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...
by Sophie Beach | 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...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 7, 2019
The Chinese Film Association has barred mainland actors and directors from participating in the...
by Sophie Beach | Nov 25, 2018
The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been...
by Samuel Wade | 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...
by Sophie Beach | 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...
by Jenny Leung | 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...
by Xiao Qiang | 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 […]
by Patricia Kim | 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 […]
by Mo Ming | 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 […]
by Sophia Cao | 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.” […]
by Sophia Cao | 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 […]
by Xiao Qiang | 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 […]
by Sophie Beach | 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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- LA Times – Amid crushing floods in China, officials focus not on climate change, but on control
- RFA – “Drowning” has become a sensitive word during Henan floods