President Tsai recommends a list of books in support of local authors
The 31st Taipei International Book Exhibition (TiBE) has resumed after a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic. President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) attended the opening ceremony on Jan. 31 and called on audiences to visit the exhibition and support the creation of works by Taiwanese creators. President Tsai posted a list of her favorite books on her Facebook page, which encompasses a wide range of genres such as history, literature, arts, comics, and more, specifically introducing an Amis-language picture book that was published in April this year. The book "'ati wawa' Amis-language Picture Books about Seasons" is a fundraising campaign initiated by Tamorak, Taiwan's first Amis-language community school. She noted that it is a series of 7 books that comes along with a voice pack featuring ten local languages of Taiwan, enabling children to learn better in their mother tongue naturally. President Tsai hoped that by reading these books, people can gain a deeper understanding of Taiwan and the international situation, as well as recognize these exceptional creations in Taiwan. She emphasized that reading is a crucial way to seek answers and gain knowledge for a better life. The 12 recommended titles by President Tsai: 1. Seeing: 48 Object Readers and Their Worlds (物見:四十八位物件的閱讀者,與他們所見的世界) 2. Visualizing Taiwan (看得見的臺灣史.時間篇:30件文物裡的日常與非常) 3. Hidden Champions: Ascent and Transformation (隱形冠軍2.0:中堅企業面對地緣政治的務實佈局,擁抱生態系與永續成長的新策略) 4. Torrent And Reflections (激流與倒影) 5. Rebirth from the Quake: Scientific Investigations of Risk and Institutional Resilience after the 1999 Chi-Chi Earthquake in Taiwan (巨震創生:九二一震災的風險分析與制度韌性) 6. Ghost Town (鬼地方) 7. The Song about Green: Gather the Wind (綠之歌-收集群風) 8. El pescador y su alma (漁夫和他的靈魂) 9. God Works in a Convenience Store, Volume 1 (神明便利商店1) 10. 'ati wawa' Amis-language Picture Books about Seasons (《ati wawa 來吧!孩子——在春天的歌謠裡萌芽》跟著季節學習的阿美語繪本) 11. To Rule the Waves: How Control of the World's Oceans Shapes the Fate of the Superpowers (海權經濟大未來:國旗跟著貿易前進,掌控貨櫃運輸,軍備戰略,電纜數據及海底能源才能成為世界霸權) 12. Silicon Island’s Crisis and Opportunity: Semiconductors and Geopolitics (矽島的危與機:半導體與地緣政治)

President Tsai recommends a list of books in support of local authors

2023-02-07
The 31st Taipei International Book Exhibition (TiBE) has resumed after a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic. President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) attended the opening ceremony on Jan. 31 and called on audiences to visit the exhibition and support the creation of works by Taiwanese creators. President Tsai posted a list of her favorite books on her Facebook page, which encompasses a wide range of genres such as history, literature, arts, comics, and more, specifically introducing an Amis-language picture book that was published in April this year. The book "'ati wawa' Amis-language Picture Books about Seasons" is a fundraising campaign initiated by Tamorak, Taiwan's first Amis-language community school. She noted that it is a series of 7 books that comes along with a voice pack featuring ten local languages of Taiwan, enabling children to learn better in their mother tongue naturally. President Tsai hoped that by reading these books, people can gain a deeper understanding of Taiwan and the international situation, as well as recognize these exceptional creations in Taiwan. She emphasized that reading is a crucial way to seek answers and gain knowledge for a better life. The 12 recommended titles by President Tsai: 1. Seeing: 48 Object Readers and Their Worlds (物見:四十八位物件的閱讀者,與他們所見的世界) 2. Visualizing Taiwan (看得見的臺灣史.時間篇:30件文物裡的日常與非常) 3. Hidden Champions: Ascent and Transformation (隱形冠軍2.0:中堅企業面對地緣政治的務實佈局,擁抱生態系與永續成長的新策略) 4. Torrent And Reflections (激流與倒影) 5. Rebirth from the Quake: Scientific Investigations of Risk and Institutional Resilience after the 1999 Chi-Chi Earthquake in Taiwan (巨震創生:九二一震災的風險分析與制度韌性) 6. Ghost Town (鬼地方) 7. The Song about Green: Gather the Wind (綠之歌-收集群風) 8. El pescador y su alma (漁夫和他的靈魂) 9. God Works in a Convenience Store, Volume 1 (神明便利商店1) 10. 'ati wawa' Amis-language Picture Books about Seasons (《ati wawa 來吧!孩子——在春天的歌謠裡萌芽》跟著季節學習的阿美語繪本) 11. To Rule the Waves: How Control of the World's Oceans Shapes the Fate of the Superpowers (海權經濟大未來:國旗跟著貿易前進,掌控貨櫃運輸,軍備戰略,電纜數據及海底能源才能成為世界霸權) 12. Silicon Island’s Crisis and Opportunity: Semiconductors and Geopolitics (矽島的危與機:半導體與地緣政治)
