English Schools Should Have Christmas Off
By Mac Lee | Published 2015/12/22

As Christmas this year falls on a Friday, large numbers of English teachers around Taiwan will head into work on what is one of the most important holidays in their home countries. They will go about business as usual, and if not, they are probably busy putting together Christmas-themed events to help impart the significance […]

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Two Sides to the Story, Whether We Like it or Not
By Adam Hatch | Published 2015/04/14

We all love those stories with a clear-cut bad guy. I mean, who doesn’t love to hate a villain like Voldemort of Harry Potter fame? However, the problem with this kind of narrative is that it’s rarely how the world actually works, especially when it comes to large-scale geopolitical issues. This includes the perennial debate over Taiwan’s status relative to China. However, The Diplomat contributor J. Michael Cole seems to have made a career of framing this profoundly complicated question as “good guy vs. bad guy” and does so again in his recent article – “The Great Chinese Lie About Taiwan.”

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Does Taipei Have a Future?
By Adam Hatch | Published 2014/09/16

If you’ve been in Taipei for any amount of time its rapid development is evident. This is especially true for locals and expats who’ve been here for decades – ask someone about Taipei in the 80s or 90s relative to now, and they might as well be two different cities.

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Taboo Truths or Thoughtless Theories?
By Adam Hatch | Published 2014/03/17

I’m writing this as a response to “Why I Love Taiwan (Taboo Truths)”. Regardless of the disclaimer preceding the article, I was provoked by it enough to want to respond. Not because I disagree with Jed Alexander’s sentiments of self-betterment and holding oneself up to a reasonable standard, but because it rang of classist, misogynist, […]

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Why I Love Taiwan (Taboo Truths)
By Jed Alexander | Published 2014/02/21

This article was prepared by the author in his personal capacity. The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Taipei Trends and those associated. Parts of the content may be considered offensive to some. Read at own discretion. To the losers I’ve met in Taiwan […]

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