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The DPP Lost Because Taiwanese Livelihoods Have Not Improved
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
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.
NT$25,250 Is Still Not Enough for a Basic Standard of Living in Taiwan
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?
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
The government has engaged in a conscious effort to raise awareness of Southeast Asian cultures and traditions, writes Wei Chun-ying.
Su Tseng-chang Is Taiwan's New Premier as Lai's Cabinet Departs
Tsai Ing-wen has confirmed the appointment of Su, who served as Premier under Chen Shui-bian.
INFOGRAPHIC: How Taiwan's Presidents Speak About Taiwan and China
Taiwan’s leaders have bounced between terms when referring to Taiwan and China, with Tsai Ing-wen notably abandoning the usual lexicon.
Taiwan News: Cabinet Approves Minimum Wage Rises
Your daily bulletin of Taiwan news, courtesy of ICRT.
BOOK REVIEW: 'Taiwan’s Democracy Challenged' a Must-Read
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
Will the KMT assets investigations descend into a fresh round of political persecution?