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The Battle of Guningtou Time Traveler
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In late October 1949, the island of Kinmen waited. For forces stationed on the island, the situation seemed desperate. Within sight of the island lay the major Chinese city of Xiamen, which had fallen earlier in the month to the Chinese communists. Soon, the communist advance would take the rest of the mainland, leaving Taiwan and a few other islands the only remnants of the Republic of China. A communist invasion of Kinmen was expected next, and it would come. But at the Battle of Guningtou, fought that October, that invasion was pushed back, ensuring the communist advance would come no further. Here to tell us about this battle is Ms. Huang, an official at Kinmen National Park, the home of the Guningtou War Museum.

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Episode 56


Having Supplementary Classes


(Xiǎowén:Duìbùqǐ, wǒ jīntiān wǎnshàng yào bǔxí, bùnéng gēn nǐmen chūqù wánle.)
Xiaowen: I’m sorry, I have to go to a “buxiban”, or supplementary school this evening, so I won’t be able to go out with you.


(Ōufú: Nǐ yǐjīng shì dàxuéshēng le, wèishéme hái yào qù bǔxí?)
Oufu: You’re already a university student, why do you need supplemental classes?


(Déměi: Yīnwèi tā yào kǎo yánjiù suǒ.)
Demei:Because she wants to study in graduate school.


(Dézhōng: Kǎo yánjiù suǒ bùnéng zìjǐ zhǔnbèi ma?)
Dezhong: Can’t you prepare for graduate studies on your own?


(Xiǎowén:Dāngrán kěyǐ, zhǐshì wǒ bǐjiào lǎn, qù bǔxí bān, lǎoshī huì bāng wǒmen zhěnglǐ zhòngdiǎn.)
Xiaowen: Of course you could, but I’m a little lazy, so by going to a “buxiban”, the teacher can help me by providing study guidelines.


(Déměi: Xiǎowén, nǐ yīdiǎn dōu bù lǎn!)
Demei: Xiaowen, you aren’t lazy!


(Dézhōng:Jiùshì a! Báitiān shàngkè, wǎnshàng hái yào qù bǔxí bān.)
Dezhong: Yeah, really! Going to classes in the daytime and to “buxiban” in the evening.


(Ōufú: Duì wǒmen lái shuō, nà shì bù kěnéng de shìqíng!)
Oufu: As for us, that would just be impossible!


(Xiǎowén: Wǒmen yǐjīng xíguànle, cóngxiǎo bǔ dào dà. Wǒ deǐ zǒule, bàibài!)
Xiaowen: Oh, we’re already used to it, “cramming” from childhood to adulthood. Well, I have to go now. Bye!


(Dézhōng: Yīnggāi xiàng Xiǎowén xuéxí zhè zhǒng nǔlì xiàngshàng de jīngshén.)
Dezhong: We should have the kind of enthusiasm for learning that Xiaowen has.


Ōufú: Wǒ zhēn bù dǒng zhè “bǔxí”, yě bù kěnéng qù bǔxí.
Oufu: I really don’t get this “bu xi”, and it would be impossible for me to do that!


(Déměi: Wénhuà, xíguàn dōu bù róngyì gǎibiàn, hěn nánshuō shuí duì shuí cuò.)
Demei:Culture and customs are all difficult to change. It’s hard to say who’s right and who’s wrong.


(Dézhōng: Bùnéng shuō nǎge hǎo nǎge bù hǎo, dàn nǔlì xiàngshàng yídìng shì duì de.)
Dezhong: You can’t say which is good and which is bad, but self- improvement is always right!


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Episode 55


Making up deficiencies


to make up a deficiency, to replenish


(Hái yǒu méiyǒu rén yào bǔchōng shuōmíng de?)
Is there anyone who wants to add something to the explanation?


water content, moisture


(Páshān de shíhòu, yào suíshí bǔchōng shuǐ fèn.)
When mountain climbing, you need to drink water frequently to prevent dehydration.


essentially, basically


(Jīběn shàng wǒmen de xiǎngfǎ shì yīyàng de.)
Our ways of thinking are fundamentally the same.




(Nǐ gěi de jīběn zīliào bùquán, qǐng míngtiān bǔ quán.)
The basic information you have given me is incomplete. Please turn in the rest of it tomorrow.




