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2022/02/24 | Deutsche Welle

Wary of China, Taiwan Calls for Vigilance Amid Ukraine Escalation

Taiwan is watching China closely as Russia orders troops into Ukraine’s separatist regions. President Tsai has said Taiwan must raise its surveillance and alertness.

2022/02/09 | Roy Ngerng

Taiwan’s Minimum Wage is One of the Lowest In Its League

Taiwan is a wealthy country. Its recently instituted minimum wage hike does not compare favorably with its international counterparts.

2022/02/09 | Voice of America

Movement to Lower Taiwan’s Voting Age to 18 Gains Momentum

Public support for lowering the voting age in Taiwan has largely fallen along party lines.

2022/02/08 | Deutsche Welle

US Approves Deal To Boost Taiwan Defense Systems

The US$100 million arms deal is meant to help Taiwan “sustain, maintain, and improve” its air-defense missiles in the face of pressure from China, a U.S. defense agency said.

2022/01/26 | Jonah Walters

The Restoration of Democracy in Honduras Isn’t About China — Or Taiwan

Pundits tend to interpret the victory of any leftwing political force in Latin America as a geopolitical triumph for China — and so an existential threat to Taiwan. But this myopic and self-defeating perspective doesn’t hold up under scrutiny.

2022/01/18 | Jeremy Van der Haegen

Taiwan’s Plan to Cement Its Newfound Alliance With Lithuania

Taiwan’s investment plan for Lithuania needs to be economically sound, and cannot rely simply on geopolitical conflict.

2022/01/14 | Itamar Waksman

The Siraya’s Fight for Recognition in Taiwan

The Siraya has yet to be officially recognized by Taiwan’s government as an Indigenous group, excluding them from access to social benefits including scholarship and subsidy for healthcare.

2022/01/13 | Roy Ngerng

Taiwan’s Businesses Are Increasing Prices To Earn Higher Profits

Average consumers will take a hit, while businesses will continue to earn high profits from the recent price increases.

2021/12/28 | Timothy S. Rich

No, Taiwan Shouldn’t Sabotage TSMC: A Response to “Broken Nest”

A recent paper making the rounds in policy circles advocates for Taiwan to deliberately destroy semiconductor manufacturer TSMC to deter an invasion. Here’s why that’s not a good idea.

2021/12/18 | TNL Staff

Explainer: Taiwan’s 2021 Referendum Results

All four referendum questions in Taiwan have failed to pass, marking a victory for the governing DPP and setback for the opposition KMT.

2021/12/16 | Jonah Walters

Nicaragua’s Rejection of Taiwan Was Pragmatic — Not Principled

By ending its diplomatic relations with Taiwan, the Ortega administration has unambiguously, and perhaps irrevocably, disconnected itself from what was previously its single most significant source of aid revenue.

2021/12/13 | Voice of America

Vietnam’s First Metro, in Hanoi, Hobbled by Lack of Riders

It took 10 years for the metro line to enter service, but the value of the controversial project is being questioned.

2021/12/11 | Timothy S. Rich

What Nicaragua’s Shift Means — And What It Doesn’t.

Taiwan’s unofficial relations with countries like the U.S. provide far more to Taiwan’s political and economic security.

2021/12/10 | Deutsche Welle

Nicaragua Switches Official Allegiance to China From Taiwan

Nicaragua was among a handful of countries that officially recognized Taiwan. While the Central American nation’s relations with the U.S. have soured, Taiwan’s relations with the U.S. have only grown.

2021/12/07 | Roy Ngerng

Taiwan’s Businesses Can Afford to Contribute More to Social Security

Taiwan’s employers not only pay low wages to workers but also contribute little to the country’s social security. It is one of the lowest among high-income countries as a proportion of the economy.

2021/12/07 | The Interpreter

Covid in Asia: The Immediate Payoff of Donating Vaccines

The latest Lowy Institute Asia Power Index shows China and India received markedly less goodwill than other major donors, despite giving significant numbers of doses in total.