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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.

2020/12/21 | 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.

2020/12/17 | Bryan Chou

Taiwan’s Proposed Bills To Regulate Online Content Stir Outrage

Taiwan's government announced plans to regulate content on streaming and social media platforms. The opposition Kuomintang suggested they limit freedom of speech and introduce censorship.

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.

2020/12/11 | 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.

2020/12/11 | Voice of America

China Limits Travel by Some US Officials To Hong Kong

China is restricting travel by some U.S. officials to Hong Kong after the U.S. imposed sanctions and a travel ban on 14 Chinese officials.

2020/12/11 | TNL Feature

Human Rights Day: Taiwan’s Democratization Gives Hope To 4.2 Billion Under Authoritarian Rule

While Taiwan may be an example of successful democratization, the authoritarianism that its people experienced decades ago is on the rise today.

2020/12/09 | Cat Thomas

How Taiwan’s Overseas Tour Leaders Are Weathering Covid-19

Taiwan’s overseas travel industry has all but collapsed during Covid-19. Two tour group leaders discuss how they’ve adjusted.

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.

2020/12/04 | 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.

2020/11/27 | Bryan Chou

Why Taiwan Has No Absentee Voting Yet

While most democratic countries provide certain forms of external voting for their legislative or presidential elections, Taiwan is catching up to make voting more accessible to its citizens no matter where they live.

2020/11/26 | Bryan Chou

Taiwan Secures 15 Million Covid-19 Vaccine Doses With Native Development Underway

Taiwan has signed the first bilateral deal for a Covid-19 vaccine and is negotiating for three others. Native vaccine development is in progress.

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.

2020/11/19 | TNL Staff

Taiwan To Tighten Rules After a Rise in Imported Covid-19 Cases

Taiwan, a success story in containing the spread of novel coronavirus, is tightening regulations in response to a rise of imported cases.

2020/11/10 | Roy Ngerng

What’s Behind Taiwanese Support for Trump?

There’s not much that Taiwan can do about China’s threat. But the government can address the economic and social sources of insecurity.

2020/11/06 | Judy Chen

How Taiwanese International Students Are Making This Semester Normal

Life in Taiwan has continued apace during the pandemic. But for Taiwanese international students, this time has been an opportunity to redefine their idea of normal.

2020/11/03 | P. Kerim Friedman

Who’s Taiwanese?

There is also no better symbol of Taiwanese sovereignty than its move to disassociate citizenship from Chineseness.