News about Taiwan

“An Odd Game a Grandmother Can Appreciate” [; February 15, 2012]
A darling article about Jeremy Lin’s relatives in Taiwan. They insist that Jeremy is indeed Taiwanese and make sure that the distinction is made.

“China curbs foreign content in TV programming” [; February 14, 2012]
China’s definition of foreign content consists of shows from South Korea and Taiwan. This is particularly interesting because some dramas are actually collaborations between entertainment companies in China and Taiwan.

“Movie celebrating Taiwan marks rebound in film business” [Deutsche Presse-Agentur via; February 14, 2012]
The film “10 + 10” showed at the Berlin Film Festival. It consists of short films from twenty Taiwanese directors. The film covers many different aspects of Taiwanese life.

“Ecstatic Taiwanese claim Knicks’ Lin as their own” [AP; February 16, 2012]
“Lin plans Taiwan visit after “Lin-sanity” season” [AFP via Yahoo!News; February 16, 2012]
Two great articles about Jeremy Lin and Taiwan. The AP article gives a great summary of the history of Taiwan. It also accurately captures the Taiwanese mentality regarding Lin. Taiwanese fans will be very excited to hear about Lin’s future visit to Taiwan.

“OMA’s Taipei Performing Arts Center breaks ground” [ArchDaily; February 17, 2012]
《台北藝術中心 開工》 (自由電子報,2012年2月17日)
台北藝術中心 has begun construction and is expected to take three years for completion. The center’s design include three performance spaces. It is located near 台北捷運劍潭站, at the site of the previous temporary 士林夜市 location.


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