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Explaining Taiwanese Recognition in the Pacific (Part 2)

Ketagalan Media

How do Pacific states, like Solomon Islands and Palau, decide whether to recognize Taiwan, and how Taiwan can build support?

Taiwan and the Pandemic: Impact on Businesses and the Economy

Taiwan Insight

Written by Lotta Danielsson. For the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, Taiwan served as a brilliant example of how best to handle the crisis. Leaning on its...

Taiwan’s Perfect Storm: Covid Spikes, Water Shortages, and Power Outages

Taiwan Insight

Written by Denis Simon. In early 2021, Taiwan’s health care system was ranked number one globally for the third year in a row by NUMBEO’s Annual Online Survey. Its...

31 Domestic Cases Announced, Local Governments Decline to Open Up Indoor Dining

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31 domestic cases and two imported cases were announced at the CECC daily press conference. 18 of these cases were already in quarantine when found. Six deaths...

32 Domestic Cases Announced, New Taipei and Taipei Push Back Against Relaxation of Level Three Measures

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32 domestic cases and four imported cases announced by the CECC at its daily press conference today. Thirteen of these cases were already in quarantine. Twelve...

23 Domestic Cases Announced, Relaxation of Some Level Three Measures to Start Tomorrow

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23 domestic cases and one imported case were announced at the CECC daily press conference today. Nine of these cases were already in quarantine. One death was also...

Pro-Democracy Protests in Eswatini Reminiscent of Taiwan’s Past, Despite Taiwan’s Support of Government

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Demonstrations that have rocked Eswatini in past days are among the largest protests to take place in the African country in its 53 years of independence. That...

Taiwan’s Economy: GDP Growth is a Bright Spot for Now

Taiwan Insight

Written by John F. Copper. omic news emanating from Taiwan is the impressive growth in its gross domestic product (GDP)—one of the basic indicators of economic...

57 Domestic Cases Announced, Along with 41 New Cases at Huannan Market in Wanhua

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57 domestic cases and one imported case were reported at the Central Epidemic Command Center’s daily press conference today. However, there has been a sudden...

Reconsidering Taiwan’s Place in the International Order: Lessons from the WHO and ICAO

Ketagalan Media

Taiwan could move on from participating in organizations like WHO and ICAO, and instead advance creative proposals for overhauling the world order entirely.

Explaining Taiwanese Recognition in the Pacific (Part 1)

Ketagalan Media

What are the domestic and foreign influences over how Pacific states recognize Taiwan or not, and how Taiwan can build support?

Taiwanese Americans: Help Report Anti-AAPI Discrimination

Taiwanese American.org

  Originally published March 2, 2020   I will clarify again that legitimate calls for CCP accountability are NOT at odds with real solutions addressing anti-Asian...

[中英版] The Taiwanese American Conversation about #BlackLivesMatter

Taiwanese American.org

[ 英文版] ENGLISH ARTICLE HERE: The Taiwanese American Conversation about #BlackLivesMatter Note: 我知道很多人有可能不了解這些示威的目標;但是它們有明確的政治訴求. We realize that a lot of our...

[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

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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...

Taiwan’s Deepening Diplomatic Predicament

Taiwan Business Topics

Left with just 15 diplomatic allies, Taiwan now looks to safeguard its most vital remaining relationships while strengthening unofficial ties with key democracies....

The WTO Crisis and Taiwan

Taiwan Business Topics

The biggest concern for Taiwan is that the body’s dispute-resolution mechanism may be weakened or unable to function. U.S. President Donald Trump has made no...

Here’s how the US should upgrade economic ties with Taiwan

Taiwan Business Topics

The Biden administration’s announcement that it would resume trade and investment negotiations with Taiwan after a five-year hiatus is a more significant...

Hong Kong’s Apple Daily Tragedy Is Not an Isolated Event

Ketagalan Media

Crackdown on Hong Kong’s Apple Daily is just the beginning of Xi Jinping’s oppression, unless the US-led democratic world take real action.

