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David Green is an editor at The News Lens. He covers a lot of stuff, but is most comfortable trying to work out if a robot will come for his job before a government pays for retraining or offers basic income.
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2017/11/20 | David Green
VIDEO: Confessions of a Far Eastern Air Transport Flight Attendant
Union members suggest the dispute with airline Far Eastern Air Transport highlights the lack of protections afforded to employees.
2017/11/13 | David Green
DPP Bows to Big Business as Tsai Fails to Uphold Pledge to Protect Workers
After 2016 changes to the Labor Standards Act drew criticism for inflexibility and high costs, the latest round of changes give too much power back to bosses, leaving shift workers such as nurses and drivers particularly vulnerable.
2017/11/11 | David Green
Q&A: Reflecting Taiwan's LGBTQ Progress in 'taipeilove*' Documentary
Flush with the success of shooting footage at the Pride parade in Taipei, The News Lens sat down with young German filmmaker Lucie Liu to discuss her vision for 'taipeilove*', a documentary asking how it feels to be gay in Taiwan, both for her protagonists and the people closest to them.
2017/11/02 | David Green
Q&A: Beauty, Scandal and Revenge in 'At Road's End'
After two years working on their movie, 'At Road's End', director Pratik Suketu and producer Gideon Welles discuss Taiwan's inspirational mist-veiled mountains, compelling female antiheroes and the island's history of economic success and environmental shame.
2017/11/01 | David Green
UPDATE: Taiwan Passes Law on Hiring Professional Foreign Talent
Taiwan's Legislative Yuan has passed the Act Governing Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professionals, but challenges remain in ensuring the spirit of the law is carried through the implementation phase ahead of the law coming into effect in spring 2018.
2017/10/27 | David Green
Ahead of Pride, Taiwan Still Waits for Same-sex Marriage
Despite the decision of Taiwan's constitutional court to amend Taiwan's Civil Code in favor of same-sex marriage in May, the country's institutions are dragging their feet on implementing legislation.
2017/10/25 | David Green
Analyzing Taiwan's Draft Law on Foreign Talent
The draft act on hiring foreign talent passed last week does more to make life easier for foreign workers and their families already in Taiwan than it does to entice fresh white-collar recruits to the beautiful island.
2017/10/06 | David Green
UPDATE: Taiwan Must Be Brave on Cryptocurrency Stance
Taiwan should be brave and embrace crypto development, despite the risks.
2017/09/27 | David Green
McKinsey to Taiwan's Execs: Digitalize or Die
Taiwan is running out of time to stay competitive as the rest of the world embraces digitalization and the productivity gains it entails. It's about time the people at the top of its companies put digital at the center of their business strategy.
2017/09/26 | David Green
Self-censorship and Chilling Effects: Lee Ming-che's Impact on Taiwan and its NGOs
As Lee Ming-che awaits sentencing in China for the crime of 'subversion,' his case is having a marked chilling effect on the actions and communications of Taiwan's NGOs. The case also suggests Taiwan's wider population faces an insidious dilemma: whether or not to self-censor. 
2017/07/27 | David Green
A Cryptocurrency Implosion in Taiwan
David Green dissects the anatomy of a new cryptocurrency unraveling in Taiwan, leaving investors stranded without their cash.
2017/06/07 | David Green
Q&A: ArtLord’s Mike Yang on VR Gaming, Deep Terror and Turning Taiwan's South Digital
Can animation, virtual reality, and digital content replace heavy industry and manufacturing in Taiwan's south?
2017/03/24 | David Green
From Fiction to Reality: Universal Basic Income Gaining Traction in Asia
The idea is gathering global popularity after a landmark trial in India showed a basic income of as little as US$5 per month had a powerfully positive effect on health, community action and investment decisions in target communities.
2017/03/17 | David Green
This Startup Wants You to Make Money by Advertising to Your Friends on Facebook
‘It’s like instant happiness.’ Or so says the entrepreneur behind an app that pays people to post adverts or advertise e-commerce deals on social media.
2017/03/10 | David Green
Winners and Losers in Taiwan’s Startup Ecosystem
'Taiwan has a large number of regulations that have been on the books for 40 years to solve problems that aren’t relevant to today’s economy.'
2016/11/22 | David Green
Taiwan Missing Domestic Industry 4.0 Opportunities
How can Taiwan’s sporting goods companies adopt the practices of Industry 4.0 pioneers in Taiwan and abroad?