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Solving Taiwan's critical labor shortage

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — A classic image of rural Taiwan, with farmers in conical straw hats planting rice in the field and water buffalo nearby, is fading into history. In 2016, the then-dir...

Taiwan's looming demographic disaster

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — News reports and commentators use polite terms like “demographic decline” and “low birthrate” to describe what would be more accurately described...

India's mysterious 'one China policy' and growing relations with Taiwan

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — Probably the first time Indians had much cause to think about Taiwan was because of Indian National Army leader Subhas Chandra Bose, who was either a heroic anti-imperia...

It is time for Taiwan to arm Ukraine

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — Now is the time to start tooling up the capacity to ship arms to Ukraine, as doing so would not only be the right thing to do for a fellow democracy facing off against a...

India, water, war, and China's grip on occupied Tibet

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — Less than one year after the founding of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) People’s Liberation Army (PLA) invad...

30% of Taiwanese do not want either KMT or DPP

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — Sometimes numbers can paint unexpected pictures if you know where to look. For example, about 30% of Taiwanese voters do not like either the Kuomintang (KMT) or the D...

'Mother of the Taiwan People's Party' predicts the party's demise

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan People’s Party (TPP) party central is “stagnating,” and if TPP Chair Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) continues to rely on the people around him, the party w...

Indigenous voters tipped Taiwan's legislative race to the KMT

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — In January’s legislative elections, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) got the most votes by a fair margin, yet they still lost to the Kuomintang (KMT). The...

Taiwan's powerful whips

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — On Feb. 1 the newly elected legislature convened and elected a new speaker, formally known as the President of the Legislative Yuan, and deputy speaker. Each party al...

Implications and politics behind Taiwan's new legislative speaker

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — At the first session of the newly-elected legislature, Kuomintang (KMT) legislator-at-large and former Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) was elected speaker, or more form...

Taiwan People's Party in catbird seat in speaker race

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — On Feb. 1 the newly elected legislature will convene and vote on who will be the speaker, whose official title is confusingly president of the Legislative Yuan, as well ...

Taiwan People’s Party faces a maze and obstacle course ahead

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — The path ahead for the Taiwan People’s Party (TPP) is both a maze and an obstacle course to avoid the dead-end paths and pitfalls that doomed the last four signifi...

TPP attempts to avoid sorry fate of previous Taiwanese third parties

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — Following the last local and national election cycles, the Taiwan People’s Party (TPP) is now unambiguously Taiwan’s third party but if history is any guide ...

Third parties in Taiwan face rough road

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan People’s Party (TPP) under Chair Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) has managed to carve out a position as Taiwan’s only significant third party, which is fairly rem...

Taiwan's voters rebuke all political parties

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — The vote is in and voters showed their discontent with all political parties big and small, giving none of them what they desired, but discontent did not translate into ...