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2023/02/02 | The Interpreter

Indonesia Gets the Ball Rolling On Domestic Worker Rights

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has endorsed the Domestic Worker Protection Bill, showing moral support for Indonesians who were employed overseas as domestic workers and sending a strong message to migrant-receiving countries like Malaysia and Taiwan to protect the rights of these workers.

2023/01/20 | Taiwan Panorama

Screenwriters up Their Game: Bringing Taiwanese Drama to the World

With the most free and democratic society in the Mandarin-speaking world, Taiwan’s government and companies are working together to produce original content that attracts the international audience.

2023/01/20 | Bryan Chou

Taiwan: Same-sex Marriage for Transnational Couples Legalized

Beginning in 2024, most Taiwanese and foreign national partners will be able to marry in Taiwan, regardless of the legal status of same-sex marriage in the foreign national’s home country.

2023/01/04 | Taiwan Panorama

The Shows We Loved, the Shows We Love: Taiwanese TV Drama Looks to the Future

The diversity and tolerance of Taiwanese society have allowed film and TV creators to unleash their creativity by taking on the challenge of turning tough social issues into exciting dramas.

2022/12/31 | TNL Staff

Taiwan’s 2022 in Review

From the largest public displays of protest in a generation arising in China to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the most important developments internationally in the past year had a profound influence on Taiwan and the region.

2022/12/26 | Deutsche Welle

China Sends 71 Warplanes to Taiwan’s Air Defense Zone

More than 1,700 such incursions have occurred so far this year, compared to 969 in 2021.

2022/12/16 | Voice of America

China Trying To Fight Back US Ban on Its Chip Industry

On Thursday, the U.S. government broadened its crackdown on China’s chip industry by adding memory chipmaker YMTC and 21 “major” Chinese players in the artificial intelligence chip sector to a Commerce Department trade blacklist.

2022/12/15 | East Asia Forum

Deterrence Across the Taiwan Strait Demands a Diplomatic Touch

A survey in 2022 showed that simply informing citizens in Taiwan that the U.S. would come to help them in a war created a significant boost in their willingness to defend themselves.

2022/12/06 | East Asia Forum

European Institutional Complexities and EU-Taiwan Relations

The European Union and its member states are enhancing their political relations with Taiwan, but it comes more expressly from the action of their legislative branches rather than their executive actors.

2022/12/01 | Roy Ngerng

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.

2022/11/22 | Ja Ian Chong

Singapore and Taiwan’s Multifaceted, Unofficial Ties

Singapore has had robust economic, societal, and cultural ties with Taiwan, but its trepidation at offending the PRC may prompt it to pull back.

2022/11/11 | Voice of America

Taiwan’s Foreign Minister: Biden-Xi Meeting Conducive to Taiwan Strait Stability

“There’s been no official contact between Taiwan and China for quite some time. If the United States is able to talk to the Chinese side some of the concerns on the Taiwanese side, that will be very helpful to Taiwan as well.”

2022/11/10 | The Interpreter

Countdown to Asia’s Summit Season

Conflict in Myanmar and Ukraine against a backdrop of U.S.‑China tension – a crowded agenda will unfold in coming weeks.

2022/10/31 | 廣編企劃

Information security challenges emerge often, ACW SOUTH can help forge cyber security for Taiwan

Taiwan is under foreign cyber attacks up to 30 million times on average every month. How can ACW SOUTH play its role to lay down foundations for cyber security and empower cybersec talents at the time when information and communication technology is rising and cyber threats are imminent?

2022/10/13 | Timothy S. Rich

How Worried Is Taiwan About a Chinese Invasion?

Survey shows the Taiwanese public is far less concerned about a Chinese invasion than citizens of other countries in the region.

2022/10/13 | Voice of America

Why Companies Decide To Leave or Stay in China

A recent survey of more than 500 Taiwanese companies shows a quarter have moved a part of their production or sourcing out of China.

2022/10/03 | Chia-Shuo Tang and Sam Robbins

Taiwan’s Failed Social Media Regulation Bill

Following the launch of the Ministry of Digital Affairs, Taiwan’s Digital Intermediary Service Act shows the government is taking concerted action to address disinformation, but the bill never made its way to parliament.