Taiwan’s Boosting Economy Amid the Prolonged Global Pandemic Crisis

Taiwan Insight

Written by Min-hua Chiang. Taiwan government revised up economic growth forecast in 2021 to 5.5% in June despite the sudden surge of covid-19 cases since mid-May....

Taiwan’s Perfect Storm: Covid Spikes, Water Shortages, and Power Outages

Taiwan Insight

Written by Denis Simon. In early 2021, Taiwan’s health care system was ranked number one globally for the third year in a row by NUMBEO’s Annual Online Survey. Its...

17 Domestic Cases Announced in New Low Since Start of Outbreak

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17 domestic cases and ten imported cases were announced at the CECC daily press conference today. Nine of these cases were already in quarantine, meaning only...

28 Domestic Cases Announced, Registration Opened to Those Above 18, Japan Donates One Million Vaccines

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28 domestic cases and one imported case were announced at the CECC daily press conference today. Eleven of these cases were already in quarantine, with six deaths...

27 Domestic Cases Announced, Japan Donates 1.13 Million Vaccines, Vaccine Registration System Begins Trial

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The CECC announced 27 domestic cases and two imported cases today. 15 of the new cases from today were found while in quarantine. 17 deaths were also announced

37 Domestic Cases Reported, As Testing Carried Out for TAPMC, Huannan Market, and Hulin Street Clusters

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37 domestic cases, 2 imported cases were announced by the CECC at its daily press conference today. Though this is a new low in the number of cases, testing...

The ‘Sahara’ of Taiwan: A New Local Geopark and the Potentials of Sand Dunes

Taiwan Insight

Written by Viola van Onselen and Tsung-Yi Lin. hrough a desert-like landscape of highly dynamic dunes, and how can Virtual Reality educate people in an interactive...

100th Anniversary of CCP Founding Sees Protests in Hong Kong, Xi Vows to Stamp Out Taiwanese Independence

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The 100th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party was marked by resistance on the peripheries

Where Are the DPP’s Party Factions Now?

Ketagalan Media

DPP’s internal factions are largely defunct, but as President and party chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen exits the stage, will there be a resurgence?

COVID-19, Migrant Workers, and the Fight for Equality in Taiwan

Ketagalan Media

The poor treatment of migrant workers in Taiwan speaks to broader discrimination, undermines the New Southbound Policy and harm Taiwan’s reputation.

[中英版參考資料] Understanding ‘Black Lives Matter’: Chinese & English Resources

Taiwanese American.org

  Editor's Note: This post will be updated frequently. https://twitter.com/TaiwaneseAm_org/status/1269718346460614656 [中英版] The Taiwanese American Conversation...

Response to Pew Research Reports Hiding Taiwanese Identity: “We made it count. Now tell our stories.”

Taiwanese American.org

Taiwanese American Community Response to Pew Research Reports on Asian American Communities IMAGE SOURCE: PEW RESEARCH CENTER
Recently published reports by the...

The Taiwanese American Conversation about #BlackLivesMatter

Taiwanese American.org

BY CHRISTINA HU & LEONA CHEN | FEATURE PHOTO BY MIKE VON
https://twitter.com/TaiwaneseAm_org/status/1269718346460614656 Taiwanese American yuppies, we’ve got some...

Kaohsiung Seeks a Change of Fortune

Taiwan Business Topics

Once Taiwan’s second city and a major industrial hub, Kaohsiung has seen better days. Now it hopes to make a comeback by increasing investment in innovative and...

Not Just a Two-party System

Taiwan Business Topics

In Taiwan, the emergence of smaller parties has been part of the island’s democratic development. The unexpected victory of political newcomer Chen Po-wei for a...

Taiwan’s “Pineapple War”: Opportunity Amid an Industry Crisis

Taiwan Business Topics

China’s recent ban on pineapple imports from Taiwan provides an occasion for policymakers to rethink the island’s dependence on the Chinese market for agricultural...

