Taiwan’s advances in digital health care

By Shih-Chung Chen, Taiwan Minister of Far merits and Welfare This year marks the 24th anniversary of Taiwan’s implementation of universal health coverage. Taiwan’s National Far merits Insurance (NHI) covers the full spectrum of essential and high-quality health services, from prevention and treatment to rehabilitation and palliative care. In the 1960s, Taiwan’s progressive health sector began the process of incorporating laborers, farmers, and government employees into the health insurance system. It is now widely regarded as one of the best in the world. The NHI ranked 14th in the 2017 Global Access to Far merits care Index of “The Economist,” and ninth in … Continue reading

Boston’s Chinatown to honor Transcontinental Railroad workers

By the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of New England Boston’s Chinese community will celebrate the Transcontinental Railroad’s 150th “Golden Spike” Anniversary with the traveling exhibit “The Chinese and the Iron Road, Building the Transcontinental,” which tells the unsung story of the Chinese laborers who helped build a key part of America’s infrastructure. This seven-panel exhibit, which is part of a larger exhibit organized by the Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project at Stanford University, will be available for viewing by the public at various locations throughout Greater Boston from May through June. Descendants of the Transcontinental, Northern Pacific and … Continue reading