Working Moms

The Night Before Election - Taiwan Election 2016

  • 2016-01-21

  Tsai Ing-wen (Democratic Progressive Party) Tsai Ing-wen, presidential candidate of the DPP, finished her election campaign in front of the Presidential Palace in Taipei this evening. Speaking to thousands of supporters, she said their votes will be the first step towards reform. "We are here not to defeat any party. We are here to …

Society & Politics

Hong Kong's Young Activists Want to Learn from Taiwan Election

  • 2016-01-21

(TYR's reporters interview Joshua Wong in Taipei) by Jennie Tang and Sing Lee A group of Hong Kong pro-democracy activists are in Taiwan to witness the island’s presidential and parlaimentary election this Saturday. Among them, Joshua Wong, convenor of student group Scholarism. “It’s really different [from] Hong Kong because Hong Kong [doesn’t have] universal suffrage,” …

KMT Blames Global Financial Crisis for Economic Stagnation

  • 2016-01-19
  • 2016-01-19

  by Crystal Tai Taiwan’s ruling party, the Kuomintang denies that Taiwan is teetering on the brink of recession. The party’s Executive Secretary, Shao Ping-yun cited statistics that Taiwan's standing in the Asian market remains number one, even though economic growth has stayed at an average of 2.81% between 2008 and 2014. "Taiwan's economy is …

Donation Scandal Mars Tsai Ing-wen's Election Campaign

  • 2016-01-19
  • 2016-01-19

by Crystal Tai Taiwan presidential candidate, Tsai Ing-wen faces allegations that she received a NT$450 million donation from an economic fugitive. Former legislator, Chiu Yi claimed in a news conference on Tuesday that the money came from Huang Fang-yen, the doctor of the wife of disgraced former president Chen Shui-bian. Tsai, tipped to become Taiwan’s …

Taiwan’s IT Industry Hopes a New Government Can Revitalise Their Business

  • 2016-01-19
  • 2016-01-19

  by Crystal Tai Taiwan goes to the polls tomorrow to elect the island’s 14th president, but a Top 2000 CEO Survey done by CommonWealth Magazine in December, 2015 found that 20.8% of the executives think that none of political parties can lead Taiwan out of its economic turmoil. Only 11.4% of the CEOs interviewed …

Photo Essay

The Face of Victory: Tsai Ing-wen and Her Supporters

  • 2016-01-18

  Tsai Ing-wen won the 2016 Taiwan General elections and becomes the first female president on the island. She beat the Kuomintang' candidate Eric Chu Li-luan in a landslide victory by grabbing more than 6.5 million votes. She said today's victory is the first milestone for reforms, promising to unify all parts of Taiwan and …

Taiwan's President Elect Promised Unity and Strength

  • 2016-01-18
  • 2016-01-18

  Tsai Ing-wen expressed her deepest gratitude to all voters, including those who did not vote for her soon after winning the election. "Today the Taiwanese people have used their ballots to make history," she said. "We have now experienced the third transition of political power. For the first time there is also a transition …

Hong Kong Youngsters Draw Inspiration on Democracy from Taiwan Election

  • 2016-01-18
  • 2016-01-18

by Sing Lee New Power Party (NPP) founded after the 2014 Sunflower movement has won five seats in Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan election. The up and coming political group garnered 740,000 votes. Chairman of NPP, Huang Kuo-chang, said the party will continue to be an open, transparent and active political party. He thanked their young members …

Society & Politics

Working mothers’ struggle: Lack of support in the workplace hampers breastfeeding

  • 2013-10-14

  As government tries to promote breastfeeding by banning advertising for formula milk, practical problems faced by working mothers trying to breastfeed their babies go unresolved.