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EDITORIAL: Accelerating the exodus from China

Compal Electronics Inc chairman Rock Hsu (許勝雄) and other industry leaders on Wednesday discussed the challenge of moving production out of China. One of the concerns Hsu and others have is that nowhere else provides a comprehensive supply chain for the roughly 2,000 components thatFULL STORY

Say yes to democracy, no to China

By John Hsieh 謝鎮寬

On Nov. 11, 2001, China officially signed an agreement to join the WTO and promised to open trade in sectors such as agriculture, automobiles, finance and medical services. The US gave the Chinese market a six-year protection period, and then gradually permitted exports to China,FULL STORY

Belt and Road concerns remain

By Sumit Kumar

China held the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing from April 25 to 27, with about 40 heads of state, delegates from 150 countries and 90 international organizations from around the world participating, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, Swiss President UeliFULL STORY

Blowing the whistle on pawns in the media

By Jethro Wang 王濬

A National Security Bureau report on May 2 confirmed that some media organizations in Taiwan are on the same path as, or “fellow travelers” of, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and are sources of false information. Nations such as the US, Canada and Australia haveFULL STORY

How modern Vienna was shaped by women

By Elle Hunt

At 240 hectares, the neighborhood of Aspern, Vienna, is one of the largest urban developments in Europe. By the time it is completed in 2028, it is to be home to 20,000 people, plus another 20,000 workplaces, and with an explicitly family-oriented design. Centered on anFULL STORY

EDITORIAL: A ray of hope for equal rights2019-05-18

Taiwan cemented its reputation as a democratic, progressive nation yesterday afternoon, as the Democratic Progressive Party used its legislative majority to pass the Executive Yuan’s awkwardly titled Enforcement Act of Judicial Yuan Interpretation No. 748 (司法院釋字第748號解釋施行法) to legalize same-sex marriage. The bill was the only oneFULL STORY

Keep former allied nations close2019-05-18

By Juan Fernando Herrera Ramos

The international influence that China has around the world is without a doubt powerful. Taiwan, which is seen by China as a rebel province that must be unified — either through an agreement or by force — is probably the country that feels the negativeFULL STORY

‘Dama’ is taking on a whole new meaning2019-05-18

By Li Dao-yong 李道勇

In 2013, the Wall Street Journal popularized the Chinese word dama (大媽), meaning “middle-aged woman,” in a report about how Chinese dama were buying up gold while the price was low. The publishers of the Oxford English Dictionary were said to be considering adding damaFULL STORY

[ LETTER ]2019-05-18

HK losing civil liberties I am writing in response to a Taipei Times article (“HK lawmakers brawl over extradition law,” May 12, page 1). I would like to express my resentment against Beijing’s increasing political and legal intervention in Hong Kong. I used to argue that Beijing’sFULL STORY

No easy options for China as trade dispute, US pressure bite2019-05-18

By Kevin Yao and Michael Martina

China is running out of options to hit back at the US without hurting its own interests, as Washington intensifies pressure on Beijing to correct trade imbalances in a challenge to China’s state-led economic model. China this week said that it would impose higher tariffs onFULL STORY

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