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2016/08/04 | David Willson

Taiwan: Five Education Priorities for the New Government

'It is time for Taiwan to take serious action to modernize the education system in order to allow the country to thrive in the modern world.'

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.

2016/07/13 | Bing-sheng Lee

Taipei Bans Bottled Water and Disposable Utensils in Schools

The Taipei City Government has decided to ban bottled water and disposable utensils from elementary and junior high schools in an attempt to teach young students about environmental issues.

2016/07/07 | Chang Shin-wei

Taiwanese Parents Spend to Make Their Children More Competitive

During the summer vacation, many children in Taiwan will spend countless hours learning foreign languages or writing formulas in science class. And that's exactly where their parents want them to be.

2016/06/30 | Yuan-ling Liang

Want to Learn a Language While Watching YouTube?

A new app developed in Taiwan allows language learners to tap on the characters and words in YouTube video subtitles.

2016/06/23 | Fran Martin

Overseas Study An ‘Escape Route’ for Young Chinese Women

For women from China’s post-1990 generation, the greater availability of educational opportunities and influences from transnational cultural and media flows mean they tend to see their own gendered identity in a more individualized way.

2016/06/14 | Yuan-ling Liang

FEATURE: Taiwanese Literature Studies on the Brink

As another university closes its department of Taiwanese literature, academics and students disagree on the reasons for its demise.

2016/01/04 | Yuan

Taipei City Announces No Homework During Summer and Winter Vacation

Wang Yong-zhi, a teacher at Wun-fu Elementary School in Kaohsiung City, says that various kinds of homework, such as ecology research or travel journals, might become the parents' homework if the parents bear the traditional sense of competitiveness for their children.

2015/10/14 | Sid Weng

South Korea Forcing Schools to Use Government-Issued History Textbooks

Opposing parties, students and scholars have criticized the government for distorting the history of South Korea, accusing the government for being against the democracy. More than 60 thousand professors disapprove the government's actions, along with dozens of university students, labor unions and religious and social movement organizations. Many citizens and student groups have taken to the streets and were driven away by the police.

2015/07/30 | Zou Chi

Being A School Principal in Taiwan is No Longer An Honor

Educators say teaching environments are making it difficult for principals to run their schools. They also say education competitiveness will decrease if conditions keep worsening.