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Civil Society Groups Criticize Greenwashing in Taiwan

The Green Citizen Action Alliance held a press conference earlier this month aiming to call attention to “greenwashing” in Taiwan. In particular, the organization evaluated four major environmental awards, including the Taiwan Corporate Sustainability Award , Global View’s ESG Award, Commonwealth Magazine’s ESG Award, and government-run National Sustainable Development Award. These awards were criticized as lacking open, transparent, and comprehensive standards on environmental protection and handing out awards to corporations that were, in fact, polluters...

What Do Some Clamor for Removing the DPP Party Charter’s Independence Clause Ahead of the Inauguration?

Ahead of Lai Ching-te's presidential inauguration later this month, there have been some calls in DC for the DPP to remove its independence clause in the party charter. While the DPP already de facto froze the charter in 1999, ahead of Chen Shui-bian becoming president as the first non-KMT president in Taiwanese history through the adoption of the Resolution on Taiwan’s Future, for some this is not enough and the DPP should more firmly commit to a non-independence stance by removing the independence clause in the charter...