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2018/10/26 | Madeleine Work

OPINION: Taipei Should Have a Car Free Day

Taipei and Taiwan's other cities would benefit enormously from a few days break from the tyranny of the gas-guzzling automobile.

2018/10/30 | David Evans

OPINION: In Kaohsiung, Politicians Ignore Residents amid Development Frenzy

None of the Kaohsiung mayoral candidates have committed to developing their city for the people.

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.

2019/01/07 | Hilton Yip

OPINION: Xi Jinping's 'Unification' Demand Shows Tsai Was Right All Along

Tsai Ing-wen came under fire for not recognizing the '1992 Consensus,' but Xi's speech last week proved that her strategy was the correct one.

2017/11/06 | Leora Joy

'XConfessions' Film Review: Let's Talk about Lust 

The popularity of Erika Lust's 'XConfessions' — short erotic films made by a woman for women — at the recent Women Make Waves Film Festival in Taipei shows the time is now to open a conversation about how women engage with pornography.

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!

2018/12/12 | R. Evan Ellis

ANALYSIS: Taiwan's Diplomatic Struggle in Latin America

As the potential of a KMT government in 2020 looms large in the thinking of Latin American governments loyal to Taipei, the US has an important role to play in the continuance of Taiwan's diplomatic presence in the region.

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...

2016/09/30 | J. Michael Cole

OP-ED: Is the West Losing the Influence War to China?

Like-minded coalitions of major states are increasingly unable to counter Beijing’s efforts to isolate Taiwan at international institutions.

2016/11/09 | Sam Chang

Did the Wrong Person Win? Trump, Clinton and Fixing Democracy with Negative Voting

In the selection of UN Secretary General, voting against the nominated candidates is accepted option. Why should not ordinary citizens have the same option when selecting our leaders?

2016/07/11 | George Pendle

How Kurobe, Japan Became the Zipper Capital of the World

YKK produces roughly half the world’s supply of zippers — some 7 billion a year. How did a small rural town in Japan come to dominate the market?

2019/09/09 | Andrew Maxey

How Should Taiwan Fix Its Broken Conscription System?

Under China's increasing military threats, Taiwan's current conscription system only requires draftees to serve for 4 months without any substantial training. How would Taiwan respond to conflicts with an undertrained military?

2018/10/25 | Cat Thomas

Out in Taiwan: Standing for Equality with Fashion Photographer Leslie Kee

As Pride approaches, world-famous fashion photographer Leslie Kee is casting Taiwan's LGBT community in its very best light.

2019/02/25 | Michael Beltran

PHILIPPINES: Why the People Are Losing Faith in Duterte's Economic Policies

Price hikes, rice liberalization, rising taxes and more have sparked concern over Rodrigo Duterte's economic policies. Could the worst be yet to come?

2019/05/03 | J. Zach Hollo

Meet the Foreign Workers Stepping in to Care for Taiwan's Aging Population

Care for Taiwan’s elderly used to be a family responsibility, but demographic upheavals and urbanization have ushered in an era of domestic caregivers from Southeast Asia. A look into that industry offers a snapshot of isolation, economic desperation, and mutual culture shock.

2016/10/14 | J. Michael Cole

China’s Negative Impact on Freedom of the Press Expands Outwards

We all know how China treats its own journalists. But what about the CCP's critics outside China? More and more, it's going after them, too.