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2022/08/10 | The Interpreter

ICC Pushes Probe on the Philippines’ Drug War

The Philippines’ decision not to rejoin the International Criminal Court sets a precedent for other countries to leave multilateral institutions whenever state leaders feel intimidated or uncomfortable.

2022/08/04 | The Interpreter

Does ASEAN Really Need an Official “Second Language”?

If Southeast Asia really needs to have official languages, choosing all the national languages of the ASEAN countries would be a prudent move.

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.

2022/08/03 | East Asia Forum

China’s Vocational Education Woes

China has a long-standing culture of degrading vocational graduates and discouraging parents from sending their children to vocational institutes.

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!

2022/07/26 | The Interpreter

Dizzy With Success: Xi Consolidates Repression in Xinjiang

An “inspection tour” signals Beijing’s odious grip on the region and determination to control people’s identity.

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...

2022/07/25 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

Will Foxconn Pivot Away From China?

Aggressive local competition and rising geopolitical risk make the contract electronics manufacturing giant’s China dependency more precarious than ever.

2022/07/20 | The Interpreter

What a Waste! Japan’s Food Sustainability Challenge

Imported food has an environmental cost. A nationwide effort is needed to drastically cut the amount discarded.

2022/07/19 | Roy Ngerng

Taiwan’s Lost Growth (Part 3): Taiwan’s Economy and Profits Have Stagnated Because Wages Have Not Recovered from the 1997 Crisis

The 1997 Asian financial crisis is a distant memory to most countries. But Taiwan hasn’t fully recovered from it because wages have been kept low.

2022/07/15 | Anthony Kao

Dignity at the Margins: Exploring Kosovo Through a Taiwanese Lens

Like Taiwan, Kosovo is a partially recognized country—but what does that mean for everyday life? When statehood falls into question, the mundane becomes less so.

2022/07/13 | East Asia Forum

Can Egg Freezing Crack Singapore’s Demographic Decline?

Singaporean women and demographic observers may have cause for celebration, but medical technology does not present the ideal solution to what is, at heart, a social problem.

2022/07/12 | The Conversation

Shinzo Abe’s Killing: The History of Political Violence in Japan

Shinzo Abe’s murder is the latest political attack in Japan, a country which has strict gun laws.

2022/07/07 | Timothy S. Rich

How Does the Taiwanese Public View Efforts Against Misinformation?

Survey results have identified a crucial element in Taiwan’s fight against misinformation: the use of fact-checks.

2022/07/07 | The Interpreter

Under Pressure: Chinese International Graduates In a New China

Uncertainty about Covid, high unemployment rates, and shifting workforce expectations challenge China’s youth in 2022.

2022/07/05 | Ian Murphy

How the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework Works — And How It Will Affect Taiwan

The IPEF represents a deepening of the U.S.’s economic ties with countries in the Indo-Pacific. Though Taiwan has not been included, there are opportunities for similar initiatives.

2022/07/04 | The Interpreter

Taking on Cambodia’s “Lady Liberty”

The American human rights lawyer sentenced to six years in a Phnom Penh prison may cause Hun Sen no end of trouble.