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China: lonely in space despite lofty ambitions

In Chinese myths and legends, humans often climb up into the skies and venture into space. Beijing often makes use of these motifs to promote the idea of space as a non-ideological realm, free of Eart...

Fans of martial arts legend Bruce Lee fondly remember his life philosophy 50 years after his death

HONG KONG (AP) — Fans of late martial arts legend Bruce Lee, who broke negative stereotypes around Asian men in films, gathered in Hong Kong this week to commemorate their idol’s death half a century ...

90% of Taiwanese say learning Mandarin beneficial to job, relationships

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Arguing that "Mandarin education should not be a victim of politics," the authors of a new survey have found that 90% of Taiwanese respondents believe that learn...

One year after Afghanistan, spy agencies pivot toward China

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a recent closed-door meeting with leaders of the agency's counterterrorism center, the CIA's No. 2 official made clear that fighting al-Qaida and other extremist groups would rema...

American NTU student wins Mandarin speech contest in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An American student who has only been in Taiwan for a little over two months took first place in a Mandarin public speaking contest. On Tuesday (Nov. 16), 33 foreign st...

Foreign students planning to study Mandarin in Taiwan feeling left behind

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has promised to open up soon for thousands of international students who wish to study Chinese in the country but have not been permitted to do so due to border res...

First Harvard summer Mandarin course in Taiwan will include 60 students

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After switching from Beijing to Taipei, Harvard University's new summer Mandarin study program next year will include 60 students, who will have a chance to visit famo...

Mandarin students pen open letter to MOE asking to be allowed into Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — International students who have registered to study Mandarin in Taiwan have penned an open letter to the education ministry to allow them to commence their studies amid a ...

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...

1960s survival Mandarin lessons for US troops in Taiwan go viral

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Sunday (Jan. 3) survival Mandarin lessons for U.S. troops stationed in Taiwan in the 1960s suddenly went viral because of their down-to-earth approach to pronouncing th...

Vietnamese students in Taiwan increase by 330% over 3 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite the effects of the Wuhan coronavirus, the number of Vietnamese studying in Taiwan has increased by 330 percent over the past three years. According to Taiwanese...

'Real Friends, Real Progress': AIT recognizes Taiwan as true US friend

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) wrapped up celebrations for its 40th year in Taiwan with the Digital Dialogue Public Forum on Friday (Jan. 17). In his opening ad...

First group of Chinese immersion students enter high school

OREM, Utah (AP) — Tamblyn Lonergan remembers crying at the kitchen table when she was in fourth grade as she told her parents how difficult it was to learn Chinese. That is now a di...

The French-Taiwanese Cultural Foundation issues NT$580,000 prize

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 23rd French-Taiwanese Cultural Award was awarded to a director, a radio host, and a researcher. The award was established by the French-Taiwanese Cultural Foundatio...

'Bride' trafficking – How Chinese gangs lure Pakistani girls into fake marriages

Basheer Ahmed, a 60-year-old partially handicapped man in Pakistan, was offered a tiny house by the government. A middle-class resident of the eastern city of Lahore, Ahmed had never owned a house, an...