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Peering into Taiwan's Post-Blue Political Future
Politics abhors a vacuum, and with the KMT struggling for support there is scope for a new opposition to mount a challenge to the DPP's grip of Taiwan's national politics. But who will lead it and where will they come from? Courtney Donovan Smith forecasts Taiwan's political future.
Tackling Cancer in Taiwan Needs New Thinking
Many cancer drugs are not covered by Taiwan's NHI, leading to a steady increase in the proportion of self-payment.
2017/05/23 | Ketagalan Media
A Delicate Balancing Act: President Tsai’s First Year
Sandwiched between these two clashing generations, Tsai is standing at a dividing line between Taiwan’s past and future, the 'east' of its old glory (such as being one of the four Asian tigers) and the 'west' of its new chapter in history.
2017/05/22 | Justin Hugo
Tough Pill to Swallow: Why Singapore’s Healthcare Model Should Not Be Followed
[OPINION] Singapore’s healthcare system has become unnecessarily complicated but it can be reformed to provide more equitable healthcare and give its citizens peace of mind.
2017/05/11 | Justin Hugo
School’s Out: How Singapore Keeps University Reserved for the Elites
[OPINION] The Singapore government is shutting out most Singaporeans from universities while keeping the door wide open to foreigners.
2017/03/31 | Dong Dong Zhang
Beneath the Surface of China’s Relentless Rise
Saving the CCP demanded a drastic revamping of the power structures of the party-state.
2017/02/10 | Kirsten Han
OPINION: Presidential Elections Changes Further Undermine Democracy in Singapore
'It’s enough to prompt the question: what’s the point of voting in the presidential election at all?'
2017/01/13 | Rosemary Chen
Fish Hook in Taiwan's 'Green' Energy Reforms
Taiwan this week passed new legislation to deregulate the electricity market and boost the uptake of clean energy. But do the changes go far enough?
2016/11/15 | Edward White
INTERVIEW: Taiwan's 'Digital' Minister, Audrey Tang (Part 3)
This is the third of a three-part interview with Taiwan’s ‘genius hacker.'
2016/07/01 | Edward White
Out of Sight: Taiwan’s Hidden Contribution to Global Human Trafficking
Taiwanese are involved in human trafficking crimes across Asia and the Pacific, and at least five traffickers convicted of offences in Cambodia remain at-large on the island.