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Ex-English teacher returns to Taipei with cultural exchange mission

By Joseph Yeh, CNA staff reporter The Chinese saying: "Hsiang Feng Chi Shih Yu Yuan," can be loosely translated as "each and every encounter is a matter of fate" and provides a lo...

American student wins Mandarin speech contest in Taipei

Taipei, Nov. 3 -- A Ph.D. student from the United States on Friday won the top prize in a Mandarin speech contest in Taipei that saw foreigners use Mandarin to describe their experiences in Taiwan or ...

MOE upgrades Taiwan’s Mandarin proficiency test

The number of exam dates for all levels of the Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language, Taiwan’s official Mandarin proficiency qualification, will double to six beginning next year as part of gove...

Word on the street: How did you learn Chinese?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Many consider Chinese to be one of the hardest languages to learn for Westerner, indeed the Defense Language Institute rates Mandarin a level 4, the highest category on its lan...

Black rapper 'Famous' releases music video shot in Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- JUNO (Canadian Grammy's) nominated rapper "Famous" last week released what he describes as the first music video filmed in Taiwan featuring an established black a...

Nepalese Sherpa has special connection with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A middle-aged man silently learns how to make coffee in a small coffee shop tucked in an alley of Tainan, a city in southeast Taiwan. As he has delicate features and is a littl...

Tips for learning and studying at Chinese-language universities

Living and studying abroad, experiencing a new culture, developing lifelong friendships and relationships, learning a new language, all while obtaining a degree in one's chosen field sounds like an ex...

Taiwan tops global ranking as best place to live for expats

The third annual InterNations Expat Insider 2016 survey results reveal the list of the best places to live abroad and this year Taiwan tops the list, ahead of Malta and Ecuador. The survey is cons...