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Society & Culture

In Education Reform, the Basics Matter

Politicians can talk all they want about changing the education system. Here are some of the essen-tials that often aren’t mentioned in their plans

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Society & Culture

Improving Taiwan’s Global Competitiveness: Toward a Safer, Internationally Friendlier Society

Civility, more permissive laws for foreign employment and a more diverse educational environment will help Taiwan along the road to modernity

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Politics

Total Recall: A Demand for Accountability From Elected Officials

Efforts by the public to unseat an underperforming legislator on February 14 are the first steps in a campaign seeking to make all politicians more accountable

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Society & Culture

The Case Against the Legality of ‘Press Areas’

The idea that ‘press areas’ are needed to protect the physical safety of journalists may sound sensible, but it is not legally defensible

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Society & Culture

Ending Bad Oil: Deterrence and Compensation

Current regulations pertaining to food safety are insufficient, and repeat offenders often get away with their crimes. What can be done to fix the system?

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Politics

Swaying Undecided Young Voters in Taipei

As newcomers to electoral politics, Ko and Lien have run campaigns that seek to appeal to young people. Will this strategy encourage young skeptics to vote at all?

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Politics

‘Selective Vetting’ as a Factor in the Taipei Mayoral Election

Legal observations and advice on an opportunity for campaign reform

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Society & Culture

A Toolkit for the Citizen Journalist

In part II of the ‘Making Grassroots Advocacy Relevant to International Society,’ Ed Hsu turns to the new phenomenon of citizen journalism

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Society & Culture

Making Grassroots Advocacy Relevant to International Society

A legal take on the petition to the US White House against the Cross-Strait Services Trade Agreement

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Society & Culture

Deconstructing ‘One Voice’ the Movie: Diversity, Justice, and the Media in Taiwan

A new documentary about the Sunflower Movement seeks to inspire citizen journalists to do their part

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