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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.

2020/12/28 | Bryan Chou

Taiwan to Regulate China’s State-Affiliated Publications After Children’s Book Controversy

Taiwan’s government plans to amend legislation to make it clear that companies must apply for approval before publishing books associated with the Chinese Communist Party and People’s Liberation Army.

2020/12/17 | Bryan Chou

GOG Backtracks on Releasing ‘Devotion,’ Gamers Up in Arms

GOG announced yesterday that Devotion, first removed in February, will return to the platform, but it is no longer the case.

2020/12/17 | Bryan Chou

Taiwan’s Proposed Bills To Regulate Online Content Stir Outrage

Taiwan's government announced plans to regulate content on streaming and social media platforms. The opposition Kuomintang suggested they limit freedom of speech and introduce censorship.

2020/12/11 | Bryan Chou

Cyberpunk 2077 Accused of Insulting China, but Not Banned

While some Chinese netizens lashed out at the game for not recognizing Taiwan as a part of China, few wanted it to be banned.

2020/12/11 | Bryan Chou

A Symbol of Pandemics Conquered Paraded Through Taipei

In celebration of his birthday, a palanquin of the Qingshan King was taken on a tour to inspect and give blessings to the city.

2020/12/07 | Bryan Chou

Australian Wine Is the Latest Democratic Unifier

Politicians around the world have been calling on consumers to buy a bottle of Australian wine to show support for Australia’s fight against China’s punitive sanctions.

2020/12/03 | Bryan Chou

Taiwanese Students Caught in the Middle as Norway Cozies up To China

The controversy over the legal identity of Taiwanese citizens in Norway started in 2010, when the Norwegian government first changed their nationality on residency cards from Taiwan to China.

2020/11/27 | Bryan Chou

Why Taiwan Has No Absentee Voting Yet

While most democratic countries provide certain forms of external voting for their legislative or presidential elections, Taiwan is catching up to make voting more accessible to its citizens no matter where they live.

2020/11/26 | Bryan Chou

Taiwan Secures 15 Million Covid-19 Vaccine Doses With Native Development Underway

Taiwan has signed the first bilateral deal for a Covid-19 vaccine and is negotiating for three others. Native vaccine development is in progress.

2020/11/23 | Bryan Chou

China’s List of Taiwanese Independence Advocates Is Meant To Divide Taiwan

The function of the list appears to be provoking Taiwanese to question the Taiwaneseness and pro-independence stances of those who are not on the list.