Chinese Program Overview

The Princess Wei Young

During the chaotic Northern and Southern Dynasties, in Northern Liang’s royal family lived a princess named Feng Xin’er who was kind, carefree, and who was loved by all. A marshal from the Chiyun Clan of Northern Wei took it upon himself to overrun Northern Liang and turn it into a bloodbath, forcing the princess out of her comfortable life.
Li Weiyoung, the daughter of the Prime Minister of Northern Wei, shielded the princess from harm. However, Weiyoung dies protecting Xin’er, and the latter assumes Weiyoung’s identity to reside in her home, where she is disliked and shunned. She thus takes it upon herself to fight against the Chiyun clan and unexpectedly becomes entangled with Northern Wei’s prince, Tuoba Jun. Through her struggles, she gains wisdom and is finally able to find peace for her family and live true to her heart.

Monday through Friday, 8:00PM to 9:30 PM. Mandarin with Chinese subtitles.

The Fun Taste of Lunar New Year

Food is an essential ingredient to almost all Chinese festivals, and so it is for Chinese New Year as well. In this program, Hong Kong food expert, Craig Au-Yeung Ying Chai, will travel with ten celebrities to their hometowns to explore the secret recipes and unique traditions of Chinese New Year’s tastes.

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

Claire’s View Of The World

In-depth news, history, culture, and stories of people’s lives and thoughts from around the globe. Winner of the Golden Bell Award for “Best Educational and Cultural Program”. Selected episodes cover Amsterdam, Vienna, Frankfurt, Malaysia, Alaska, Germany, Jordan and more. Hosted by ETTV’s reporter and producer, Claire Su.

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

Daai Drama – Smiling Face


Monday through Thursday, 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM. Formosan with Chinese Subtitles.

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.

Monday through Thursday, 11:00 PM to 12:00 AM. Mandarin with Chinese Subtitles

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.”

Monday through Friday, 8:30AM to 9:00AM. Mandarin.

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China News

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

Monday through Friday, 8:00AM to 8:30AM. Mandarin.

Showers of Blessing

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

Monday through Friday, 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.

Monday through Thursday, 12:00PM to 12:30PM. Mandarin.

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.

Monday through Friday, 1:30PM to 2:00PM. Rebroadcast at 1:00AM-1:30AM on the same day. Mandarin 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 day a week, 10:00 PM, Mandarin with Chinese subtitles.

KTSF Morning News


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

Wisdom Tree

Children’s program includes singing, dancing, interviews and cultural demonstrations for ages 3 through 6.

Wednesdays, 2:00PM to 2:30PM. Mandarin.

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.

Taxi Go

In this show, local taxi drivers take guests to various locations in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and Shenzhen, China for great food.

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

Trips with Kids

Travelogue exploring the different Minshukus of Taiwan, featuring Hong Kong celebrities with their kids. Celebrities shares their views and tips on how to travel with kids. Hosts: Mimi Lo, Dino Acconci (from the band Soler), Zac Kao, Yu Chiu

Saturdays, 6:00PM to 7:00PM. Cantonese with Chinese Subtitles.

Up Idol

Up Idol is a Chinese celebrity reality show. After the huge success of season I, “Up Idol II” continues to showcase the beauty of Asian women whilst highlighting the uniqueness of each filming destination and the cultural exchange. This season, the show features eight A-list actresses and models including multiple best actress award winner Carina Lau, legendary beauty Angie Chiu and prominent singer-songwriter Karen Mok. The stellar lineup also features actresses Joe Chen and Nana Xie, top models Ming Xi, Xu Jiao and Jiang Yiyan, along with celebrated television hosts Wang Han and actor Yuan Hong. The star-studded cast will compete as two teams at various Macau landmarks to win the ultimate Goddess title. Besides the Ruins of St Paul’s and the Macau Tower, the goddesses have also taken their races to Studio City and the world’s largest and most spectacular water-based extravaganza “The House of Dancing Water” at City of Dreams.

Saturdays, 8:00PM to 9:30PM. Mandarin.

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

Exploring China’s Borders

CCTV’s shooting crew visits the nine provinces and autonomous regions that form China’s western border and are home to more than 30 ethnic groups. The locations include Guangxi Zhuang, Tibet, Xinjiang Uygur and Inner Mongolia autonomous regions, and Yunnan, Gansu, Heilongjiang, Jilin and Liaoning provinces. The series offers viewers an in-depth travel experience with a comprehensive introduction to the natural landscape, folk customs, local cuisines, ethnic dress and arts of the border areas. It also shows local residents’ passion for life, courage to fight poverty, and hopes for peaceful lives.

Sundays,6:00PM to 6:30PM. Mandarin with Chinese subtitles.
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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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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.