Last week, Taiwan's labor officials announced that they were raising the country's minimum wage by about 5%. That adjustment is great news for workers in the food and beverage industry, but others say it won't really affect them too much. Staś Butler spoke with NGO worker and activist Roy Ngerng to put the latest wage hike in context.
It’s the culmination of years of training: three Taiwanese fighter jets performed a safe landing and takeoff on a highway in rural Pingtung County, with none other than President Tsai Ing-wen watching on. Wednesday’s drill is the highlight of Taiwan’s annual Han Kuang war games. But behind the carefully rehearsed photo ops, how ready is the military to defend Taiwan? Staś Butler speaks to military analyst Ian Easton to find out.