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The DPP Lost Because Taiwanese Livelihoods Have Not Improved

Roy Ngerng

The DPP once had ambitions to usher in a new era, not only politically, but also economically. Now a lack of a social welfare program is costing the DPP local elections.


A Higher Minimum Wage Won’t Lead To Higher Unemployment in Taiwan

Roy Ngerng

Despite what you may hear from business interest lobbyists, the historical data shows no clear correlation between a growing minimum wage and a higher unemployment rate.

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NT$25,250 Is Still Not Enough for a Basic Standard of Living in Taiwan

Roy Ngerng

President Tsai increased the minimum wage by a larger percentage in six years than her predecessors in their full eight-year terms, but this is not good enough.


Beyond the Michelin Guide: What Is Real Taiwanese Gourmet?

Nicholas Haggerty

Liz Kao, one of Taiwan's leading food writers, does not think the Michelin Guide has the final word on the country's gourmet scene.


A Newly Released White Paper Reveals the Future of Taiwan's Cultural Diplomacy

Taiwan Insight

The government has engaged in a conscious effort to raise awareness of Southeast Asian cultures and traditions, writes Wei Chun-ying.


INFOGRAPHIC: How Taiwan's Presidents Speak About Taiwan and China

If Lin

Taiwan’s leaders have bounced between terms when referring to Taiwan and China, with Tsai Ing-wen notably abandoning the usual lexicon.


BOOK REVIEW: 'Taiwan’s Democracy Challenged' a Must-Read

M. Bob Kao

In 'Taiwan’s Democracy Challenged: The Chen Shui-bian Years', editors Yun-han Chu, Larry Diamond and Kharis Templeman provide a reassessment of Taiwan’s political landscape between 2000 and 2008: the years in which Chen Shui-bian, Taiwan’s first non-Kuomintang president, was in office. This new systematic, impartial and evidence-based evaluation of Chen’s presidency is a must-read for students and scholars researching contemporary Taiwanese politics, finds M. Bob Kao.


Lessons from Chen Shui-bian for KMT Assets Investigators

Edward White

Will the KMT assets investigations descend into a fresh round of political persecution?

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