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Taiwan VS China: #1 No Great Firewall or Online Censorship in Taiwan

If there was one thing I didn’t like about my time in China in 2013-2014, it was the censorship of the Internet. With the recent news that Skype has been removed from app stores in China, I wanted to rehash some reasons why I prefer Formosa over the Middle Kingdom. One of most obvious reasons […]

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The Wrong White Collars: Why Taiwan Won’t Keep Its Foreign Talent

Introduction There are many reasons why someone would want to come to Taiwan, the lifestyle, culture, food and whatever cliché you want to throw around as well. There are a myriad of them. But what is discussed between expats, but is rarely addressed by the government, are the reasons why foreign talents, and foreigners in […]

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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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