Chinese Program Overview

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The drama is based on the life of Sima Yi, a great politician and strategist who lived during the Three Kingdoms era. During his early years, he intentionally hid his capabilities to avoid serving under Cao Cao, going as far as breaking his own legs. Then, the safety of his family forced him off the sidelines to assist Cao Pi in his fight to be his father’s successor. Later, he implemented a social reform to abolish clan-based feudalism in Cao Pi’s new kingdom. His sway on Emperor Cao Pi alarmed the Cao/Xiahou clan and made him their primary enemy. Their campaign to drive a wedge between him and the new Emperor succeeded when he was banished from the royal court.

Mondays through Fridays, 9PM to 10PM. Mandarin with Chinese Subtitles.

Love of the 100 Days

Yuen Ting-yin, a 32-year-old from Taiwan who is a disciplined, scrupulous and conservative accountant has lived in Hong Kong for a while. During a traveling tour, he hastily married a 29-year-old, straight tempered, self-willed and romantic freelanced illustrator Lai Hoi-Yee. But she loves freedom and romance, which disagrees with Ting-yin’s well-organized and monotonous lifestyle. They try hard to cope with each other but fail repeatedly. They experience many difficulties at the beginning of marriage that they both soon come to regret their speed marriage. Right after their marriage, they bought a bed with a 100-day return policy. As they get near their 100th day, will they begin to change their minds, or will they return the mattress and go their different paths?

Mondays, 8PM to 9PM. Cantonese with Chinese Subtitles.

Chinese New Migrants: Chasing Dreams Abroad

With the passage of time, immigration has become a popular topic and a choice for ordinary people. “Chinese New Migrants: Chasing Dreams Abroad” is a 13-episode documentary which provides the comprehensive record of the living state of Chinese migrants in the new era.

The crew went to the United States, United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, New Zealand and other countries, conducted in-depth interviews with nearly 40 new immigrants. The interviewees include science and technology talents, industry leaders, businessmen, “the second generation of the rich” and politicians, etc.

The theme of each episode varies and shares a panoramic picture of the Chinese migrants. It is an objective record of the new immigrant’s life and thoughts.

Experiencing the first three times of migration changes, when the fourth wave of immigration is about to start, what are the concerns of the new generation of immigrants? What kind of dreams do they pursue? This program gives the answers.

Tuesdays, 8PM to 9PM. Mandarin with Chinese Subtitles.

WTO Sister Show

This cross-cultural variety talk show from Taiwan features not only celebrities and experts, but also newcomers to Taiwan. Guests share their stories and experiences focusing around a central topic every show, which include different countries’ cultures, new and strange cultural experiences, cross-cultural marriage life, and language-learning experiences. There are also special activities and locations featured throughout the show.

Wednesdays, 8PM to 9PM. Mandarin with Chinese Subtitle.

Stylish Man-The Chef

This Golden Bell award winning cooking contest show is hosted by Zeng Guocheng and Xia Yuqiao. Chef Judges are two of the most popular Celebrity chefs in Taiwan, A-Ji and James.

Thursdays, 8PM to 9PM. Mandarin

Hello Doctor

Health and medical advice is given by physicians who are from different specialty areas, and who uncover what working at a hospital is really like. Hosted by the popular TV show host Hu Gua.

Fridays, 8PM to 9PM. Mandarin

Hot Door Night

The most famous actors, the greatest performers, and the most popular figures in the entertainment business walk through a door on stage—the “Hot Door”. Viewers hold their breath as they wait to see who would be walking through the door each night. On this stage the audience can see the artists’ different sides. Every night, the most popular figures in the entertainment business incorporate the hottest topics and current events into a spectacular variety show. The five hosts, Jacky Wu, O.D., Hank Chen, ADA and LuLu, who are different in age, generation, and hosting style, not only can sing, act, dance, and imitate, but are also skilled in cross-talk.

Tuesdays through Thursdays, 11:00 PM to 12:00 AM. Mandarin with Chinese Subtitles

KTSF Morning News


Monday through Friday, 6:00AM to 8:00AM. Cantonese with Chinese Subtitles.

