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Putting Their Youth into Words—A Brave New Era for High-School Publications Photos - New Southbound Policy

Putting Their Youth into Words—A Brave New Era for High-School Publications

The high-school years are turbulent ones. In the fleeting moments spent away from classwork, young souls quietly grow into their own identities. School publications offer a space for outsiders to see distillations of these students’ imaginations and their hopes and expectations for the world.

The Rise of Esports: A Fantastic, Challenging Adventure Photos - New Southbound Policy

The Rise of Esports: A Fantastic, Challenging Adventure

Gaming can be addictive and can cause people to waste entire days playing, but it can also be a crucible for honing perseverance, willpower, and the drive to chase your dreams. With the quiet efforts of competitors, coaches, and members of the gaming industry, esports is gradually losing its old stigma as it turns a new page in its history.

Creating Change Around the World—TaiwanICDF’s Overseas Volunteers Photos - New Southbound Policy

Creating Change Around the World—TaiwanICDF’s Overseas Volunteers

Volunteering abroad can be like an in-depth tour of a new place. It requires you to free yourself from your initial preconceptions, and learn to look at the world through the eyes of local people and really understand what they need.

i-Ride’s “Fly High Over Taiwan”: A Bird’s-Eye View of Home Photos - New Southbound Policy

i-Ride’s “Fly High Over Taiwan”: A Bird’s-Eye View of Home

To reach your seats at i-Ride TAIPEI, inside the Breeze Nan Shan shopping mall, you first pass through a high-tech corridor. Then, once you are strapped in, the lights go off and you have the sensa­tion of being lifted bodily into the air. The visual effects transport you through a corridor of light beams, from which you jump into an azure sea. As the white Lanyu Lighthouse appears, a warm breeze strokes your face. “Ah, it’s the warmth of southern Taiwan.”

In My Name: Crafting a Frozen Dessert Photos - New Southbound Policy

In My Name: Crafting a Frozen Dessert

Frozen desserts have often been considered a non-­essential on the dining table. But some people have embarked on the lengthy journey of learning the trade of making them. In their hands, a simple dessert is not only given a sense of logic and reason, it also has a life of its own and can be crafted into infinite variations.

Rumors vs. Reality: Dr. Message and Cofacts Combat Misinformation Photos - New Southbound Policy

Rumors vs. Reality: Dr. Message and Cofacts Combat Misinformation

Misinformation is everywhere these days. Friends often pass on scam cellphone messages like “Download the latest Hello Kitty emojis—tonight only!” Or “Your package has been sent out, please collect it now,” linking to a series of phishing URLs. Or fake news such as “[Health minister] Chen Shih-chung says to stay indoors until the Dragon Boat Festival.” It’s hard to tell which of these Internet rumors and “special offers” are true and which are false.

Keeping Cool and Changing the World: 1982 de Glacée and Justice Ice Cream Photos - New Southbound Policy

Keeping Cool and Changing the World: 1982 de Glacée and Justice Ice Cream

Despite each coming to the ice cream industry independently, both 1982 de glacée’s Miky Wu and Justice Ice Cream’s Onion Li have landed on the same approach: using environmentally friendly ingredients free of chemical additives. Infused with idealism and hopes for society, ice cream can also be a medium for positive thoughts and for focusing public attention on food safety.

Conversations with Taiwan Panorama Shining Lights in Eastern Taiwan: Stanley Yen’s and Paul Chiang’s Blueprint for Taitung Photos - New Southbound Policy

Conversations with Taiwan Panorama Shining Lights in Eastern Taiwan: Stanley Yen’s and Paul Chiang’s Blueprint for Taitung

When you think of Taitung, all kinds of exciting activities come to mind: the Chishang Autumn Rice Harvest Arts Fest­ival, the Taiwan Open of Surfing at Jinzun, the Taiwan International Balloon Festival on the Luye Highland…. People used to have a stereo­typical image of Taitung as having “beautiful mountains, clean water, and nothing to do.”

Frozen Desserts with Local Fruit: Penghu Cactus Ice and Yujing Mango Ice Photos - New Southbound Policy

Frozen Desserts with Local Fruit: Penghu Cactus Ice and Yujing Mango Ice

Many travelers make pilgrimages to certain locations just to enjoy a bowl of shaved ice, ice cream, or sorbet made with locally produced fruit. Each and every mouthful offers a fresh taste. Local people are very proud of their frozen desserts, which are an integral part of the history of small towns.

The Power of Food Education: Raising Taitung’s Culinary Profile Photos - New Southbound Policy

The Power of Food Education: Raising Taitung’s Culinary Profile

“Fooding Taitung” is on a mission to reveal Tai­tung as a gastronomic powerhouse. Oper­ated by AGUA Design, the project launched in 2019 with the support of the Taitung County Govern­ment and the Taitung Design Center.

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