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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.

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11 April, 2021

In June of 2020, last year, Taiwan Fact Check Center won a global checking award for debunking a video that falsely claimed vote rigging in the elections in Taiwan. The debunking process only took 15 minutes, but Summer Chen Hui-min, Editor in chief of Taiwan Fact Check Center said that is not the normal case, it normally takes half a day or one to three days to debunk misinformation, and sometimes it even takes up two to three weeks. Some misinformation has been described as a zombie rumor as you can't kill it and it keeps coming back, Summer Chen said when this happens, they make good use of the LINE chatbot to answer questions raised by the public. LINE is Taiwan’s most popular messaging app and Taiwan is the first country to work with LINE.

04 April, 2021

Taiwan Fact Check Center (TFC) was founded in August 2018 and in just less than 3 yeas’ time, the center has gained recognition from the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) by renewing its signatory status to TFC. There are strict requirements to be met including the proof of non-partisanship, transparency of sources, independence of financial support from any political party or politicians and a commitment to open and honest corrections. Summer Chen Hui-min, Editor in chief of Taiwan Fact Check Center said the Center fully complies with the Code of Principles set forth by the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN), a unit of the Poynter Institute dedicated to bringing together fact-checkers around the world.

28 March, 2021

A much-anticipated travel bubble between Taiwan and Palau will start on April 1, the first of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region. The travel bubble will allow people from both sides including long-term residents to travel to both countries without any quarantine. Ambassador Dilmei Louisa Olkeriil, the Ambassador of Palau said she is very excited as she said Palau has been ready for the arrival of the Taiwanese tourists, the only foreign visitors from the world.

21 March, 2021

Even though Patrick Lee is a finance graduate from National Chengchi University in Taiwan, he has had passion for art and decided to become an artist. For more than two decades, Patrick Lee has exhibited works across different countries in the world. His use of silk-screen painting techniques gives his work more richness and imagination. He has also become an internationally collected artist after his paintings were all sold at his first European gallery exhibition in Denmark in 2002. He was then invited to take part in the Venice Trienniel and the Milan Expo 2015 International Contemporary Art Exhibition.

14 March, 2021

The EXPATS: The International Ingrams, the first black international smart reality show attracted 2.3 million views in just a month’s time after it was released. It is an unscripted reality show shot in Taiwan during times of COVID-19. Juanita Ingram and her family travelled from the US to London and now here in Taiwan ad she came up with the show’s concept when she realized her story could not only help other black families abroad but also trailing spouses which led her to shoot another 8-part story of Trailing Spouses. Juanita Ingram is an attorney, author, actress and Founder and CEO of Purpose Productions, Inc. The EXPATS won 2020 Telly Award for unscripted series, the Telly Awards honor excellence in video and TV across all screens.

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