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2017/08/31 | Adam Hatch

China-Taiwan Tourism: A Bellwether for Stormy Seas Ahead?

If Taiwan-China trade begins to go the way of cross-Strait tourism, it’s likely that the relationship is headed for even more difficult times, argues Adam Hatch.

2017/08/31 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

How to Resolve Taiwan's Brain Drain

Reversing a long-running brain drain will be an important step on the path to economic revival.

2017/08/30 | Wong Chin Huat

A Roadmap for Breaking Malaysia's 'One Party State'

With the right balance of change and continuity guided principally by a two-stage roadmap, there is hope that PH may just garner enough Malay and non-Malay voters to end UMNO’s corrupt party-state.

2017/08/30 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

The New Paradigm: Washington Getting Tough on Taipei

'Even career government officials who had served in previous administrations adopted a tougher tone this year, asserting that little progress could be expected in expanding bilateral economic ties unless Taiwan acts decisively to shave its trade deficit with the United States and tackle major outstanding trade issues.'

2017/08/29 | Chen Na

Beijing's Elderly Lose Homes to Get-Rich-Quick Scheme

Senior citizens are left homeless after mortgaging their family property in exchange for high-interest investment products.

2017/08/28 | Stellina Chen

CARTOON: Taiwan Shines, Despite Universiade Disruption

The Universiade is a rare chance for Taiwan to shine on the international stage.

2017/08/28 | Jiliang Chen

Why People are Starting to Worry About China's Ambitions in Antarctica

Apart from China’s rhetoric and actions, China’s domestic transition towards a green, low carbon economy will serve as the best explanation for its ambitions in Antarctica.

2017/08/27 | Sally Tyler

'The King and I' Re-Imagined: Thailand's Dangerous Libel Laws

A U.S. production of The King and I is a reminder of lèse majesté laws in Thailand, and the renewed importance of artistic free expression amid Trump’s call for tightening of libel laws.

2017/08/25 | Jonathan Sullivan

The Cambridge Saga and Upholding Western Academic Values in the Face of Chinese Censors

It goes without saying that from the point of view of the integrity of the academic endeavour CUP has made the right decision. While we wait to see how CUP’s business in China may be affected

2017/08/25 | Carl Minzner

'Xi-ism' and Deepening Institutional Decay in China

The relevant question is no longer whether the 19th Party Congress will see Xi elevated above Jiang and Hu. Rather, it is: how far will this go?

2017/08/24 | Kerry Brown

China's New Point Man on North Korea Faces Uphill Battle

'Never before has North Korea been more troubling, its nuclear program seemingly more successful than anyone suspected, and the country well on the way, under the maverick young leader Kim Jong-un, to being able to deliver nuclear-loaded ballistics to US assets,' writes Kerry Brown.

2017/08/23 | Roy Ngerng

Tsai’s Government Failing Taiwan’s Workers with Cruel Minimum Wage Increase

Taiwan has been sinking into a state of stagnation for more than a decade, the Tsai government continues to give businesses too much latitude.

2017/08/21 | Roy Ngerng

Taiwan’s ‘Grim Truth’: Vicious Low Wage, Low Productivity Cycle Crippling Workers and Companies

As Taiwanese businesses are unwilling to increase wages for the want to hold onto their profits, they are also complicit in causing themselves to lose demand, and therefore their business sustainability. The government needs to act.

2017/08/20 | Jack Hu

The New Action Flick Taking Chinese Nationalism to a New Level

The record-breaking action movie ‘Wolf Warriors 2′ takes Chinese nationalism to a new Level, writes Jack Hu.

2017/08/18 | TNL Staff

CARTOON: Protests to Start as the Universiade Kicks Off?

Local political activists are expected to attempt to use the event to draw attention to the Taiwan independence movement and the lack of international recognition of Taiwan sovereignty.