· November, 2011

Stories about Taiwan (ROC) from November, 2011

Taiwan: Netizens React to Diplomat Accused of Abusing Domestic Labor

  13 November 2011

Thanks to slow, reluctant legislators, and “some” – or I should say “many” – cruel employers, Taiwan has a notoriously bad record of mistreating foreign labor. However, this time an inconvenient and awkward case has not happened in Taiwan, but in a Taiwanese diplomat's residence in the United States. The headlines of...

China: On the Rise But Feeling Boxed In

  9 November 2011

China is surrounded by 85% of the political hotspots in the world, argues one prominent professor, and needs to be free to deal with those and other geopolitical problems it faces, beginning with access to the seas it borders.

Taiwan: Updates from “Occupy Taipei”

  8 November 2011

Green Party member and active participant of Occupy Taipei MingWangX(王鐘銘) updates the recent activities of the movement: “On the 15th day, 10/28, the police and the park administrators came again and tried to confiscate the tents for the 3rd time. They didn’t succeed because the member in one of the...

Taiwan: Will Taishang be the decisive power of Presidential election?

  4 November 2011

On Ballots and Bullets, Chun-Yi Lee brings up the role of “Taishang”(Taiwanese businessmen, especially those who are doing business in China) in the coming joint election of President and legislators next January: “Most Taishang expect the government to negotiate with the Chinese government a better deal for them in more...

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