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?
Exploring Migration Experiences of Young Taiwanese Migrant Workers in Singapore’s Service Industry Sector
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.
Losing Burkina Faso and Gripping eSwatini: A Comparative Study of Taiwan’s Diplomacy in Sub-Saharan Africa
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has shown that economic assistance plays a large role in small-state diplomacy, but this framework appears to be outdated in how Taiwan’s diplomatic relations are currently shifting.
Reviewing Policies Related to Cultural and Creative Industries Implemented by the Central Government of Taiwan
Written by Chang Bin Lee In 2002, the Central Government of Taiwan (CGT) initiated the Challenge 2008: National Development Plan focusing on administrative policies toward cultural and creative industries. Cultural policy arose
Economic Inequality and Low Wages in Taiwan
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
Can technological innovation development in China out win Taiwan?
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
Heading South: Co-sharing as Taiwan’s niche strategy
Written by Mei-Chih Hu and Hsien-Chen Lo. In 2016, Taiwan’s government launched the New Southbound Policy aimed to establish long-term economic ties between Taiwan and
Tsai’s overseas visit and Taiwan-U.S. relations since 2016
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
Taiwan’s FDI: Why outflows are greater than inflows
Written by Anthony Kuo & Ming-Sung Kao. With regards to the size of Taiwan (35,883 km2), which sits somewhere between Belgium and the Netherlands, one may
When it comes to outward direct investment, mainland Chinese firms are ignoring Taiwan
Written by Jan Knoerich. When looking at overseas investment in Taiwan, one might expect direct investments from mainland China to play an important role. Not
Defending Taiwan against China’s united front
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
China’s 31 Preference Policies for Taiwan: an opportunity, no threat
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