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Taiwan grants performer her dream

LOVE OF THEATER:A circus performer in her native Vietnam, Annie Nguyen has warmed to the art of Taiwanese opera, with a career that has Taiwanese embracing her

Staff writer, with CNA

Almost 10 years old now, A-dang still has to endure 13-hour-long dialysis sessions.

“I love her so, so much; I want to spend every second with her,” Nguyen said.

Support and encouragement have also come in the form of government initiatives that seek to improve the quality of life for new immigrants in Taiwan and break the negative stereotypes about “imported brides” from other Asian nations.

Nguyen said she often receives invitations to attend cultural seminars and is asked for her opinion on some initiatives and proposals.

“I feel that if we do well, people will recognize our efforts,” she said. “There are so many outstanding and resilient new immigrants in our society. If we’re warmly received by Taiwanese, it’s natural that we would want to contribute more to society.”

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