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2018/10/22 | Justin Hugo
SINGAPORE: Millionaire Ministers and Systemic Inequality
Singapore has excellent healthcare and education, but only a fraction of the population can afford it due to a systemically repressive regime that saps economic vitality at every turn.
2019/04/27 | Daphne K. Lee
AIT Deems Taiwan 'Unfriendly for Innovators' Due to Uber Controversy
The American Institute in Taiwan penned a strongly worded letter opposing government plans to institute new rules which would affect Uber services in Taiwan.
2020/02/04 | TNL Staff
Ghost Island Media Spearheads Taiwan’s Rising Podcast Industry
Taipei-based Ghost Island Media is at the frontline of Taiwan's podcast industry, producing quality shows both in Mandarin and English.
2019/07/03 | Kathy Cheng
OPINION: EVA Air and the Sad State of Taiwanese Corporate Culture
Let's talk about how the EVA management reflects Taiwan's corporate culture.
2019/04/12 | James Grant
How Did 7-Eleven Come to Rule the Streets of Taiwan?
An inside look at how the convenience store chain began operating like a government agency.
Danish Entrepreneurs Reshape Coffee Roasting and Rigid Work Culture
Ailio, a Taiwanese startup founded by a pair of Danish twin brothers, developed a sustainable coffee roasting technology with an appreciation of the Danish lifestyle.
2019/09/12 | Adam Hatch
How Can We Transform Taiwan Into a Bilingual Country?
The Taiwanese government is determined to improve the country's English competency in the next decade. Beyond education, what kind of policy changes are necessary to facilitate the reform?
2019/08/01 | Roy Ngerng
Minimum Wage: How Did Taiwan Fall Behind S. Korea?
Taiwan’s Minimum Wage Review Committee needs to make a long overdue decision to increase minimum wage in 2020.
2020/02/06 | Xiaochen Su
Coronavirus: Time for Taiwan to Double Down on China Decoupling
Taiwanese firms based in China are further exposed to operational disruptions due to the coronavirus outbreak. It's time for the Taiwanese government to play up its reshoring initiatives.
OPINION: Extending the HSR to Hualien Risks Spoiling East Taiwan
Taiwan retains something truly special on its east coast. It would be a shame to lose it in a rush towards development.
Taiwan to Subsidize Tourism Industry Hard Hit By Coronavirus
Taiwan's government is injecting subsidies into the tourism sector, which has been heavily impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.
2019/07/30 | FORTUNE
Who Won the US-China Trade War? Vietnam
Vietnam emerges as a winner as the United States and China are butting heads against each other.
2019/07/04 | Taiwan Insight
How Can Taiwan's Pop Music Enter the Global Market?
How can Taiwan step up its game in promoting local pop music overseas?
2018/12/15 | David Green
McKinsey Launches North Asia Industrial IoT Hub in Taiwan
The decision to base its North Asia Industrial IoT Hub in Taiwan is a welcome fillip for the island's economy.
2019/12/04 | 破土 New Bloom
The Living Mall, Taipei's Architectural Wonder, Shuts Down After 18 Years
The Living Mall finally turns its lights off after 18 years and multiple failed auctions.
2020/02/12 | Evan Vitkovski
SKRT Streamlines Taiwan’s Scooter Rental Services
With over 14 million registered scooters in Taiwan, new players like SKRT have emerged to digitalize scooter rentals and create easier access for foreign tourists.
2018/09/07 | Stuart Heaver
China's One Belt, One Road Is One Dimensional Compared with the Maritime Original
Exploring the breadth and diversity of cultural and economic exchange enabled by the Maritime Silk Road reveals the comparative paucity of its modern-day counterpart.