(Qǐng gàosù wǒ hái quēshǎo shénme zīliào?)
Please tell me what other information is lacking.




(Nǐ yīnggāi qǐngjiào yīshī, búyào zìjǐ suíbiàn chī yào.)
You should consult with a doctor, and not “self medicate”.




(Bù xǐhuān hùwài huódòng de rén, cháng quēshǎo wéitāmìng D.)
People who do not like outdoor activities often lack vitamin D.


spirits, energy


(Nǐ jīntiān de jīngshén bǐ zuótiān hǎoduōle.)
Your spirits today are a lot better than they were yesterday.


essence of chicken broth


(Jīngshén bù hǎo, hē jījīng yǒuyòng ma?)
When you lack stamina, does essence of chicken broth help?



歐福: 一個人每天基本的水份是1500還是2000 cc?
(Ōufú: Yígerén měitiān jīběn de shuǐ fèn shì 1500 háishì 2000 cc?)
Oufu: Does each person require 1500 or 2000 cc of water every day?


德美: 聽你的身體說: 渴了,就補充水;累了,就補充維他命。
(Déměi: Tīng nǐ de shēntǐ shuō: Kěle, jiù bǔchōng shuǐ; lèile, jiù bǔchōng wéitāmìng.)
Demei: Listen to what your body tells you: drink when you’re thirsty; take vitamins when you’re feeling run down.


得中: 有的醫生說如果精神不好,可以喝雞精補精、氣、神。
(Dézhōng: Yǒu de yīshēng shuō rúguǒ jīngshén bù hǎo, kěyǐ hē jījīng bǔ jīng, qì, shén.)
Dezhong: Some doctors have said, when your energy is low, essence of chicken broth can boost your spirits.


德美: 我覺得身體缺少什麼,自己最清楚,不全的就補全它。
(Déměi: Wǒ juédé shēntǐ quēshǎo shénme, zìjǐ zuì qīngchǔ, bùquán de jiù bǔ quán tā.)
Demei: I feel that when the body is lacking something, you will know what you need and replenish it yourself.


歐福: 「不全的就補全它。」但是我怎麼知道全了沒?
(Ōufú: “Bùquán de jiù bǔ quán tā.” Dànshì wǒ zěnme zhīdào quánle méi?)
Oufu: “Make up for a deficiency”? But, how will I know when enough is enough?


得中: 哦! 所以重點是你想知道日常需要的水份數量是多少?
(Dézhōng: Ó! Suǒyǐ zhòngdiǎn shì nǐ xiǎng zhīdào rìcháng xūyào de shuǐ fèn shùliàng shì duōshǎo?)
Dezhong: Oh! So the main point is that you want to know the exact amount of water that is sufficient for each day.


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“Fitting in in Chinese” is a special series on Chinese to Go, which is jointly produced by the Chinese Language Center of Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages and Radio Taiwan International.


Episode 54






“cram”, to do supplemental studies



(Bùzhǐ xuéshēng, chéngrén yě qù bǔxí bān bǔxí.)

Not only students, but adults as well, go to “buxibans” for supplementary education.


2  教育





(Bǔxí jiàoyù zài yàzhōu hěn liúxíng.)

Supplementary education is very popular in Asia.


3  研究所

(Yánjiù suǒ)     

graduate school



(Wǒ niàn yánjiù suǒ de shíhòu, yǐjīng kāishǐ gōngzuòle.)

When I was in graduate school, I had already started working.


4 懶





(Nǐ tài lǎnle ba! Shuì dào zhōngwǔ shí'èr diǎn.)

You are too lazy, sleeping until noon!


5   整理


organize, arrange, tidy



(Wǒmen yīnggāi tiāntiān zhěnglǐ fángjiān.)

We should tidy our rooms each day.


6   重點


an important point



(Qǐng nǐ gǎnkuài shuō zhòngdiǎn.)

Hurry up and get to the point.


7  剛


just now



(Wǒ gāng mǎile yì zhāng dìtú.)

I have just bought a map.


8  上網


get on the Internet



(Xiànzài dàxuéshēng shàngwǎng de shíjiān bǐ shuōhuà de shíjiān duō.)

Nowadays, university students spend more time on the Internet than they do talking.


9  查


look up, check



(Nǐ shì shàng nǎ yígè wǎngzhàn chá de?)

Which web site did you look it up on?