Ministry of Education Recruits More Foreign English Teaching Talents in 2023
Building an English-speaking environment for primary/secondary students, the Ministry of Education (MOE) will recruit 411 foreign English teachers and 411 foreign English teaching assistants in 2023. Foreigners whose official or common language is English and who are passionate about English teaching are welcome to apply online at https://tfetp.epa.ntnu.edu.tw/. The MOE has implemented the “Foreign English Teacher (FET) program” started up in 2004, and recruits 81 foreign English teachers to local schools each year, which established the foundation for an engaging English learning environment. To achieve the Bilingual Policy 2030, the MOE initiated “Taiwan Foreign English Teacher Program (TFETP)” in 2021 to further recruit more foreign English teaching talents; as of January 18th, 501 foreign English talents are recruited in 2022 academic year. In order to raise the incentives teaching in Taiwan, the MOE will subsidize foreign English teaching talents who have been admitted not only monthly salary, health insurance, labor insurance and housing allowance, but also economy class airfare of one accompanying lineal blood relative every school year-end performance evaluation bonus for foreign English teachers, reimbursement for taking certificate class and transportation allowance for foreign English teaching assistants. Besides, the MOE had built a career planning for senior and excellent foreign English teachers to stay or transition to a consultant or counselor assisting Taiwan teachers and junior foreign English teaching talents. The MOE will work with local English Teaching Resource Centers and nearby universities to ensure the success of foreign English teaching talents’ teaching performance and cultural adaptation, as well as the collaboration between schools and foreign English teaching talents to create a win-win relationship.

Ministry of Education Recruits More Foreign English Teaching Talents in 2023

2023-02-04
Building an English-speaking environment for primary/secondary students, the Ministry of Education (MOE) will recruit 411 foreign English teachers and 411 foreign English teaching assistants in 2023. Foreigners whose official or common language is English and who are passionate about English teaching are welcome to apply online at https://tfetp.epa.ntnu.edu.tw/. The MOE has implemented the “Foreign English Teacher (FET) program” started up in 2004, and recruits 81 foreign English teachers to local schools each year, which established the foundation for an engaging English learning environment. To achieve the Bilingual Policy 2030, the MOE initiated “Taiwan Foreign English Teacher Program (TFETP)” in 2021 to further recruit more foreign English teaching talents; as of January 18th, 501 foreign English talents are recruited in 2022 academic year. In order to raise the incentives teaching in Taiwan, the MOE will subsidize foreign English teaching talents who have been admitted not only monthly salary, health insurance, labor insurance and housing allowance, but also economy class airfare of one accompanying lineal blood relative every school year-end performance evaluation bonus for foreign English teachers, reimbursement for taking certificate class and transportation allowance for foreign English teaching assistants. Besides, the MOE had built a career planning for senior and excellent foreign English teachers to stay or transition to a consultant or counselor assisting Taiwan teachers and junior foreign English teaching talents. The MOE will work with local English Teaching Resource Centers and nearby universities to ensure the success of foreign English teaching talents’ teaching performance and cultural adaptation, as well as the collaboration between schools and foreign English teaching talents to create a win-win relationship.
