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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

Two domestic cases and three imported cases were announced at the CECC daily press conference today. Zero deaths were announced

Two Domestic Cases Confirmed, Mid-Autumn Festival Barbecues Allowed in Taipei

Taiwan has efficiently fostered leadership in Pacific Island nations, key to sustain shared values and interests in a free and open Indo-Pacific.

Taiwan Fosters the Most Critical Capacity in Pacific Island Nations

Taiwan’s COVID-19 success brings optimism when compared to U.S. struggles to contain the virus, enforce protocols, and encourage vaccination.

An American in Taiwan’s perspective on Taiwan’s COVID-19 success

A controversy broke out last week regarding the packaging of BioNTech vaccines sent to Taiwan. Much of this controversy has proven hard to sort out from...

Controversy Over Vaccine Packaging May Involve Chinese Disinformation

It would benefit Taiwan in the long term to commit to developing the potential talents it already has to achieve its goal of becoming more bilingual.

Does Taiwan Already Have the English Teachers It Needs? Yes and No

Man in Love, adapted from the 2014 South Korean film by the same name, is an impressive first outing for director Yin Chen-hao. Yin notably entered the film...

The Story of a Gangster with a Heart of Gold

Island Nation 2, the second season of 2020’s historical drama Island Nation, continues the first season’s dramatization of recent Taiwanese history. Though the...

Island Nation 2 Encounters Same Issues as Other Recent Taiwanese Historical Television Dramas

Offering a fluent interplay of the humorous and melodramatic, A Leg is a standout film. A Leg is the directorial debut of Chang Yao-sheng, who penned the script...

In Search of a Lost Limb

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

Anger has broken out after New Taipei arrested and detained a migrant worker who was taking out the trash on the basis of suspicion of her being a “runaway”...

Arbitrary Police Detentions on Suspicion of Being “Runaway” Migrant Workers on the Rise

Civil society organizations rallied earlier this week, to call attention to the continued plight of Lee Ming-che. Lee, a human rights NGO worker who was kidnapped...

Civil Society Groups Call for Lee Ming-che’s Release, Close to Five Years After Imprisonment

A national controversy has broken out, following the euthanizing of 154 cats that were being smuggled into Taiwan on a fishing vessel. The cats, which included...

National Controversy Breaks Out After 154 Illegally Smuggled Cats Euthanized in Kaohsiung

The Tsai administration passed measures limiting the ability of migrant workers to transfer jobs across employment categories this week, as announced by the...

Despite Criticism from Advocates, Tsai Administration Suspends Migrant Workers’ Ability to Change Industries

Another Perspective for Taiwanese America: Ensuring Taiwan’s Security 另外一個角度給台美人:保證臺灣的安全 If you asked me to put money down on whether or not Donald Trump could...

[中英版] Another Perspective for Taiwanese America: Ensuring Taiwan’s Security 另外一個角度給台美人:保證臺灣的安全

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