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2016/04/06 | TNL 編輯

Taiwan’s National Palace Museum Ranks Sixth in Worldwide Attendance

Taiwan’s National Palace Museum ranks sixth among the most popular museums with nearly 5.3 million visitors in 2015. Its diverse exhibitions have also performed well in the international visitor figure ranking. Aiming to attract more visitors and promote Taiwan’s global visibility, the museum opened its southern branch at the end of last year and has drawn significant attention.

2016/03/11 | TNL 編輯

Southeast Asian Bookstores in Taiwan Provide Welcoming Space for Migrant Workers

There are currently close to 600,000 Southeast Asian migrant workers in Taiwan, more than the number of aboriginal population in the nation. Two bookstores, Brilliant Time: Southeast Asia-themed Bookstore and SouthEastAsian Migrant Inspired, are part of the many efforts to raise the awareness of the Taiwanese to pay more attention to these people.

2016/03/10 | TNL 編輯

Taiwanese Film Accepted in Cannes Film Festival Raises Discussion in the Death Penalty-Supporting Circle

A Taiwan short film about the death penalty has been accepted in the Cannes Film Festival. While foreign countries have been calling upon the abolishment of the penalty in Taiwan, many Taiwanese still do not accept the idea.

2016/03/02 | TNL 編輯

“Asian Joke” In The Oscars Raising Discussion Among Taiwanese Netizens

#OscarsSoWhite or #WhiteOscars has been a widely discussed issue since the nominees were announced in January. However when Chris Rock, host of the awards ceremony, made an “Asian joke” on stage, he triggered different comments and reactions worldwide. Taiwanese netizens are no exception and have been debating over the incident and why Asians are discriminated in the US.

2016/02/26 | TNL 編輯

Revival of North Gate Highlights The Plight of Historic Site Preservation in Taiwan

The North Gate in Taipei has recently been under spotlight with the demolition of a nearby bridge, which makes the gate completely visible again after 39 years. However, it also draws attention to the preservation of other historic sites in Taiwan.

2016/02/24 | TNL 編輯

Upside-Down House in Taipei Draws Limelight

The Upside Down House exhibition in Taipei features an upside-down house decorated in American country style and furnished with real-size tables and chairs stuck to the ceiling. Since its debut, the house has attracted thousands of visitors and drawn international attention.

2016/02/24 | TNL 編輯

Taiwanese Students Stand Out In iF International Design Awards

Taiwanese students have won ten out of 33 awards in the iF Public Value Student Awards in Germany. The awards recognize innovative projects and ideas devoted to the service of public interests.