2022 Exercise Current Situation Survey Results Presentation
The Sports Administration announced the results of the 2022 Exercise Current Situation Survey on December 29, 2022. 81.8% of Taiwanese people do exercise, with those doing regular exercise reaching 34% for the first time since 2014 (definition of regular exercise 7333: three or more times per week, every time 30 minutes or over, sweat and breathe heavily when exercising). To continue to promote sports for all and actively promote national health, after the end of the Taiwan iSports Program in 2021, the Sports Administration put forward the Taiwan iSports 2.0 Program. In cooperation with city and county governments, the aim is to effectively develop distinctive local sports environments and gradually realize the objective of “Sports for health, happy life”. To understand the execution situation of various sports for all promotion policies, the Sports Administration commissioned Shih Hsin University to carry out the “Exercise Current Situation Survey”. The results of the 2022 survey show that, affected by the easing of the pandemic, the proportion of people doing regular exercise increased by 0.1%, the young and elderly regular exercise population returned to pre-pandemic levels, and there was also a slight increase in the proportion of enterprise employees doing regular exercise. As for exercise type, people prefer outdoor exercise, with badminton and basketball most popular. If a person does not exercise regularly, invitation by family and friends is the best promoter of exercise; taking part in sports activities is also a good way of doing exercise, with young people aged 13-24 feeling the increase in sports activities held by city and county governments. Future trends were also a focus of the survey; the results show that wearable device technology and home fitness are the main future trends. The results also showed that health management instruction, HIIT and seniors’ exercise classes are gradually being given importance. The results of the survey are described below: A. With the easing of the pandemic, the exercise population has increased again, with the proportion doing regular exercise going up by 0.1% (1) With the easing of the pandemic, the exercise population has increased to 81.6%, with the proportion doing regular exercise up to 34% for the first time in nearly 10 years. With the easing of the pandemic, the exercise population was 81.8%, up by 1.6% in 2021; the regular exercise percentage of 34% was up by 0.1% in 2021, setting a new high. (2) The proportion of young people and elderly doing regular exercise has returned to pre-pandemic levels, regular exercise by middle-aged people is also increasing Under the Sports Administration’s sports for all policy, people have gradually nurtured the habit of exercising. From April 28, 2022 to today, the number of COVID-19 infections has exceeded 10,000 day, however, the pandemic alert maintained at level 2; the proportion of young people (13-17 years old) and the elderly (over 70 years old) doing regular exercise has returned to pre-pandemic levels, up by 3.5% and 6.1% in 2021, respectively and similar to 2020; the percentage of middle-aged people (50-59) doing regular exercise has increased 4.7% through 2020-2022. B. After easing of restrictions, outdoor exercise was most popular and badminton was the most popular ball sport In terms of exercise type, outdoor exercise accounted for 81.6% (up by 5.1% in 2021); ball sports accounted for 23.6% (up by 7.8% in 2021), with badminton at 11.4%, up by 5.1% on 2021, the highest; this was followed by basketball at 9.5% (up by 2.2% in 2021). Orchestics/stretching/dance accounted for 12.8%, down by 4.8% in last year, with stretching/ Pilates/yoga at 6.6%, with the largest decrease in 2021 (decrease of 5.1%). C. The percentage of enterprise employees doing regular exercise has slightly increased, friends and family invitation or company when doing exercise helps increase weekly exercise times and exercise intensity (1) Various levels of increase in regular exercise by occupation with average of 0.82% There were regular exercise percentages for military, civil service and teachers of 34.7%, (up by 0.5% in 2021), shop owners/managers of 31.8% (up by 0.7% in 2021), freelancers of 30.6% (up by 1.9% in 2021), technical personal of 26.0% (up by 0.1% in 2021), and blue collar workers of 22.4% (up by 0.9% in last year) with average increase of 0.82%. (2) Family invitation or company when doing exercise helps increase weekly exercise times and exercise intensity For people doing exercise at least three times a week, invite or company by family and friends (30.7%) was the main method for increasing weekly sports times; as for methods for increasing exercise intensity, invite or company by family and friends (21.6%) was in first place, followed by physical individual instruction courses (20.6%). D. Young people feel the increase in sports activities held by city county government most (1) The percentage of people thinking that the city/county where they live regularly or occasionally holds sports activities increased by 12.6% in 2021 「Taiwan iSports 2.0 Program」helps local governments promote local sports affairs and develops local distinctive sports. The results of this year’s survey show that the percentage of people who think that exercise activities are regularly held or occasionally held in the city/county they live was 32.2%, up by 12.6% in 2021; the percentage of people agreeing was highest for those aged 13-24 years of age. (2) People receive information mainly via tablets and smart phone, with the percentage regularly or occasionally receiving information up by 16.2% in 2021 The percentage regularly or occasionally receiving