Isis Calderon

Multimedia Communicator

My Writing

Trapping Taiwan: The Effects of Western Alarmism

Anders Blomso, a Masters student of Taiwanese Literature, Language and Culture at the National Taiwan University, examines the impact of Western coverage of Taiwan. This piece is accompanied by photos of Taiwan’s National Day in October 2021 by Isis Briones, a Mass Communication and Mandarin undergraduate at the National Chengchi University.

In early October, over the course of four days from the 1st to the 4th, nearly 150 Chinese warplanes crossed the Taiwan Strait into Taiwan’s airspace. This

Caught in the Taiwan-China Crossfire: a Guatemalan Perspective

Isis Briones, a Guatemalan national studying on a state scholarship in Taiwan, speaks on how the brain drain inevitably leads to a complex entanglement of people and international politics.

In 2018, I found myself pursuing any available opportunity to leave my cocoon where I was born, Guatemala - somewhat ironically dubbed the country of eternal spring and land of many trees, owing to its clement weather and lush green landscapes – looking for opportunities to study abroad, and attain a better