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2017/11/30 | Michael Clarke

China Tightens Grip in Xinjiang amid Belt and Road

Comprehensive control of 'stability' in Xinjiang has become a heightened strategic imperative with the launch of China's Belt and Road initiative.

2017/11/29 | Kirsten Han

Singapore further Squeezes Freedoms with Jolovan Wham Trials

Kirsten Hans spells out the innocuity of Jolovan Wham's allegedly illegal activities and the risk a creeping crackdown on freedoms poses to the future of Singapore.

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.

2017/11/29 | David Green

Cheng Hsing-tse: Finally Free from Death Row's Shadow

Cheng Hsing-tse reflects on a decade living with the prospect of imminent execution after his exoneration and liberation from death row.

2017/11/29 | David Green

Lee Ming-che's Sentence Chills Taiwan NGOs

Lee Ming-che's sentencing to five years in prison in China for the crime of 'subversion' has had a marked chilling effect on the actions and communications of Taiwan's NGOs. The case also suggests Taiwan's wider population faces an insidious dilemma: whether or not to self-censor. 

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.

2017/11/27 | Eryk Smith

OPINION: Hanyu Pinyin Should Not Be Political, Kaohsiung

Eryk Smith rails against the unconventional spellings that plague Taiwan's southern streets.

2017/11/26 | Martin Weiser

South Korea Knows Shockingly Little about the North

Given the urgent demand for North Korean expertise, why are potential treasure-troves of information being ignored?

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.

2017/11/24 | If Lin

Yes, 'Death by Overwork' Is a Real Thing in Taiwan

Taiwan may experience death by overwork on similar levels as in Japan.

2017/11/24 | Stellina Chen

CARTOON: The Public Calls for 'Justice'

Tens of thousands of Taiwanese citizens signed a petition to introduce flogging as a punishment for some crimes. Is this a serious proposal or a frustrated mob venting their anger?

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...

2017/11/23 | MuYi

The Migrant's Hometown

A Taiwanese and an Indonesian family reconnect in the Javanese countryside.

2017/11/22 | Singfat Chu

Is the 'Zero Car Growth' Policy Uniquely Singaporean?

While cities across Asia are struggling to cope with rising car ownership, Singapore has quietly capped its automotive growth.

2017/11/22 | Dinah Gardner

Don't Let Taiwan Draw the Short Straw on Sustainability

 Regulating single-use straws would put Taiwan on the map for having advanced environmental policy ahead of any other country in the region.

2017/11/17 | Ming-chun Ku

Behold the Sea Goddess: Matsu Worship, Tourism and Cross-Strait Relations

Long banned, worship of Matsu is making a comeback in China under official auspices.

2017/11/16 | Jane W. Wang

Can We Pull Taiwan Out of Its Identity Crisis?

Taiwan aspires to be the global innovation hub of Asia while driving globally-minded talent away with low salaries and conservative work cultures. How can current globally-minded talent battle disillusionment?

2017/11/14 | Nate Maynard

Taiwan Cannot Develop Renewable Energy While Secretly Subsidizing Fossil Fuels

Taiwan's government claims that they eliminated electricity subsidies, but they really just hid them from public scrutiny.

2017/11/14 | Matthew Fulco

Goodbye Confucius, Hello Matzu: Is Taiwan Becoming a Chinese-Language Education Hub?

Taiwan's political environment is making it more attractive for international students.

2017/11/14 | The Third Pole

Global Climate Summit Dominated by Budget Cuts, Red Tape

Many grants promised to countries to help combat climate change have been swapped out for loans.