I don’t read all “Taiwan News” articles but from what I do read, it seems to me they are always portraying Taiwan in a good light. Surely, there’s a lot of good stuff to report about Taiwan to the world. As someone who loves Taiwan, I am not bothered by that. But what concerns me is that they fail to properly report/discuss/debate some of the issues in Taiwan, specifically those affecting foreigners and immigrants. I understand that “Taiwan News” isn’t about opinion pieces and more about “news reporting” but it’s obvious they carefully choose what they write/want to share. There seems to be zero criticism of anything meaningful.
Also, I almost never see any high-quality and in-depth “original” articles with solid research and analysis (like ones you’d see in WSJ, NYT etc…), especially on topics that should be important to Taiwan (e.g. demographics, economy, education, industries, technology etc…).
Any suggestions for a good alternative source of news about Taiwan in English ? It doesn’t have to be in English. I can use “Google Translate”.
P.S. I also read “Taiwan Times” and “Taiwan Today”. Looking for additional recommendations.
I think either kind would be good :
- High-Quality News (even if biased)
- Low-Quality News (like Taiwan News) but neutral/unbiased
PS: I wonder if Chinese pressure/influence on Taiwanese media has anything to do with this.