Expats moving to Taiwan should expect some level of culture shock when it comes to the business culture in Taiwan , although in other areas of Taiwanese culture, the country looks to the West more than to its Asian neighbours. Western ideas of personal space, relationships, free time and hobbies are understood, if not always practised. East Asian and Western foreigners alike often report that they have an easier time building and maintaining local friendships than in other countries. Expect unreliable RSVPs and added guests to group events, even when reservations are involved. Signs tend to be in English, the MRT maps and announcements all contain English, many but not all menus are in English or have pictures, and government offices you have to deal with will have English services. Taking the bus may be a challenge but not an insurmountable one.
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Wednesday 21 August Expat feed. The Palace Museum in Beijing has lent 37 pieces to the National Palace Museum in Taipei, Taiwan's capital, for an exhibition of artefacts belonging to the 18th-century Chinese emperor Yongzheng, which opened this week. However, the director of the Taipei museum said that it would not reciprocate, for fear that any works that it sent to China would be seized. Taiwan passed its own corresponding law in , exempting exhibits from the Beijing and Shanghai museums from seizure or ownership disputes. Since they split at the end of a civil war in , the Communist government of China has always claimed that Taiwan is part of its territory, and considers itself the sole guardian of Chinese cultural heritage. The National Palace Museum in Taipei holds more than , such articles, most of which were removed from Beijing in the s by the exiled Nationalist government of Chiang Kai-shek, to prevent them falling into the hands of invading Japanese troops.
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Taiwanese girls are an interesting breed. Thai girls and Filipinas take the cake from a popularity standpoint. And for good reason.
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