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2022/02/07 | The Interpreter

Olympics Not The Only Games This Year

While China’s many human rights problems have been highlighted as the main reason for the boycott, it can be said that a secondary target is the Olympic movement itself.

2022/10/27 | The Interpreter

Even Now, Standing Supreme, Xi Has Limits to His Power

The very loyalists that have facilitated Xi Jinping’s rise could yet provide a constraint to his ambition.

2018/02/21 | 廣編企劃

Taiwan's Government Encourages Innovation through Creative Events, Regulatory Sandbox.

Taiwan’s government encourages enterprises to think out of the box and break through the restrictions on innovation. At the same time, the Small and Medium Enterprise Administration promoted their innovative regulatory sandbox through creative ways at the natural gourmet banquet.

2022/04/15 | Xiaochen Su

Preferential Treatment of Ukrainian Refugees Shows Limits of Europe’s Multiculturalism

The broad welcome that many Ukrainians have received is a social good. But we should hope and work for a world in which all refugees receive the same treatment.

2017/01/25 | 廣編企劃

Carrefour Brings Back the Good Old Days

Changing an industry is a step-by-step process. First we identify our customers’ problems and then improve on them. We keep improving our service because we really care about our customers’ needs. What we want is to bring back that ‘good old day’ feeling when you shop with your family in our stores.

2022/01/13 | Roy Ngerng

Taiwan’s Businesses Are Increasing Prices To Earn Higher Profits

Average consumers will take a hit, while businesses will continue to earn high profits from the recent price increases.

2022/10/28 | Michael Beltran

Holy Water: The Philippine Activist Targeted for Trying To Stop a Hydropower Project

Dozens of elite armed forces were sent to arrest Vertrudez Macapanpan, a 69-year-old environmental activist in the Philippines. She has no doubt the cause was her work defending a sacred mountain spring from a billion dollar development project.

2016/05/20 | 廣編企劃

Think You Know Chiayi? Check Out These Fun Facts!

How much do you know about Chiayi? Let's get to know Chiayi with the city's historical and geographic background along with some fun facts!

2022/09/20 | The Interpreter

What Does Biden Mean on Taiwan?

When Washington doesn’t speak with one voice, its powers of strategic ambiguity are slowly chipped away.

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...

2022/12/09 | East Asia Forum

Dwindling Economic Opportunities for China’s Youth Fuels Discontent

Without addressing high levels of youth unemployment, China will see a generation of lost youth who may look for disruptive ways to voice their despair.

2022/03/15 | Timothy S. Rich

South Korea: How Did the Pardon of Park Geun-hye Affect the Election?

A pre-election survey undermines the oft-cited idea that national unity in South Korea is promoted through pardons of former presidents.

2022/10/05 | The Interpreter

Hot Button Issue: North Korea’s Bold New Nuclear Stance

Regional leaders would do well to focus on engagement with Pyongyang after missile launches set a dangerous precedent.

2022/01/17 | East Asia Forum

South Korea’s Transgender Community Pushes for Recognition and Acceptance

The issue of transgender discrimination was once again brought into the spotlight earlier in 2021, following the suicide of a soldier who was forcibly discharged from the military after a gender reassignment surgery.

2022/11/22 | Ja Ian Chong

Singapore and Taiwan’s Multifaceted, Unofficial Ties

Singapore has had robust economic, societal, and cultural ties with Taiwan, but its trepidation at offending the PRC may prompt it to pull back.

2022/12/01 | The Interpreter

Anwar’s Victory Not the Only Malaysian Shockwave

A dramatic rise in the Islamist vote in the Muslim-majority country is the biggest outcome of the election.

2022/03/10 | Timothy S. Rich

South Korea: How Does Moon Jae-in’s Presidency Affect the Election

The results of a pre-election survey suggest that growing backlash to Covid-19 policies led to declining support for Moon, perhaps indirectly affecting perceptions of the losing candidate, Lee Jae-myung.

2022/01/11 | The Interpreter

Kip-to-Currency?

Laos, one of Asia’s tiny communist nations is looking at blockchain to fuel an economic boom.

2022/05/17 | East Asia Forum

Japan’s Reluctant Realism on Taiwan

As a key U.S. ally in East Asia, Japan is debating the introduction of legislation to ready itself to deal with a contingency scenario in Taiwan, a defensive response rather than a proactive military strategy.