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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...

Taiwan’s VP Lai notes importance of mother tongues for International Mother Language Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) on Monday (Feb. 21) made a statement for International Mother Language Day, saying while Taiwan is internationalizing, it will not forget...

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...

Taiwan to establish public TV channel promoting Taiwanese Hokkien

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Languages Development Act passed the third reading Tuesday at the Legislative Yuan, paving the way for the establishment of a public television channel promot...

Taiwan to hold first international choral competition

The Taipei International Choral Competition, the first international choral competition to be held in Taiwan, will take place Aug. 1-3 in Taipei, according to its organizer, the Taipei Philharmonic Fo...

New law set to promote cultural diversity within Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Yesterday the Executive Yuan passed the National Language Development Plan onto the Legislative Yuan for final approval, reported Kairos, which is designed to promote cult...

Amis tribe celebrates harvest festival in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Members of the Kinanoka (僅那鹿角) branch of the Amis (阿美族) Taiwanese aborigine tribe held a gathering in New Taipei's Shulin District to give those who missed out on the main ...