10   資料





(Bié de zīliào wǒ míngtiān zài bǔ jiāo, kěyǐ ma?)

Can I turn in the rest of the information tomorrow?




得中: 台灣、新加坡、韓國、日本的教育有點像。

(Dézhōng: Táiwān, Xīnjiāpō, Hánguó, Rìběn de jiàoyù yǒudiǎn xiàng.)

Dezhong: Education in Taiwan, Singapore, Korea, and Japan are somewhat similar.


歐福: 哦! 哪裡像?

(Ōufú: Ó! Nǎlǐ xiàng?)

Oufu: Oh? How so?


德美: 你是說他們都很相信補習。對嗎?

(Déměi: Nǐ shì shuō tāmen dōu hěn xiāngxìn bǔxí. Duì ma?

Demei: You’re talking about how they all believe in supplemental education, aren’t you?


得中: 對啊! 從小學、中學、大學,到考研究所。

(Dézhōng: Duì a! Cóng xiǎoxué, zhōngxué, dàxué, dào kǎo yánjiù suǒ.)

Dezhong: Right!  Starting in elementary school, and on to middle school, university, and even graduate school.


歐福: 他們是懶得自己整理重點嗎?

(Ōufú: Tāmen shì lǎnde zìjǐ zhěnglǐ zhòngdiǎn ma?)

Oufu: Is it because they’re too lazy to manage the important points themselves?


德美: 喔! 他們一點都不懶,去補習班也是很累的。

(Déměi: Ō! Tāmen yìdiǎn dōu bù lǎn, qù bǔxí bān yěshì hěn lèi de.)

Demei: Oh, they aren’t lazy at all. Going to cram schools is exhausting.


得中: 嗯! 剛才談的「補習教育」,現在上網可以查到很多資料吧!

(Dézhōng: Ń! Gāngcái tán de “bǔxí jiàoyù”, xiànzài shàngwǎng kěyǐ chá dào hěnduō zīliào ba!)

Dezhong: Hm. Speaking of “supplemental education”, a lot of information about Asia’s “buxiban” can now be found online.


Immigrant rights

In today's Ear to the Ground, Andrew Ryan heads to Taiwan’s legislature to learn about how the Alliance of Human Rights Legislation for Immigrants and Migrants (AHRLIM) is fighting to make life easier for new residents in Taiwan.


Listen Now: Click on the headphone icon (↑) above to listen to the latest episode. To learn more about the program and listen to additional episodes, click on "Ear to the Ground" at the top of the page.


Full Transcript


Recently, a small group gathered in Taiwan’s legislature, pushing for the rights of foreign residents. Naturally, as a foreign resident, I was curious. I’m Andrew Ryan and in today’s Ear to the Ground, we head to Taiwan’s legislature to hear the sounds of protest.


(intro music)


(Taiwanese woman: “Come, come, come”)


A woman is calling out to foreigners, inviting them to come to Taiwan to live and work.


(Foreigner Responds)


A young guy answers the call – he’s come to study and work in Taiwan.


(Taiwanese woman welcomes him)


She welcomes him to the country, saying that there’s a new law that’s being set up that will make it easier for people who love Taiwan to stay and settle here. But then he meets someone…


(He speaks with second Taiwanese woman)


He meets a young Taiwanese woman… and soon they fall in love and he asks her to marry him. But there’s a problem.


(First Taiwanese woman protests)


Remember that woman that wanted him to come to Taiwan? She rushes over and puts two balls and a chain around his neck. I was hoping you’d love Taiwan, she says, not fall in love!


(“I was hoping you’d love Taiwan, not fall in love with a Taiwanese”)


And you can hear all the camera clicks. This is the money shot. The group is hoping that this is the photo will make it into the news.


The timing may seem a little unusual, because the Cabinet recently proposed a draft bill that they say would make living in Taiwan a more attractive option for foreigners. But the group that’s assembled here in the legislature says that the versions they’ve seen don’t go far enough to bolster the rights of new residents – especially those who end up getting married to Taiwanese partners. If you are from one of 21 target countries, you have to return to your country of origin and face interviews before you can come back and establish residency as a married person.


It’s also particularly difficult for new immigrants who get divorced but still want to remain in Taiwan. They must prove they have custody over children, that they’re supporting a minor, or that they were the victim of domestic violence.


