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Politics & Society

Our World's Biggest Risks in 2019

For leaders surveyed for the latest edition of the World Economic Forum's Global Risks Report, environmental threats dominate the list for the third year in row - both in terms of impact and likelihood. “Of all risks, it is in relation to the environment that the world is most clearly sleepwalking into catastrophe,” the report warns.

'The Best Teacher Discusses About what Matters in Education'

The pupils at Alperton Community School in Brent, northwest London are among the most disadvantaged children in the UK.

Politics & Society
Tsai Government in a Pickle

2019 State of the Nation Survey

Despite steady economic growth, perceptions of Taiwan’s wealth inequality and deep pension cuts have undermined support for President Tsai Ing-wen’s government. Can it do anything to regain public confidence a year before the next presidential election?

Politics & Society
Get-Rich-Quick Tales from the 1980s

How Rich Was Taiwan?

The nation was dubbed “the Republic of Casino” by astonished foreign media, and just about every Taiwanese was a gambler.

World Economic Forum

Where Teachers are Most and Least Respected

A new study by the Varkey Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that aims to improve education for underprivileged children, gauges how respected teachers are in 35 economies around the world.

Politics & Society
The Road to Democracy

Lifting Martial Law and Opening-up Taiwan

Under pressure from within and without, late president Chiang Ching-kuo firmly believed that developing the economy and advancing democracy were Taiwan’s most effective weapons to counter Beijing.