Written by Eric Chen-hua Yu. Empirical studies on presidential approval ratings in the US and other OECD countries have long concluded that the state of the economy is an important factor explaining the rise and fall of presidential approval ratings. Specifically, when economic conditions are good, the sentiment toward the president will be positive. In light of this correlation, does the presidential approval rating in Taiwan follow such a pattern?
Written by Chia-Yuan Huang. Unlike the so-called Taiwanese ‘elites’ or ‘talents’ who were headhunted by Singaporean companies with the highest-level employment pass, a number of recently-migrated young Taiwanese workers in Singapore are engaged in the service industry. Most work on a contractual basis, dispatched by an agency and hold the lowest-level work pass (hereafter WP), which has many restrictions.
Written by Megan Convielle. Given these factors of regional pressure, security, and internal political structure, it is important to re-evaluate the framework that gauges the role of diplomatic relations for the future of Taiwanese foreign policy. Previous research has shown that economic assistance plays a large role in small-state diplomacy, but this framework appears to be outdated in how Taiwan’s diplomatic relations are currently shifting.
Written by Chin-fen Chang. Taiwan had been able to achieve both growth and equality in the process of development until the 1980s. The statistics of
Written by Chun-Yi Lee. In the early 1990s, Taiwanese electronic factories in China acted as a ‘teacher’ for most of the domestic Chinese manufacturers. This
Written by Shih-Yueh Yang. Tsai’s recent visit to the U.S. marked a warming of the U.S.-Taiwan relations since 2016. Though the U.S. was only the
Written by Lauren Dickey. From the corridors of Canberra to Washington DC, the issue of Chinese influence in the domestic affairs of other countries has
Written by Gunter Schubert. On February 28th, China’s Taiwan Affairs Office announced a set of 31 new preference policies (31PP) to attract more Taiwanese to
Written by Mark Wenyi Lai. Early morning on January 4, China announced that it would begin using the new aviation route M503, connecting its most important
Written by Michael Reilly. In October 2015 the European Commission announced that it would ‘explore launching negotiations on investment with [….] Taiwan.’ For a country that