In the lead-up to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan this week, much of the Western media coverage was saturated with dramatic speculation about the prospect of war and other Chinese government retaliation....
Sep 7, 2021
On August 30, Taiwan’s Ministry of Culture introduced a new English-language news and media streaming platform, Taiwan Plus (Taiwan+). The government-backed platform was established specifically for international audiences, with...
Sep 29, 2019
The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. The name of the issuing body has been omitted to protect the source. All websites: Immediately find...
Aug 7, 2019
The Chinese Film Association has barred mainland actors and directors from participating in the...
Nov 25, 2018
The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been...
Aug 2, 2011
The Venice Film Festival’s classification of a Taiwanese film as a joint production with China has met with indignant opposition from the filmmakers, with backing from authorities in Taipei. From The Guardian: A protest...
Jul 6, 2010
The New York Times reports on a joint project by the Palace Museum in Beijing and the National Palace Museum in Taipei to research the stashing and protection of cultural relics during the 1930s and 40s: The original Palace...
Sep 21, 2009
In the latest example of the Chinese government trying (and sometimes succeeding) in imposing censorship over cultural events overseas, the Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung has rescheduled a showing of The Ten Conditions of Love, a...
May 25, 2009
Chu Teh-yung or Ronald Chu, a cartoonist from Taiwan, is getting recognition in mainland China with a new museum built in his honor, despite the tensions between Taiwan and China. From The Yomiuri Shimbun: Late last month, the...
Nov 2, 2008
Current action taken by Taiwan’s president Ma Ying-jiu to establish closer ties with China as well as increased restrictions on public demonstration are leaving young Taiwanese worried about a possible retreat in the...
Jun 28, 2008
Shu-Ching Jean Chen reports in Forbes, from Shanghai: Mao Zedong may have failed to conquer Taiwan, but this Monday, he will achieve a posthumous landing on the island, on the face of Chinese bank notes. As part of comprehensive...
Jul 1, 2007
In 2000, Taiwanese engineer-turned-director Edward Yang won the Cannes best director award in 2000 for “Yi Yi.” The press reported his death today. Yang was 59. From Min Lee of AP, via The International Herald Tribune: Yang, an American citizen, passed away at his home in Beverly Hills on Friday, film consultant Norman Wang told […]
Mar 20, 2007
From Seattlepi.com: Taiwan is considering abandoning its long-standing policy of recognizing Mandarin Chinese as the island’s only official language, the premier said Tuesday, in a move that would likely anger rival China. Su Tseng-chang said the Cabinet is examining a draft for a “National Language Development Act” to promote the use of local dialects and […]
Dec 28, 2006
From The New York Times: After four years of renovations that closed two-thirds of the building, the museum housing the world’s most famous collection of Chinese art is reopening this winter and holding a three-month exhibition of its rarest works. The National Palace Museum, home to the best of the 1,000-year-old art collection of China’s […]
Jul 23, 2006
From The Age: Cloud Gate Dance Theatre(‰∫ëÈó®ËàûÈõÜ), the legendary Taiwanese company, returns to Melbourne this week with its much feted Songs of the Wanderers, the work that is closest to the heart of its founder, Lin Hwai-min. “It’s a very special work,” Lin says. “It marks the turning point of my life and creative career.” […]
Jul 23, 2006
From Los Angeles Times via The Seattle Times: In Taiwan, ghosts are rarely a laughing matter. On TV, in conversation, at temples and in the recesses of the unconscious, they maintain a grip on island society. Taiwanese are ghost-crazy, or rather, crazy to avoid them. A recent survey of Taipei college students found 87 percent […]
Apr 5, 2006
From Massage Milk blog(link), translated by ESWN: The people are dumb. There is lots of money. Come quickly. April 1, 2006. This headline reportedly came from a telegraph from a prostitute sent to her hometown folks, in which she called for her hometown girls to rush over immediately. This is classic, because these six Chinese […]
Apr 1, 2005
From Screen India: With sexually explicit scenes featuring full-frontal nudity and oral sex, Tsai Ming-liang knows The Wayward Cloud is pushing the limits of Taiwan’s censors and his audience. “I thought it would be banned. Part of me wanted it to be banned so the film would become a subject of discussion,” Tsai said in […]
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