International corporations jumping through hoops after latest China hissy fit!

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is throwing yet another hissy fit because the wider world has not blindly accepted its nationalist propaganda as many its citizens do; and once again it is the people...

The real risk of Chinese interference in Taiwan’s local elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - It has been revealed this week that China’s Taiwan Affairs Office, the Communist Party body which fronts up their attempts to destabilize and eventually overthrow the demo...

Taiwan's Top 10 abandoned places

The Taiwanese economic miracle has been well-documented and the rapid development that the country has experienced is evident in all walks of life here. When a country goes through such a fast economi...

The best things to do in Taiwan in 2018

The fireworks have finished, the hangovers have subsided, and 2018 is properly upon us at last. But as day-to-day life returns to normal for a few weeks until the Chinese New Year celebrations arrive,...

Is Taiwan’s Net Neutrality under threat?

After the FCC rolled back net neutrality in the USA, Taiwan Mobile are angling for the same thing to happen here. But surely online freedom is too precious for Taiwan to sacrifice it in the name of co...

Taiwan's Best New Year’s Eve Parties

2018 is almost upon and with the holiday season now in full swing, thoughts are now turning to New Year’s Eve. For some, seeing in the New Year is a rite of passage and something which should be...

How can English proficiency in Taiwan be improved?

Last week it was reported that English language proficiency in Taiwan has been downgraded from “intermediate” to “low” in the English First's (EF) 2017 Global English Profi...

Best places in Taiwan to watch the sunrise on 2018

For some, New Year is all about the midnight countdown and in Taiwan, most eyes turn to Taipei 101, where the nations biggest fireworks display will be taking place. This year's display will last ...

Do the latest Chinese military drills suggest plans for an imminent invasion of Taiwan?

The Chinese Air Force has conducted another series of drills around Taiwan to stoke international speculation about what the short-term military aims of the Chinese Communist regime might be. One mili...

Top 10 places to visit in Taiwan with Kids

Being a parent in Taiwan can be tough. Speaking as someone with kids myself I know that it can be a constant battle to keep them amused. Taiwan is not always the most child-friendly of places. Traditi...

Could Taiwan Referendum Act trigger an empowerment of younger generations?

This has been a hugely significant week for Taiwanese democracy. As hundreds of millions of people across the Taiwan Strait wake up to another day of state oppression from the Communist regime that de...

Best things to do in Taiwan over Christmas

"It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas… everywhere you go…" sang Johnny Mathis in the classic festive song. In Taiwan, that is definitely debatable. While the in...

The Brexit opportunity for Taiwan

What the recent positive noises between Taiwan and the UK show are that Brexit offers a real opportunity to Taiwan. Just as I wrote back in March. The UK is Taiwan’s 13th largest trading partner...

Direct Taiwan-UK flights symbolic of move towards deeper economic ties

Last week saw the maiden flight of China Airlines' new direct route between Taipei and London arrive in the UK. It is the first direct route between Taiwan and the UK for more than five years...

Taiwan’s Top 10 man-made marvels

Last week, I put together a list of the top ten natural wonders in Taiwan. It could easily have been a Top 50 or longer. But for all of Taiwan’s natural beauty, there is no denying the...