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Job Scams in China: How To Know You Are Being Scammed

Two years ago I was approached for a job in Beijing. I won’t say who it was from because quite frankly it isn’t worth my time to get into details. Okay it was a company called GI2C and they are sketchy as they come. At first it looked like a good position. A good salary for […]

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Taipei Cinema Park: Street Art, Skateboarders and Dogs in Prams

I walked from Nangang Park to Taipei Cinema Park. With so much free time, walking across the city seemed liked a perfect waste of time that I could afford. These types of long walks are perhaps the best because you inevitably come across something you would not otherwise. In my case, it was Taipei Cinema […]

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Taiwanese universities appeasing Chinese insecurities is a dangerous game

Universities signed agreements, or as some universities have claimed, “documents,” to exclude sensitive topics in their courses that are offered to Chinese students. These actions have been defended as nothing more than formalities that allow Chinese students to gain the necessary paperwork to study in Taiwan. This is, however, no excuse for jeopardizing the academic […]

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Gentrification in Taipei: Kick out the old, bring in the new

Taiwan, like many countries in the 1980s, pursued an economic model of neoliberalism. This was a time when Reaganomics and Thatcherism were in full swing. Many economies were turning away from a Keynesian approach for a more market-oriented economy that would meet its demand with the supply at hand. Like all economic models, it was […]

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