Tag: KMT

Pension Reform Made in Taiwan

Written by Gunter Schubert. On June 27th, Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan passed a package of pension reforms which are, arguably, doing away with decades of privileged benefits for retired civil servants from  January 1st, 2018. Another law to end special treatment of retired teachers passed final reading on June […]

Taiwan’s media: More reforms needed

Written by Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley. The media are central in a modern, functioning democracy, facilitating dialogue, flows of political information, accountability, transparency and popular participation. Studies of the media system in Taiwan help us grasp the pace and scale of the social, cultural and political developments and gives us […]

Leninism and cross-strait relations

Written by Michael Reilly. In a speech in Taipei on 21 May, Richard Bush a former Director of the American Institute of Taiwan, reminded his audience that Leninism had been the dominant ideology in Taiwan until the mid 1980s, arguably as it remains in China still. Looking at Taiwan today […]