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In the Spotlight

With In the Spotlight, you get to meet people from all walks of life, whether Taiwanese or foreigners who are living in Taiwan. Every week, they will each begin by telling a story that has impacted their lives. See how Shirley Lin guides them in casual interviews as they talk about Taiwan through their perspectives. You'll also learn about their "firsts" and "favorites" on the island. Enjoy getting to know Taiwan's greatest assets - its people!

What's On

28 November, 2021
The great foods of Taiwan

Michael Pinkerton is from Australia and he heads the engineering department of Swancor Renewable Energy, a Taiwan company. On this week's In the Spotlight, Shirley Lin learns more about offshore wind turbines from Michael and also what Michael likes about Taiwan enough to stay.

21 November, 2021
Renewable energy in Taiwan

Michael Pinkerton is Australian and is head of the engineering department at Swancor Renewable Energy in Taiwan. Learn about renewable energy and wind turbines on In the Spotlight.

14 November, 2021
Taiwan's No. 1 car racer

Ahmad Tata still holds the title of the no. 1 car racer in Taiwan and he's not even Taiwanese. Ahmad's family is from Syria but Ahmad was born and raised in Taiwan. In this week's episode of In the Spotlight, Ahmad talks about his one and only, for now, racing car.

07 November, 2021
Car racer in Taiwan

Ahmad Tata of Syria is an influencer but he's mostly known as the top car racer in Taiwan. Have a listen to his story, how he pursues his current interest right after college, on In the Spotlight.

31 October, 2021
Away from home teaching Chinese

I-chiao or Joyce Hung is the founder of Journey by Chinese, an online Chinese language program. She's currently a visiting program scholar at Penn State University teaching Chinese. On In the Spotlight this week, Joyce talks about her love for her job as well as what she misses about Taiwan being away from home.

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