information in the city/county they live is 28.8%, up by 16.2% in 2021. Smart phone/tablet was the main source of information (38.0%). E. Wearable device technology, home fitness are future exercise trends, health management instruction, HIIT and seniors exercise courses gradually being given importance. (1) Wearable device technology, home fitness are future exercise trends. With the sports and fitness trend survey items of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), this survey asked the opinions of netizens. Results showed that wearable device technology (43.9%) and home fitness ( 41.4%) are the main future sports and fitness trends, each over 40%. The percentage of people who exercise (42.5%) and who do regular exercise (49.6%) that use wearable devices is higher than those who do not exercise. (2) Health management instruction, HIIT and seniors exercise courses gradually being given importance. Compared to 2021, the ranking of health management instruction and HIIT increased the most, with the former jumping up six places and the latter four places. Looking at population statistics background, health management instruction is mostly given importance by women and HIIT by men and young people; people aged 60-69 year old account for the largest group attaching importance to seniors’ exercise classes with slightly more importance attached by men than women. This year’s survey shows that people are gradually shifting to a post-pandemic new life and the percentage of people doing regular exercise has increased. The survey used a questionnaire to gain an understanding of people’s exercise habits to serve as reference for the Sports Administration when introducing diverse sports services in future. In the future, Taiwan iSports 2.0 will continue to be promoted, assisting city/county governments to develop exercise activities and distinctive local sports, integrating sports and health promotion and enhancing sports professional manpower quality and quantity to build a friendly sports environment and services. Note: This study was carried out by phone, targeting people aged 13 years old and above across Taiwan. Using the stratified random sampling method, 25,548 samples were collected; with 95% reliability rate and error of ±0.6%, 385 samples were completed in Lienchiang County and at least 1,510 samples in Taipei, New Taipei, Taichung, Tainan, Kaohsiung and Taoyuan cities, with at least 1,067 completed in the remaining cities and counties. The online survey used the online self-filled in questionnaire method. According to the 2020 Taiwan Internet Report of the Taiwan Network Information Center, Facebook users over 12 years of age account for 94.2% of users, followed by Instagram with around 39.2%. This online survey sent survey advertisements to users through FB/IG to users aged over 13 years old and had 1,070 valid samples.

2022 Exercise Current Situation Survey Results Presentation

2023-02-01
The Sports Administration announced the results of the 2022 Exercise Current Situation Survey on December 29, 2022. 81.8% of Taiwanese people do exercise, with those doing regular exercise reaching 34% for the first time since 2014 (definition of regular exercise 7333: three or more times per week, every time 30 minutes or over, sweat and breathe heavily when exercising). To continue to promote sports for all and actively promote national health, after the end of the Taiwan iSports Program in 2021, the Sports Administration put forward the Taiwan iSports 2.0 Program. In cooperation with city and county governments, the aim is to effectively develop distinctive local sports environments and gradually realize the objective of “Sports for health, happy life”. To understand the execution situation of various sports for all promotion policies, the Sports Administration commissioned Shih Hsin University to carry out the “Exercise Current Situation Survey”. The results of the 2022 survey show that, affected by the easing of the pandemic, the proportion of people doing regular exercise increased by 0.1%, the young and elderly regular exercise population returned to pre-pandemic levels, and there was also a slight increase in the proportion of enterprise employees doing regular exercise. As for exercise type, people prefer outdoor exercise, with badminton and basketball most popular. If a person does not exercise regularly, invitation by family and friends is the best promoter of exercise; taking part in sports activities is also a good way of doing exercise, with young people aged 13-24 feeling the increase in sports activities held by city and county governments. Future trends were also a focus of the survey; the results show that wearable device technology and home fitness are the main future trends. The results also showed that health management instruction, HIIT and seniors’ exercise classes are gradually being given importance. The results of the survey are described below: A. With the easing of the pandemic, the exercise population has increased again, with the proportion doing regular exercise going up by 0.1% (1) With the easing of the pandemic, the exercise population has increased to 81.6%, with the proportion doing regular exercise up to 34% for the first time in nearly 10 years. With the easing of the pandemic, the exercise population was 81.8%, up by 1.6% in 2021; the regular exercise percentage of 34% was up by 0.1% in 2021, setting a new high. (2) The proportion of young people and elderly doing regular exercise has returned to pre-pandemic levels, regular exercise by middle-aged people is also increasing Under the Sports Administration’s sports for all policy, people have gradually nurtured the habit of exercising. From April 28, 2022 to today, the number of COVID-19 