Rosemary Chen
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Rosemary Chen is a staff writer for The News Lens International.
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2017/10/17 | Rosemary Chen
ISSUE: Undermining Taiwan’s Indigenous Environments
Mining continues to threaten people and environments in Taiwan's national forest areas, highlighting the importance of forthcoming changes to the Mining Act.
2017/10/11 | Rosemary Chen
ISSUE: New Southbound Policy Misses Migrant Worker Protections
President Tsai's recent speeches on the New Southbound Policy overlooked systematic discrimination problems faced by migrant workers in Taiwan.
2017/09/28 | Rosemary Chen
Meet the Startup Plugging Gaps in Disability Workshop Funding
Craft workshops are often the only chance for graduates of Taiwan's special needs schools to make a valuable contribution to society. But with funding in short supply, the system is leaning on startups like handmade soap specialist TriSoap to bring down costs and keep the workshops in business.
2017/09/11 | Rosemary Chen
Missing Taiwanese Activist Lee Ming-che Goes on Trial in China
Lee Ming-che at the trial confessed to 'spreading malicious articles and speech attacking the current Chinese Communist Party and government' and 'writing articles that were intended to defame the system and subvert state power.'
2017/08/30 | Rosemary Chen
Robin, the Taiwanese Chatbot Using AI to Talk to Customers in the Local Lingo
'The reason that chatbots are popular right now is not only due to technical innovation, but even more so due to the social media revolution,' says Professor Lee Hung-yi.
2017/08/22 | Rosemary Chen
Archiparti, Hong Kong Startup for Architects  
It may seem obvious that the job of an architect is to design, but in reality, many spend most of their time processing paperwork and communicating with clients. A Hong Kong startup is tackling the problem.
2017/06/22 | Rosemary Chen
The Rise of Taiwan's College Dropouts
More and more students are dropping out of Taiwan’s most prestigious colleges to follow their passions — and it may not be the worst financial decision they make.
2017/05/16 | Rosemary Chen
Vietnam Rounds-Up Activists Who Led Protest Against Taiwan Toxic Spill
Vietnamese authorities are cracking down on protest leaders and officials one year after a toxic spill in central Vietnam devastated the fishing and tourism industry.
2017/04/24 | Rosemary Chen
Burying a Dictator: Fresh Bid to Remove All Statues of Chiang Kai-shek in Taiwan
'Statues [of Chiang] are the final remnant of the [Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT)] authoritarian regime, which has to be removed if a full-fledged democracy is to be realized.'
2017/04/15 | Rosemary Chen
US$6 Billion Not Enough to Tackle Air Pollution in Taiwan
Taiwan has announced new emission reduction targets and policies to combat air pollution but environmental groups say they still do not go far enough.
2017/04/07 | Rosemary Chen
FEATURE: Taiwan Stray Dog Adoption Languishing as Shelters Overflow
Taiwan’s new ban on euthanizing stray dogs will lead to more dogs left on the streets if adoption rates don't pick up, animal welfare workers fear.
2017/04/05 | Rosemary Chen
Q&A: Taiwan 'Soil Doctors’ Startup and the Future of Organic Farming
Referring to themselves as ‘soil doctors,’ an interesting startup, TSBiotech, has big dreams for transforming the future of organic farming in Taiwan and beyond.
2017/03/27 | Rosemary Chen
Academic Who Opposed ‘Mao Concert’ Blocked from Leaving China
Professor Feng Chongyi has been outspoken about Beijing’s political influence in Chinese communities in Australia.
2017/02/21 | Rosemary Chen
Thousands Show Up for Air Pollution Protest in Taiwan
In 2015, more than 6,000 people in Taiwan died from diseases directly related to poor air quality, making up 19 percent of the death toll that year.