Chinese News at 7

Major local, national and international news events are examined and reported in Cantonese by KTSF’s staff of journalists who are well recognized around the world. Daily coverage includes news from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, sports, weather, special features and those issues having a particular impact on the Chinese speaking communities being served by KTSF.

7 days a week, 7:00 PM, Cantonese with Chinese subtitles.

Chinese News at 10

Major local, national and international news events are examined and reported in Mandarin by KTSF’s staff of journalists who are well recognized around the world. Daily coverage includes news from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, sports, weather, special features and those issues having a particular impact on the Chinese speaking communities being served by KTSF.

7 days a week, 10:00 PM, Mandarin with Chinese subtitles.

China News

CCTV News provides comprehensive global coverage, delivering the latest domestic and regional development news and information on business, finance, economics and culture.

Mondays through Fridays, 8:00AM to 8:30AM. Mandarin.

Fruity Pie

A little store filled with children’s stories is the setting for amazing happenings each day. With Granny Fruity Pie as the main character, this lively and fun program takes children to explore their environment, interpersonal relationships, health, and safety education.

E/I, TV-Y, Ages 2-10

The E/I symbol identifies educational and informational television programming that furthers the education and informational needs of children 16 years of age and under in any respect, including the child’s intellectual/cognitive or social/emotions needs.”

Mondays through Fridays, 8:30AM to 9:00AM. Mandarin.

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Showers of Blessing

A religious program with true life-changing stories to inspire people with hope and encouragement.

Mondays through Fridays, 11:30AM to 12:00PM. Cantonese, SAP Mandarin with Chinese subtitles.

Zhong Tian News

Provides Taiwan’s most focused political dynamics, the most in-depth social tracking and international topics of world attention, a variety of lifestyle information, KUSO fresh and interesting topic.

Mondays through Thursdays, 12:00PM to 12:30PM. Mandarin.

Daai Drama: Happiness is Simple

主演: 琇琴、吳皓昇、鄭平君、林嘉俐、高玉珊、秋乃華、方少韋、周婷穎、梁家榕、胡利

Mondays through Thursdays, 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM. Formosan with Chinese Subtitles.

A Path to True Happiness

The teachings of venerable Master Chin Kung.
1.Buddhism is the most profound and wholesome education directed by the Buddha toward all people.
2.The content in Buddha Shakyamuni’s forty-nine years of teaching describes the true reality of life and the universe. Life refers to oneself, universe refers to our living environment.
3.Those who possess a complete and proper understanding of life and the universe are called Buddhas or Bodhisattvas. Those who lack the understanding are called ordinary people.
4.Cultivation is changing the way we think, speak, and act toward people and matters from an erroneous way to a proper way.
5.The guideline for cultivation is understanding and awakening, proper views and purity. Understanding and awakening is to be without delusion, proper views is without deviation, and purity is without pollution. This can be achieved by practicing the Three Learnings of self-discipline, concentration, and wisdom.
6.The Three Conditions are the foundation of cultivation and study. When interacting with people, accord with the Six Harmonies and when interacting with society, practice the Six Principles. Follow the ten lessons taught by Samantabhadra Bodhisattva and dedicate one’s mind to everlasting purity and brightness. These complete the purpose of the Buddha’s teachings.

Mondays through Fridays, 1:30PM to 2:00PM. Rebroadcast at 1:00AM-1:30AM on the same day. Mandarin with Chinese subtitles.

YOYO Fun Travel

This series is designed to encourage children to explore and develop connections with the natural world. For example, visiting a local zoo, spending a day at the beach or engaging in other outdoor activities are all explored as great ways for kids to stay active and healthy. For ages 2 through 12.
Wednesdays, 2:00PM to 2:30PM. Mandarin.

Talk Today

Talk Today” is a live interactive interview program where viewers can call in to participate in the discussion. Every Friday, veteran host Jiayu Jeng focuses on the latest social issues, the hottest news topics, entertainment news, arts and culture, local lifestyle topics, plus brings you interviews with stars & celebrities. To top it off, the show regularly includes contests and prize giveaways.

Broadcast live each Friday at 12:00pm with a repeat on Friday 11:00pm, and Sundays at 7:30PM to 8:00PM. Mandarin.
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Daai Variety Programs

Life Wisdom: Living wisdom from Master Cheng Yen’s 12-minute speech.

