Back in the days before China was open to Americans for language study – and before so many U.S. high schools and colleges began offering Mandarin as a foreign-language option – Taiwan was the default destination for budding Sinologists. The most prestigious institution for pursuing Chinese language studies in that era was the Inter-University Program…

Electriciy act amendments pass The Legislative Yuan in January passed revisions to the Electricity Act liberalizing the power market and mandating the cessation of nuclear power. The amendments stipulate that all nuclear power will cease operation by 2025 and that state-owned monopoly power provider Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower) will be transformed within six to nine years…

Senior high-school students opposed to the allegedly “China-centric” new curriculum guidelines developed by the Ministry of Education (MOE), as well as the non-transparent way that the guidelines were established, have staged a series of rallies and protests. On July 23, a late night attempt by protestors to storm the MOE headquarters was met with resistance…