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?
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.
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.
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.”