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100TH ANNIVERSARY OF CCP FOUNDING SEES PROTESTS IN HONG KONG, XI VOWS TO STAMP OUT TAIWANESE INDEPENDENCE

BRIAN HIOE | 07/01/2021

How can Taiwan create new possibilities for securing vaccines in international negotiations, now that COVID19 is becoming a new normal?

Possibilities In Taiwan’s International Negotiations For COVID19 Vaccines

18 domestic cases and 2 imported cases were announced at the CECC daily press conference today. 12 of these cases were already in quarantine. No new deaths were...

18 Domestic Cases Announced, Local Governments Anticipate Upcoming Vaccine Shortage

16 domestic cases and two imported cases were announced at the Central Epidemic Command Center’s daily press conference today. 14 of these cases were already in...

16 Domestic Cases Announced, Documentation Requirements for Foreigners to be Vaccinated Relaxed

23 domestic cases and one imported case was announced at the CECC daily press conference today. Eleven of these cases were already in quarantine. Two deaths were...

23 Domestic Cases Confirmed, Level Three Alert to be Lifted on July 27th

A hundred years ago, Taiwan was a Japanese colony with an ascendant gold-mining industry. When the Japanese colonial government established a Gold Mining Bureau,...

A Throwback to Taiwan’s Golden Age: A Trip to Jinguashi

The mass market is growing fast, driven by Prosecco and Cava, while Champagne still dominates the high end. Red wine has long dominated Taiwan’s wine market,...

Taiwan’s Sparkling Wine Evolution

When winter weather arrives, a soak at one of Taiwan’s many hot springs is an attractive way to ward off the chill. Certain foods are also said to help achieve the...

Cold Days, Hot Springs, and Warming Foods

A local NGO is working to restore an island-wide network of hiking trails and walking paths that offer visitors a peek into Taiwan’s past. We would have walked...

A Trip Back in Time on Taiwan’s Historic Trails

A weekly snapshot of Taiwan business news stories brought to you by CommonWealth and AmCham Taiwan’s TOPICS Third UK-Taiwan Energy Dialogue Held Virtually in July...

The Rundown: UK-Taiwan Energy Dialogue, Guam Vaccine Tours, and TCI Biotech Expansion

CPC, Qatar Petroleum Sign LNG Deal On July 7, Taiwan’s state-owned petroleum company CPC and Qatar Petroleum signed a Sales and Purchase Agreement for Liquefied...

The Rundown: LNG Deal, Chip Shortage, and New Rules for ESG Funds

Long-stalled TIFA Talks Resume in Late June The 11th Taiwan-US Trade & Investment Framework Agreements (TIFA) council meeting was convened virtually on June 30. It...

The Rundown: TIFA Talks Resume, Markets Reopen, and Capital Requirements Eased

The Taiwan Studies department of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (SOAS) will hold their summer school online from June 28 to July...

Innovative Online SOAS Taiwan Studies Summer School Open to All

Black Window is reopening their infoshop-restaurant. Lausan spoke with them about anarchism, the Hong Kong protests, and what they intend their space to be.

Building the bases for a different life

COVID-19 clusters broke out among migrant workers at electronics factories in Miaoli over the weekend, with 243 workers at three factories testing positive. This...

Discriminatory Policies Target Migrant Workers in Wake of Miaoli Clusters

In February 2020, the first physical diasporic Hongkonger magazine —


Be Water, Hong Kong: The Birth of the First Diasporic Hongkonger Magazine in Taiwan

On June 12, 2019, Hong Kong protestors gathered outside the Legislative Council, attempting to postpone the extradition bill’s second reading. The proposed bill...


Photo Journal: Two Years Ago, Hong Kong Anti-ELAB Protestors Were Stormed by Tear Gas and Rubber Bullets

FEATURE PHOTOS COURTESY OF HUAN CHENG, 2021
San Francisco-based filmmaker and multidisciplinary artist Huan Cheng explores the loneliness of the immigrant...

“Danny, Danny”: Meet San Francisco filmmaker Huan Cheng

Kevin Chiang, president of Ever Rich Duty Free, has brought a lot of innovation and out-of-the-box thinking to helping run the company his father built. From...

Meet Kevin Chiang of Ever Rich

Independent filmmaker Anne Hu is cooking up a new project rooted in her own experience growing up Taiwanese American in a predominantly white suburb of Cleveland....

Anne Hu’s Short Film “Lunchbox” Unpacks a Complicated Mother-Daughter Relationship

Editor’s Note: Taiwanese American Peter Tsai has been in the news a lot lately as “the man behind the mask.”  “The retired inventor of N95 masks is back at work...

Our Dad Invented the N95 Mask: Our Taiwanese American Story