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2022/07/01 | Hiro Fu

Taoyuan Mayoral Race Illustrates Hypocrisy in DPP and KMT Strategies

The Taoyuan mayoral race has featured hypocritical partisan attacks that speak to real problems in Taiwan’s democracy.

2022/02/11 | Roy Ngerng

Lithuania’s Minimum Wage Is More Adequate for Its Cost of Living Than Taiwan’s

Though lower in nominal terms, Lithuania’s minimum wage is more adequate for its cost of living than Taiwan’s, and catching up fast.

2022/09/21 | Roy Ngerng

Taiwan’s Economic Slowdown (Part 2): Taiwan’s High Profit Margins Mask Its Slow Economic Growth

Taiwan’s high profits are eating into labor’s share of the economic pie — and hampering growth.

2022/01/09 | Bryan Chou

Taiwan: Lin Ching-yi Prevails in Win for Pan-Green Forces

Lin’s victory reflected the voters’ approval of her call to “end the politics of corruption,” which the DPP has made a central part of her campaign platform.

2022/11/23 | Mario Yang

An Interview With Chen Shih-chung: Rebuilding a Culture of Trust and Collaboration in the Taipei City Government

Chen Shih-chung said the first thing he would like to do as a mayor is build a team with a shared sense of trust. He considers this to be important because his own abilities can’t compare with that of 80,000 people working together. “If a group is involved in a common project, this is essential.”

2022/02/09 | Voice of America

Movement to Lower Taiwan’s Voting Age to 18 Gains Momentum

Public support for lowering the voting age in Taiwan has largely fallen along party lines.

2022/12/15 | East Asia Forum

Deterrence Across the Taiwan Strait Demands a Diplomatic Touch

A survey in 2022 showed that simply informing citizens in Taiwan that the U.S. would come to help them in a war created a significant boost in their willingness to defend themselves.