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2021/06/16 | Bryan Chou

A Taiwanese Mural Artist’s Journey Home

For his solo exhibition in Taiwan, Wang Liang traveled to cities and towns he had never set foot upon, on the lookout for images characterizing the people and their surroundings in the place he had come to feel, in some sense, that he had never left.

2021/06/07 | Bryan Chou

Foreign Professionals Are Leaving Taiwan. Just Don’t Accuse Them of Fleeing Covid-19.

Some gold card holders are leaving Taiwan to avoid restrictions on life and work from Covid-19. Others are returning home for vaccination.

2021/05/07 | Bryan Chou

Taiwanese-Japanese Gay Couple Latest in Legal Movement for Transnational Partners

The couple is one of the many that a local civil rights organization has recruited to test the limits of Taiwan’s same-sex marriage bill.

2021/05/06 | Bryan Chou

Groundbreaking Court Decision Expands Transnational Same-Sex Marriage in Taiwan

A high court in Taipei ruled today a Taiwanese and Macau citizen should be allowed to get married. They will be the first same-sex couple of a Taiwanese and Macau citizen to have their marriage recognized in Taiwan.

2021/04/23 | Bryan Chou

Taiwan’s Food Delivery Workers Campaign for Labor Union and Better Pay

Foodpanda and UberEats started implementing a new method of payroll calculation in April, and some workers said this would reduce their pay.

2021/04/09 | Bryan Chou

‘The Power Of the People Will Prevail’: The Activist Building Taiwan-Myanmar Solidarity

“As an overseas Myanmar person, all I can do is to get the voices from Myanmar heard, noticed, and have foreigners come together to help my country,” Thomas Chen said.

2021/04/01 | Bryan Chou

First Taiwanese-Developed Vaccine May Be Available as Early as July

Taiwanese biopharma company MVC said Tuesday that it is looking to offer one to two million Covid-19 vaccine doses as early as July after receiving the Taiwanese Food and Drug Administration’s emergency use authorization.

2021/03/25 | Bryan Chou

Police Violence Perpetrators ‘Not Found,’ Seven Years After the Sunflower Movement

It has been seven years since the Sunflower Movement, but nobody has taken responsibility for the excessive use of force during the attempted occupation of the Executive Yuan.

2021/03/18 | Bryan Chou

Reactivating Controversial Nuclear Site Not an Option: Tsai

The controversy over Taiwan's fourth nuclear power plant resurfaced due to a construction plan for a liquified natural gas terminal.

2021/03/02 | Bryan Chou

Taiwan’s Domestic Pineapple Consumption Closes Gap From China’s Ban

With Taiwanese people and businesses on a buying spree, the domestic demand for pineapples has surpassed the total export that was supposed to be sold to China this year.

2021/02/24 | Bryan Chou

With Confucius Institutes Shuttering Across US, Can Taiwanese Teachers Fill the Gap?

Taiwanese teachers of Mandarin are in high demand in the U.S., but opinions vary over whether they can fill the gap left by Chinese teachers.

2021/02/09 | Bryan Chou

Foreign Entrepreneurs Are Coming To Taiwan. Will They Stay After Covid-19?

Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, the Employment Gold Card program has grown into a popular means to move to Taiwan. Will the newcomers stay after the pandemic?

2021/01/27 | Bryan Chou

Klook Defies Travel Slowdown, Raises US$200 Million Series E Funding

Travel booking startup Klook has raised a US$200 million Series E round to focus on staycations and digitize the tourism industry.

2021/01/15 | Bryan Chou

Indonesia Delays Migrant Worker Fee Exemption

Indonesia’s state agency in charge of migrant worker protection announced today that it will delay the implementation of the “exemption of placement fee policy” by six months.

2021/01/13 | Bryan Chou

Virtual Makeup Try-on App Developer Perfect Corp. Raises US$50 Million Series C Funding

Perfect Corp., a New Taipei-based company developing virtual try-on technology, raised a US$50 million Series C round as beauty retailers strive to attract eyeballs online.

2021/01/06 | Bryan Chou

Tsai’s Poll Numbers Are on the Decline. Why?

With the poll figure inching closer to 50%, Tsai’s honeymoon period has seen its end, a foundation says.

2020/12/30 | Bryan Chou

Unraveling Taiwan’s Stories of Pain and Tears: An Interview with Aephie Chen

Many Taiwanese may lament that European audiences understand their hometown as no more than a remote island in Asia, but Chen took it as an opportunity to construct Taiwan’s identity with cinema.