infections has exceeded 10,000 day, however, the pandemic alert maintained at level 2; the proportion of young people (13-17 years old) and the elderly (over 70 years old) doing regular exercise has returned to pre-pandemic levels, up by 3.5% and 6.1% in 2021, respectively and similar to 2020; the percentage of middle-aged people (50-59) doing regular exercise has increased 4.7% through 2020-2022. B. After easing of restrictions, outdoor exercise was most popular and badminton was the most popular ball sport In terms of exercise type, outdoor exercise accounted for 81.6% (up by 5.1% in 2021); ball sports accounted for 23.6% (up by 7.8% in 2021), with badminton at 11.4%, up by 5.1% on 2021, the highest; this was followed by basketball at 9.5% (up by 2.2% in 2021). Orchestics/stretching/dance accounted for 12.8%, down by 4.8% in last year, with stretching/ Pilates/yoga at 6.6%, with the largest decrease in 2021 (decrease of 5.1%). C. The percentage of enterprise employees doing regular exercise has slightly increased, friends and family invitation or company when doing exercise helps increase weekly exercise times and exercise intensity (1) Various levels of increase in regular exercise by occupation with average of 0.82% There were regular exercise percentages for military, civil service and teachers of 34.7%, (up by 0.5% in 2021), shop owners/managers of 31.8% (up by 0.7% in 2021), freelancers of 30.6% (up by 1.9% in 2021), technical personal of 26.0% (up by 0.1% in 2021), and blue collar workers of 22.4% (up by 0.9% in last year) with average increase of 0.82%. (2) Family invitation or company when doing exercise helps increase weekly exercise times and exercise intensity For people doing exercise at least three times a week, invite or company by family and friends (30.7%) was the main method for increasing weekly sports times; as for methods for increasing exercise intensity, invite or company by family and friends (21.6%) was in first place, followed by physical individual instruction courses (20.6%). D. Young people feel the increase in sports activities held by city county government most (1) The percentage of people thinking that the city/county where they live regularly or occasionally holds sports activities increased by 12.6% in 2021 「Taiwan iSports 2.0 Program」helps local governments promote local sports affairs and develops local distinctive sports. The results of this year’s survey show that the percentage of people who think that exercise activities are regularly held or occasionally held in the city/county they live was 32.2%, up by 12.6% in 2021; the percentage of people agreeing was highest for those aged 13-24 years of age. (2) People receive information mainly via tablets and smart phone, with the percentage regularly or occasionally receiving information up by 16.2% in 2021 The percentage regularly or occasionally receiving information in the city/county they live is 28.8%, up by 16.2% in 2021. Smart phone/tablet was the main source of information (38.0%). E. Wearable device technology, home fitness are future exercise trends, health management instruction, HIIT and seniors exercise courses gradually being given importance. (1) Wearable device technology, home fitness are future exercise trends. With the sports and fitness trend survey items of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), this survey asked the opinions of netizens. Results showed that wearable device technology (43.9%) and home fitness ( 41.4%) are the main future sports and fitness trends, each over 40%. The percentage of people who exercise (42.5%) and who do regular exercise (49.6%) that use wearable devices is higher than those who do not exercise. (2) Health management instruction, HIIT and seniors exercise courses gradually being given importance. Compared to 2021, the ranking of health management instruction and HIIT increased the most, with the former jumping up six places and the latter four places. Looking at population statistics background, health management instruction is mostly given importance by women and HIIT by men and young people; people aged 60-69 year old account for the largest group attaching importance to seniors’ exercise classes with slightly more importance attached by men than women. This year’s survey shows that people are gradually shifting to a post-pandemic new life and the percentage of people doing regular exercise has increased. The survey used a questionnaire to gain an understanding of people’s exercise habits to serve as reference for the Sports Administration when introducing diverse sports services in future. In the future, Taiwan iSports 2.0 will continue to be promoted, assisting city/county governments to develop exercise activities and distinctive local sports, integrating sports and health promotion and enhancing sports professional manpower quality and quantity to build a friendly sports environment and services. Note: This study was carried out by phone, targeting people aged 13 years old and above across Taiwan. Using the stratified random sampling method, 25,548 samples were collected; with 95% reliability rate and error of ±0.6%, 385 samples were completed in Lienchiang County and at least 1,510 samples in Taipei, New Taipei, Taichung, Tainan, Kaohsiung and Taoyuan cities, with at least 1,067 completed in the remaining cities and counties. The online survey used the online self-filled in questionnaire method. According to the 2020 Taiwan Internet Report of the Taiwan Network Information Center, Facebook users over 12 years of age account for 94.2% of users, followed by Instagram with around 39.2%. This online survey sent survey advertisements to users through FB/IG to users aged over 13 years old and had 1,070 valid samples.
