Issue 36

Editor’s note

On my first visit to Taiwan in 2014, at the invitation of dear friends, I was delighted with the land and its people who squashed all stereotypical views I’d heard, of it being a bland economic power, an industrial island of factories and smoke. Taiwan, in 35 years since the 80s, has in fact, evolved into a region of not just self-reliant prosperity but that of clean air, impeccably pristine and aesthetic public spaces, organised streets, a delightful array of cuisine and a marvelously efficient high speed railway system. Above all, Taiwan’s people are gentle and gracious.

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