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Posts Tagged ‘legislation’

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Book Reviews

Taiwan’s Looming Pension Crisis: A Review of Hao Chung-jen’s ‘Taiwan Inc Bankruptcy’

A new book calls on the Taiwanese government to undertake pension reform as warning signs indicate that Taiwan could face problems similar to those experienced by Greece

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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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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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Editorials, Politics

Should He Go?

A controversy over a proposal to remove portraits of Sun Yat-sen in public buildings raises important questions about national symbols and ‘founding fathers’

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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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Editorials, Politics, Special Report

VOTE 2016: Tsai Ing-wen’s Judicial Reform Platform

Despite some corrections to the post-authoritarian judicial system, the personnel structure of the judiciary has been sealed off, conservative, and rigid. This needs to change

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Editorials, Society & Culture

Why We Must Push Back

Opponents of same-sex marriage have no compelling argument and must therefore resort to fear and senselessness. We should not remain silent when they do so

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