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2020/11/13 | 廣編企劃

Taiwan Sets First Creative Content Fest Dedicated to All Modes of Creativity

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic might have paralyzed global travel but that has not stopped Taiwan from flexing its muscles and putting its film and entertainment content on the world stage.

2022/06/23 | James X. Morris

A Gotad Picnic With Ifugaos Living in Taiwan

Ifugao Filipinos recently gathered in Taipei to celebrate Gotad, a holiday of thanksgiving. The occasion was day of respite for mostly blue-collar and domestic workers. “Our goal is to help one another in physical, spiritual, and monetary help,” organizer Barbie Bren Dulnuan said.

2022/06/10 | James X. Morris

Local Groups Are Surveying Cemeteries in New Taipei, Marking a Possible Change in Public Opinions Towards Graveyard Heritage

Activists are making a case to the city government why these cemeteries are valuable heritage resources through their survey.

2020/11/13 | 廣編企劃

TAICCA Initiatives Help Taiwanese Content Ride Cultural Wave to Global Distribution

In July, TAICCA initiated the First Mile program, linking publishers, scriptwriters, and investors for the Print-to-Screen Adaptation Content Development Plan to boost TV and film production in Taiwan. The program extends to the 2020 Taiwan Creative Content Fest.

2022/05/21 | SueAnn Shiah

Who is Taiwanese? : A Taiwanese American Christian’s Response to the Irvine Taiwanese Presbyterian Church Shooting

We are a complicated people with so many backgrounds, stories, and ways of understanding identity. We are all a part of Taiwan, whether we call ourselves Taiwanese or not.

2022/04/07 | Brian Hioe

Taiwan’s Political Culture As Expressed in an Absurd Ad

As old political slogans and tropes lose their cache, viral fame has become the coin of the realm for politicians and politically-minded comedians alike.

2018/10/05 | SME.Sandbox

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Board of Science and Technology Promote Innovation Sandbox Together to Demonstrate Government Support for Innovation and Entrepreneurship; MOEA Hosts “2018 Innovat

Directed by the Office of Science & Technology, Executive Yuan and hosted by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the 2018 Innovation Sandbox Exchange Forum was hosted at NEO Studio, Taipei on October 3rd. Audrey Tang, Minister without Portfolio of the Executive Yuan, Zse-hong Tsai, Executive Secretary of the Office of Science & Technology, and Wellington L. Koo, Chairman of the Financial Supervisory Commission were all invited to attend. The Forum hopes to make innovation sandbox an important mechanism amid a comprehensive innovation entrepreneurship environment, as well as a driving force for innovation development in Taiwan.

2021/10/28 | Roy Ngerng

10 Misconceptions About Raising the Minimum Wage in Taiwan

Don’t believe the fearmongers. A low minimum wage is a political choice, not an economic necessity.

2016/05/06 | 廣編企劃

Tired of all the Secret Spots in Taiwan? Come Broaden Your Horizons!

Since the trial operation of the Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum began, the daily free admission of 1,000 visitors has increased to 1,750 visitors. The number was even bumped up to 5,000 visitors during spring break...

2021/10/25 | Jordyn Haime

On Taiwan’s Mount Zion, Memories of KMT Oppression Are Essential To Religious Mythology

Mount Zion, a Protestant pilgrimage site and religious community of around 300 deep in the mountains of southern Taiwan, has an origin story deeply entangled with history and politics.

2021/10/05 | Jordyn Haime

The Origins of Taiwan’s Jewish Community

In the early days of establishing a communal presence in Taiwan, Jews faced both reluctance toward religious inclusion and a Saudi intervention.

2021/09/29 | Roy Ngerng

Taiwan’s Wages Are So Low Because Business Profits Are Too High

It is time for Taiwan to restore balance in the economy by lifting the minimum wage significantly. If the government does not do so, it is like asking workers to sacrifice as they struggle to afford the cost of living.

2021/09/02 | Roy Ngerng

Raise the Minimum Wage Now to Fix Taiwan’s Lopsided Economy

Taiwan has lost 20 to 30 years to transition to a higher-value innovation-led economy. If it wants to be strong, it is time to increase wages significantly.

2021/09/01 | Rath Wang

Guzifer Is Finally Married. When Will All of Taiwan’s Same Sex Transnational Couples Be Able To?

The marriage of Guzifer Leong and Ting Tse-yan is only the end of the beginning in the fight for equitable transnational marriages in Taiwan.

2021/07/23 | Henning von Mirbach

Falling Through The Cracks of Taiwan’s Immigration System

While the cautionary nature of Taiwan's approach to granting visas is praiseworthy, it can also turn a blind eye to situational, human ethics and doesn’t appear to be rational in every regard.

2021/06/17 | Roy Ngerng

On Minimum Wages, Singapore Is Playing Catch Up

Singapore’s government recently agreed to long overdue increases in the minimum wage for cleaners. By many standards, it is far from sufficient.

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.

2021/06/10 | Joe Henley

The Miaoli Lockdown and Taiwan’s Migrant Worker Apartheid

The Miaoli lockdown is an extension of what the system of laws pertaining to Taiwan’s migrant workforce has always been — a set of rules which amount to legalized oppression and legislatively-backed racism.