Radio Taiwan International (RTI) was the biggest winner among radio stations on Saturday night with four awards at the 54th Golden Bell Awards at the National Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Taipei.
RTI received 11 nominations and won for best educational culture program, best lifestyle program, best variety music program and best variety music program host.
An RTI representative who accepted the educational culture program award said that Shih Ching Yeh Mien Mien (詩情也綿綿), the winning show, promotes Taiwan’s culture and languages.
“To promote Taiwan’s languages and culture, we have organized many Taiwanese authors and writers on the show,” the representative said, adding that the program reflects the beauty of Taiwan through its literature.
Lale Lin (府城), the show’s host, is overseas, so was unable to attend the ceremony, she added.
The lifestyle program award was won by Chuan Shih Chieh Tsui Liang Te Kuang (全世界最亮的光), which interviews and introduces people from across Taiwan who have made achievements in arts, music, film and other areas.
The award was accepted by the show’s host, singer-songwriter Ardor Huang (流氓阿德).
The variety music program award went to Na Hsieh Nien Wo Men I Chi Chang Ti Ko (那些年我們一起唱的歌), with Kuan Jen-chien (管仁健) and Li Hui-chih (黎慧芝) winning the hosting award.
Established in 1928, RTI is one of the world’s oldest radio stations, its Web site says. It broadcasts news and programs in 13 languages, with a goal to share information about Taiwan with the rest of the world.
This year, 126 shows were vying for 24 radio awards.
There was no Golden Bell special award this year for an individual who has made a major contribution to broadcasting, as no one on the shortlist met the standards set by the jury.
Taiwan might be China’s next target after it has “walled off” Hong Kong from the rest of the world with its new national security legislation, Academia Sinica Institute of Sociology fellow Wu Jieh-min (吳介民) said on Thursday. At a seminar organized by the Economic Democracy Union, the Taiwan Association for Human Rights, the Hong Kong Outlanders and the Judicial Reform Foundation, Wu said that the legislation is simultaneously a fig leaf concealing Beijing’s autocratic rule in Hong Kong and a figurative “Berlin Wall,” denying democratic countries access to Hong Kong. Wu said it is evident that Taiwan would be China’s next target. The
SAFETY CONCERNS: A construction company working nearby admitted to negligence in the incident, and is to pay a fine and other expenses related to damages Residents of homes adjacent to an alleyway in New Taipei City’s Yonghe District (永和) on Saturday were forced to evacuate their homes after the road collapsed, the New Taipei City government said yesterday. An 80m by 4m area in an alleyway on Wenhua Road (文化路) collapsed at 10:39am near an apartment building construction site where work was being done on the project’s foundation. The incident also ruptured an underground gas pipe and tilted several buildings in the area. Residents would not be able to return to their homes until tomorrow or Wednesday, when repairs are expected to be finished, the city government said. Workers
CHALLENGER DEEP: Lin Ying-Tsong was invited by Caladan Oceanic founder Victor Vescovo to join him on a 10-hour long trip in the company’s submersible Taiwanese-American Lin Ying-Tsong (林穎聰) last month became the first person from Asia and the 12th in human history to dive into the deepest part on Earth, the Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench. Lin, 45, an expert in deep sea acoustics with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in Massachusetts, joined US adventurer and Caladan Oceanic founder Victor Vescovo, 54, on June 22 in a descent to the central pool of the Challenger Deep, the deepest point of the trench, which lies at a depth of more than 10,900m. The pair made the descent in a submersible named Limiting Factor, a US$37
ARMS RACE: Two DPP lawmakers said that China’s development model differed from Taiwan’s, as it aims to become a global hegemon, while Taiwan seeks to protect itself Taiwanese national defense experts are split on how Taiwan should respond to the ever-growing budget of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA), with some advocating for Taiwan to increase defense spending, while others say that little can be done. The Legislative Yuan approved NT$358 billion (US$12.1 billion) for national defense spending across fiscal 2020, a 3.47 percent increase compared with last year, while China’s military budget this year is NT$5.4 trillion, more than 15 times that of Taiwan. Regardless of whether the government adopts a zero-based budgeting method for national defense spending — in which all expenses are justified and approved each