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2017/08/10 | Wanning Sun
From Mao to TV Health Shows: The Changing Chain of Command Facing China's Elderly
Having lived through the Maoist decades when the Party-state told them how to live their private lives, senior citizens are now learning to become self-governing subjects, writes Wanning Sun.
2017/08/09 | Vincent Koen
How to Ensure China's Elderly are Not Poor
Progress with reform across a whole range of areas is needed, including health care, so that citizens can live longer active lives and avoid falling into poverty once they retire, writes Vincent Koen.
2017/07/25 | Yuan-Ming Chiao
Bleak Outlook: Millions of Rural Chinese Children 'Left Behind'
Experts fear the psychological and developmental consequences on migrant children who are growing up without their parents.
2017/07/24 | James Trauer
The Fall and Rise of Tuberculosis: A First World Problem
A resurgent TB epidemic is a problem for the developing and developed world alike.
Nearly One in Three Taiwanese Kids Suffer Mental Disorders - Study
Among 100,000 children in Taiwan, 3,100 have thought of taking their own lives, according to the findings of the three-year study.
2017/07/17 | Yuan-Ming Chiao
Protest in China Over Fertility Treatment Price Hikes
A fivefold increase in the cost of some fertility treatments in China sparked protest.
2017/07/06 | Yuan-Ming Chiao
Sleep Quality a Fleeting Chinese Dream
'Three new highs: high property prices, high living costs and high overwork.'
2017/07/04 | Yuan-Ming Chiao
Landmark Decision on ‘Gay Conversion Treatment’ in China
In a decision welcomed by LGBT activists, a Chinese court has ruled in favor of a man forced to undergo conversion treatment.
Pain in the Neck: Legal Limbo for Chiropractors in Taiwan
Encouraging the development of chiropractic in Taiwan would help the increasing number of elderly and relieve some of the financial pressures on the national healthcare system.
Tackling Cancer in Taiwan Needs New Thinking
Many cancer drugs are not covered by Taiwan's NHI, leading to a steady increase in the proportion of self-payment.
2017/06/05 | Wu Dongping
Reliance on Foreign Tech Puts Strain on China’s Genetics Market
Despite being a global leader in DNA sequencing, the country’s dependence on overseas knowledge leaves it struggling to replicate others’ success.
2017/05/22 | James Baron
Hidden in Plain Sight: Taipei has a Glue Sniffing Problem
'Most people are completely unaware that this is even an issue. I know this because I have seen flagrant sniffers in the middle of busy thoroughfares, their heads buried in larger carrier bags as oblivious hordes jostled around them.'
Does Taiwan’s WHA Exclusion Really Matter? An Insider’s Guide to the World’s Biggest Health Meeting
Not all Taiwanese have been excluded from attending the World Health Assembly this year. One Taiwanese researcher who will be at the meeting in Geneva explains why gaining “observer” status is not all it is cracked up to be, and why Taiwan needs a new strategy that does not rely on its unguaranteed status at the WHA.
2017/03/13 | Tim Ferry
Will Healthcare Bankrupt Taiwan?
Taiwan’s population is rapidly aging, challenging its vaunted healthcare system to continue supplying quality, affordable healthcare to all citizens.
2017/01/20 | Joanna Mills
Coal, Development and Death in Asia
A new report from Greenpeace and Harvard says Chinese-financed coal projects in Asia could lead to 70,000 premature deaths a year.
2017/01/19 | Edward White
The Legacy of Taiwan's 'Little Light Bulb'
What has Taiwan learned about its mental health system after the murder of a four-year-old last year?