Featured stories about Taiwan (ROC)
A smear campaign against Taiwanese scholar Huang Kuo-chang by Want Want China Time's media outlets, in reaction to his opposition of the group's acquisition of a television cable network back in July 2012, has triggered intense public outrage - and the largest anti-media monopoly protest in the country's history.
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19 April 2013
During Japan's sweltering midsummer it's traditional to eat a plate of golden-brown broiled unagi kabayaki, or broiled eel. But the tradition is now at risk. Skyrocketing demand for glass eels, once considered a high-brow delicacy, is pushing Japanese fishermen to exhaust the population and causing prices to soar.
6 April 2013
A group of Taiwanese independent journalists and academics in journalism and communication launched the Academy of Independent Media in March 2013. The academy is to provide journalistic skill to citizen reporters and serve as incubator for independent media organizations.
10 March 2013
A German man who marched in an anti-nuclear protest two years ago in Taiwan was detained at Taiwan's international airport and denied entry [zh] into the country on March 8, 2013, a day before protesters planned to hold a large-scale anti-nuclear demonstration there.
26 February 2013
Looking to Taiwanese-born director Ang Lee's Oscar win for Best Director with pride and envy, mainland Chinese web users frustrated with China's tight grip on the film industry are wondering about their own country's cinematic potential.
11 February 2013
Laid-off factory workers facing a lawsuit from the Taiwanese government over unpaid debt protested February 5 by lying across the tracks at a Taipei train station, bring traffic to standstill. The demonstration inspired a Taiwanese writer-animator to create an illustration and a poem dedicated to the group.
6 January 2013
The new year celebration was very special this year as popular singers, environmental and youth activists worked together to present a nuclear-free homeland as Taiwanese people's common wish for 2013.
28 December 2012
A number of international fast-food chains are involved in the latest food safety scandal to hit China. Nationalistic voices are reacting by calling for foreign brands to be kicked out of China, while some believe that the government is to blame for the lack of food safety control.
10 December 2012
As the Hong Kong based media group, Next Media Ltd., announced its decision to leave the Taiwan market, the stranglehold of media monopoly in Taiwan threatens to become more severe. Student activists believe that Taiwan is sick as its foundation of freedom has been eroded and they are calling for immediate legislation of the anti media monopoly law.
12 November 2012
Taiwan's Council of Labour Affairs (CLA), a government body in charge of protecting labour rights, wants to sue workers who were laid-off by private factories sixteen years ago. The council seeks money from the Legislative Yuan to bring legal action against more than 2,000 workers, who they say never returned the 'loan' the government offered as compensation for being laid off.
15 October 2012
In response to the erosion of journalistic autonomy, professional journalists, scholars and independent media workers start to put forward concrete plans and take action to save professional journalism.