Michael Fahey

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Domestic Lawfare: ‘PRC Citizens Are Taiwanese’ Rule Abolished 

Michael Fahey

A new executive order states that PRC citizens “neither enjoy the rights nor have the duties of ROC citizens.” It may not have a lasting negative impact on the legal rights of PRC citizens in Taiwan, but it demonstrates a clear message that Taiwan and China are separate countries.


What Taiwan’s Intermediate Skilled Manpower Classification Means

Michael Fahey

Taiwan’s new “intermediate skilled manpower” classification has potential to benefit migrant workers and create a more diverse society in the long term. But there is a risk of developing a permanent underclass unable to fully participate in the economic, social, and cultural mainstream of Taiwanese life.


Cop, Philosopher, and President?

Michael Fahey

New Taipei City Mayor Hou You-yi wrote a master class in the art of the Chinese essay and offers a compelling conservative vision for Taiwan’s future. Should he run for president, he will be a very formidable candidate.


Taiwan Can Reclaim Its Place as a Center of Mandarin Education

Michael Fahey

The decline in American students in China is a unique opportunity for Taiwan to reclaim its place as a center for Chinese language studies and organically deepen relations with its most important ally.


The Case for Equitable Dual Nationality in Taiwan

Michael Fahey

Ultimately, the decision to permit dual nationality comes down to whether Taiwan is an ethnic national state like Japan or a country based on shared values like the United States or France.


Taiwan’s Plan to Attract Foreign Talent

Michael Fahey

Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen has made attracting skilled workers a major goal. Legal consultant Michael Fahey gives an overview of Taiwan’s immigration policy and the remaining gaps.


Who’s Eligible for Taiwan’s Employment Gold Card?

Michael Fahey

Interest in Taiwan's Employment Gold Card has grown during Covid-19. Legal consultant Michael Fahey explains the policy and provides a guide to the application process.

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