Taipei Times: Tainan prosecutors indict retired army lieutenant, father

Prosecutors in Tainan have indicted retired army lieutenant colonel Cheng Chih-wen (鄭智文) and his father, Cheng Chao-ming (鄭昭明), chairman of the Labor Party, on charges of spying and recruiting other military personnel to work for China. After receiving information in July, the prosecutors said that the conduct of the two men breached provisions of the […]

CNBC.COM: The top 10 cities in the world for expats to live and work abroad

Workers who daydream of packing their bags to move abroad may want to consider Taipei for a personal and professional reset. For the second year in a row, Taiwan’s capital was named the No. 1 city for expats to move abroad for work, according to the annual Expat Insider survey by InterNations, an online resource […]

Focus Taiwan: Prague mayor: city will sign sister pact with Taipei in January

Berlin, Dec. 2 (CNA) Prague Mayor Zdenek Hrib announced Monday that he will sign an agreement with Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) to forge sisterhood ties between the two cities in January, when Ko is set to visit the Czech Republic capital, according to Czech news agency CTK. After the cancellation of a sister city […]

Sino Insider: Politics Watch: Defecting Chinese Spy Disrupts the CCP’s Political Interference Operations

On Nov. 23, several Australian news outlets reported that a defecting Chinese spy had offered a “trove of unprecedented inside intelligence” to Australian intelligence on how the Chinese Communist Party conducts its external interference operations. The spy, Wang “William” Liqiang, had given his material to the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation in October 2019. In a […]

Taipei Times: Suspicions mount in espionage allegations

Ever since Xiang Xin (向心), executive director of Hong Kong-based China Innovation Investment, and his wife, acting director Kung Ching (龔青), were singled out by self-confessed Chinese spy William Wang Liqiang (王立強), who alleged that they are also Chinese spies, and barred from leaving Taiwan by the Taipei District Prosecutors’ Office, hints and clues exposed […]

Taiwan Insight: Sustainable Universal Health Coverage: Lessons from Taiwan’s Single-Payer National Health Insurance – A Tribute to Uwe Reinhard

… In conclusion, Taiwan’s NHI has been successful in not only providing universal coverage and equitable access to health care services and goods for all Taiwanese, but also has done so with remarkably effective cost control. The large discrepancy in health spending between Taiwan and other rich countries, however, may also suggest that Taiwan could […]

Focus Taiwan: DPP distances itself from supporter of pro-DPP cyber army

Taipei, Dec. 3 (CNA) The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Tuesday distanced itself from a DPP-linked figure who was indicted Tuesday for having an internet troll insult Taiwan’s office in Osaka, criticism that may have contributed to the suicide of the office’s chief. DPP spokeswoman Lee Yen-jong (李晏榕) said the behavior of Slow Yang […]

Taipei Times: NPP seeks probe of Han’s in-law

New Power Party (NPP) Legislator Huang Kuo-chang (黃國昌) yesterday urged the Control Yuan to investigate Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu’s (韓國瑜) father-in-law, Lee Jih-kuei (李日貴), accusing him of illegally occupying more than 1 hectare of public land in Yunlin County with Han’s help. “I hope the Control Yuan can answer questions that the National Property Administration […]

Taipei Times: KMT picked the wrong man: Soong

… “[Kaohsiung Mayor] Han [Kuo-yu (韓國瑜)] has neither the qualities nor the administrative experience to win the election,” Soong told political commentator Lan Hsuan (蘭萱) on her morning radio talk show. Selecting Han as the KMT’s candidate was like “asking someone who cannot drive to drive on the freeways” or “asking someone who has never […]

Ketagalan Media: Taiwan Rock: Tsai & Freddy Lim Joined by Fire EX in Rousing Taipei DPP Rally

… While the KMT seem in utter disarray over their choices of various candidates—with public infighting, obvious sniping and disinclination by some prominent KMT figures to appear onstage with the party’s presidential nominee—the DPP seemed utterly cohesive on Friday evening. Han rallies often channel the concept of an army fighting the various evils of the […]