Angela Lu Fulton

Angela is a senior reporter for WORLD Magazine and a part-time editor for WORLD Digital. She is a graduate of the World Journalism Institute and Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. Angela resides in Taipei, Taiwan. Follow her on Twitter @angela818.

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Why diplomas come before dreams in China

China | How China’s 8,000-character written language shaped an education system that seems draconian to Westerners
by Angela Lu Fulton
Posted 12/07/15, 02:55 pm

TAIPEI, Taiwan—At 9 p.m., a gaggle of middle-school boys spills out of a storefront in Taipei, still dressed in matching school uniforms. It’s finally time for them to go home after a long day of school and then buxiban, or after-school cram class, where they get extra help on subjects like English and math. Then it’s off to bed before another full day of studying.

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Taiwanese media's theater of the absurd

Media | Following the U.S. 24-hour news cycle model trapped a free press in an entertainment prison
by Angela Lu Fulton
Posted 11/11/15, 12:36 pm

TAIPEI, Taiwan—The chasm between communist China’s controlled media and democratic Taiwan’s free-wheeling press came to the fore last week during the news conferences that followed the historic meeting in Singapore between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou.

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Historic meeting unlikely to bring China, Taiwan closer together

Taiwan
by Angela Lu Fulton
Posted 11/05/15, 12:40 pm

TAIPEI, Taiwan—The leaders of China and Taiwan will meet this weekend in Singapore to discuss cross-strait relations, the first meeting of its kind since the Chinese Nationalists fled to the island of Taiwan in 1949. Chinese President Xi Jinping and Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou have agreed to address each other as “mister” to avoid disagreements about their status. The leaders also announced they will not sign formal agreements or issue any joint statements during the meeting.

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