Lung Ying-Tai

CCTV can only air in Taiwan on reciprocal basis, says culture minister

Taiwan's culture minister Lung Ying-tai. Photo: SCMP

Culture Minister Lung Ying-tai said the issue should be addressed in context of Taiwan’s television industry development and stressed the importance of reciprocity.

Tuesday, 30 April, 2013, 1:09pm 3 comments

Lung Ying-tai thrills HKU audience with talk

Tsui Lap-chee, Katherine Lee. Lung Ying-tai, Brigitte Lin and Bernadette Tsui at the vice-chancellor's residence after the address by Lung that attracted thousands of fans. Photo: Oliver Chou

Writer-turned-government-minister Lung Ying-tai's talk on Saturday at University of Hong Kong, on the theme My Hong Kong, My Taiwan, attracted thousands of fans.

The eloquent speech, and equally thought-provoking questions from the floor, carried over to the post-talk party at the university vice-chancellor's residence.

4 Dec 2012 - 2:15am

Taiwan culture minister speaks at University of Hong Kong

Taiwan Culture Minister Lung Ying-tai smiles as she is applauded by students at the University of Hong Kong yesterday. Photo: May Tse

Taiwan's culture minister may have been speaking in Hong Kong yesterday when she hailed the island's vibrant democracy, but her words were addressed equally to a mainland audience watching online.

Lung Ying-tai said people should understand the deeper meaning of democracy and set aside media reports about quarrels in the legislative chamber.

2 Dec 2012 - 3:28am

Talking Points

'Broken Tooth' out of prison

'Broken Tooth' out of prison

1 Dec 2012 - 2:41am

Lung Ying-tai: Minister on a quest for understanding

Lung Ying-tai during her time as a visiting scholar at the University of Hong Kong. Photo: Jonathan Wong

In an exclusive interview ahead of her official visit to Hong Kong, Taiwanese minister Lung Ying-tai aims to build bridges

28 Nov 2012 - 7:44am

Who said it?

Alan Lee Yiu-Kwong

I'm not sure the government knows what an international maritime centre is

28 Nov 2012 - 5:53am

Who said it?

Shiu Sin-por

As a government department, the Central Policy Unit is, of course, a government tool. What can it be if it isn't a tool? Yum cha?

Shiu Sin-por, head of the think tank  

We don't need to treat a foreign magazine's report as guidance from a superior body

20 Nov 2012 - 3:09am

Arts veteran backs Hui for culture

Drama veteran Ko Tin-lung last night added his support for Florence Hui Hiu-fai to be culture minister in the next government, following criticism that she lacks knowledge of the field.

27 May 2012 - 12:00am

Culture minister calls for forum with Beijing

Taiwan's first minister of culture, Lung Ying-tai, has called for a forward-looking cultural forum with Beijing, saying discussions were required before the two sides can consider signing any cultural co-operation pact.

25 May 2012 - 12:00am

Taiwan culture minister sinks teeth into job

Former essayist Lung Ying-tai kicked off her first day as Taiwanese culture minister yesterday by vowing to set up a system that would cultivate cultural officials able to resist political influence.

'Cultural policies should never serve political purposes,' the island's first culture minister said.

22 May 2012 - 12:00am

An HK perspective for Taiwan

'Not until I started packing up at Sha Wan Drive did I realise that Hong Kong is my home,' said Lung Ying-tai, Taiwan's culture minister designate. She was referring to her staff quarters at the University of Hong Kong, where she has been a visiting scholar since 2004.

14 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Taiwan's new culture tsar will shake things up

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.

2 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Woman of letters

Taiwanese writer and commentator Lung Ying-tai has no qualms about being a gadfly. Her novels and critical essays on social and political issues have angered government officials and attracted death threats, as well as fan mail, from readers. Yet of the 20 books she has written over the years, the hardest to produce was her latest, Letters to Andreas.

7 Dec 2007 - 12:00am