Curated News and Analysis on Taiwan
The Debrief, Nov. 25, 2014
November 25, 2014 06:45 PM PST
In this week's Debrief we tell you about a tribe in Tanzania facing eviction due to a development project disguised as a conversation initiative; we also review how the negotiations over Iran's sanctions and nuclear program ran past its deadline, and why China's lowering its interest rates is a cause for concern.Ketagalan Project - Episode 29: Startups in Taiwan
November 21, 2014 05:18 PM PST
We ask Mike Lee, the founding chairman of Entrepeneur+, a non-profit helping and training people who want to turn their ideas into a viable business. He is also the business development and marketing at a new medical venture, Toothfilm, in Taiwan. We ask him about the state of entrepreneurship in Taiwan today, and how they see the current economic debates going on there.
The Debrief, Nov. 18, 2014
November 18, 2014 03:43 PM PST
We review this week's headline news coming out of APEC in Beijing, including the China-Korea FTA, US-China climate deal, and steps towards a FTA of the Asia Pacific. We also tell you about the new metro line opening in Taipei.
The Debrief, Nov. 11, 2014
November 11, 2014 04:32 PM PST
In addition to reviewing US midterm elections' impact on US-Taiwan relations and the Taipei mayor debates, we tell you about the annual autumn labor protest in Taiwan.
The Debrief, Nov. 5, 2014
November 05, 2014 02:45 PM PST
This week we review our curated stories of Taiwan's economic controversies in the legislature, student activists visit Europe, and ongoing turmoil in one of Taiwan's African allies, Burkina Faso.
The Debrief, Sep. 28, 2014
October 28, 2014 03:57 PM PDT
We review some of the stories from the past week: Stanford's conference on Taiwan political polarization, Taiwan's Gay Pride Parade, and Ukraine's first national elections since former pro-Russia president Viktor Yanukovych was ousted and civil conflict broke out.Ketagalan Project - Episode 28: Kano
October 24, 2014 04:53 PM PDT
From Cape No. 7, to Seediq Bale, the movies of director Wei Te-sheng all seem to talk about stories long forgotten since the Japanese colonial period. He has fans and detractors alike, but how does Director Wei himself see them? There is glory, pain, and blood in the past, how do we learn from them? His latest movie Kano is about the underdog baseball team from Chiayi Agricultural School becoming the multicultural team to make it to the Japan national championships. How can such a story, which was unknown to most people, help us realize who we are?Ketagalan Project - Episode 27: Le Flanc Radical
October 03, 2014 05:38 PM PDT
Le Flanc Radical, or the Radical Wing, was founded with a left-wing and Taiwan independence agenda. We ask Kaohsiung city council candidate Dr. Hsin-yu Chen about policies for Kaohsiung and the future of the organization.Ketagalan Project - Episode 26: Taiwan International Queer Film Festival
September 19, 2014 04:16 PM PDT
We chat with Victor Stevenson, coordinator of Taiwan International Queer Film Festival, about movies and the state of queer and LGBT communities in Taiwan, and why he is optimistic about Taiwan becoming more progressive.
The Debrief, Sep. 16, 2014
September 16, 2014 05:21 PM PDT
This week we review Taiwan's latest food safety scandal, take a look at Sweden's general election results, a Tibetan rally in Taipei and a Taiwan rally in New York.
The Ketagalan Media is a media project that brings more Taiwan news and commentary to the English speaking audience. We believe that there is more room for quality coverage of Taiwan in English, and that news on Taiwan can use more historical, ideological and international context. The Ketagalan Project is named after the Ketagalan Austronesian people in Taiwan whose language has become extinct, as well as the Ketagalan Boulevard in Taipei.
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