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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.

2017/07/17 | Central News Agency

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.

2017/06/25 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

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.

2017/06/20 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

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.'

2017/05/15 | Kai-Yuan (Kyle) Cheng

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?