Taiwan’s food scene used to be a “best-kept secret,” but it seems like the world is catching on. A new Netflix show Street Food features an episode about an unexpected Taiwanese food destination: Chiayi. Also, this year’s Michelin Guide to Taipei features 24 street food eateries in its Bib Gourmand list. In today’s Taiwan Insider, we’ll share some of the culinary delights that made the list.
As the world celebrates Earth Day, a look at saving the earth and sea through banning plastic bags and soon... plastic straws. Taiwan’s politicians are cozying up with the goddess of the sea, Mazu. Also, an interview with FilmEQ.org founder Louise Watt about gender equality in Asian films.
Taiwan Relations Act turns 40 this month. We have an exclusive interview with AIT (American Institute in Taiwan) as the US and Taiwan commemorate 40 years of the TRA. We also explain what this important document is, and what it does.
Tensions heat up in the Taiwan Strait after two Chinese jet planes cross the median line, something that hasn’t happened in more than 20 years. In today’s show, we have analysis from Tamkang University Professor Alexander Huang and the US response from AIT spokesperson Amanda Mansour.
Trending: Taiwan’s foreign minister’s humorous response to a Chinese tweet
CT scans for Taiwan’s cats (and other pets)
And a temporary neon makeover for a 100-year-old Taipei landmark...more