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UCLA students learn about Taiwanese Hokkien in MOE-supported course

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Under the Ministry of Education (MOE) supported Taiwan Studies Lectureship (TSL), the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) began offering its first Taiwanese Hokki...

The joyous variety in Taiwanese chosen names

Taiwan has a long, painful history with personal names. During the Japanese occupation, those who didn't take a Japanese name were discriminated against, while patriotic names were encouraged d...

Taiwan's president: 'the way of Tsai' part III, leading the DPP into the sun

As the final election results came in, the newly elected president must have been feeling elated, having won a landslide victory and led the electoral slate to an overwhelming majority in the legislat...

Taiwan's president: 'the way of Tsai' part I, the KMT side of Tsai

“One who knows the enemy and oneself well will not be defeated easily.” –Sun Tzu (孫子) On March 20, 2020, at her second inauguration, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) calmly, but wi...

Migrant workers in Taiwan gain confidence by sharpening their Mandarin skills

An annual free Chinese language program kicked off Saturday in central Taiwan to help migrant workers sharpen their conversation skills so that they can gain confidence assimilating into Taiwanese soc...

70% of Taiwanese agree Taiwan was never part of China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The majority of Taiwanese surveyed — 70 percent — agree with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's comment earlier this month that Taiwan has never been pa...

Photo of the Day: Taiwan's political poles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Canadian of Taiwanese descent who worked as a journalist in Taiwan created this humorous chart in response to the political turmoil over the World Health Organization (W...

Vice president says Taiwan’s native languages protect sovereignty

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) visited the Taiwanese Language Creative Park in Changhua on Thursday (May 28) to learn how the language was being promoted around the cou...

China’s new Taiwan Affairs Office spokeswoman speaks Taiwanese and Hakka

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A new spokeswoman at the Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) in Beijing introduced herself to Taiwanese reporters Wednesday (November 27) in Hoklo or Taiwanese and in Hakka, two l...

Taiwan KMT presidential candidate’s choice breaks ethnic balance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – For the first time in more than three decades, the Kuomintang (KMT) presidential ticket will feature two candidates from the same ethnic group, remarked Taiwan Public Opin...

Google Doodle celebrates Taiwanese singer Fong Fei-Fei's 66th birthday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Google Doodle celebrated what would be famous Taiwanese singer Fong Fei-Fei's (鳳飛飛) 66th birthday today were she still living. Fong Fei-fei was a popular Taiwanese singe...

Taiwan passport can now include names in Hoklo, Hakka, indigenous languages

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Hoklo, Hakka, and indigenous names can now be included in Taiwanese passports. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) today (Aug. 15) said the Passport Act (護照條例) has amende...

Ministry of Culture moves forward with Taiwanese-language TV plan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A budget for the establishing of a Taiwanese-language television station should be a priority for the Legislative Yuan next year, Culture Minister Cheng Li-chiun (鄭麗君) sai...

Fun map of 9 ways to divide Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Inspired by a similar satirical map of Europe, artist Taiwanball has created his own version showing nine ways to possibly divide Taiwan up. On Tuesday (Jan. 16), Taiwanball...

Taiwanese groups set to perform at Singapore indie music festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In order to boost Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy, the Bureau of Audiovisual and Music Industry Development (BAMID) under the Ministry of Culture has decided to send ...