Curated News and Analysis on Taiwan
Ketagalan Project - Episode 20: Migrating to Taiwan
August 01, 2014 07:40 PM PDT
Migrations in Taiwan are not just historical facts, but an ongoing reality. Why are graduates of top universities moving to other countries? How does the increase of foreign spouses and laborers from Southeast Asia changing Taiwan’s local communities? Would trade agreements with China really open the door to mass influx of Chinese immigrants? What policies should Taiwan’s government pursue, to solve these issues? We talk to Professor Ji-Ping Lin, of Taiwan’s Academia Sinica, to answer these questions.
The Debrief, July 29 2014
July 29, 2014 02:38 PM PDT
This week one of the most popular online media websites in Hong Kong, The House News, suddenly shut down to everyone's surprise. We look into possible reasons and what is next for Hong Kong's freedom of speech; also we look into ISIS-controlled Iraq, and the ebola outbreak's humanitarian crisis.
The Debrief, July 22 2014
July 22, 2014 02:23 PM PDT
This week we look at China and Japan continuing to increase their international presence, with the BRICS Development Bank and a trip to Central Asia; we also take a look at anti-Israel sentiment in Taiwan over the Gaza conflict, and one year after the Dapu, Miaoli land expropriation incident.Ketagalan Project - Episode 19: Tongues of Heaven
July 18, 2014 04:14 PM PDT
We talk to filmmaker Anita Chang, a documentary filmmaker who has also taught in universities in Taiwan and Hawaii. Her film “Tongues of Heaven” explores the stories of four young women in Taiwan and Hawaii in search of their native languages, which are facing extinction. We talk about her vision when she started out making the film, the issue of the will of our generation to re-learn those languages, and how does that will respond to the pressure of communicating in the modern world. Of course, Anita also shares her own personal experiences of dealing with multiple languages, in her own heritage.
The Debrief, July 15 2014
July 15, 2014 04:34 PM PDT
This week we focus on unfolding drama in Asia Pacific as Japan courts Australia with a free trade deal and defense cooperation, remember the Srebrenica Massacre in Bosnia, look at intellectual property law changes in Taiwan, Taiwan's HIV shelters and the first backlash against Uber in Asia.
The Debrief, July 8 2014
July 08, 2014 07:40 PM PDT
This week we look a Myanmar's oppressed Muslim minority the Rohingya, Kiribati's solution to relocate its population before the nation sinks into the ocean due to rising sea levels, Taiwan's aboriginal tourism troubles and the latest on a gondola in Beitou, Taipei.Ketagalan Project - Episode 18: Upside Down Idealism
July 04, 2014 08:01 AM PDT
Exactly because Taiwan’s society is so pragmatic, that it sometimes worry so much on what is available and forget to see what is possible. And in a time like this when Taiwan is under pressure from all sides, when there isn’t much more available, Mr. Candle reminds us to focus instead on what is possible.
The Debrief, July 1 2014
July 01, 2014 01:43 PM PDT
This week we take a look at China's increasing pressure on Taiwan and Hong Kong, as China's top Taiwan affairs official Zhang Zhijun visits Taiwan amidst protests, and Hong Kong voters turn out to participate in a referendum and large scale street protests. We also look at renewed conflict in Iraq, and deforestation in Indonesia.Ketagalan Project - Episode 17: Westerner in Taiwan
June 20, 2014 03:34 AM PDT
We ask guest Ben Goren, the author behind the popular blog Letters from Taiwan, about what it is like being a Westerner living in Taiwan, and just how he got into the fray of Taiwan’s controversial political scene. We also talk shop about politics—just a little bit.
The Debrief, June 17 2014
June 17, 2014 11:53 AM PDT
This week we update you on China's White Paper on ruling Hong Kong and Hong Kong's reactions, the second national election in independent Kosovo, education reform in Taiwan and a constitutional law mock trial on same-sex marriage.
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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