Yet, the price paid for this moderation is the indifferent treatment given to workers by the government and the condescending attitudes shown by employers.
There seems to be something wrong with communication in the public sphere in Taiwan. Will the nation have to wait until public resentment has accumulated to such a point that people instigate a conflict to seek solutions to all their problems in one fell swoop, as happened in the US Civil War?
Lai Chen-chang is president of the National Taipei College of Business.
Translated by Julian Clegg