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2021/05/20 | Roy Ngerng

Singapore’s Government Is Not ‘Pro-Worker.’ These Charts Show How.

Singapore is not pro-worker. If anything, it is pro-GIC and pro-Temasek Holdings, and it is pro-ministers – while workers are left to languish.

2021/02/02 | Aye Min Thant

Myanmar: The Stupid Coup

Myanmar elders understand on a visceral level that the military is not a rational actor. Those of us lucky enough to be young enough to have only passing memories of pre-transition Myanmar are just starting to internalize this.

2022/06/06 | 廣編企劃

Mark Chang, Chief Strategy Officer of GARAOTUS: Redefine the High-Performance Computing (HPC) and make "Computing Power" become new energy for industrial transformation

During this era of digital technology, "computing power" will become the most important "Energy" for the industry. In the future, GARAOTUS will work together to go international by forming alliances with strategic partners in these seven industrial fields.

2021/06/10 | Joe Henley

The Miaoli Lockdown and Taiwan’s Migrant Worker Apartheid

The Miaoli lockdown is an extension of what the system of laws pertaining to Taiwan’s migrant workforce has always been — a set of rules which amount to legalized oppression and legislatively-backed racism.

2021/09/29 | Roy Ngerng

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.

2022/05/19 | 廣編企劃

Phihong launches a 280W GaN Charger suitable for gaming laptop

Phihong Technology has launched new 280W GaN high power adapter designed for gaming laptops, which combines the best circuit design and manufacturing process, and can fully bring the user unprecedented miniaturization, light weight, and still provide the full standard user experience.

2021/05/28 | Tyler Prochazka

Why Taiwan Should Pay People To Stay Home

To ensure everyone in Taiwan is financially protected from the economic harm of Covid-19 and the semi-lockdown, we advocate for an unconditional payment of NT$15,000 for adults and NT$5,000 for dependents.

2021/04/23 | Janine Sun Rogers

Adult Streaming Platform SWAG Is in Hot Water With Taiwan’s Authorities

SWAG’s situation calls to mind recent high-profile scandals, concerning the rights and safety of content creators on online platforms, the lasting environmental impacts of blockchain technology, and moderation of online communities.

2022/05/13 | 廣編企劃

[Audiovisual] Organizing hundreds of thousands of aerial images and footage is like an marathon: the Digital Archive program by Chi Po-lin Foundation

“Speak out for the environment through images” is what Director Chi had been committed to throughout his life, as well as what Chi Po-lin Foundation is going to continue. We will build a photography database to preserve the images showing landscape changes of the whole Taiwan, so the image legacy left by Chi Po-lin could be passed on from generations to generations. “Digital Archive” program calls for your support and advocacy.

2021/04/12 | Nicholas Haggerty

Roy Ngerng Against the Prime Minister

Ngerng’s case recalls the traditional battle lines in the struggle for free speech, a heroic picture of a dissenter against the state, whose cause is grounded in a vision of a just society.

2021/03/12 | Kirsten Han

What’s up With Singapore’s Response To the Myanmar Coup?

The Singaporean government has denounced Myanmar’s armed forces for using lethal weapons against protesters, but it is unlikely to take action against the military leaders.

2022/03/08 | 廣編企劃

Taiwan and India:Strategizing the Relations

India has been regarded as one of the major partner countries under Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy. From the Indian perspective, prospects of India-Taiwan relations have never been better. Immense potential in these bilateral relations needs to be developed further.

2021/06/02 | Jonathan Hum

How Taiwan’s Cram Schools Have Struggled to Adapt

When Taiwan went on semi-lockdown, many cram schools moved to remote learning. The process, many teachers report, has not been as smooth as it could have been.

2021/03/13 | Patrick Ng

With Vaccines in Hand, What’s Next for Taiwan’s Covid-19 Response?

Patrick Ng speaks on what may be the final stages of Taiwan’s pandemic response — and how the healthcare system will be irrevocably changed.

2022/02/16 | 廣編企劃

Phihong Technology Selected to Support Shell Groups Global EV Charging Expansion

Phihong Technology, a global supplier of power products and EV charging stations, has been selected by Shell, one of the world's largest oil and gas companies, to support their continued expansion into the global EV charging market.

2021/07/23 | Henning von Mirbach

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.

2021/02/01 | Brian Hioe

What Does a Trending T-shirt Say About Taiwanese Identity and Politics?

りしれ供さ小, pronounced lí sī-leh kóng-siánn-siâu, would be a Taiwanese Hokkien phrase meaning “The heck are you saying?” Here’s what its ubiquity signals about Taiwan’s youth culture.

2021/10/07 |

New Southbound Policy: The Role of the Yushan Forum

Yushan Forum fills a critical gap in generating fresh foreign policy ideas and implementing the same, and thereby serves as a strategic platform to get a wholesome perspective from the New Southbound Policy countries.

2021/05/21 | Yaneer Bar-Yam

The Case for Snap Lockdowns in Taiwan

The growing outbreak of community transmission in Taiwan requires a different approach from current practices.

2021/06/11 | Judy Chen

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.

2021/04/20 | Bart Dashorst

Taiwan’s Unsuccessful Transformation

Are Taiwanese nationalism and democratization to blame for a lackluster economy? This is the main argument of Chu Wan-wen’s ‘Taiwan’s Unsuccessful Transformation: Democratization and Economic Development’.

2021/01/25 | Roy Ngerng

Singapore’s Government Says Workers Are Pulling Ahead. Here’s What They Won’t Say.

Last week, a Singapore government minister said that the wages of lower-income and median-income Singaporeans have increased in the last 10 years. But when we compare Singapore with other wealthy, advanced countries, the situation does not look so rosy.

2021/06/25 |

An assessment from TAEF: Five Years of the New Southbound Policy

Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy is more than an economy-oriented strategy and shapes Taiwan’s Asia policy. TAEF suggests that the government is supposed to enhance its internal and external communications for making the policy more comprehensive and effective.

2021/11/05 | Michael Beltran

Who’s Running for President of the Philippines in 2022?

At the moment, we can assume that President Rodrigo Duterte is stepping down next year, but there are five candidates running to succeed him.