Chang Shin-wei

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Chang Shin-wei is a staff writer for The News Lens International.

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2016/06/22 | Chang Shin-wei

More Trouble in China's 'Democracy Village'

Hit by renewed unrest, Wukan Village is once again in the news. And Beijing is worried.

2016/07/29 | Chang Shin-wei

Taipei Mayor’s Reputation Going Downhill?

Polls show that Ko Wen-je is the least popular among the six heads of special municipalities in Taiwan, and has the least chance of winning a second term.

2016/07/27 | Chang Shin-wei

Support for Tsai Drops by 14% in Two Months

Labor rights issues, the South China Sea ruling, and the accidental launch of a missile are believed to have contributed to the wavering trust in the Tsai administration.

2016/07/27 | Chang Shin-wei

Chinese Honeytrap Snares Taiwanese Aviation Police Official

A Taiwanese aviation police officer was seduced by the female manager of a Chinese company with ties to the CCP.

2016/07/22 | Chang Shin-wei

China Huffs and Puffs After Tsai Ing-wen WaPo Interview

The Chinese side accuses President Tsai of officially denying for the first time the existence of the '1992 consensus.' Taipei denies she did such a thing.

2016/06/15 | Chang Shin-wei

Go Read a Book: Official Responds to Taiwan's Power Crisis

As Taiwan grapples a looming power crisis lawmakers are coming up with creative ideas for people to help conserving electricity.

2016/06/04 | Chang Shin-wei

Taiwan's Handling of Mass Burn Victims at Water Park Draws Attention Abroad

A year after a deadly explosion at a Taiwan water park, the EU and a number of countries are seeking advice from Taiwan on how to treat large numbers of burn victims.

2016/06/17 | Chang Shin-wei

Taiwanese Engineer Rocks the Labor Market

A Taiwanese engineer has created a Google extension to allow job seekers and employees to comment directly on job websites, including Taiwan’s popular 104 and 1111 sites. The software has been widely praised and will soon be available on Firefox.

2016/06/24 | Chang Shin-wei

Tsai’s ‘Asian Silicon Valley’ Comes Under Fire

From its proposed location in Taoyuan to confusion over the development aspects, Taiwan’s ‘Silicon Valley’ has yet to charm Taiwan’s high-tech start-ups.

2016/06/24 | Chang Shin-wei

Taiwan’s President Tsai Embarks On Her First Diplomatic Trip Abroad

Before attending a ceremony in Panama, Tsai will make a brief stopover in Miami for meetings with officials and baseball star Chen Wei-yin.

2016/06/03 | Chang Shin-wei

Is Tsai’s Anti-Drug Policy Short-Sighted?

As President Tsai vows to combat drugs by helping addicts quit the habit, an expert says that the nation's drug rehabilitation system needs to be revamped.

2016/07/15 | Chang Shin-wei

Swing Dancers Introduce Taipei to the World

'Naughty Swing' dancers performed at 30 tourist attractions around Taipei, including Chiou Fen, Ximen Red House, Bopiliao Old Street, the Shilin Night Market, and Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall.

2016/07/22 | Chang Shin-wei

Doctor Goes On Hunger Strike Against Taiwan Health Insurance Claim System

A point system used to calculate state reimbursements to hospitals and clinics is seen as unfair by a number of practitioners.

2016/07/01 | Chang Shin-wei

Formosa Plastics Admits Guilt for Mass Killing of Fish in Vietnam

Despite paying US$500m in damages and admitting it dumped toxic substance in rivers, there may be longer-term implications from the Formosa Plastics fish scandal.

2016/07/14 | Chang Shin-wei

Taiwanese Packaging Design Shines at International Design Awards

Innovative and practical Taiwan fish packaging design picks up nine international awards.

2016/06/02 | Chang Shin-wei

Government Overreach Blamed as Taiwan Competitiveness Slides

An economist blames Taiwan’s slide in an international competitiveness ranking on tight labor market controls and lack of institutional infrastructure.

2016/07/20 | Chang Shin-wei

Tsai’s Judicial Reform Starting Off On The Wrong Foot: Huang Cheng-yi

'Tsai is not stopping political power from interfering in the judicial system, but is making it worse.'

2016/06/29 | Chang Shin-wei

Tibetan Filmmaker Arrested in China

The detention and possible mistreatment of an award-winning Tibetan filmmaker comes as international politicians appear to be running out of patience with China’s human rights abuses.