Taiwanese Culture

Taiwan elite see red over growing popularity of 'inland' term

Lung Ying-tai

The growing use among Taiwanese of the term "inland", or neidi, to refer to the mainland has irritated the island's authorities, who say it suggests a diminished standing for Taiwan.

Wednesday, 9 January, 2013, 6:10am 1 comment

Beijing wants Taipei to relax rules for mainlanders who marry Taiwanese

Wang Yi

Who is to blame for preventing the free flow of people and culture across the Taiwan Strait - Beijing, Taipei or both?

Top officials from both sides of the divide have pointed fingers at each other in recent days for impeding cultural exchanges, despite the improved business and diplomatic relations between the two military rivals.

30 Aug 2012 - 5:41am

What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

Mainland author Han Han has praised Taiwanese people for their warmth and efforts to preserve Chinese culture:

Jared Cheng - This is very true. I think Taiwanese are the friendliest Chinese people anywhere, and Hong Kong and Taiwan have preserved Chinese culture which has been wracked by a century of radical political and social experiments on the mainland.

23 May 2012 - 12:00am

Dream island bridges the strait

Taiwanese real estate developer Lee Yun-hui has never seen so many Taiwanese investors visiting Pingtan since he migrated to the remote and underdeveloped island off Fujian province's in 1994.

1 May 2012 - 12:00am

Beijing moots joint government plan on island

Beijing hopes to explore the possibility of peaceful cross-strait unification by founding a joint government with Taiwan on southeastern Fujian's underdeveloped Pingtan Island, but the Mainland Affairs Office in Taipei and experts from the island doubt the feasibility of such a move.

18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

34 hurt as Taiwanese tour bus overturns

Thirty-two mainlanders and two Taiwanese were injured, 10 seriously, when a tour bus overturned on a slippery section of highway in Hualien last night, Taiwan's TVBS television station reported.

One passenger had no pulse and stopped breathing but was resuscitated, while video footage showed a motionless passenger arriving at a local hospital.

18 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

'Little Taiwan' move to lure island workers

Beijing has vowed to transform Fujian's underdeveloped Pingtan Island into a 'Little Taiwan' by inviting Taiwanese to join its management team, as well as allowing the circulation of Taiwanese currency and income tax reductions for those working there.

16 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Taiwanese tech start-ups open to new ideas

Taiwanese hi-tech firms have profited for decades filling orders for Silicon Valley in the United States, becoming a crucial link in the global supply chain. But as competition mounts from the mainland, the industry is scrambling to come up with its own products instead of just making them for big names overseas.

11 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Singled out

Wearing a smart business suit, Lin Hsiu-li sips a cappuccino in a Taipei coffee shop. 'I have a good job in the government, I have an apartment and enjoy my life,' she says. 'Raising a child costs at least NT$5 million [HK$1.27 million].

'The men in Taiwan cannot keep up with the women. Why should I marry?'

5 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Rallies are added attraction for scarce mainland visitors

The queue for the lift to the observation deck of the landmark Taipei 101 building in the Taiwanese capital was exceptionally short yesterday because most mainland tour groups were banned from visiting Taiwan during the election campaign.

15 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Politicians call a truce for Taiwan Braveheart

A new Taiwanese film, Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale, is causing a huge buzz on the island even before it has gone on general release.

The 4 1/2-hour epic - to be shown in two parts - is already being hailed a Taiwanese masterpiece.

6 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Importers urged to recall suspect Taiwan products

Hong Kong's top health official has called on importers of Taiwanese food and drugs to make a voluntary recall of suspected tainted products.

30 May 2011 - 12:00am

Taipei to lift punitive sanctions on Manila

Taiwan will soon lift all punitive sanctions on the Philippines, ending a row that has lasted more than a month over Manila's deportation of 14 Taiwanese fraud suspects to the mainland to face prosecution.

11 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Manila defends deportations

The 14 Taiwanese fraud suspects caught in Manila were not deported home because they did not face criminal charges in Taiwan and could have been set free on their return, a senior Philippine government lawyer said yesterday.

The lawyer, who spoke on condition of anonymity, was explaining why the Philippine government chose to deport the 14 Taiwanese to the mainland.

10 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Rail Truck

Japanese literary legend Ryunosuke Akutagawa's 1922 story about a young boy's rite of passage provided the inspiration for 2010 drama Rail Truck. This simple story follows the boy's life as he lives through joy, fear and elightenment during a trip along Japan's Izu Peninsula on a rail truck.

4 Nov 2010 - 12:00am