Working Lives: Taiwan

Crowd in Taiwanese city street

Six very different characters talk about their working lives.

Tsay Ting-kuei is a professor and democracy activist trying to ensure Taiwan's future will be decided by its people, not the government - or China.

Chang Hsiu-lin is an immigrant from mainland China and restaurant owner who cherishes Taiwan's democracy and believes the differences Taiwan and China have over the island's status will be resolved peacefully.

Internet start-up owner Jimmy Chen is working to create the next big thing in online social networking and trying to help Taiwan reinvent itself. And Paicu Luheacana is an indigenous tea grower from one of Taiwan's little-known tribal communities trying to save her land and culture.

These are just some of the stories revealed to us through six characters and their daily working lives. What do these stories tell us about Taiwan today and what its future may hold?

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