is a general-interest English-language monthly published by the Government Information Office
The Government Information Office is a cabinet-level agency of the Executive Yuan of the Republic of China in charge of promoting government policies and regulating domestic media.-History:...
of the Republic of China
The Republic of China , commonly known as Taiwan , is a unitary sovereign state located in East Asia. Originally based in mainland China, the Republic of China currently governs the island of Taiwan , which forms over 99% of its current territory, as well as Penghu, Kinmen, Matsu and other minor...
Taiwan , also known, especially in the past, as Formosa , is the largest island of the same-named island group of East Asia in the western Pacific Ocean and located off the southeastern coast of mainland China. The island forms over 99% of the current territory of the Republic of China following...
). Its purpose is to inform English readers around the world of what takes place in the island-nation.
The Taiwan Review was established in April 1951 under the name Free China Review
– as opposed to the communist Chinese mainland – and at that time was the first ROC government-funded English-language publication targeting overseas readers. The Free China Review title stayed for half a century before it was renamed Taipei Review
in April 2000, and finally Taiwan Review in March 2003 to better reflect the origin of the publication.
For more than half a century, the magazine has been the periodical of record concerning Taiwan’s socio-economic development, as well as its democratization, through in-depth reports, features and commentaries. Today the 65-page periodical remains the GIO’s flagship publication, a credible source of information for academics in East Asian studies, and an engaging read for whoever takes an interest in trends and events that shape the lives of Taiwanese people.
Other language versions
The Taiwan Review publishes in English
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. Among the non-English TRs, the Spanish Taiwan Hoy
, which has published bimonthly since September 1982, was the first established. The French Taiwan aujourd’hui
started publication in January 1984, the German Taiwan heute
in September 1988 and the Russian Тайваньская панорама
in May 1994. All of the non-English TRs – except the French magazine, which began publishing monthly in April 2002—publish bimonthly, and serve as the nation’s only government-funded foreign-language publications introducing Taiwan and issues related to Taiwan.
- Taiwan Journal
Taiwan Journal is an English-language weekly newspaper published by the Government Information Office of the Republic of China . Its purpose is to inform English readers around the world about current events taking place on the island nation...
- Taiwan aujourd'hui
- Taiwan Info
- Taiwan Hoy
- Taiwan heute
- Taiwan Panorama
- Taiwan Review (Russian)
- Radio Taiwan International
Radio Taiwan International is the English name and call sign of the international radio service, the Central Broadcasting System of the Republic of China, commonly known as Taiwan...