The current human endeavor for “progress” seems to wipe out diversity in languages and minorities. The film Long Time No Sea 只有大海知道 screened at Cinemasia Filmfestival tells the story of the Tao, the indigenous people living on the small Orchid Island of Taiwan. The Tao has lived on the Island for more than 800 years. There are only 3,000 Tao people left. How are the Tao tear apart between their traditional way of living and the demands of modern life? What will the world miss if the Tao disappears? Listen to CRTVs interview (Mandarin) with the maker of this film, Heather Tsui.
Inspired by her own cycling trip around Taiwan, Hong Kong filmmaker Doris Wong makes her debut with New Turn 轉彎之後. How do the stucked lives of four youngsters change during their cycling tour in Taiwan? Listen to CRTV’s interview with Doris.
Ju Percussion Group from Taiwan gave a splendid concert connecting East and West in Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ in Amsterdam yesterday. The group has played in 28 countries around the world, educated more than 130,000 percussionists through its own instruction system and commissioned the creation of as many as 214 pieces. Listen to CRTV’s interview with founder and artistic director Ju Tzong-Ching of the Ju Percussion Group.
Taiwanese rockband The Chairman gave their first concerts in Europe. We interviewed the band just before their performance in Amsterdam tonight.
Interviews with Mr. Tom Chou, Representative of the Taipei Representative Office in The Netherlands, and Mr. Walter M. S. Yeh, Executive Vice President of Taiwan External Trade Development Council, about trade between Taiwan and The Netherlands:
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Our guest is Kim Schoppink, campaign leader for Greenpeace East Asia. She has worked for Green Peace for eight years now. Kim has lived in Thailand for 1,5 years and she felt in love with Asia. When she saw the vacancy for Greenpeace Taiwan, she knew this was the job for her. From February 2012 till February 2013 she got the opportunity to work for Greenpeace Taiwan. Greenpeace East Asia first office opened ten years ago in Hong Kong, shortly followed by an office in Beijing, Taipei and Soeul. Greenpeace East Asia focuses on similar topics as in the Netherlands, like agriculture, toxic pollution and oceans.