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Taiwan News Quick Take

Staff writer, with CNA

MEDIA

Cities to screen ‘Linsanity’

A documentary about Jeremy Lin (林書豪), the first NBA player of Taiwanese descent, will be screened in about 20 cities in the US from Oct. 4, according to a report in the Houston Chronicle yesterday. Linsanity features Lin’s inspirational story, from his childhood to his meteoric ascent to stardom early last year with the New York Knicks that made the 24-year-old Harvard graduate a household name and created the phenomenon from which the documentary takes its name. Directed by Evan Jackson Leong (梁伊凡), the film will be shown first in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, the report said. Lin, who currently plays for the Houston Rockets, is scheduled to arrive in Taiwan on Aug. 14 for a week-long stay.

POLITICS

Hau appoints office director

Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌) yesterday appointed Department of Information and Communication Commissioner Chao Hsin-ping (趙心屏) as director of his mayoral office. Chao will be replaced by Sun Ting-lung (孫廷龍), director of New Taipei City’s (新北市) Culture Foundation and a former deputy editor-in-chief of the Chinese-language China Times. Hau said Chao’s job will be to improve the city’s media market and communication with the press as part of efforts to improve the city’s overall image. Chao, who has served as commissioner for more than two years, said she would seek to negotiate with all city government departments to promote municipal development. Sun said he will use his 30 years of media experience to boost the city’s reputation and the number of tourists visiting the nation’s capital. The appointments take effect on Thursday next week.

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