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.
A Belated Fight With Covid-19 Offers Taiwan an Opportunity To Build a More Equal Society
Covid-19 has increased economic inequality and racial discrimination. Will Taiwan address these problems?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.