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Beijing’s New Battlefront

Enticing Taiwan with Culture

Beijing has announced incentives to lure Taiwanese in the entertainment industry to China, but is Taiwan in a position to take advantage of them without completely hollowing out an already declining film and television production sector?

Survey
Editor's Pick for Earth Day 2018

Leave No Footprint Taiwan

Each year, April 22 is a day dedicated to raising awareness on environmental issues.

Industry
Three Gigantic Geo-engineering Projects

Scientists’ New Plan to Slow Polar Melting: Build a Giant Wall

A giant wall, artificial islands and cooling water are three ways that scientists might slow polar melting.

Politics & Society
Losing the Stars to Artificial Lights

Is It too Late to Save the ‘Night’?

Light pollution is increasingly blocking out the stars and causing other health concerns. Is it too late to solve it?

Industry
World Economic Forum

3 Things You Need to Know about the US-China Trade Dispute

Could a row over steel turn into a full-blown trade war?

Culture
Cinema by the River

Films to Watch at Tamsui River Film Festival

When was the last time you gave yourself a timeout in this bustling city? This May, join us for some film-watching along the scenic riverbanks at Tamsui River Film Festival.

Industry
Taiwan’s Economic Struggles Decoded

No Longer an Asian Tiger?

Taiwan has muddled through an extended period of relatively low growth, stagnant wages and outflows of talent to other countries. The central bank recently revealed why this is happening relative to some of Taiwan’s neighbors.

International
Better to be the Head of a Dog than the Tail of a Lion

Paving a New Path in the Central African Republic

For most Taiwanese, Africa is in another world, but an intrepid group of investors is now braving high risks in the war-torn Central African Republic to carve out their own legacies.

Insight
Former Vice Superintendent of NTU Hospital

Taiwan’s Hospitals Seeking Revenue Outside of Healthcare to Make Up for Losses under NHI

While Taiwan is admired for its universal health insurance coverage, medical centers find it difficult to remain profitable, so they seek revenue elsewhere, using food courts, convenience stores and parking lots to balance the fiscal gaps from insufficient NHI reimbursements.

Insight
Reflexive Taiwan Series

The French Artist Who Sees A Baroque Style out of Taipei

Julien Coignet, a Seoul-based French artist now residing in Taipei Treasure Hill Artist Village, has shown more interest in the time-worn amber tiles of an ordinary household than the shiny black marble-walled modern apartment that sat right across, whose design he referred to as rather “cheesy,” “capital,” and “massively produced.”

Industry
World Economic Forum

3 Ways AI Could Threaten Our World

A new report highlights three ways that AI could be used for harm, physically, digitally and politically.

Even as Birth Rates Decline, Overpopulation Remains a Global Challenge

The world’s population is likely to hit 9.8 billion by 2050, although fertility rates are falling globally.