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Prison Sentences for Food-safety Violators in Taiwan
Food-safety scandals that occurred between 2013 to 2014 in Taiwan led the government to increase penalties for responsible parties.
Real Solutions for Plastic Problems
Plastic bags and bottles are a global menace, but the emergence of microplastics will test the policy courage of governments in new ways, write Asit K Biswas and Kris Hartley.
2017/10/08 | TNL Staff
Six Signature Bakeries in Taipei
Everything from traditional Taiwanese desserts to authentic European pastries.
2017/08/22 | Tao Anli
A Remote Ethnic Group in China Torn Between Tradition and Modernity
Poverty relief efforts targeting Yunnan’s native Mang population have improved lives but attuned youngsters to their isolated, stifling existence.
2017/08/20 | Ni Dandan
Can Tax Breaks Boost Private Health Insurance in China?
National tax incentives have produced a surge in inquiries, but eligible policies hold little appeal for most individuals.
2017/08/16 | Dai Wangyun
China’s New Mothers Look to Both Science and Superstition
Increased access to modern medicine has not stopped women in China from embracing traditional rules, taboos and superstitions after birth.
2017/08/10 | Wanning Sun
From Mao to TV Health Shows: The Changing Chain of Command Facing China's Elderly
Having lived through the Maoist decades when the Party-state told them how to live their private lives, senior citizens are now learning to become self-governing subjects, writes Wanning Sun.
2017/08/09 | Shannon Lin
The Last of Taiwan's 'Blind Masseurs'
'Blind massage' was first introduced to Taiwan by the Japanese during the colonial era. More than 100 years later, signs for blind massage parlors remain a common sight in the underground malls and streets of Taiwan but the number of masseurs is declining.
2017/08/09 | Vincent Koen
How to Ensure China's Elderly are Not Poor
Progress with reform across a whole range of areas is needed, including health care, so that citizens can live longer active lives and avoid falling into poverty once they retire, writes Vincent Koen.
2017/07/29 | TIME
How Tai Chi Makes You Stronger
A new research says the practice may help older people avoid dangerous falls.
2017/07/27 | Yuan-Ming Chiao
Why China’s Attempts to Curb Air Pollution are Facing Resistance
According to a report by Caixin earlier this month, 33 incidents of industry obstructions occurred in more than half the localities under inspection since April.
2017/07/24 | Chika Noya
Mental Health Issue also a Feminist Issue in Indonesia
'We must educate families to remove stigmas and taboos attached to mental illness and push for better care for the condition.'
2017/07/24 | James Trauer
The Fall and Rise of Tuberculosis: A First World Problem
A resurgent TB epidemic is a problem for the developing and developed world alike.
Nearly One in Three Taiwanese Kids Suffer Mental Disorders - Study
Among 100,000 children in Taiwan, 3,100 have thought of taking their own lives, according to the findings of the three-year study.
2017/07/17 | Yuan-Ming Chiao
Protest in China Over Fertility Treatment Price Hikes
A fivefold increase in the cost of some fertility treatments in China sparked protest.