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2022/10/03 | Chia-Shuo Tang and Sam Robbins

Taiwan’s Failed Social Media Regulation Bill

Following the launch of the Ministry of Digital Affairs, Taiwan’s Digital Intermediary Service Act shows the government is taking concerted action to address disinformation, but the bill never made its way to parliament.

2022/02/09 | Roy Ngerng

Taiwan’s Minimum Wage is One of the Lowest In Its League

Taiwan is a wealthy country. Its recently instituted minimum wage hike does not compare favorably with its international counterparts.

2022/11/22 | Ja Ian Chong

Singapore and Taiwan’s Multifaceted, Unofficial Ties

Singapore has had robust economic, societal, and cultural ties with Taiwan, but its trepidation at offending the PRC may prompt it to pull back.

2022/11/07 | Mario Yang

An Interview with Taipei Mayoral Candidate Huang Shan-shan: “If You Can’t Take on the Responsibilities, Don’t Even Think About Taking the Next Step”

As a lawyer and city councilor, Huang Shan-shan felt she could only talk about the responsibilities she faced. As Deputy Mayor, she realized that she could act.

2022/12/01 | Roy Ngerng

The DPP Lost Because Taiwanese Livelihoods Have Not Improved

The DPP once had ambitions to usher in a new era, not only politically, but also economically. Now a lack of a social welfare program is costing the DPP local elections.

2022/03/09 | Ian Murphy

What Ukraine Means for Taiwan’s Security

Although authoritarian states implement similar strategies against their military targets, there’s important distinctions worth keeping in mind when comparing the war in Ukraine to a potential cross-strait conflict.

2022/08/12 | Ian Murphy

Enhancing U.S.-Taiwan Cyber Security Cooperation

Despite its significant investment in cybersecurity, Taiwan will be better prepared for a large volume of Chinese cyberattacks by cooperating with the United States.

2022/07/19 | Roy Ngerng

Taiwan’s Lost Growth (Part 3): Taiwan’s Economy and Profits Have Stagnated Because Wages Have Not Recovered from the 1997 Crisis

The 1997 Asian financial crisis is a distant memory to most countries. But Taiwan hasn’t fully recovered from it because wages have been kept low.

2022/03/22 | Ian Murphy

What Pompeo’s Visit to Taiwan Indicates

While Mike Pompeo called for formal recognition of the Republic of China (Taiwan) on his recent trip, the Biden Administration will remain cautious and keep its options open.

2022/03/15 | Timothy S. Rich

South Korea: How Did the Pardon of Park Geun-hye Affect the Election?

A pre-election survey undermines the oft-cited idea that national unity in South Korea is promoted through pardons of former presidents.

2022/11/13 | TNL Feature

Beyond Strategic Clarity: Biden Should Make Clear to Xi That Taiwan Is Not Part of China

The U.S. should focus more on the 1979 Taiwan Relations Act and the 1982 Six Assurances rather than the U.S.-PRC Three Joint Communiques — the basis of the U.S. One China Policy.

2022/01/09 | TNL Staff

Freddy Lim Recall Attempt Fails to Meet Threshold

The recall campaign against Freddy Lim has failed on account of falling short of its binding threshold.

2022/07/05 | Ian Murphy

How the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework Works — And How It Will Affect Taiwan

The IPEF represents a deepening of the U.S.’s economic ties with countries in the Indo-Pacific. Though Taiwan has not been included, there are opportunities for similar initiatives.

2022/12/16 | Hiro Fu

What Tsai Ing-wen’s Resignation From DPP Leadership Means

With the 2024 DPP nomination favored to go to Vice President Lai Ching-te, attention is now on whether he will deviate from President Tsai’s cross strait policy.

2022/07/07 | Timothy S. Rich

How Does the Taiwanese Public View Efforts Against Misinformation?

Survey results have identified a crucial element in Taiwan’s fight against misinformation: the use of fact-checks.

2022/08/15 | Voice of America

A Conversation With Lee Ming-che: ‘I Was a Human Rights Worker Doing Field Research in Chinese Prison’

During her visit to Taiwan, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi met Lee Ming-che, a human rights activist released in April this year after five years in a Chinese prison.