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2021/06/11 | Judy Chen

Lost Dreams of FamilyMart

Convenience stores were once a path to Taiwan’s middle class and a sign of economic transition to a service economy. But today a budding filmmaker’s experience working at FamilyMart reflects a stagnancy that haunts a generation.

2021/06/02 | Jonathan Hum

How Taiwan’s Cram Schools Have Struggled to Adapt

When Taiwan went on semi-lockdown, many cram schools moved to remote learning. The process, many teachers report, has not been as smooth as it could have been.

2021/04/15 | TNL Staff

Two More Taiwan’s Indigenous Languages Available On Wikipedia

Atayal and Seediq joined the Sakizaya language in the growing ranks of Indigenous languages that have become available in the online encyclopedia.

2021/02/26 | Ellie Olcott

A Rural Taiwanese School Cycles To Stay Alive

A primary school in Yunlin, one of Taiwan’s poorest counties, fights to stay open as Taiwan’s population shrinks.

2021/02/24 | Bryan Chou

With Confucius Institutes Shuttering Across US, Can Taiwanese Teachers Fill the Gap?

Taiwanese teachers of Mandarin are in high demand in the U.S., but opinions vary over whether they can fill the gap left by Chinese teachers.

2021/02/23 | Naina Singh

For Better Relations with India, Taiwan Must Support Indian Students

Supporting Indian students in Taiwan is key to the broader success of India-Taiwan relations and the New Southbound Policy. There is more the Taiwanese government can do.

2021/02/11 | TNL Feature

Taipei American School Students Plan Economics Hackathon

EconHacks is a 24-hour online financial literacy hackathon organized by students at the Taipei American School. It will be held across the world beginning at 12 p.m. Taipei time on February 13.

2021/01/29 | Michael Fahey

Taiwan Can Reclaim Its Place as a Center of Mandarin Education

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.

2020/12/02 | TNL Feature

Taipei American School Students Develop Effective At-Home Viral Test Kits

Students from the Taipei American School iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machines) team have recently created a diagnostic test that can be adapted to any viral infection.

2020/11/16 | Xiaochen Su

International Students Can Stem Decline Facing Asian Universities

East Asian universities face a long-term demographic crisis, risking gains in competitiveness made over recent years. Attracting students from abroad may be the solution.

2020/08/28 | Roy Ngerng

The Pay in Taiwan Is Too Damn Low

Taiwan’s minimum wage is not just lower than the international standard. Its rate of growth has lagged.

2020/06/23 | Esther Kao

Are We Ready for Higher Education to Go Remote?

Graduating from college while taking remote classes was not just a drain. It made clear the transformative power of campus life.

2020/06/01 | Voice of America

On US College Campuses, Student Groups Call for Closure of Beijing-Funded Confucius Institutes

An open letter from two major U.S. college political organizations has called for the closure of Confucius Institutes, citing the threat the institutes pose to academic freedom.

2020/03/24 | Voice of America

Singapore Bucks Virus Trend as Schools Reopen

Facing the prospect of economic crisis, Singapore re-opens its schools.

2019/12/18 | The Conversation

What Chinese Citizens Think of China's Social Credit System

Contrary to what many in the West think, many Chinese citizens appreciate the social credit system for instilling a sense security and certainty in the society.