NCCU Law Professor Liao Yuan-hao questions why foreign residents would want to apply for permanent residency.




Foreign residents do not want to apply for permanent residency, because he says, the laws are sort of like an empty box.


Aside from allowing you to stay in the country without having to leave periodically, he says there’s a high threshold to apply for permanent residency. If you’re Southeast Asian, it’s not going to prevent you from getting stopped by the police and asked for your papers because they think you are a runaway migrant worker.


Will it give you a higher salary? Not necessarily. What about a pension? No. And as for those who get residency via marriage, there are even more hurdles.




A professor at the Graduate Institute for Social Transformation Studies at Shih-Hsin University, Hsia Hsiao-chuan, says the goal is to make Taiwan a more suitable place for all sorts of people. And if you really want to attract foreign residents to live in Taiwan, you have to eliminate the discriminatory policies.




They wrap up their press conference with something that we see at a lot of protests in Taiwan, and really at protests anywhere in the world: the shouting of slogans.




We must improve the rights of immigrants… if we want to retain foreign talent.


With an Ear to the Ground, I’m Andrew Ryan.




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The Beitou Library

Taipei’s Beitou Park is home to a building with a mission to help make the city a little greener. This is the Beitou Branch of the Taipei Public Library, a mix of futuristic and green design set in one of Taipei’s big hot spring districts. In addition to readers, it attracts many visitors who are drawn to come admire its elegant wooden form, its breezy reading spaces, and the way it blends in so perfectly with its surroundings. Design experts have fallen in love with the architecture, which some people have compared to a giant tree fort. Environmental experts seem equally impressed, reeling off a list of features that cut energy use, recycle resources, and maintain harmony with the park all around. Both groups of experts have showered the library with awards. Where did the concept for the library first come from? And what exactly are all these eco-friendly features? Here to tell us is the library’s Shen Tung-mei.


Reporting in China

What is it like to be a foreign journalist in China? Tune into Eye on China as Natalie Tso speaks to Lousie Watt who worked as a journalist for the Associated Press (AP) from 2013-3017. 



“Fitting in in Chinese” is a special series on Chinese to Go, which is jointly produced by the Chinese Language Center of Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages and Radio Taiwan International.


Episode 53




1. 我明天有事,你(方便/當然/習慣)後天來嗎?
Wǒ míngtiān yǒushì, nǐ(fāngbiàn/ dāngrán /xíguàn) hòutiān lái ma?


2. 你說的對,台灣的交通(正確/ 確實/觀察)很亂。
Nǐ shuō de duì, Táiwān de jiāotōng(zhèngquè /quèshí /guānchá)hěn luàn.


3. A:他剛剛已經吃了三個包子了。
Tā gānggāng yǐjīng chīle sān gè bāozile.)


B:(Jiànyì /tīngshuō/ nánguài) jiào tā chīfàn, tā shuō tā bú è.


4. 我下午要去市(辦/做/送)事情。
Wǒ xiàwǔ yào qù shìqū(bàn/zuò/sòng) shìqíng.


5. 阿英的女兒一回家就幫忙整理家裡,真是一個(特別/懂事/禮貌)的孩子。
Ā yīng de nǚ'ér yì huí jiā jiù bāngmáng zhěnglǐ jiālǐ, zhēnshì yígè (tèbié/ dǒngshì/lǐmào) de háizi.


6. 這是法國的香水,你聞聞看,喜歡不喜歡這種(氣味/口味/氣氛)?
Zhè shì fàguó de xiāngshuǐ, nǐ wénwén kàn, xǐhuān bù xǐhuān zhè zhǒng (qìwèi /kǒuwèi /qìfēn)?


(Nǎge jùzi shì duì de?)
Which sentences are correct?


(Wǒ tīng shuō…)
I have heard…


(bāngmáng zhěnglǐ jiālǐ.)
help pick up around the house.


(Nánbù de fēngjǐng hěn piàoliang.)
that the scenery in the south is very pretty.


Zhèngquè dá'àn shì ”b”.
The correct answer is (b).


(Zuótiān wǎnshàng méi shuì hǎo shì yīnwèi…)


(Kǎo dé bù hǎo, zài jiā shàng méi niànshū.)

(suǒyǐ méi kǎo hǎo.)


