What Does It Mean to Be an Expat, Anyway?

Nicholas Haggerty

Foreigners, expats, immigrants, migrant workers. Will these class labels have the same meaning in the post-pandemic world?


Anti-Trump Expat Activism Gears Up in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan

Keith Menconi

'For the modern political gadfly armed with Skype and an internet connection, distance and geography are diminishing barriers to activism.'


China Has Changed U.S. Expats’ Views, But Not Their Votes

David Paulk and Xiao Muyi

Americans in Shanghai see ramifications for Sino-U.S. relations in high-stakes presidential election.


Expats' Huge Hospital Bill Shows Taiwan's Law Needs Changing: Lawyer

Edward White

As a flood of donations pours in, a Taiwanese legal commentator says the law excluding the newborns of foreigners in Taiwan from immediate insurance coverage needs changing.


Expat Couple Shocked by US$41k Taiwan Hospital Bill

ZiQing Low

An expat couple in Taiwan have started a crowdfunding campaign after being hit with a surprise medical bill after the birth of their twin daughters.


HSBC Survey Ranks Taiwan as 8th Best Country for Expats


HSBC Bank’s 2015 Expat Explorer Survey shows that Singapore ranks first as the world's best destination for expats while Taiwan ranks eighth. One of the reasons Singapore ranked first in the survey is that they have lower tax rates compared to the US. For Chinese communities, Singapore also offers the potential advantages of having a similar culture.

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