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Media: Health and Labor and Democracy in Taiwan

On NPR there’s a very positive article on our health system.
So the patients are safe from bankruptcy. But the system itself is under strain. Chang says that Taiwan spends 6.23 percent of its GDP on health care, compared to 16 percent in America.
So the United States spends too much on health care, and doesn’t even [...]

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Asia’s Glass Houses

Asia observer Phil Deans, formerly of SOAS at London University, discusses Asia’s glass houses in Newsweek. For those us who have noticed the irony of the CCP or the KMT complaining about Japanese murders, the article’s theme will be a familiar one:
These attempts, and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s prevarications on the comfort-women question, have understandably [...]

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