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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.
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.
Making Sense of Taiwan's Renewable Power Push
The latest on Taiwan's push to achieve 20 percent of its power generation through renewables by 2025.
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.
2019/09/12 | 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?
2019/07/03 | 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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
2019/07/18 | Hsin Hsiao
​​OPINION: Taiwan Needs to Keep Up With the Libra Bandwagon
Facebook is on the cusp of launching its cryptocurrency Libra, and Taiwan should prepare for it.
2020/02/19 | TNL Feature
Explore Old Taipei With These 10 Hidden Gems in Dadaocheng
Dadaocheng is historic neighborhood that's being revived by a new breed of creatives and trendy shops. Here's our selection of secret hot spots for you.
2019/08/19 | FORTUNE
Can Hong Kong Leverage Its Special Trade Status Against China?
Hong Kong's special trading status with the U.S. serves as a bridge between China and the rest of the world. Will China lose Hong Kong's status to the ongoing protests?
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.
2019/10/23 | Milo Hsieh
Beijing’s Self-Destructive Coercion on American Companies Failed Miserably
Beijing’s recent attempts of silencing dissent abroad has infuriated the American public and sparked even further discussions on the Hong Kong protests and the CCP’s bullying of American companies.
2016/10/03 | Edward White
Popular Political Blog Goes Offline in China
Another day, another politically sensitive website disappears in China.