Local museums in Taipei that are worth visiting

For most foreigners who did not understand the local history and merely followed the official sightseeing brochure, may visit the National Palace Museum or Sun, Yat-Sen Memorial Hall for their first stop in Taipei. While it is surely personal preference, different perspective of historic views will alter the way we see this island. The National…

Is Taiwan a real democratic country with freedom?

Taiwan is an island surrounded by the ocean with probably the most authoritarian country, China, as our neighbor. Based on the geography and cultures, most people compare Taiwan with China while Japan with Korea. Some academic research centers include Taiwan as part of China study, so students who prefer studying Taiwan can understand some Chinese…

Seqalu: Formosa 1867

Seqalu is one of the local serial films that depicts the true stories happened 154 years ago. Before the foreign power invaded Taiwan, the natives had confederations for handling their public affairs, ruling different tribes, and trading foods. Each tribe has its own culture, language, and festival; so skirmishes happened a lot during the old…

Taiwan made vaccines: Medigen (MVC)

Many locals are trying to find the best vaccine for themselves, from elders to the younger people. Due to the political conflicts in our own country, the vaccination coverage was pretty low for the first time, but our government is trying very hard to either import vaccines from overseas or arrange local production from Medigen…

The identity issue raised again after Afghan refugees

After watching news from different TV channels about Afghan refugees, the identity issue was raised again in Taiwan. For those who haven’t known Taiwanese history, the 1949 was the year that Taiwan received more than 500,000 Chinese army, basically KMT soldiers who retreated from China because of Chinese civil war and defeated by Communist Party….

One day trip in downtown Keelung

Keelung is located in the North Taiwan with port for trading, and its history could be traced back to 100 years ago, without Keelung, our daily life and economy would be affected so its importance is obviously. As island people, the ocean, fishery, and trade are part of our life without a doubt. Yang Ming…

Tokyo Olympics III: Taiwan team

After almost two weeks of Olympics, many Taiwanese athletes have come back home either celebrate their success in sports or take break for a while. Some people won the medal while some lost the game, no matter what happened to them, how fiercely the game they have combated with, we all are grateful for their…

Tokyo Olympics II: Taiwan team=Chinese Taipei

Every day is the exciting day for us under the current Olympics, people watch television or live shows to see if players could win the gold medal for themselves. By far, the medals went to Taiwan were 1 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze. The best record ever: Kuo, Hsing-Chun =Tana Ms. Kuo is the…

Tokyo Olympics: Taiwan team= Chinese Taipei

Chinese Taipei has long been the official name for Taiwan, as long as we want to join the world-class events, sometimes we were not even allowed to participate in any sports games. Though some people from certain organization had tried to fight against this name by holding the referendum on changing the Chinese Taipei to…

The job market

The workplace environment in Taiwan may be a little bit different than other countries, including the culture and the ethic problems. Most young people find their job through online job banks such as 104, 1111 or yes 123. These are the common ways that people search for their opportunities, and some may use newspapers to…