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2016/07/22 | ZiQing Low

Taiwan’s Extinct Siraya Language Returns to Life

One of Taiwan's earliest Aboriginal writing systems, once thought to be extinct, will soon be taught in schools across Tainan.

2016/07/20 | Olivia Yang

Taipei Fine Arts Museum Adopts New Technology to Guide Visitors

A new app has been developed in Taipei to help guide museum and gallery visitors through exhibitions.

2016/07/18 | Edward White

Japanese-American Actress Apologizes to 'Everyone in China' for Instagram ‘Like’

'I was accused of posing offensively in front of a flag. I would also like to confirm, absolutely, that I am not in the picture.'

2016/07/15 | Chang Shin-wei

Swing Dancers Introduce Taipei to the World

'Naughty Swing' dancers performed at 30 tourist attractions around Taipei, including Chiou Fen, Ximen Red House, Bopiliao Old Street, the Shilin Night Market, and Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall.

2016/07/15 | Yuan-ling Liang

Start-ups, Daily Flights and New Pact Strengthen Taiwan-France Relations

Relations between Taiwan and France are strengthening with a working holiday pact, start-up collaboration and an uptick in direct fights between Paris and Taipei.

2016/07/14 | Chang Shin-wei

Taiwanese Packaging Design Shines at International Design Awards

Innovative and practical Taiwan fish packaging design picks up nine international awards.

2016/07/14 | Thomas Kellogg

China and the End of Reform

BOOK REVIEW: ‘China’s Future,’ By David Shambaugh

2016/07/14 | Jessie Guy-Ryan

The World's Only Tiananmen Square Museum May Be Closing

A legal fight plus an ideological shift among young activists could end one of the few places where Chinese citizens can learn about the June 4th Massacre.

2016/07/11 | Olivia Yang

Innovative Exhibition Showcases Calligraphy in 16,384 Ways

The beauty of traditional calligraphy is usually appreciated in complete characters, but an art exhibition encourages the audience to look beyond form with seven large-scale installations.

2016/07/06 | Olivia Yang

Sea Turtles of Taiwan Place Bronze in Paris Photography Contest

A collection of photos of sea turtles in Taiwan's waters has been awarded bronze in one of Europe's most prestigious photography competitions.

2016/07/04 | Olivia Yang

Taiwanese Scrivener-Turned-Artist Clashes Western and Eastern Cultures

The highly distinguishable artist has never received any professional training, but his works are in the possession of people like Luc Besson.

2016/06/30 | Beyonder Times

Singaporean Illustrator Draws in a World Without Sounds

Despite having a hearing disability, a Singaporean illustrator traveled to a foreign country, Taiwan, for his first time, and is now a professional illustrator for children’s picture books.

2016/06/17 | Olivia Yang

Taiwanese Cinematographer First Asian to Hold Retrospective at MoMA

MoMA will screen 15 films shot by award-winning cinematographer Mark Lee Ping-bing in Lee’s first American retrospective in his 30-year career.

2016/06/13 | TNL Staff

Chinese Films Cross Fingers for Distribution Slot in Taiwan

Cross-strait relations don’t only come up in politics, but in the movie industry as well. And in this battle, the Chinese are at a disadvantage in the Taiwanese market.

2016/06/09 | Olivia Yang

Is Gao Xingjian Running Out of Inspiration?

The Chinese-born winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature seems to want to make a splash in the painting world, but is his latest exhibition in Taipei boosting his image?

2016/06/08 | Olivia Yang

Students Refuse to Pull Photo From Female Body Hair Exhibition

Despite pressure from local residents, National Taiwan University respected the decision by a group of students not to remove an 'erotic' photo at a recent exhibition.

2016/06/06 | Olivia Yang

Feature: Bringing More than Taiwan Paper Art to the Louvre

Taiwanese paper artist Hung Hsin-fu mixes art and education, science and mathematics to create a truly memorable experience.

2016/06/04 | Olivia Yang

Taiwanese Sci-Fi Project Nominated for Venture Capital at Korean Film Festival

A Taiwanese sci-fi romance film project is poised to attract venture capital at the 20th Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival.