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National identity has always been a complicated and difficult topic to deal with, which also leads to national or regional tensions in many corners of the world, such as Catalonia of Spain, Scotland of UK. In Asia, besides the situation on Korean Peninsula, relations between Taiwan and China is also another unsettled issue for more than half of a century in the region. As Taiwan’s only TV program that discusses social issues with young people, Youth News @ PTS undertook a multiplatform approach and teamed up with a renowned election study center in Taiwan to survey over 2000 Taiwanese youths under the age of 18 on this topic for the very first time. This episode plays an essential role to take the initiative communicating with teenagers in digital world. How do these digital natives deal with the complex social and political issue?

  • Chu Shiao-Chuan
  • Wang Rou-Ting
  • Wang Rou-Ting
  • Yen-ju Lai
  • Jhan Huei-Ru
    Associate Producer
  • Chu Shiao-Chuan
  • Lin Meng-hsun
    Social Network Editor
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    Short, Web / New Media
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    25 minutes 44 seconds
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    October 1, 2019
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    Chinese, English
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Director Biography - Chu Shiao-Chuan, Wang Rou-Ting



Chu Shiao-Chuan
Chu Shiao-Chuan studied in Department of Radio and Television, National Taiwan University of Arts. Chu Shiao-Chuan is an associate producer, cinematographer, director and currently is the scenarist in Taiwan Public Television Service.

Wang Rou-Ting
Wang Rou-Ting is now a project coordinator in Taiwan Public Television Service. She once served as reporter in United Daily News and Business Today. Wang Rou-Ting focused on the issues of transitional justice, national identification, death penalty, youth depression, life education and sex education. She advocated the discussion toward sensitive issue in the society through report and films.

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In Europe, England is dealing with issues of Scottish Independence and Spain is managing with Catalonia’s independence movement. Meanwhile, in Asia, South Korea and North Korea is also facing with issue of unification. Likewise, Taiwan has been struggling with similar condition of being annexed by China or striving for independence for many years. Taiwan is one of the democratic nations which is not officially recognized in the world. Taiwan is unable to participate in international organization and join international competition by our official country name.
This kind of anxiety toward future and issues of differentiated national identification are widely discussed in society by the upcoming presidential election in 2020 and Hong Kong protest. In this episode, Youth News targeted on adolescents to interview about their national identification and how they communicate with their parents with different political attitude.