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17 Media Wants to Dominate Your Screen

The Taiwanese live streaming platform "17 Media,” co-founded by Taiwanese rapper Jeffrey Huang of the hip-hop group Machi, successfully entered Japan last year and is now looking to South Korea and the United States. What is the secret to standing out in the hotly contested live streaming market?

Total Care Nursing Saves Families Time, Money

Some 60% of hospitalized patients in Taiwan rely on relatives for day-to-day care. Now a group in Sanxia is trying to ease the burden on patients’ families tasked with caring for sick loved ones.

Reflexive Taiwan Series

An American Beach Boy's Cleaning Journey

“I do care about it,” said Daniel, founder of the coastal cleanup organization RE-THINK. What has brought this American who had never heard of Taiwan before, all the way to this faraway island and become a “Taiwan Beach Boy?”

Politics & Society
2018 Youth Forum

The Uniqueness and Inclusivity of Taipei

This Sunday afternoon at Taipei Artist Village, art workers from different nationalities and youth representatives of Taipei will be sharing their observations on the uniqueness and inclusivity of the city with the Mayor of Taipei.

MICHELIN Guide Taipei 2018

24 Michelin Stars Bestowed to 20 Restaurants in Taiwan

After the 36 Bib Gourmand honorees unveiled last week on March 6th, 20 dining establishments became Michelin-starred today, among the 110 listed in the inaugural MICHELIN Guide Taipei 2018.

Is a Delisting Wave Imminent in Taiwan?

In late January, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd. (also known as Foxconn Technology Group) convened its first-ever extraordinary general shareholders’ meeting since listing on the Taiwan Stock Exchange in 1991, approving the IPO of a Hon Hai subsidiary in China. With its decision, Taiwan’s largest manufacturer sounded the alarm for the currently high-flying Taiwan Stock Exchange (TAIEX).

Politics & Society
Underground Reservoirs

One Solution for Water-starved Taiwan?

Pingtung County’s Great Chaozhou Artificial Lake is completely dry on the surface, defying traditional notions of a reservoir. This reservoir redirects floodwater underground, filling up underground water storage space until it can be extracted for use as potentially life-saving water in times of drought.

Politics & Society
Where Has All the Water Gone?

Taiwan: The Water-starved Island

Taiwan has extensive water resources and a strong network of reservoirs, yet still faces water shortages. CommonWealth Magazine takes a look at the key reasons why, including problems lurking below the surface of the reservoirs themselves.  

Cultural and Creative Industry

Ten Iconic Cultural Features of Taiwan?

Night markets, scooters, the indigenous...what can best represent our culture? How do young Taiwanese react to this question? When political ideologies have been drawing "the line" clearer and clearer, is cultural identity becoming more and more uncertain?

Promoting Tourism in Taiwan

Being Friendly is Not Enough

Taiwan has all the resources and attractions to make it a top tourism destination. Yet beyond the famous friendliness of its people, it has to look beyond the interests of the few and honor its heritage while serving the public and national interest.

The Legacy of Cambodia’s Tragedy

Rebuilding a Scarred Civilization

Cambodia is still grappling with the Khmer Rouge’s obliteration of its culture and civilization in the late 1970s. But for the average Cambodian, escaping poverty and building a viable economy may be more important than seeking transitional justice.

Redefining Robot Vacuum Cleaners

Sweeping in a New MIT Trend

Most consumer electronics manufacturing has moved out of Taiwan. But Hobot Technology Inc. founder George Chao may be reversing the trend with innovative, award-winning robot cleaning devices that are being made at home.