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Archive for the ‘Society & Culture’ Category

Editorials, Society & Culture

Monday Horror Renews Debate on (and Thirst for) Capital Punishment

The satisfaction of bloody retribution notwithstanding, capital punishment is the lazy way out, as it doesn’t require us to address the real issues

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Editorials, Society & Culture

Where is the Christian Left in Taiwan?

Christians in Taiwan must not mindlessly affiliate themselves with harmful movements that have pervaded historically moderate mainline denominations

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Economics, Society & Culture

Support for Taiwan’s TPP Bid: It’s All in the Framing

Proponents of Taiwan joining the US-led trade bloc will have to assuage worries about the negative ramifications of greater trade liberalization

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Society & Culture

Explaining the Rise in Taiwanese Identification

As an object against which to contrast and define their identity, the Taiwanese find in China today the reflection of what they do not want to be

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Editorials, Society & Culture

McCafé Ad Promoting Acceptance of Gays Draws Fire from Conservative Groups

The latest reaction by a conservative religious alliance in Taiwan occurs just as Beijing passes new controversial regulations banning the depiction of homosexual acts on television

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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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Society & Culture

How Taiwan Can Prepare for the Next Dengue Fever Crisis

Taiwan can no longer count on cold winters to eradicate Dengue-bearing mosquitoes and must supplement its traditional response tools

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Editorials, Society & Culture

Can the Candidates Walk the Walk on Minority Languages?

Speaking one or two minority languages in election time isn’t enough. The candidates must commit to protecting and promoting them

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Editorials, Society & Culture

A Fire That Shall Not Be Extinguished

Fire Ex lead singer Yang Ta-cheng shows us what love (and the new Taiwan) is all about

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