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2017/12/15 | David Green
Taiwan Protesters Gear Up to Kibosh Coal
Mass protests are set to bring Taiwan's air pollution issues into sharper focus.
2017/12/06 | Jeffrey Warner
Asia Cement: Following Rules or Pit Mining Human Rights?
Asia Cement's permit to mine on indigenous land was renewed in double quick time, leading to mass protests and opening debate over how Taiwan's government allows big business to ride roughshod over civil rights.
2017/12/06 | Brian Hioe
Labor Law Demonstrations Culminate in Clashes with Police
Amendments to the Labor Standards Act have moved closer to passage despite protesters' efforts, with the next step happening on Dec. 23.
2017/12/06 | David Green
Taiwan Startup Health2Sync Secures US$6 Mln for Japan Growth
The company's digital diabetes management offering is attracting interest around Asia as government health services grapple with aging societies and mounting costs.
2017/11/28 | Shuriah Niazi
Pesticide Deaths Sweep Indian Villages as Small Farmers Beat Back Bugs
Debt-ridden and inadequately trained farmers are dying as a result of using toxic pesticides to combat increasingly aggressive crop pests.
2017/11/27 | TNL Staff
Closure of Hsinchu Homebox Branch Results in Strikes, Arrests
A breakdown in negotiations led disgruntled employees to block the entrance to a Hsinchu store and scuffle with police.
2017/11/23 | Jeongseok Lee
Cooler Heads Prevail in SK-China Missile Defense Spat
With the THAAD issue largely settled, politics on the Korean peninsula just got a little less complicated.
2017/11/17 | Cat Thomas
Shopping, Sleeping, and Not Driving Drunk: Taipei Startups to Watch Out For
We look at four emerging companies from this year's MeetTaipei startup festival that are on track to profitability.
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.
2017/11/13 | Tim Ferry
Energy in Taiwan: Uncertainty in Liquefied Natural Gas
A natural gas receiving terminal has been postponed due to the potential impact on a coral reef.
2017/11/09 | TIME
Trump Calls on Xi to Act Fast and Rein in North Korea
The U.S. President passed the buck to his Chinese counterpart during a state visit to Beijing.
2017/11/01 | David Green
UPDATE: Taiwan Passes Law on Hiring Professional Foreign Talent
Taiwan's Legislative Yuan has passed the Act Governing Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professionals, but challenges remain in ensuring the spirit of the law is carried through the implementation phase ahead of the law coming into effect in spring 2018.
2017/10/26 | TIME
Thais Bid Emotional Farewell to Benevolent King Bhumibol
Tonight, Thais will say goodbye to King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who when he died roughly a year ago was the world's longest serving monarch, having reigned for seven decades.
2017/10/17 | Rosemary Chen
ISSUE: Undermining Taiwan’s Indigenous Environments
Mining continues to threaten people and environments in Taiwan's national forest areas, highlighting the importance of forthcoming changes to the Mining Act.
2017/10/12 | Dinah Gardner
Nano this Plastic Should Be in Our Water
For the first in a regular bi-weekly series on the environment in Taiwan, Green Bulletin interviews the policy head of the Taipei American School's team as they prepare to solve Taiwan's nanoplastic problems for iGEM, a world-leading student synthetic biology competition.
2017/09/27 | David Green
McKinsey to Taiwan's Execs: Digitalize or Die
Taiwan is running out of time to stay competitive as the rest of the world embraces digitalization and the productivity gains it entails. It's about time the people at the top of its companies put digital at the center of their business strategy.
Taiwan's Cities Get Smart: Embracing Internet of Things
New smart-city digital technologies involving the Internet of Things are being adopted by the nation’s largest cities and could help spur economic development through industrial transformation. Some of the leading examples so far are the eTag electronic toll collection system, the EasyCard payment platform, and the Wi-Fi system on the Taoyuan Metro. Under planning is a smart-machinery center in Taichung.
The Big International Business of Taiwanese Swindlers
Recent cases have revealed that telephone scamming involving Taiwanese swindlers is a big international business.