(Cāntīng zuò de cài…)


a 很沒有禮貌。
(hěn méiyǒu lǐmào.)
b 跟你媽媽做的一樣好吃。
(gēn nǐ māmā zuò de yíyàng hǎo chī.)


(Nǐ yào kāichē zài wǒ qù xuéxiào,)


(duì wǒ lái shuō zhēn de shì qiúzhībùdé.)

(duì wǒ lái shuō zhēn de shì qiūtiān de shì.)

(Kāichē cóng Táiběi dào Gāoxióng,)

a 可能沒時間說台灣話。
(kěnéng méi shíjiān shuō Táiwān huà.)

(dàyuē yào wǔ ge xiǎoshí.)


(tīng tīng kàn nǐ zuò duìle jǐ ge?)
How many did you get correct?


1. The correct response is (b): I didn’t sleep well yesterday evening because I did poorly on a test, and furthermore hadn’t studied.
2. The correct response is (b): That restaurant’s cooking is as good as your mother’s.
3. The correct response is (a): Your offer to drive me to school is a real life saver!
4. The correct response is (b): Driving from Taipei to Kaohsiung will probably take about five hours.


Guzheng by Ren Fei

Ren Fei began learning the zheng instrument at the age of six with Prof.Chen Anhua, a traditional zheng master. At the age of 12, Ren Fei won Da Feng National Zheng Competition and gave her first recital.


Ariana Lombardi: Letters to Strangers

Ariana Lombardi is a writer and artist who came to Taipei from the United States via China. On this week's Book of Odes, Ariana reads poems from her long-running "Letters to Strangers" project.


We love letters

John Van Trieste and Shirley Lin have lots more listeners' letters to read and share about their physical fitness conditions, on Status Update.


Who is Jimmy Lin?

Find out how Jimmy Lin, nicknamed "Little Whirlwind", is more than a singer, on Jukebox Republic.


Photo courtesy of books.com.tw


The Museum of Drinking Water

There’s a well-known expression in the Chinese language reminding us that whenever we drink water, we should remember to think about where its source is. It means that we should be grateful for what we have. This phrase gets used in many situations that have nothing to do with actual water, but there is at least one place in Taiwan where you may hear it used literally. Taipei’s Museum of Drinking Water occupies a large 110-year-old pump house that gave Taipei its earliest public water supply.


Mr. Cheng often leads visitors around the museum, taking them through the complicated history of how Taipei’s water system came to be. The words “municipal water” may not conjure up excitement at first, but that’s really just because most of us take it for granted. What Mr. Cheng does is to open up a world of constant work stretching back more than a century just to keep the water flowing. When you turn on your tap, he says, the water doesn’t just flow out from nowhere. Mr. Cheng is with us today for a journey through a museum that gives this side of Taiwan’s history its due.


Dean Brownless from Ireland

Dean Brownless, from Ireland, talks about his decision to come to Taiwan, on In the Spotlight.


The Dajia Riverside Park Dragon Boat Races

In just three week’s time, the Keelung River will be abuzz with boats. A stretch of river just within view of RTI’s studios will play host to one of Taipei’s big annual festivals, the Dajia Riverside Park Dragon Boat Races. This annual event is an early celebration of one of the biggest holidays of the year, the early summer Dragon Boat Festival. Whether by joining in the boat races or just cheering from the sidelines with some traditional food in hand, there are plenty of ways for visitors to Taiwan to take part in the festivities. Here to tell us about the Dragon Boat Festival and how Taipei celebrates each year is one of the organizers of the boat race, Mr. Luo from the Taipei City Department of Sports.


Nantou County

Tune into Taiwan Today and hear from Nantou County Secretary General Hung Jui-chi about one of Asia's top emerging destinations. This is part of Radio Taiwan International's series with local officials about how they are promoting the New Southbound Policy. The policy aims to build closer business, cultural, tourism and education ties with Southeast Asia, South Asia, India, Australia and New Zealand.


Nantou County Secretary General Hung talks about the many attractions of Nantou County and how its has been ranked the fifth top emerging tourist destination in Asia by Trip Advisor. Hong shares about the quality of the food at B&Bs and how they are also working on Halal certification to accommodate Muslim visitors. 


Hong shares about the beautiful mountainous terrain of Nantou and the special agricultural products that many take home as souvenirs. Hong highlights why Nantou is one of the must-see places in Taiwan.