Stories about Taiwan (ROC)
This week's cover story by the British magazine The Economist labeled Taiwan "the most dangerous place on Earth," eliciting a lot of reaction on Taiwanese Twitter.
Weeks after the pineapple ban, China offered incentives to Taiwanese agriculture and forestry sector to invest in rural tourism and plant high-end commercial crops in China.
China cited safety concerns, but Taiwan says the ban is an "economic intimidation."
"What the Chinese Communist Party wants to block is our ability to express humanity at our best and our ability to resolve conflict through dialogue."
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"What seems clear is that global exemplars do not have to look the same in terms of political structures, incomes, or economic ideology."
"In Hong Kong, it is a crime to be young. My daughter, after a few years, would be in high school. I don’t want to see her getting arrested."
Speaking at a conference on August 10, former Taiwanese president Ma Ying-jeou said that, once China attacks Taiwan, “the first battle will be the last."
" ... Taiwanese theorist Wu Jieh-min once posed what seems in retrospect a rather utopian vision of activists in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China uniting to combat their shared enemy—the...
Along with six other indigenous languages in Taiwan, Sakizaya is classified as “critically endangered” by UNESCO.
"The international message behind the successful recall of Han Kuoyu is that Taiwan people have said no to China."
Public scepticism over Chinese influence campaigns and aggressive diplomacy is empowering anti-Beijing politicians.
"I felt that they listened to what I was trying to say, and it shows that they do value democracy here in Taiwan."
Stars who depend on China's lucrative market have to watch what they say. Ordinary netizens? Not so much.
EngageMedia lists some of the media initiatives addressing the COVID-19 "Infodemic' across the Asia-Pacific region
"I don't really understand why when a reporter is asking something relating to health, she [...] has to remember there is ‘One Country, Two Systems'…"
"...a majority of the rumors were aimed at dividing the Taiwanese society. They provoke people’s emotions and split the community into two political camps."
For the first time, the Taiwan Fact Check Center fact-checked the live, televised 2020 presidential debates on December 29, 2019.
Pro-Beijing media outlet announced it would leave the Taiwanese market in protest over the anti-infiltration law in Taiwan.