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2015/12/02 | Shih Yuan
How Severe Is the Haze in Beijing? Artist Makes A Brick Out of the Dust
This artist who calls himself, "Peanut Brother," said on his Weibo account that he started planning this project since 2013. He wanted to use a vacuum cleaner to collect the dust in the air of Beijing in 100 days, and then use the dust he collected to make a brick. This brick will ultimately be used as construction material and, "disappear among the millions of bricks. Just like dust," said Peanut Brother.
2015/11/24 | Yang
Taiwan's Reading Festival will Begin Next Month
Huang Li-yue, director-general of the Department of the Lifelong Education under the Ministry of Education, says that the biggest problem in modern society is people have no time to read. Huang emphasizes now is the era of lifelong education and "reading is one of the essential factors that will make us winners near the end of our lives."
2015/11/11 | Shih Yuan
China to Implement Self-Examination System on Online Music Starting in 2016
The Chinese Ministry of Culture won’t censor online music, but will offer guidance for the companies regarding personnel training on self-examination. They will also perform random inspections on the implementation of the self-examination process. The new regulation also requires companies to establish blacklists to strengthen market inspection and a credible management system.
2015/10/27 | Zou Chi
Taiwan Places Third in World’s Biggest Breakdancing Competition, BOTY
BOTY is now one of the world's oldest and the most influential breakdancing competitions, often referred to as the world cup of breakdancing. It was held in Braunschweig, Germany last weekend, and U-Taipei, representing Taiwan, advanced to the semi-finals and placed third in the competition.
2015/09/25 | Kenzo
Taiwanese Film Directors Hou Hsiao-hsien and Edward Yang Named Top Ten Asian Directors by BIFF
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of BIFF, the festival committee has launched a special program called, Asian Cinema 100. The program has selected 100 significant Asian films, and "A City of Sadness" by Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien ranks number five while Taiwanese director Edward Yang ranks number seven with "A Brighter Summer Day." Hou also places number two among the top ten directors in Asia.
2015/09/01 | Zou Chi
Only Sulfuric Fire Fishing Technique in the World Registered as Cultural Asset in Taiwan
Sulfuric fire fishing was one of the eight must-see attractions in Jinshan in the past. The magnificent scene is now an important national treasure in the hundreds of years of the fishing industry in Taiwan.
2015/08/12 | Zou Chi
Taiwanese Students Win The German Red Dot Award with 2D Animation
"The Followers" depicts the general phenomenon of following blindly in Chinese communities by presenting what the main character sees and does while going to the train station. The animation won the award due to its detailed and profound settings.
2015/08/11 | Yang
China Bans 120 Songs for Morality
The Ministry of Culture in China issued a blacklist of 120 music products on August 10. The banned songs include many works created by Taiwanese singers, including Ayal Komod (張震嶽), Stanley Huang (黃立行), Jerry Lo (羅百吉), MC HotDog and others.
2015/08/10 | TNL 編輯
The Last Type Foundry in Taiwan Won't Be Sold for even Billions of Chinese Yuan
The second-generation owner Chang Chieh-kuan says that Taiwan is one of the few places in the world that uses traditional Chinese characters. He believes that he needs to contribute to traditional Chinese characters and promote them to the world. Therefore, he has decided to devote his life to preserving the typing craft.
2015/07/29 | Zou Chi
Taiwan Animation Nominated in the Academy Awards of the Animation Industry
"J'ai Vu, Une Fois, Une Magnifique Image" will automatically be nominated for Best Animated Short Film in The Oscars if it wins Best Animated Film at ACM SIGGRAPH.