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2016/10/06 | Mo Tz-pin

Film Festival Highlights Debate over Death Penalty in Taiwan

A group opposed to capital punishment hopes to raise awareness on the controversial issue through films and after-screening discussions.

2016/10/05 | Olivia Yang

INTERVIEW: Film Festival Director Hopes Taiwan Can Lead LGBT Discussion in Asia

From directing an annual film festival to holding Taiwan's first LGBT awards ceremony, Jay Lin wants to connect Taiwan with the international community.

2016/10/05 | Matthew Fulco

Taiwan Tunes Out of TV

Low investment and lax regulations threaten the long-term survival of the domestic television industry.

2016/10/05 | Li You

Eat, Pray, Escape: Reality TV for Leftover Women

An upcoming show that seeks to set unmarried women free from social pressure encounters some resistance.

2016/10/03 | Olivia Yang

Filmmaker Ang Lee Wants to Bring Audiences Closer to Reality

The Taiwanese director's latest film 'Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk' will be the first in the world to be screened in a new format using 3D at a resolution of 4,000 pixels and 120 frames-per-second.

2016/09/27 | J. Michael Cole

[BOOKS] Convergence or Conflict in the Taiwan Strait: A Journey

Published by Routledge today, ‘Convergence or Conflict’ shows why Taiwan matters, where it is headed, and why ‘peaceful unification’ is illusory.

2016/09/21 | Olivia Yang

Taiwan Knows What's Wrong With Its Film Industry. So Why Isn't It Changing?

A South Korean box office hit has set off a flurry of discussions about the state of Taiwan's film industry.

2016/09/19 | Jiayun Feng

OPINION: The Plight of Leftover Women in China

A personal and in-depth review of Leta Hong Fincher’s investigation into the plight of so-called ‘Leftover Women’ in China.

2016/09/19 | Darnell Gardner Jr.

Uyghur Rapper Reps China’s West

AThree-Arslan hopes his music can help reshape perceptions of Xinjiang and its people.

2016/09/13 | Chublic Opinion

Sex, Lies and Wang Baoqiang

Inadvertently, by displaying his flawed marriage to millions of viewers, 'dumb root' poses a not so dumb ethical conundrum that proves challenging for a society constantly renegotiating the borderline between private autonomy and the collective purpose as a community.

2016/09/07 | Trista di Genova

Pingtung Beckons for Tourism and Fruit

Taiwan’s southernmost county is famous for its beaches and deserves more attention as the country’s 'fruit basket.'

2016/09/06 | Beyonder Times

New Zealand Brothers’ Passion for Art Connects Taiwan with the World

'Our mission is to build the linkage between Taiwan and the world.'

2016/09/02 | Scott Weaver

Dadaocheng: New Life in a Historic District

One of Taipei’s oldest neighborhoods is getting revitalized with the opening of art galleries, cafés, and specialty shops in picturesque surroundings.

2016/09/01 | Leung Wing-fai

China’s Film Industry: Blocked by its Own Great Wall

Chinese cinema enjoys private capital and state support, but the industry still lacks exportable brand names by way of stars or studios.

2016/09/01 | Edward Friedman

[BOOK REVIEW] Middle Kingdom and Empire of the Rising Sun

'Understanding relations between these two major economies requires consideration of many centuries of history.' A review of June Teufel Dreyer's 'Middle Kingdom and Empire of the Rising Sun: Sino-Japanese Relations, Past and Present.'

2016/08/31 | Olivia Yang

Taiwanese Kindness Saves Swedish Post-Rock Band

Swedish post-rock band pg.lost landed in Taiwan last night, only to find out that some of their equipment had been sent to China.

2016/08/30 | Olivia Yang

Taiwanese Band in Controversial Music Video Releases Statement

'We thought this was a pretty positive story and I was willing to make the sacrifice.'

2016/08/29 | Malaysiakini

Namewee: Don’t Go After Taiwanese Band

MV controversy: 'If you want to hold someone responsible, then let it be me alone.'