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Politics & Society

Politics & Society
The Black Hole of Fake News

‘Opinion War’ Arrives in Taiwan

“Fake news” is the battlefield of the internet age, with the freedom of speech so valued by democratic societies used against them. Taiwan is a major battleground in this information war. Can it stop “fake news” from influencing its 2020 presidential election?

These Countries Have the Most Expensive Childcare

Childcare costs make up a significant proportion of many working parents’ outgoings. But how much you pay can vary considerably depending on where you live.

These Countries Have the Most Expensive Childcare

Childcare costs make up a significant proportion of many working parents’ outgoings. But how much you pay can vary considerably depending on where you live.

Investigative Reporting
Taiwanese Academics

Undercutting the Academic System

Taiwanese academics find themselves fatally attracted to conferences and journals offering easy and fast publication of such papers and less than rigorous peer reviews. In the second half of CommonWealth Magazine’s investigation on Taiwan’s mingling with predatory publishers, we take a look at how and why the phenomenon has taken hold.

Politics & Society
Han Kuo-yu

Kaohsiung Mayor’s ‘Economic Tour’ of Hong Kong and Macao Spans US-China-Taiwan Situation

Three days after the conclusion of Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu's whirlwind economic tour of Hong Kong and Macao, PLA fighters crossed the median line of the Taiwan Strait, prompting a rebuke from the United States. Other than efforts to promote the sales of Taiwanese fruit to China, just how has Han’s cross-strait tour reshaped relations between the U.S., Taiwan and China?

Politics & Society
CommonWealth Finance Weekly

Gasoline Prices Run-up in Taiwan

Starting April 8th, gasoline in Taiwan will cost an extra 0.2 NTD per liter. Geopolitics and domestic economic activity in oil-producing countries continue to cut supply and hike up oil prices.

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