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2016/06/03 | J. Michael Cole
Who Is Pushing Away from Whom in the Taiwan Strait?
President Tsai is being accused of trying to move Taiwan away from China. Rather than accuse Taipei of breaking an unwritten rule, we should instead ask why China has become less and less attractive to the people of Taiwan.
2016/08/10 | The Japan Times
OP-ED: Japan's Faltering Regional Revitalization
The Abe administration's regional revitalization policy has done little to close the growing gap in wealth and population between the large metropolitan areas and the rest of the nation.
NGO Bridges Gap between SEA Migrant Workers and Taiwanese Employers
With nearly 600,000 Southeast Asian migrant workers in Taiwan, cultural and language barriers leave many workers and employers frustrated. The One-Forty Foundation believes it has the answer.
2016/08/19 | ZiQing Low
Expat Couple Shocked by US$41k Taiwan Hospital Bill
An expat couple in Taiwan have started a crowdfunding campaign after being hit with a surprise medical bill after the birth of their twin daughters.
2016/10/05 | Li You
Eat, Pray, Escape: Reality TV for Leftover Women
An upcoming show that seeks to set unmarried women free from social pressure encounters some resistance.
Confronting Genocide in Myanmar
Interethnic divisions in a young democracy cannot be downplayed or wished away, and it’s time Myanmar’s government and the international community acknowledge strong evidence that genocide is being perpetrated against the Rohingya and act to end it, Katherine Southwick writes.
2017/01/22 | Jules Quartly
From Night Market Treats to Food Court Fine Dining
The evolution of Taiwan’s mass market eating establishments has speeded up over the past decade to meet developing tastes and higher expectations.
Kung-Fu Yoga: China's Soft Power Drive Goes Awry
Reviews have slammed it as a "mangled mess" and a "snoozefest masquerading as a film," but what else does it say about China's soft power drive?
2017/02/20 | The Japan Times
Tokyo Olympics Pose Challenge for Japanese Farmers
Time is running out for Japanese farmers to obtain the Global GAP certificate in order to serve their products at the Tokyo Olympics 2020.
China’s Navy Gets a New Helmsman (Part 1): Spotlight on Vice Admiral Shen Jinlong
It remains unclear if Shen’s appointment to PLAN commander was influenced decisively by inter-service rivalry, a choice by Xi Jinping, the promotion system or some combination of factors.
2017/06/09 | Saigoneer
Indonesia's 'Islamic Punk' Movement Marries Religious Faith with Musical Rebellion
'Islamic punk' is still embracing rebellion and anti-establishment ideology like the original British punk rockers, but they celebrate Islamic values, sing about freedom for Palestine and condemn mistreatment of Muslims in the Middle East.
Pain in the Neck: Legal Limbo for Chiropractors in Taiwan
Encouraging the development of chiropractic in Taiwan would help the increasing number of elderly and relieve some of the financial pressures on the national healthcare system.
2017/07/04 | Kerry Brown
Hong Kong 20 Years After the Handover: Locked in Stasis
A decade after the handover of Hong Kong in 1997, most analyses were positive. A further 10 years has elapsed. How is Hong Kong doing now?
Titanic’s Chinese Survivors Resurface
Six Chinese passengers survived the sinking of the Titanic. All were deported upon arrival in New York.
2017/09/06 | Zeng Yuli
Why Young Chinese Are Crazy About Online Stickers
Web-savvy ’90s kids are defying social etiquette — and internet controls — with a barrage of self-created, sarcastic stickers.