Content owners urge the blocking of China-based websites that host a huge variety of unlicensed programming free of charge. Online piracy of television programs remains rampant in Taiwan in the absence of a mechanism to block offending websites, which are largely based in mainland China. A Chinese-language search on Google for “free Taiwanese TV programs”…

Taiwan medical tourism is becoming increasingly popular, especially with Chinese patients. But is prioritizing tourists a misuse of medical resources? Since 2009 when the Executive Yuan designated medical tourism as one of six “emerging industries” earmarked for development, the government has annually set aside budget to promote Taiwan medical tourism abroad as a method for healthcare treatment….

Despite improved cross-Strait relations, China is continuing massive spending to build up its military capability, with Taiwan remaining prominently in the PLA’s crosshairs. Can advanced weapons procurement and the implementation of “asymmetrical strategies” enable Taiwan to meet the challenge of providing sufficient defensive strength? On the face of it, Taiwan’s chances of prevailing in an…