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Lee Teng-hui's daughter to chair Taiwan democracy foundation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Annie Lee (李安妮), the second daughter of late President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝), has been elected chairwoman of the Lee Teng-hui Foundation and will continue the organization&rs...

29-year-old boosting Taiwan's soft power

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At only 29 years old, Chiayo Kuo (郭家佑) is a force to be reckoned with. Through ambition, networking savvy, and tenacity, she is slowly revitalizing interest in soft pow...

Taiwan, Germany sign agreement on promoting transitional justice

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With a letter of intent (LOI) inked in Berlin on Thursday (Dec. 12), Taiwan and Germany are looking to expand their collaboration to promote transitional justice. In ad...

Taiwan Sound Lab opens to loud fanfare

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Sound Lab, a collaboration between Taiwan and France, opens Friday (Nov. 22) at Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab (C-Lab) with exhibitions and concerts. Minister o...

Asia-Pacific branch of human rights museum alliance launched in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – This year the 25th General Conference of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) is being held in Kyoto, Japan, where Taiwan is participating with a booth dedicated to...

Taiwan breathes fresh life into historic railway workshop

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of Culture (MOC) announced on Friday (Aug. 16) the establishment of a preparatory office for the National Railway Museum, part of a plan to restore the histor...

Taiwan’s Golden Tripod Award's Special Contribution Award goes to Hsing Chia-hui

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The winners of the 43th Golden Tripod Award were announced on Monday (Aug. 13), with the Special Contribution Award going to children's book author and researcher Hsin...

Taiwan’s culture minister visits Washington to promote soft power

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Minister of Culture (MOC) Cheng Li-chun (鄭麗君) visited the think tank Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) on Wednesday (May 22), as part of a four-day...

Taiwan's White Terror victims urge speed up CKS Memorial Hall revision after slapping incident

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Representatives of the White Terror victims stood up on Thursday and denounced the use of violence, two days after Cultural Minister Cheng Li-chun (鄭麗君) was slapped in the face...

Taiwanese entertainer grounded for assaulting Cultural Minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Entertainer Cheng Hui-chung (鄭惠中) is prohibited from leaving the country after a round of questionings at the Taipei District Prosecutors Office, following her assault on a top ...

Taiwanese entertainer condemned for assaulting Minister of Culture over national monument plan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Minister of Culture, Cheng Li-chun (鄭麗君), was slapped in the face by entertainer Cheng Hui-chung (鄭惠中) at a function in Taipei on Jan. 22, reported CNA. ...

Taipei's Longshan and Baoan temples officially named national monuments

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Longshan Temple and Dalongdong Baoan Temple were officially added to the list of Taiwan's national monuments today by the Ministry of Culture (MOC). A ceremony cel...

600-piece artwork collection returns home to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Sun Ten Museum in Irvine, California has donated its entire collection, free of charge, to Taiwan’s Ministry of Culture. It was received in a ceremony in Taichun...

Taiwan to step up effort for intangible cultural heritage preservation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's Ministry of Culture pledged increased resources for the preservation of the country’s traditional glove puppetry on Oct. 31, as the art struggles to sur...

Taiwan to launch Taiwanese language channel in 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A new Taiwanese-language television channel will soon hit the airwaves, after Taiwan's Executive Yuan approved a budget for NT$400 million (US$12.97 million) for the P...