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2020/11/24 | Op-Ed

Why Taiwan Should Include Migrant Workers in Its Stimulus Program

Investing in blue-collar migrant laborers along with diplomats and permanent residency holders would not only improve Taiwan’s economy, but it could also solidify the country’s reputation as a progressive, inclusive nation of equals.

2020/08/06 | Op-Ed

How the SOGO Corruption Probe Reveals DPP's Palace Politics

The SOGO scandal is not just an ordinary corruption case. It might upset the balance of power among the DPP factions that President Tsai Ing-wen has worked hard to stabilize.

2020/06/29 | Op-Ed

OPINION: Germany Must Stop Appeasing China

Germany must live up to its claims of moral superiority in its dealings with China.

2020/05/28 | Op-Ed

What Can 'The Last Emperor' Teach Us About Life in Confinement?

The digitally remastered version of 'The Last Emperor' is now in Taipei theaters, and it has climbed to second place in the city's box office chart.

2020/05/06 | Op-Ed

OPINION: KMT Lacks a God, but DPP Has a Whole Pantheon

The DPP's recent successes have to do with its branding of its political stars. The KMT should take note.

2020/02/15 | Op-Ed

‘Parasite’ Symbolism Explained: Instant Noodles, Language, Basement

Bong Joon Ho's daunting observations of capitalism in "Parasite" are apparent. The Oscar-winning picture goes much further in exploring the depths of South Korean society.

2020/01/08 | Op-Ed

Taiwan's Elections May Determine the Fate of Fleeing Hong Kong Protesters

The Hong Kong protests might not have influenced Taiwanese voters as much as expected, but Taiwan's election results might determine the fate of the pro-democracy protesters who have fled from the city.

2019/12/26 | Op-Ed

From ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Controversy to Taiwanese Identity

How did Tom Cruise's jacket in "Top Gun: Maverick" spark a global controversy over Taiwan?

2019/11/14 | Op-Ed

Uncovering the Unofficial Taiwan-Indonesia Relations

A brief overview of how Taiwan and Indonesia have maintained a friendly relationship over the past three decades.

2019/11/12 | Op-Ed

OPINION: Solution to Kashmir Conflict Lies in East Timor

The UN should look to resolve the Kashmir dispute b reviewing the example of East Timor's independence movement.

2019/11/05 | Op-Ed

Indonesia Should Stop Fearing Chinese Workers

Indonesia’s growing anti-Chinese sentiment is mostly based on bias and disinformation, which will end up being unproductive to the country’s economic progress.

2019/07/11 | Op-Ed

Why Become a YouTuber? Our Children Think It's Easy Money

If your children aspire to become a YouTuber, do they have what it takes to be successful?