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2017/11/27 | David Frazier

Hong Kong's Clockenflap Is Taking Off

Hong Kong's rock festival scene is catching up with Japan but is becoming predictably commercialized.

2020/11/13 | 廣編企劃

Taiwan Sets First Creative Content Fest Dedicated to All Modes of Creativity

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic might have paralyzed global travel but that has not stopped Taiwan from flexing its muscles and putting its film and entertainment content on the world stage.

2017/11/15 | Morley J Weston

Daring to Drone in Myanmar

There are many reasons to worry about the rights of journalists in Myanmar, but last week’s drone arrests are not among them.

2017/11/15 | Camely Arta

Indonesia Opens its First Modern and Contemporary Art Museum

Indonesia’s first museum dedicated to modern and contemporary art has opened its doors for public, giving art enthusiasts the chance to view the works of Indonesian and international artists.

2020/11/13 | 廣編企劃

TAICCA Initiatives Help Taiwanese Content Ride Cultural Wave to Global Distribution

In July, TAICCA initiated the First Mile program, linking publishers, scriptwriters, and investors for the Print-to-Screen Adaptation Content Development Plan to boost TV and film production in Taiwan. The program extends to the 2020 Taiwan Creative Content Fest.

2017/11/13 | Leora Joy

REVIEW: Spectrosynthesis Exhibition: Is this LGBTQ Rainbow Fragmented?

The exhibition in Taipei aimed to improve the condition of human rights in Taiwan and other Asian societies through dialogue about diverse gender issues, but opened questions about equal representation within minority groups.

2017/11/11 | David Green

Q&A: Reflecting Taiwan's LGBTQ Progress in 'Taipei Love' Documentary

Flush with the success of shooting footage at the Pride parade in Taipei, The News Lens sat down with young German filmmaker Lucie Liu to discuss her vision for 'taipeilove*', a documentary asking how it feels to be gay in Taiwan, both for her protagonists and the people closest to them.

2016/05/20 | 廣編企劃

Think You Know Chiayi? Check Out These Fun Facts!

How much do you know about Chiayi? Let's get to know Chiayi with the city's historical and geographic background along with some fun facts!

2017/11/09 | Jeffrey Warner

Fashion as Activism: Fusing Indigenous Textiles with the Modern World

A blend of high fashion and tradition is helping some Taiwan indigenous groups reinvigorate and restore their millennia-old cultural heritage.

2017/11/03 | Julia Chien

Taiwan's Arts Scene Left Bereft by Foreign Talent Law

The passage of the Act Governing Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professionals is a missed opportunity to resolve problems involving unpaid foreign artists coming to Taiwan as part of cultural exchanges. If the government is serious about galvanizing Taiwan's cultural economy, a focused discussion that addresses problems with the country's tax system is required, writes Julia Chien.

2017/11/02 | David Green

Q&A: Beauty, Scandal and Revenge in 'At Road's End'

After two years working on their movie, 'At Road's End', director Pratik Suketu and producer Gideon Welles discuss Taiwan's inspirational mist-veiled mountains, compelling female antiheroes and the island's history of economic success and environmental shame.