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Taiwan’s highest museum opens its doors in Alishan

Taiwan’s highest altitude museum opened Aug. 15 in a century-old building inside the Alishan National Forest Recreation Area in the southern county of Chiayi. (Read More)

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Taiwan Culinary Exhibition wraps up in Taipei

The Taiwan Culinary Exhibition wrapped up Aug. 13 at Taipei World Trade Center, with some 150,000 visitors attending the four-day event aimed at spotlighting local delicacies, food culture and produce, according to organizer Taiwan Visitors Association. (Read More)

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RTI hosts event for Indonesian listeners

Radio Taiwan International (RTI) on Sunday hosted an Indonesian listeners' meeting in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the launch of its Indonesian service. (Read More)

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Taiwan to promote human rights, transitional justice through film

Taiwan went through a long period of authoritarian rule, and even though that is over three decades in the past, the work of transitional justice continues to prove difficult to get underway. Some of the reasons for this are a lack of consensus among the people, national values that are in chaos, and a number of social systems (and even constitutional values) that have yet to be fully established. (Read More)

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Taiwan to hold international indigenous music festival

An international indigenous music festival will be held Aug. 3-4 by the Council of Indigenous Peoples (CIP) in Taitung, southeastern Taiwan, with indigenous music groups from seven countries participating, according to a statement released Wednesday by the CIP. (Read More)

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Hakka culture blooms at Taiwan flower festival

The month of April marks the approach of summer in Taiwan, yet in locations across the country, the ground is blanketed in what looks like snow. These are not snowflakes, of course, but a sea of white flowers that have dropped from the tung tree. This May snow, as the fallen petals are known, is the inspiration behind Taiwan’s Hakka Tung Blossom Festival, which kicks off in mid-April every year. (Read More)

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May Snow

Tung blossoms are an iconic symbol of Hakka culture. (Read More)

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Taiwan releases documentaries on national indigenous treasures

The National Taiwan University played host to the premieres of two documentaries dealing with the revival of indigenous relics in Taiwan on June 16. These screenings aim to inspire more dialogue, discussion, and understanding on the preservation and revitalization of Taiwanese indigenous cultures. (Read More)

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Animated short film spotlighting SE Asian Islamic culture released by GACC

An animated short film on Southeast Asian Islamic culture was released June 14 by Taipei City-based General Association of Chinese Culture as part of government efforts to deepen public understanding of and foster ties with the region. (Read More)

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Come and Celebrate the Eid at the Daan Forest Park Muslim Carnival

To commemorate the Eid al-Fitr and build a Muslim-friendly city, Taipei City Government will be holding a fair at Daan Forest Park on Sunday, June 17. The organizers invite migrant workers, Muslims, and local residents to visit the fair to celebrate for an opportunity to experience Muslim food and culture! (Read More)

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