Taiwanese writer Tsai Chiu-tung's collections released
To commemorate the contributions of esteemed Taiwanese author Tsai Chiu-tung (蔡秋桐), who devoted himself to political and social movements, two publications—a collection of Tsai's poems and a compilation of photographs of Tsai—have been released in a collaboration between the National Museum of Taiwan Literature (NMTL), Academia Sinica-Institute of Taiwan History, and Yunlin County Government. The collection of poems contains Tsai's works in different genres including Chinese poems, pieces of modern literature, proverbs, essays, novels, lyrics, and more, while other documents pertaining to his life, such as a family tree, a chronology, and symposium records, were also included. He was hailed as one of the pioneers in Taiwanese literature because most of his works were written in Taiwanese language, strongly representing regional, colloquial characteristics as well as the zeitgeist. Poems and documents created by Tsai and letters sent to him by family members and friends when Tsai was jailed during Taiwan's "White Terror" political purges are valuable objects that give people a glimpse into this period of history. The collection of photographs included personal documents such as graduation certificates, certificates of merit, power of attorney forms, and appointment letters, as well as the images of Tsai family and his hometown Wukuai village in the early days. The collection showcases Tsai's life, education, political and social engagement from the 1910s to the 1970s, while simultaneously presenting the social and cultural changes in Taiwan before and after the war. In particular, the description and records of rural society in Yunjia Plain hold particular significance for the industrial, local, and clan history. Born in Yunlin County, Tsai (1990-1984) was one of the most important novelists during the Japanese colonial period. At the time, modern literature and Chinese poetry were his passions and he held important positions in Chinese poetry societies—Baozhong Poetry Society (褒忠吟社) and Yuanchang Poetics Club (元長詩學研究社). He had participated in the Taiwanese Cultural Association and Petition Movement for the Establishment of a Taiwanese Parliament. After the end of World War II, he was arrested and incarcerated because he was involved in a mutiny in Yunlin. Following his release, he gradually faded from the local political scene. For more information, please visit NMTL's website.

Taiwanese writer Tsai Chiu-tung's collections released

2023-01-30
To commemorate the contributions of esteemed Taiwanese author Tsai Chiu-tung (蔡秋桐), who devoted himself to political and social movements, two publications—a collection of Tsai's poems and a compilation of photographs of Tsai—have been released in a collaboration between the National Museum of Taiwan Literature (NMTL), Academia Sinica-Institute of Taiwan History, and Yunlin County Government. The collection of poems contains Tsai's works in different genres including Chinese poems, pieces of modern literature, proverbs, essays, novels, lyrics, and more, while other documents pertaining to his life, such as a family tree, a chronology, and symposium records, were also included. He was hailed as one of the pioneers in Taiwanese literature because most of his works were written in Taiwanese language, strongly representing regional, colloquial characteristics as well as the zeitgeist. Poems and documents created by Tsai and letters sent to him by family members and friends when Tsai was jailed during Taiwan's "White Terror" political purges are valuable objects that give people a glimpse into this period of history. The collection of photographs included personal documents such as graduation certificates, certificates of merit, power of attorney forms, and appointment letters, as well as the images of Tsai family and his hometown Wukuai village in the early days. The collection showcases Tsai's life, education, political and social engagement from the 1910s to the 1970s, while simultaneously presenting the social and cultural changes in Taiwan before and after the war. In particular, the description and records of rural society in Yunjia Plain hold particular significance for the industrial, local, and clan history. Born in Yunlin County, Tsai (1990-1984) was one of the most important novelists during the Japanese colonial period. At the time, modern literature and Chinese poetry were his passions and he held important positions in Chinese poetry societies—Baozhong Poetry Society (褒忠吟社) and Yuanchang Poetics Club (元長詩學研究社). He had participated in the Taiwanese Cultural Association and Petition Movement for the Establishment of a Taiwanese Parliament. After the end of World War II, he was arrested and incarcerated because he was involved in a mutiny in Yunlin. Following his release, he gradually faded from the local political scene. For more information, please visit NMTL's website.
