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2015/08/14 | Yuan

HTC to Cut 15% Staff After Being in Deficit for Two Quarters

Due to being in deficit for two consecutive seasons, HTC announced the reducing of operating costs by 35% and is expecting to scale down 15% employees worldwide.

2016/06/23 | Olivia Yang

[UPDATE] China Airlines Flight Attendants Strike, Flights Cancelled

The result of a vote held by the Taoyuan Flight Attendants' Union is allowing China Airlines flight attendants to legally strike.

2015/09/29 | 楊士範

Restrictions Loosened Up for Overseas Chinese Graduates to Work in Taiwan

The salary section of the scoring criteria is under adjustment and will be announced before the end of the year. By then, the applications of overseas Chinese graduates to stay in Taiwan will no longer depend on how much their salary is.

2015/11/20 | Zou Chi

Alibaba Launches US$ 307 Million Fund for Taiwan Start-ups

Alibaba executive vice chairman Joseph Tsai points out, executive chairman Jack Ma found out from talking to Taiwanese entrepreneurs that the common concern is a lack of young successors. In order to help young people build start-ups, Alibaba will give out NT$10 billion (approximately US$ 307 million) of venture funds.

2015/11/21 | Shih Yuan

Taiwan's Competitiveness Ranks High, But 85.6% People Still Rather Work Abroad?

91% of interviewees that have worked abroad say their salary was higher than their last job in Taiwan. In general, jobs overseas offer salaries that are 30% higher than what they can get in Taiwan. This shows a huge gap in salary standards inside and outside of Taiwan.

2016/01/20 | Anita Chow

UN Labor Agency: Global Unemployment to Rise by 2.3 Million in 2016

The number of unemployed people is estimated to rise by 2.3 million in 2016 and 2.5 million in 2017, which is very likely to top 200 million for the first time ever. The trend will probably cause instability in societies and leave existing jobs vulnerable.

2016/03/08 | TNL 編輯

Taiwan Crowdfunding Cases Decupled in the Last Four Years

Recent reports show that the number of crowdfunding cases in Taiwan has decupled in the past four years. The rapid evolvement of crowdfunding platforms is worth noticing with Taiwan being the leading country of crowdfunding in Asia. However, several mechanisms are urgently needed to maintain the operation of these platforms.

2016/03/15 | TNL 編輯

The Startup Environment In Taiwan Disappointing?

An online thread discussing Taiwan’s environment for startups is generating discussion. While some people defend Taipei, some cultural drawbacks are also worth pondering upon.

2016/03/25 | TNL 編輯

Taiwan Legislator Calls For Ban On After-Hour Messages

In the latest session of the Legislative Yuan, labor rights of being free from employers’ calls after working hours were promoted; however, the Minister of Labor still says they have little control over the operation of the companies, including protecting labor rights after hours.

2016/04/29 | Edward White

Taiwan Startups Need to Break the Shackles of Confucius

Taiwanese entrepreneurs and investors must break from Confucian tradition if the island is to take the mantle as the Silicon Valley of Asia.