‘The Fierce Wife’ to air in Latin Amer­ica

The China Post - - LOCAL - BY JOSEPH YEH

Award-win­ning Tai­wanese TV drama “The Fierce Wife” (

) will soon be aired in Latin Amer­i­can coun­tries with Span­ish voiceovers and sub­ti­tles to show Tai­wan’s soft power to the re­gion, the Min­istry of For­eign Af­fairs (MOFA) an­nounced yes­ter­day.

Speak­ing dur­ing a press con­fer­ence to an­nounce the plan, Vice For­eign Min­is­ter Vanessa Shih (

) said the project is a col­lab- ora­tive ef­fort be­tween the min­istry and lo­cal San­lih E-Tele­vi­sion sta­tion ( ), the pro­ducer of the TV se­ries.

The TV se­ries that was first aired in Tai­wan at 2010 was cho­sen by the min­istry fol­low­ing a strict screen­ing process and it will be the first Tai­wanese TV se­ries to be aired in Latin Amer­ica, Shih said.

It is part of the min­istry’s on­go­ing project to pro­mote Tai­wanese cul­ture and soft power to the re­gion where most of the R.O.C.’s diplo­matic al­lies are sit­u­ated, she added.

Fol­low­ing years of prepa­ra­tions to post-pro­duce the se­ries and added Span­ish sub­ti­tles and Span­ish voiceovers, Shih said the TV drama will soon be aired on 10 TV net­works in eight Latin Amer­i­can coun­tries in the fol­low­ing months.

The eight coun­tries are Nicaragua, El Sal­vador, Hon­duras, Gu­atemala, Paraguay, Chile, Ecuador and Ar­gentina.

Shih noted that the TV se­ries re­flects Tai­wan’s mul­ti­cul­tural so­ci­ety, adding that the min­istry hopes the in­tro­duc­tion of the se­ries to the re­gion can help Span­ish-speak­ing so­ci­ety bet­ter un­der­stand Tai­wan.

One of the most popular TV se­ries in re­cent Tai­wan TV his­tory, the TV drama starred So­nia Sui (

), Wen Sheng-hao ( ), Chris Wang ( ) and Amanda Zhu (

). It has also pre­vi­ously been aired over­seas in Ja­pan, Sin­ga­pore, Malaysia and Hong Kong.

The main sto­ry­line is about how a house­wife deals with her hus­band’s ex­tra­mar­i­tal af­fairs.

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