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2021/12/17 | Michael Fahey

Cop, Philosopher, and President?

New Taipei City Mayor Hou You-yi wrote a master class in the art of the Chinese essay and offers a compelling conservative vision for Taiwan’s future. Should he run for president, he will be a very formidable candidate.

2021/11/30 | Roy Ngerng

A Higher Minimum Wage Won’t Lead To Higher Unemployment in Taiwan

Despite what you may hear from business interest lobbyists, the historical data shows no clear correlation between a growing minimum wage and a higher unemployment rate.

2021/11/25 | Roy Ngerng

NT$25,250 Is Still Not Enough for a Basic Standard of Living in Taiwan

President Tsai increased the minimum wage by a larger percentage in six years than her predecessors in their full eight-year terms, but this is not good enough.

2021/11/10 | Roy Ngerng

Business Groups Are Campaigning Against Taiwan’s Minimum Wage Increase. Don’t Let Them Succeed.

There’s been a campaign waged by business groups against a minimum wage hike in Taiwan. Don’t fall for what they’re saying.

2021/10/21 | Global Voices

Taiwan: Deepfake Pornographic Video Victims Call for New Laws Against Sexual Violence in Cyberspace

The president vowed that the government would tighten laws to crack down on disinformation and AI-generated fake videos.

2021/10/06 | Deutsche Welle

French Senators Visit Taiwan Amid China Tensions

A group of French senators is set to meet top Taiwanese officials, including President Tsai Ing-wen, though China had warned France against the trip.

2021/05/12 | TNL Staff

16 Domestic Cases Reported; Taipei, New Taipei, Yilan Affected

10 domestically-acquired Covid-19 infections appeared in New Taipei City, with others in Taipei’s Wanhua District and in Yilan County. Though Chen said a move to tighter restrictions on gatherings is possible this week, no new lockdown-like rules were released today.

2021/04/15 | Rath Wang

Beside the Biden Taiwan Delegation, a New Bill to Match

A new draft legislation alongside the delegation of former U.S. government officials is yet another sign of continuity and warming of Taiwan-U.S. relations.

2021/04/07 | The Interpreter

Closer Taiwan-US Ties Are Stabilizing the Region, Not the Opposite

Displays of solidarity for Taiwan won’t contain Beijing’s ambition, but U.S. support must factor in its thinking.

2021/02/26 | Ellie Olcott

A Rural Taiwanese School Cycles To Stay Alive

A primary school in Yunlin, one of Taiwan’s poorest counties, fights to stay open as Taiwan’s population shrinks.

2020/12/31 | East Asia Forum

The Year of Unexpected Successes in Taiwan

While the world waits to see how the Biden administration’s foreign policy team will approach China and Taiwan, President Tsai at least will be in a position to roll into 2021 confident in Taiwan’s firm global standing.

2020/11/23 | Bryan Chou

China’s List of Taiwanese Independence Advocates Is Meant To Divide Taiwan

The function of the list appears to be provoking Taiwanese to question the Taiwaneseness and pro-independence stances of those who are not on the list.

2020/11/17 | Nicole-Ann Lobo

Taiwan Deserves Better Than Modi’s Nationalism

International solidarity is crucial in Taiwan’s struggle for autonomous recognition, but the country is unlikely to find an ally truly committed to democratic ideologies in India’s government.

2020/10/15 | Jenny Li

Strengthening US-Taiwan Relations Without a Military Commitment

A bilateral trade agreement, government exchanges, and changing the name of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office are pro-Taiwan measures the U.S. should consider.

2020/09/08 | TNL Staff

Taiwan's Opposition Party Says No to American Pork

Food safety concerns have triggered domestic political debate in Taiwan over allowing the import of U.S. pork containing ractopamine, a leanness-enhancing additive.

2020/08/06 | Op-Ed

How the SOGO Corruption Probe Reveals DPP's Palace Politics

The SOGO scandal is not just an ordinary corruption case. It might upset the balance of power among the DPP factions that President Tsai Ing-wen has worked hard to stabilize.

2020/07/07 | Voice of America

Taiwan-China Diplomatic Competition Comes to Somaliland

Taiwan’s diplomatic agreement with Somaliland, a self-governing territory, is seen as a symbolic victory.

2020/06/11 | Raphael Tsavkko Garcia

OPINION: Taiwan Should Reject Brazil’s #VivaTaiwan Campaign

President Tsai Ing-wen’s public thanks to Brazil for the #VivaTaiwan campaign was an affirmation for Bolsonaro supporters. Taiwan should have nothing to do with them.