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2020/12/04 | Chieh-Chi Hsieh

Is Universal Basic Income Feasible in Taiwan?

Universal Basic Income provides economic stability and is believed to address social inequality, but Dr. Chieh-Chi Hsieh makes a case against the idea to launch such a program in Taiwan.

2020/11/24 | Op-Ed

Why Taiwan Should Include Migrant Workers in Its Stimulus Program

Investing in blue-collar migrant laborers along with diplomats and permanent residency holders would not only improve Taiwan’s economy, but it could also solidify the country’s reputation as a progressive, inclusive nation of equals.

2020/12/24 | Kirsten Han

Singapore’s Government Wants a Conversation on ‘Women Development.’ Here’s What They Don’t Want to Talk About.

It’s one thing to boost “women development” — a term with echoes of a “lean in” mentality that places the onus on women to work even harder to succeed in environments predominantly catering to men — but quite another to truly challenge the patriarchy and live up to feminist principles.

2020/10/14 | Joe Henley

Equal Rights for Migrant Workers Now

There are 800,000 Southeast Asian migrant workers in Taiwan doing the jobs locals don’t want or aspire to. They deserve equal rights.

2020/12/16 | Luke Harrington and Chieh-chi Hsieh

UBI as a Voucher: The Case Against Universal Basic Income

UBI promises more choice, but it doesn't allow people to change the terms on which choices are offered. Taken with the particularities of Taiwan's financial system, UBI may not be an idea well-suited for the country.

2020/12/30 | TNL Staff

Taiwan’s 2020 in Review

From the first reports of a mysterious pneumonia-like illness and the presidential election, the news from Taiwan has had a relentless grip on us all.

2020/12/21 | Tyler Prochazka

Basic Income Is an Investment in Taiwan’s Most Valuable Asset

Basic income is an investment in Taiwan’s most critical and valuable resource: its people.

2020/12/11 | Bryan Chou

A Symbol of Pandemics Conquered Paraded Through Taipei

In celebration of his birthday, a palanquin of the Qingshan King was taken on a tour to inspect and give blessings to the city.

2020/10/23 | Sean Pan

Post-Marriage Equality, What's Next for Taiwan? An Interview With Jennifer Lu

Jennifer Lu of the Taiwan Equality Campaign answers our questions on Taiwan's post-marriage equality landscape.

2020/10/26 | TNL Feature

How Does South Korea View Its Marginalized Groups?

Compared with other marginalized groups, North Koreans are by far the most preferred neighbor in South Korea.

2020/03/09 | East Asia Forum

Philippines Bans Deployment of Filipino Workers to Kuwait Due to Mistreatment

The Philippine government restricted the amount of overseas Filipino workers in Kuwait after a series of infractions against the bilateral labor agreement.

2020/12/04 | Voice of America

China Proposes New Restrictions on Foreigners, Religious Services

The draft regulations require foreign worshipers who want to host religious activities in China to apply for a permit and demonstrate they are “friendly to China” in their country of origin.

2020/12/21 | TAIPEI

Food Sustainability in Taipei, One Neighborhood at a Time — Starting in Nanjichang

Two decades ago, a village chief in Taipei set up the city's first food bank to redistribute unused or unwanted food to those in need in the community. As people are becoming more conscious of food sustainability, he is looking to spread the revolution of “continuous food” across Taipei.

2020/03/12 | Voice of America

Not Just Coronavirus: Asians Have Worn Face Masks for Decades

People from Japan into Southeast Asia cover their mouths to deflect exhaust, pollution, and cold air, while some hide their faces.

2020/10/20 | Syrena Lin

Tainan Civil Society Groups Protest Eviction of Elderly Resident

A railway expansion project in Tainan has led to the demolition of family homes, threatening to evict a 99-year-old resident. Civil society groups have come out in force to protest.

2020/03/12 | Jeremy Van der Haegen

Taipei’s Pay Phones: A Relic of the Past?

Taipei's pay phones are slowly disappearing from the street view.

2020/03/06 | Jeremy Van der Haegen

Anxious Chinese Consumers Expect Coronavirus Crisis to Last Until Summer

Chinese consumers are expecting the coronavirus to last until July despite local economists predicting a quick recovery in the second quarter.