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2019/08/07 | TIME
The US-China Trade War Drives the World Toward Crisis
The intensifying U.S.-China trade war is turning into a global disaster — no one is safe from it.
2019/08/07 | Milo Hsieh
OPINION: China's Tourism Ban Shows Why Closer Economic Ties Won't Work
China banned individual travel to Taiwan since August 1 in an attempt to undermine the Taiwanese economy and influence the election, but Taiwan's tourism sector should be wary of the CCP's strategy.
2019/08/06 | FORTUNE
Vietnamese Egg Coffee Is Trending, Would You Try It?
Traditional cà phê trúng (Vietnamese egg coffee) is now trending in North America, but what is it made of?
2019/08/06 | Machi Lee
OPINION: How Would Ko Wen-je Disrupt Taiwan's 2020 Presidential Election?
Why is Ko Wen-je, who almost lost his re-election and who has never declared a run for the presidency, widely considered to be a presidential hopeful?
2019/08/06 | The Conversation
Collective Trauma United Puerto Ricans to Resist Against the Government
In an act of civil resilience, Puerto Ricans rallied behind decades of collective trauma to overthrow the governor.
2019/08/02 | Johnson Yeung
Rioting Charges Strip Away Our Everyday Normality, Says HK Activist Johnson Yeung
In Hong Kong, rioting charges are punishable by up to 10 years in prison. 44 young protesters are facing rioting charges and their lives will forever be altered.
2019/08/01 | Roy Ngerng
Minimum Wage: How Did Taiwan Fall Behind S. Korea?
Taiwan’s Minimum Wage Review Committee needs to make a long overdue decision to increase minimum wage in 2020.
2019/07/31 | Taiwan Insight
OPINION: World Health Organization Neglects 23.5 Million Taiwanese Citizens' Health
World Health Organization prides itself on promoting inclusive health care for all of humanity, but Taiwan is excluded from the circle.
2019/07/30 | FORTUNE
Who Won the US-China Trade War? Vietnam
Vietnam emerges as a winner as the United States and China are butting heads against each other.
2019/07/30 | The Interpreter
Taiwan's 2020 Is a Battle Between Reason and Entertainment
Han Kuo-yu's populist approach in his presidential campaign is driven by emotion rather than reason.
2019/07/26 | 區家麟
A Journalist’s Decision: What Happened Before Li Peng’s 1991 TVB Interview?
In 1991, two TVB reporters had the opportunity to interview Li Peng exclusively for the first time after the Tiananmen Massacre, but as journalists, they were faced with an ethical dilemma.
2019/07/25 | Milo Hsieh
OPINION: Cigarette Smuggling Scandal Reveals Problems in Taiwan’s Bureaucracy, Not Politics
While the media and politicians attack the Tsai administration for the cigarette smuggling scandal, it is best to remember that the problem lies within Taiwan's deep-rooted bureaucracy.
Internet Censorship is Part of South Korea’s Democracy Package
Democracy does not automatically lead to the absence of censorship. South Korea, for example, is tightening its internet freedom and censoring "harmful" content.
2019/07/24 | CJ Sheu
FILM REVIEW: 'Nina Wu' Brings Taiwan into the #MeToo Era
Nina Wu (灼人秘密) is the first Taiwanese film to stir conversations around the #MeToo movement.
2019/07/23 | The Conversation
Why Does the U.S. Sentence People to 400 Years in Prison?
What's the point in giving out prison sentences of 400+ years if no one can live that long?
2019/07/23 | Op-Ed
OPINION: Fund Taiwan's Partial Basic Income Proposal with Tax Reforms
Can we fund a universal basic income policy by increasing some of the unusually low tax rates in Taiwan?