President Tsai's remarks for Lunar New Year
On the night before Lunar New Year's Eve, President Tsai Ing-wen wished a safe and happy New Year via video to her fellow citizens and friends around the world. In her recorded remarks, President Tsai said that the coming year will still be full of challenges, such as COVID-19, global inflation, and restructuring of the supply chain, and that our administration will do its utmost to meet those challenges head-on. She also emphasized that our government stands firm in its resolve to safeguard peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait and across the region. The president stated that our government will continue to promote economic growth and recovery, defend our sovereignty, and preserve peace, and also encouraged everyone to join us in our continued efforts to create a better Taiwan. A translation of the president's full remarks is as follows: Good evening. Tonight, the night before Lunar New Year's Eve, I want to wish an early happy new year to everyone in Taiwan and all our friends celebrating the holiday around the world. The past year was a year full of challenges. We are still addressing the repercussions of the pandemic, and we have witnessed significant changes in international and regional circumstances. The coming year will still be full of challenges, such as COVID-19, global inflation, and restructuring of the supply chain; our administration will do its utmost to meet those challenges head-on. In the face of frequent incursions by China's military vessels and aircraft, and even its military exercises in areas around Taiwan, our government stands firm in its resolve to safeguard peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait and across the region. Our military is standing guard, doing their utmost to maintain national security and defend our homeland. I want to thank our brothers and sisters in the armed forces for their efforts. I also want to thank all the police officers, fire fighters, medical personnel, and employees of state-run enterprises, as well as all those working in various professions who remain on duty, and who will continue to serve the public, during the new year holiday. We appreciate your hard work. I also want to express my gratitude to our fellow citizens for their efforts and solidarity over the past year. In the new year, our government will continue to promote economic growth and recovery, defend our sovereignty, and preserve peace. Please join us in our continued efforts to create a better Taiwan. I wish you all a Happy Year of the Rabbit! I wish you all a safe New Year. (Mandarin) I wish you all a safe New Year. (Taiwanese). I wish you all a happy New Year. (Hakka) I wish you all a happy New Year. (Eastern Min) Happy Lunar New Year!

President Tsai's remarks for Lunar New Year

2023-01-30
On the night before Lunar New Year's Eve, President Tsai Ing-wen wished a safe and happy New Year via video to her fellow citizens and friends around the world. In her recorded remarks, President Tsai said that the coming year will still be full of challenges, such as COVID-19, global inflation, and restructuring of the supply chain, and that our administration will do its utmost to meet those challenges head-on. She also emphasized that our government stands firm in its resolve to safeguard peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait and across the region. The president stated that our government will continue to promote economic growth and recovery, defend our sovereignty, and preserve peace, and also encouraged everyone to join us in our continued efforts to create a better Taiwan. A translation of the president's full remarks is as follows: Good evening. Tonight, the night before Lunar New Year's Eve, I want to wish an early happy new year to everyone in Taiwan and all our friends celebrating the holiday around the world. The past year was a year full of challenges. We are still addressing the repercussions of the pandemic, and we have witnessed significant changes in international and regional circumstances. The coming year will still be full of challenges, such as COVID-19, global inflation, and restructuring of the supply chain; our administration will do its utmost to meet those challenges head-on. In the face of frequent incursions by China's military vessels and aircraft, and even its military exercises in areas around Taiwan, our government stands firm in its resolve to safeguard peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait and across the region. Our military is standing guard, doing their utmost to maintain national security and defend our homeland. I want to thank our brothers and sisters in the armed forces for their efforts. I also want to thank all the police officers, fire fighters, medical personnel, and employees of state-run enterprises, as well as all those working in various professions who remain on duty, and who will continue to serve the public, during the new year holiday. We appreciate your hard work. I also want to express my gratitude to our fellow citizens for their efforts and solidarity over the past year. In the new year, our government will continue to promote economic growth and recovery, defend our sovereignty, and preserve peace. Please join us in our continued efforts to create a better Taiwan. I wish you all a Happy Year of the Rabbit! I wish you all a safe New Year. (Mandarin) I wish you all a safe New Year. (Taiwanese). I wish you all a happy New Year. (Hakka) I wish you all a happy New Year. (Eastern Min) Happy Lunar New Year!