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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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2018/01/10 | David Green
INTERVIEW: KMT Legislator Jason Hsu on Tech, Labor and the Singapore Model
As protests against Taiwan's labor laws rage outside government buildings in Taipei, KMT legislator Jason Hsu talks about a future in which technology can help solve Taiwan's public policy problems.
2018/01/08 | David Green
Taiwan Shines a Light in the Darkness with Fintech Sandbox
The sandbox is a first step towards a more flexible regulatory approach as Taiwan attempts to compete in a global race to attract fintech talent and capital.
2018/01/08 | David Green
INTERVIEW: The DPP's Karen Yu on Political Disputes and Fintech Innovation
Taiwan's sandbox bill commanded bipartisan support but achieving it was no easy task.
2017/12/18 | David Green
Vibrant yet Dangerous: Taiwan’s Democracy Flies Sunward
The pace of change in the legislative yuan is breathtaking and illustrative of a vibrant young democracy, but changes to referendum laws open a Pandora’s box.  
2017/12/15 | David Green
Taiwan Protesters Gear Up to Kibosh Coal
Mass protests are set to bring Taiwan's air pollution issues into sharper focus.
2017/12/12 | David Green
Q&A: Are the DPP's Renewable Energy Efforts a Sham?
A passionate advocate for green energy voices his frustration with Taiwan's progress on developing its renewables sector.
2017/12/06 | David Green
Taiwan Startup Health2Sync Secures US$6 Mln for Japan Growth
The company's digital diabetes management offering is attracting interest around Asia as government health services grapple with aging societies and mounting costs.
2017/12/01 | David Green
OwlTing Leads Taiwan's Blockchain Awakening
As Nasdaq cheers Taipei-based OwlTing, Taiwan is on the cusp of allowing its dynamic blockchain innovators to make significant global impact.
2017/11/29 | David Green
Cheng Hsing-tse: Finally Free from Death Row's Shadow
Cheng Hsing-tse reflects on a decade living with the prospect of imminent execution after his exoneration and liberation from death row.
2017/11/29 | David Green
Lee Ming-che's Sentence Chills Taiwan NGOs
Lee Ming-che's sentencing to five years in prison in China for the crime of 'subversion has had 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. 
2017/11/20 | 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.