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2018/07/21 | Asian Pop Weekly

Reality Check: Are Chinese Televised Singing Competitions Good for Mandopop?

Chinese singing competitions display the proud legacy of Mandopop to their billions of viewers. However, they may be deflating the value of originality in music.

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.

2018/07/21 | Asian Pop Weekly

Reality Check: How Chinese Singing Shows Create Content, Not Stars

The singing competitions taking over Chinese TV shift the Mandopop balance of power to China, but fail to prop up the future careers of their contestants.

2018/07/21 | Asian Pop Weekly

Reality Check: Chinese Televised Singing Competitions and Brand China

China's televised singing competitions are taking the world by storm and doing wonders for brand China, but there's more to Mandopop than what you see on screen.

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.

2018/07/20 | Bikash Kumar Bhattacharya & Ankita Bora

PHOTO ESSAY: A Journey Along India's Assam-Nagaland Insurgent Border

The 400-km-plus border in northeast India, site of periodic eruptions of conflict, also bears witness to friendship, family and hope.

2018/07/20 | Stellina Chen

CARTOON: Saturday Night Dive

Attempts to launch 'Saturday Night Live' in China have hit predictable headwinds.

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!

2018/07/06 | Saigoneer

ILLUSTRATION: Artist Inks Vietnam's Iconic Musical Instruments

The ink on postage stamp illustrations act as a powerful expression of Vietnam's traditional musical culture.