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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.

2016/02/21 | Zou Chi

Taiwan Film Industry Shines At 66th Berlin Film Festival

“Crosscurrent” was the only Chinese production in the 18 films competing for the Golden Bear and Silver Bear awards this year; while "Anchorage Prohibited" was awarded the Audi Short Film Award, and depicts the struggles of international workers in Taiwan.

2016/02/19 | TNL 編輯

Taiwan Film Raises Criticism Over Aboriginal Issue

“David Loman 2,”directed by Chu Ke-liang, has hit NT$170 million (approximately US$ five million) at the box office. However, a scene where the actors imitate Tao aboriginals has provoked criticism for not respecting the people.

2016/02/17 | TNL 編輯

Disputed Theme Lantern May Still Bring Crowds To The Taipei Lantern Festival

The Taipei City government holds an event to celebrate the Lantern Festival every year. Due to the controversial theme lantern this year, the festival seems to be more discussed than ever.

2016/02/04 | TNL 編輯

WHO Says Movies With Smoking Scenes Should Be Rated

WHO is calling on governments around the world to rate movies that show tobacco. The organization confirmed that this means films with smoking scenes should be viewed only by those who are 18 and older. Its aim is to prevent children and adolescents from starting to smoke cigarettes and use other forms of tobacco.

2016/01/25 | TNL 編輯

Where Do Asians Stand in Oscar Nominations?

White actors have been dominating the Academy Awards for 88 years. This reflects not only the social stereotype embedded in the movie industry, but also the lack of opportunities for actors of color to ascend to the podium of the Oscars.

2016/01/14 | Shih Yuan

Taiwanese K-pop Star Accused of Being Pro-Independent and Banned from Performing in China

South Korean media think that the controversy regarding the R.O.C. flag is sensitive between Taiwan and China. Maeil Business News Korea says, China, opposing Taiwan regarding politics, is more sensitive to Chou’s controversy because Taiwan’s presidential election is coming up. It is reported that JYP might face severe loss because China is the biggest market of K-pop.

2016/01/07 | Shih Yuan

French Apprentice of Taiwan Legendary Traditional Puppeteer Holds An Exhibition in Taiwan

Legendary Taiwanese traditional puppeteer Li Tian-lu’s apprentice, Jean-Luc Penso, is holding an exhibition called “The Origin of Puppetry” at the Puppetry Art Center of Taipei, presenting many puppets and historical relics from France in hopes of helping the Taiwanese learn how the traditional art has been spread overseas.