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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.

2022/10/03 | Deutsche Welle

German Lawmakers Arrive in Taiwan Amid Regional Tensions

A delegation from the German parliament traveled to Taiwan to underline friendly ties between Berlin and Taipei. The visit comes as China steps up its threats toward the island democracy.

2022/09/29 | Deutsche Welle

Taiwan Ex-military Chief Urges Combat Preparedness Amid Rising China Threats

Former top Taiwanese defense official Admiral Lee Hsi-ming says he is concerned that forces are not ready to fight off China, and that a new defense concept is needed.

2022/09/27 | Michael Fahey

What Taiwan’s Intermediate Skilled Manpower Classification Means

Taiwan’s new “intermediate skilled manpower” classification has potential to benefit migrant workers and create a more diverse society in the long term. But there is a risk of developing a permanent underclass unable to fully participate in the economic, social, and cultural mainstream of Taiwanese life.

2022/09/22 | Voice of America

Taiwan Marks Deadly but Seminal 1999 Earthquake

The earthquake prompted major legislative reform in how the government would handle natural disasters, but challenges remain.

2022/09/21 | Roy Ngerng

Taiwan’s Economic Slowdown (Part 2): Taiwan’s High Profit Margins Mask Its Slow Economic Growth

Taiwan’s high profits are eating into labor’s share of the economic pie — and hampering growth.

2022/09/20 | The Interpreter

What Does Biden Mean on Taiwan?

When Washington doesn’t speak with one voice, its powers of strategic ambiguity are slowly chipped away.

2022/09/12 | Voice of America

Global Pressure Mounts on Cambodia Over Foreign-run Trafficking, Scamming Rings

Cambodian authorities have rescued at least 900 foreign citizens from trafficking rings this year, the interior minister said.

2022/09/07 | Deutsche Welle

Taiwan: French Lawmakers Arrive Amid Escalating Tensions

It’s the fourth visit by French lawmakers to Taiwan in the past 12 months.

2022/09/07 | Roy Ngerng

Taiwan’s Economic Slowdown (Part 1): Taiwan’s Wages Are Growing Too Slowly to Allow Profits Grow

Taiwan’s issue isn’t that consumer prices are growing too quickly. It’s that wages are growing too slowly.

2022/08/16 | The Interpreter

What the Philippines Has at Stake in Taiwan

Politicians in the Philippines have called for a contingency plan for the evacuation of the estimated 200,000 overseas Filipino workers in Taiwan.

2022/08/15 | Voice of America

A Conversation With Lee Ming-che: ‘I Was a Human Rights Worker Doing Field Research in Chinese Prison’

During her visit to Taiwan, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi met Lee Ming-che, a human rights activist released in April this year after five years in a Chinese prison.

2022/08/08 | Deutsche Welle

China Says Military Drills Around Taiwan Will Continue

Several days of activity have disrupted shipping and air travel, with Taiwan saying the move amounts to a blockade.

2022/08/05 | Voice of America

Pelosi Visit to Taiwan May Prompt More High-Level Visits

Analysts say China may be losing the narrative on the “One China” policy because visits such as Pelosi’s bring more international exposure and recognition of Taiwan.

2022/07/15 | Anthony Kao

Dignity at the Margins: Exploring Kosovo Through a Taiwanese Lens

Like Taiwan, Kosovo is a partially recognized country—but what does that mean for everyday life? When statehood falls into question, the mundane becomes less so.

2022/07/07 | Timothy S. Rich

How Does the Taiwanese Public View Efforts Against Misinformation?

Survey results have identified a crucial element in Taiwan’s fight against misinformation: the use of fact-checks.

2022/07/01 | Hiro Fu

Taoyuan Mayoral Race Illustrates Hypocrisy in DPP and KMT Strategies

The Taoyuan mayoral race has featured hypocritical partisan attacks that speak to real problems in Taiwan’s democracy.