On the Line is a lively forum where important personages including local and foreign diplomats, policy experts, academics, and government officials, are invited to discuss current events and issues involving Taiwan and the world. On the Line broadcasts worldwide every Sunday (Taiwan Time) and is available on demand.
Luxembourg is a small country in western Europe and is the second richest country in the world ranked by its GDP. It is a multicultural country with citizens more than 170 nationalities. According to Ms.Tania Berchem, Executive Director of the Luxembourg Trade and Investment Office in Taipei. Luxembourg has managed to diversify its economy since mid-1980s and has developed ICT, IoT, AI, circular economy, creative industry and space technology. Ms.Tania Berchem further explains how Luxembourg has managed to become an ecosystem fostering innovation and creativity.
B.DANCE artistic director, Po-Cheng Tsai and his group B.DANCE has toured 45 cities in 21 countries, with their 235 performances receiving multiple awards and enthusiastic reviews across Europe. Due to the pandemic, B.DANCE has cancelled 60 performances, but Po-Cheng still got the chance to go to Europe to create the wonderful “Alice” for Luzerner Theater. The on line world premiere of Alice in Taiwan in August received a wide acclaim with 7.7 K views on YouTube and 1K on Facebook. The next production “Before we say goodbye”, the biggest production of this year, will be premiered on Oct.30 at Taipei Culture Center. The artistic director and choreographer of B.DANCE, Po-Cheng Tsai has been named best new choreographer by the French Critics Association of Theater, Dance, and Music in 2020 and one of the world’s most influential young choreographers by German dance magazine Tanz in 2018.
Summer Chen, chief editor of Taiwan Fact-check Center (TFC) said during the pandemic last year, TFC debunked around 300 pieces of disinformation. Recently, there has been a lot of disinformation regarding the vaccine and the inoculation. Summer Chen said with the comeback of the pandemic in Taiwan in May, there has growing claims of disinformation and she said we have to fight not only the pandemic but also the infodemic. Infodemic is false or misleading information during a disease outbreak such as COVID-19. Infodemic destroys our confidence to be vaccinated, she said, adding that the spread of fake news regarding vaccination is spreading on platforms unheard of before.
Taiwan Fact-check Center (TFC) makes use of social media platform such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram as well as LINE (a mobile messaging app popular in Taiwan, Japan and Thailand) chatbot.TFC Facebook has 140 thousand plus followers and the LINE chatbot helps check information and respond to enquiries.