'Metal Politics' in Taiwan

'It’s exciting for me to be part of a historical process. That’s what our job is for. We are documenting history.'

2016/12/02 | Olivia Yang

Noticing Tweaks, Communicating Universal Concepts, and Offering Value in Design

Four acclaimed designers from different countries gathered yesterday to share their experiences and ideology of design.

2016/11/30 | Olivia Yang

Trending in Taiwan Today

Today’s biggest stories from around Taiwan.

2016/11/24 | Olivia Yang

Jane Goodall Meets Tsai Ing-wen: Compromising the Future and Making a Difference

'With every single day you live you make some kind of impact on the world, and you have a choice what kind of impact will you make.'

2016/11/21 | Olivia Yang

Taiwanese Citizen Classified 'Stateless' on Iceland Residence Permit

Lee says at least being 'stateless' means Iceland authorities agree with her that ‘Taiwan is not part of China.’