A Wake-Up Call to Improve Factory Working Procedures in a Time of Crisis

Taiwan Insight

Written by Chan-Yuan Wong, Ker-Hsuan Chien, and Mei-Chih Hu. As the world enters the second year of the Covid-19 pandemic crisis, Taiwan – previously acknowledged...

The Political and Economic Implications from Taiwan’s Covid-19 resilience performance

Taiwan Insight

Written by Chun-Chien Kuo. According to the latest Bloomberg Covid-19 Resilience Report, Taiwan’s ranking has slumped to 44th place in June from the 15th in May....

Hong Kong District Councilors Quit Ahead of New Provisions to Remove Them From Office

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A wave of Hong Kong district councilors have quit their positions, with over 70 announcing that they would be leaving their jobs as of yesterday. 123 of 392...

39 Domestic Cases Announced, 626,000 AstraZeneca Vaccines to Arrive Today

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39 domestic cases and one imported case were imported at the CECC press conference today. Nine deaths were also announced. There were 14 cases each in Taipei and...

28 Domestic Cases Announced, BioNTech Vaccine Purchase Agreement Signed

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28 domestic cases, three imported cases were announced by the CECC at its daily press conference today. Ten of the new cases today were already in quarantine. 4...

18 Domestic Cases Announced, Level Three Alert Extended to July 26th, Though Some Measures Relaxed

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18 domestic cases, three imported cases were reported at the CECC daily press conference today. Three deaths were also announced

The China Cross-Strait Academy: A Case Study in CCP United Front Cultivation of Taiwan Youths and Media Manipulation

Ketagalan Media

The “China Cross-Strait Academy” is likely to be another organization to promote Chinese narratives about Taiwan in the media.

76 Domestic Cases Reported, Huannan Market Situation Monitored, TSMC and FoxConn Reach Deal with BioNTech

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76 domestic cases, four imported cases were announced by the Central Epidemic Command Center at its daily press conference today. 14 of these cases were already in...

1992 Consensus Replaced By Multilateralism in the Taiwan Strait

Ketagalan Media

The multilateralization of the Taiwan Strait is the American response to China’s unilateral, provocative change in the status quo.

Multilateralization of the Taiwan Strait: US-Korea Summit

Ketagalan Media

For Taiwan, the US-Korea Summit is another sign that the US is making the Taiwan Strait question a regional, multilateral, and international issue.

[中英版] An Open Letter to the Taiwanese American Community: Securing Taiwan’s Democracy 給台美人的一封公開信:守護台灣民主

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An Open Letter to the Taiwanese American Community: Securing Taiwan’s Democracy 給台美人的一封公開信:守護台灣民主 A strong United States is crucial for a more secure and...

My Signature Represents Me: Writing in ‘Taiwanese’ on the United States Census

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My name is Christina Hu, and I am a Taiwanese American.
In 2019, I signed on to lead the Write In Taiwanese campaign for the 2020 Census [on behalf of] the...

On Clubhouse, ‘臺kanda’: Taiwan’s Wakanda Fantasies

Taiwanese American.org

Are semiconductors Taiwan's vibranium? "Actually," offers one speaker, "it's the Taiwanese people's ethics and heart." Aw.
There's a scene in the Marvel franchise...

Remembrance & Resources: Learning About 228

Taiwanese American.org

By Joyce Chen & Leona Chen |
74 years have elapsed since the 1947 February 28 Massacre in Taiwan, when building resentment over inflation, constant military...

Don Shapiro: An Editor Looks Back

Taiwan Business Topics

Reflections on my over 50 years in Taiwan, including nearly two decades of service at AmCham. It was 1969, the year of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing and the Woodstock...

The Gini in Taiwan’s Bottle

Taiwan Business Topics

Taiwan’s status as a just and equitable country has been burnished by its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the reasons Taiwan has done so well in halting...