The Footprints of Great Love in China: Based on Tzu Chi’s overseas relief experiences and core principles, the program presents a map of China enriched by true stories of the locals and its socio-economic phenomena.

Stories Told by Dharma Master Cheng Yen: Thought-provoking stories told by Dharma Master Cheng Yen are made into cartoon animation with music and Chinese watercolor.

Fridays, 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM. Mandarin with Chinese Subtitles

Entertainment Online

One of the best entertainment news report programs in China, Entertainment Online delivers you first-hand e-news transmitted by satellite, so that you’ll be the first among your friends to know what happens in showbiz.

Fridays, 11:30PM to 12:00AM. Saturdays and Sunday, 9:30PM to 10:00PM. Mandarin.

Life Wisdom

Master Cheng Yen shares the preceding 24 hours of world events, volunteer achievements and Tzu Chi’s four missions in a 12-minute summary.

Saturdays, 6:30AM to 7:00AM. Mandarin with Chinese and English subtitles.


Hong Kong people are used to rapid pace of life. But facing great pressure from work or from school, unwittingly, it may cause different health problems and may trigger critical illnesses. With different hot topics, doctors and experts are invited to discuss and explain some fallacious thinking and myths about health and illness. They will also give advice on profound knowledge of various therapies.

Saturdays, 5:30PM to 6:00PM. Cantonese with Chinese Subtitles.

Trips with Mom

As mothers usually busy themselves with chores and tasks around the house, they barely get any time to themselves, let alone go on vacation! This program bring four pairs of celebrity mothers and daughters on a trip to relax, have fun, and most of all, renourish the wonderful bond between them.
Hosts: Louise Lee and daughter, Rain Li and mother, Akina Fong and mother, Michelle Wai and mother

Saturdays, 6PM to 7PM. Cantonese with Chinese Subtitles.

Bay Area Focus with Lily Chou

“Bay Area Focus with Lily Chou” will invite professionals from a variety of businesses including finance, education, health, real estate and others that provide products and services that are essential in viewers’ daily lives. The focus of the show is to provide useful information, especially for new immigrants. The show is designed for viewers to learn more about the Bay Area and help them face the challenges of being in a new place.

Saturdays, 7:30PM to 8:00PM. Mandarin

Back to Youth

This reality show follows six celebrities and their journey back into the days of their youth, traveling and eating aimlessly around the country, and they manage to spend a quality collective time together. The show consists of 12 episodes with regular stars Fan Ming, Jimmy Lin, Hua shao, Sun Yang, Aaron Kwok and Han Dongjun.

Saturdays, 8:00PM to 9:30PM. Mandarin with Chinese Subtitles.

Business & Lifestyle

Your weekly TV reference guide to all things business. Featured are profiles of successful businesses, tips from established entrepreneurs on how to grow your business, and how to avoid common pitfalls of first-time business owners.

Sundays,6:30PM to 7:00PM. Mandarin.
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If You Are the One

“If You Are the One,” or “Fei Cheng Wu Rao,” which literally translates to “Do not disturb unless you’re sincere,” is a match-making reality show featuring men and women looking for their perfect partner. The host and the commentators display humor and wit throughout the unpredictable match-making process, where each suitor may be voted out by 24 women during the courting process. The women can also choose to keep the suitor in the show to see if he is actually Mr. Right, who, in order to win a date, must survive three rounds of tests. But that’s only if the suitor can survive harsh and blunt criticism about everything, from the suitors’ attitude, accomplishments, and even appearance by an intimidating lineup of young women. The show has been a ratings success in China and is now the highest-rated show for Jiangsu TV.

Sundays,8:00PM to 9:30PM. Mandarin with Chinese subtitles.

Chinese Journal

This public affairs program is produced by KTSF and geared towards the Bay Area Chinese community. It covers a wide array of issues pertinent to the public interest. Hosted by Anni Chung (Cantonese) and Wilheimina Li (Mandarin).

Sundays, 5:30PM to 6:00PM.
Cantonese – 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sunday of the month.
Mandarin – 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month.