By KALANI CHEN-HAYES, age 10

PHOTO: Kalani Chen-Hayes
PHOTO: Kalani Chen-Hayes

Name: Antonette Liao

Age: 12

Languages Spoken: Mandarin, English; learning Spanish and French

Parents’ Jobs: They both work for an import company.

Favorite Foods: Italian food

Favorite Animal: Dogs

Favorite Subject in School: Social Studies

Favorite Activities: Rock climbing

What She Wants to Be When She Grows Up: a fashion designer

PHOTO: Kalani Chen-Hayes
PHOTO: Kalani Chen-Hayes

Name: Wu Xian Zhi

Age: 12

Languages spoken: Mandarin, English

Parents’ Jobs: One is a doctor and the other is a teacher

Favorite Foods: Spaghetti

Favorite Animal: Dogs

Favorite Subject in School: Math

Favorite Activities: Basketball

What He Wants to Be When He Grows Up: A scientist

PHOTO: Kalani Chen-Hayes
PHOTO: Kalani Chen-Hayes

Name: Matilda / Ning-Yao Huang

Age: 10

Lives In: Taipei, Taiwan

Languages: Mandarin, Taiwanese, English

Parents’ Jobs: Dad is a legal prosecutor and Mom is an attorney

Favorite Food: Rice

Favorite Animal: Dogs

Favorite Subjects in School: Art

Favorite Activities: Playing house

PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons
PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons

Capital of Taiwan: Taipei

Population: 23.4 million

Languages Apoken: The official language of Taiwan is Mandarin, though there are various regional dialects.

Currency: New Taiwan Dollar (NT$)

Religions: 35% Buddhist, 33% Taoist, 19% nonreligious, 4% Christian, 3.5% I-Kuan Taoist, 5% other

Sports: Baseball is not only the national sport, but also the most popular.