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Taiwan's Indigenous people allowed to use romanized name on IDs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Indigenous legislator on Thursday (April 14) announced the government will allow Indigenous people to use their romanized name on legal or official documents. Democr...

Academics urge prioritization of Taiwan's native languages over English

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of academics on Friday (April 8) voiced their opposition to government policy promoting English education and called for native languages to be prioritized instead...

Photo of the Day: Virgin Mary with Indigenous Taiwanese tattoos

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A photo of a church in New Taipei City has become popular on social media for showing a fusion of Western and Taiwanese cultures in a statue with indigenous tattoos. Ma...

Asian American Journalists Association says Taiwan 'officially a province of China'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is drawing criticism for its style guide, which lists Taiwan as a "province of China" and ignores the presence ...

Taiwanese Indigenous musician premieres new music video

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Digital Diplomacy Association on Wednesday (Sept. 29) co-organized a music video premiere with Small Island Big Song for the new single “Pinagsanga”...

Taiwan president issues pardon to Bunun hunter

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a long, protracted legal battle, the Presidential Office on Thursday (May 20) issued a pardon to Bunun tribe member Tama Talum, citing the Constitution and the Amnes...

Taiwan president visits nation's last preserver of indigenous facial tattoos

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Tuesday (Feb. 23) went to New Taipei City’s Zhonghe District to visit the last registered preserver of Taiwanese indigenous facial ta...

Taiwan's vice president encourages economic development for indigenous communities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) on Sunday (Nov. 2) attended a festival organized by the Millet Academy in Taitung County’s Jinfeng Township (金峰鄉). The Millet Ac...

Photo of the Day: Taiwanese photographer awarded for graduation photos

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese photographer Yang Wen-yi (楊文逸) on Saturday (March 23) received an Outstanding Young Persons Award from the New Taipei City government for his volunteer efforts to hel...

10 couples, one from Japan, tie the knot in Paiwan marriage ceremony in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On March 17, ten couples were wed in Sandimen Township in Pingtung County, in a traditional wedding ceremony of the Paiwan people, one of Taiwan’s 16 indigenous ethn...

Cafe highlighting Taiwan indigenous culture opens in Malaysia

A cultural cafe and store offering agricultural products, delicacies and handicrafts from Taiwan’s indigenous tribes opened Jan. 28 in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, spotlighting government efforts to...