Taiwanese Hokkien

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.

Saturday, 11 February, 2012, 12:00am

Who said it?

We're confident that the current water condition is suitable for the race

Ronnie Wong Man-chiu, Amateur Swimming Association, on Sunday's cross-harbour swim

The aspiration of our founding father Dr Sun Yat-sen was to establish a free and democratic nation with equitable distribution of wealth ... The mainland ought to courageously move in that direction

11 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Leung Chun-ying takes his leave from Exco

3 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Bianca puts career before wedding bells

Taiwanese model Bianca Bai Hsin-hui seems to be the advertisers' darling even in Hong Kong.

The leggy beauty flew into town last week to plug Bella Skin Care's new beauty products at Central's Azure restaurant.

15 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Who said it?

It seems the Taiwanese public may be prepared to have a female president

Tsai Ing-wen, Democratic Progressive Party candidate in Taiwan's January 2012 presidential election

Today we close one chapter ... that will bring us one step closer to full reconciliation in the region

Boris Tadic, Serbian president, on the arrest of Ratko Mladic

28 May 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

No Puedo Vivir Sin Ti

Starring: Chen Wen-pin, Chao Yu-hsuan, Lin Chih-ju Director: Leon Dai Li-jen Category: IIA (Taiwanese, Hakka and Mandarin)

4 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Alisa Alisa Galper (CD)

American-Taiwanese singer Alisa Galper has just released her self-titled debut album after 17 months of hard work. She made a name for herself after taking part in One Million Star, a Taiwanese TV singing competition, in 2007.

23 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Designer heaven for well-travelled fashion diehards

The sartorially curious were introduced on Friday to designer for US first lady Michelle Obama, Thai-American stylist Thakoon Panichgul, at MasterCard Luxury Week. However, even more fashionistas showed up to worship at the glamour altar of Gucci at their autumn-winter show later that night.

31 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

A star in the making

American-Taiwanese singer Alisa Galper has just released her self-titled debut album after 17 months of hard work.

She made a name for herself after taking part in the One Million Star show - a Taiwanese TV singing competition - in 2007.

30 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Taiwan firms angry over poor position

Taiwanese publishers who were not given stalls in the main hall this year have threatened to pull out if the organiser fails to find a way to boost their sales, which have dipped heavily compared with last year.

The exhibitors were unhappy at being moved from Hall 1 to Hall 3 on the third level. They also complained that their booths were at the back of the hall.

24 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Cape No 7 (DVD)

While Cape No 7 shot to the top of the movie charts in Taiwan, locals didn't love the film at the cinema. It's possible that there are too many uniquely Taiwanese elements to touch the average Hongkonger's heart.

The plot is simple. It focuses on chasing dreams and discovering your own talent.

13 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Taipei can't stop PLA ship escorts

Almost 100 Taiwanese vessels will sail through pirate-infested Somali waters in the next two months, and since these ships will fly foreign flags, the island's government could do nothing to prevent them seeking the mainland navy's help, a senior government official admitted yesterday.

16 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Mainland won't ban hit Taiwanese film

The popular Taiwanese movie Cape No7 will soon be screened on the mainland, a spokesman for the State Council's Taiwan Affairs Office said.

Reports had suggested the film would be banned because of its Japanese-themed storyline, but Li Weiyi yesterday said the state-run China Film Group was arranging for its mainland debut.

18 Dec 2008 - 12:00am