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2017/12/29 | Timothy Ferry
Internet of Things Infrastructure Advances in Taiwan
Sigfox's rollout of low power wide area network infrastructure heralds a new phase in the development of Taiwan's IOT ecosystem.
2017/12/29 | Chris Horton
US Tax Cuts Entice Taiwan Firms
Taiwan's top firms are looks anew at investing in the US, but while the door is open to the country's biggest companies, the SMEs that make up 90 percent of its companies still struggle to get a look in.
2017/12/28 | Yulin
'Facebook Live' Hosts Illegal Pet Market in Taiwan
One potential customer asked if they could raise an ostrich in their backyard.
2017/12/22 | Yulin
Taiwan's Biggest Problem is Pay, Not Hours
Taiwan is pretty average in East Asia when it comes to paid holidays and work hours, but stagnant wages remain a major drag.
2017/12/18 | Bin-Min Sung
Taiwan's National Parks Face a Bumpy Road
Taiwan's National Park Act imitated the US system of conservation, but without the capacity to make it work.
2017/12/13 | Agathe Lemaitre
Cash Grants are Failing Taiwan's Indigenous People
The more 'useful' Taiwan's indigenous people become to the government, the more their culture has become endangered.
2017/10/30 | Jennifer Creery
FILM REVIEW: Tale of the Lost Boys
Filipino filmmaker Joselito Altarejos tackles issues of identity and belonging, embodied by the profoundly moving stories of a Filipino mechanic and a gay Taiwanese aborigine student.
2017/10/28 | Sheryn Lee
President Tsai's Ballot Box Balancing Act
Like most incumbents, Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen is experiencing mid-term polling blues, but the erosion of identification with either of the two major parties should be greater cause for concern.
2017/10/25 | Dinah Gardner
Will Taiwan’s New Plastic Bag Ban Work?
Taiwanese use more than 700 plastic bags per person per year; recycling is not the answer; much better to use other kinds of long-lasting containers; and special compost areas for biodegradable bags would be a good place to start.
2017/10/24 | Tim Ferry
Operating on the Edge: Huge Pressure on Taiwan's Power Supply
Concern is growing as to whether Taiwan can meet its objectives to both eliminate nuclear power and greatly cut carbon emissions by 2025. The reliance on nuclear has already fallen sharply, as several reactors that had to be temporarily shut down have not been brought back online. In the meantime, increased generation from coal-fired plants is taking up most of the slack. Due to regulatory and environmental obstacles, solar and wind projects are behind schedule.
2017/10/17 | Richard C. Bush
What Will Xi Jinping Say About Taiwan at the 19th Party Congress?
Richard C. Bush examines past speeches to predict what China's leadership might say about Taiwan in the upcoming Chinese Communist Party Congress.
2017/10/12 | Stellina Chen
CARTOON: ROC or PRC? Philippines Apologizes for Logo Misuse
The Philippines accidentally ran the risk of hurting the feelings of the Chinese people by using Taiwan's Ministry of Defense logo at an event to celebrate warming ties between the Philippines and China.
Prison Sentences for Food-safety Violators in Taiwan
Food-safety scandals that occurred between 2013 to 2014 in Taiwan led the government to increase penalties for responsible parties.
2017/10/06 | Michael Turton
BOOK REVIEW: The Chinese Invasion Threat: Taiwan's Defense and US Strategy in Asia
Don't believe the hype. Ian Easton's new book is no roadmap to a 2020 invasion of Taiwan by China. Instead, it is a thoroughly researched joy of a read that delves deep into the complexities of potential cross-Strait conflict, and comes up suggesting Taiwan remains a tough nut to crack for the PLA.
2017/10/05 | Hector Muñoz
Catalonia and Taiwan? Not the Same
It’s important to check the political reality before falling victim to emotion when it comes to discussing issues of independence.
2017/10/02 | Matthew Fulco
Southbound Policy Helps Taiwan Banks Advance
Taiwan's New Southbound Policy is bearing fruit, at least for the nation's banks, which are expanding their footprint across ASEAN in lockstep with their corporate clients.
2017/09/30 | TNL Staff
Six Galleries to Visit in Taipei
'Good Eye Taipei’s' recommendation six art galleries to check out in Taipei.
2017/09/29 | TNL Staff
ILLUSTRATION: Six Mooncake Flavors to Try at Mid-Autumn
With Mid-Autumn Festival fast approaching, why not try a new flavor of mooncake?