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  1. News - China - TAIPEI BRIEFING

    Fear of mainland China cultural influences political claptrap

    Posted Apr 24th 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung It's not just a one-way street, as Taiwanese singers and soap operas have been popular for decades across the strait Fear of mainland cultural influences political ... would indirectly help the mainland boost its cultural influence in Taiwan. "Previously China used business to besiege the government … now it uses cultural influence to penetrate ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Who said it?

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... firing on a gunman on Friday   The Taiwan Academy should not compete with the Confucius Institute Taiwanese Culture Minister Lung Yingtai, on institutes set up by Taipei and Beijing to promote Chinese culture overseas   I don't think that professionals are people who have necessarily received enough training to be politicians Political scientist Ivan Choi Chi-keung, ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Hong Kong shows off its arts and culture for a week in Taiwan

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am by Oliver Chou

    ... will stage the largest roadshow of its arts and culture in Taiwan as a belated response to the island's upbeat cultural display in the city. Nine local art groups will showcase their works over 19 performances in Taipei during the event, called "Hong Kong Week 2012- Culture & Creativity @ Taipei", which will run from November 23 to December 2. Fredric Mao, chairman ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    New head of Taiwan's office in Hong Kong aims to promote island's culture

    Posted Sep 15th 2012, 12:00am by Oliver Chou

    ... Oliver Chou oliver.chou@scmp.com Head of island's cultural office in Hong Kong wants to widen its reach in the community 'Super saleswoman' pitches Taiwan Hongkongers will get a chance to embrace "Taiwanese-style Chinese culture" in a big way, says a top industry professional who will head the island's cultural office in the city. Katherine Lee ...

  5. Cultural heritage a high priority

    Posted Feb 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... council head, author Lung Ying-tai puts it: 'Culture is Taiwan's biggest advantage.' She feels that what is cultivated in Taiwan can become an inspiration for Chinese communities ... stage. 'Making more friends outside Taiwan, particularly those in China, also increases Taiwan's security,' he adds. As part of the drive to spread Chinese culture with unique ...

  6. Freedom, not culture, brings greatest reward

    Posted Aug 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the promotion of the rich Chinese culture and traditions to rally support and promote unity among the vast diaspora of Chinese, be they in Hong Kong, Taiwan, or elsewhere. Back at home, as mainland ... the Chinese language and culture, the government has been aggressively pushing the mainland media, mainly newspapers and television stations, to set up news bureaus and expand their audiences ...

  7. Taiwan's new culture tsar will shake things up

    Posted Feb 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Taiwan's new culture minister, Professor Lung Ying-tai, a prolific author and influential social critic, is likely to be a player worth watching in cross-strait relations because of her 'incendiary role' in political and cultural developments in Taiwan, Hong Kong and even on the mainland, analysts say. Lung, the first director ...

  8. Ancient painting finally spans a cultural divide

    Posted Jun 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... it,' said political analyst George Tsai We of Chinese Cultural University in Taipei. He said the mainland had been eager to sign a cultural co-operation agreement with Taiwan. But Taipei has ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Two pieces of a torn, 660-year-old Chinese painting have been rejoined for the first time in Taipei, in what is being seen as the first ...

  9. Chinese hackers post message on Taiwan military site

    Posted Jul 21st 2004, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... JACKY HSU in Taipei A Taiwanese military website has been defaced with slogans calling for reunification with the mainland. Taiwanese Defence Ministry spokesman Huang Suey-sheng said a website operated by the ministry's Military News Agency was breac ...

  10. Critics label lavish free concert in Taipei a cultural ploy

    Posted May 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Mainland soprano Song Zuying has thrown a lavish free concert in Taipei, sparking speculation of a cultural united-front ploy by Beijing. The Grammy-nominated star ... premier Hau Pei-tsun. Asked where the funds for the concert came from, the local organiser declined to comment. Local media noted that the major sponsor was the Beijing-based Chinese ...




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