Written by Chris Chih-Hua Tseng. Taipei has spawned some policy innovations. Meanwhile, in Taoyuan, an adjacent developing city that has built massive amounts of social housing, none of the above happened. Instead, the city government proudly announced it had built social housing the fastest. Why has social housing developped much more sluggishly in the capital than it has in Taoyuan? To answer the differences between these two cities, we need to expand our scope to broader urban politics and urban developmental processes.
How Taiwan Became “Unsafe”: The forgotten moment of crisis during Taiwan’s democratisation
Written by Sam Robbins. The tragic cases of Liu, Peng, and Bai happened at a critical intersection in Taiwan’s transition from authoritarianism.
The Obstacles to Agreeing an EU-Taiwan Investment Agreement
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