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It's 2 am here in #Taipei, yet I'm sitting in front of my laptop, trying to type out all my feelings after some rather upsetting conversation with my parents. Tonight is not the first time that we argued about my career choice, but it is the first time that I felt ...
... that maybe they will never come to appreciate what I do and why I choose to do it. Almost a year ago, I shared a long thread here, talking about my mom asking me to keep a low profile and stay away from writing about topics that might upset #Beijing.
That time, the conversation ended in an upbeat, as I somehow seemed to successfully convince her to put her support behind my decisions. But almost a year later, similar requests came up again during our weekly chat on the phone, and this time, she and my dad both seemed ...
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#Taiwanese firms making the long retreat back home - Taiwan's gain, #China's loss 👍A good read👍…
Tsai approved a Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) program in January to encourage Taiwanese companies operating overseas to invest at home. Given the ongoing concerns over a protracted trade war, along with China’s rising wages and stricter regulation,.......
........ the program has since proved popular by offering easier access to bank loans and migrant worker hires for returning companies.
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A couple weeks ago @goteamjoshphoto Tweeted a lovely song by 拍謝少年 (Sorry Youth). I learned the lyrics by reading the subtitles in #台文 & wrote a thread on how to utilize several great new webpages & apps to build your #Taiwanese #台語 vocabulary 1/
1st some context: I was raised conversationally fluent in #台語 but am still now only semi-literate in Mandarin. I took 1.5 yrs of weekly 台語 classes in grad school & was inspired to start learning characters again when I was shown they could be used to write 台語 as well 2/
Luckily the #台文 lyrics to《暗流》('Undercurrent') are online. In the pictures below I've provided the #台文, followed by my best guess for the equivalent Mandarin, then peh-oe-ji (most common form of #Taiwanese romanization) & *rough* English for side-by-side comparison 3/
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A growing number of #Taiwanese are willing to go to war to defend their country in the event of a #Chinese invasion, according to the results of a survey released Friday by the government-funded #Taiwan Foundation for Democracy 💪👍🇹🇼💪👍…
Among those polled, 57.4 percent said they would be willing to go to war to defend Taiwan if China launches an attack in the event of Taiwan declaring independence, up from 55 percent in a similar poll published by the TFD last year.
The percentage of respondents who would be unwilling to fight also dropped from last year's 35.9 percent to 31 percent this year, according to the poll results.
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