Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Week 14: Gay marriage vs labor



Jeff Kingston: Gay marriage sparks culture war
Brian Hioe: A defeat for labor?

1. List three reasons people in Taiwan might support gay marriage

2. Why do gays reject civil unions and want the Civil Code changed?

3. Who opposes gay marriage? Why?

4. What were the labor demands? Why did the Tsai Administration not give labor what it wants?

5. Why do you think 250,000 came out for gay marriage but not for workers in Taiwan? Give three reasons.



Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Week 12: Land use

Illegal Factory Problem

http://english.cw.com.tw/article.do?action=show&id=15187

ANSWER IN A SENTENCE OR TWO. DO NOT COPY FROM THE TEXT. USE YOUR OWN WORDS.

1. What is the problem described in the article?

2. Why are so many illegal factories renting land zoned for agriculture?

3. Land use has a typical pattern of evolution, according to the article. What is it?

4. Why is there so much unused land in government industrial districts?

5. How can a tax help solve this problem?


Land Tax problem
http://english.cw.com.tw/article.do?action=show&id=11915&offset=0