No Child Goes Hungry in New Taipei City

By Lee Chun-Ta, Tso Chen-Dong

February 2016 FEATURE
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Employees of a Hi-Life convenience chain store in New Taipei City providing food to school children.
Corner-shop franchises in this Taiwanese municipality are engaged to feed the young and needy.In metropolitan areas, franchise convenience stores such as 7-Eleven and FamilyMart can be found practically everywhere. No longer content with selling instant food and beverages, they have evolved to become channels for all kinds of commercial transactions, including express services, online shopping pickup and railway ticket issuing; in some countries, one can even pay utility bills there.The situation is no different in New Taipei City, situated in...

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Lee Chun-Ta

is the CEO of the Taiwan Public Governance Research Center and an Associate Research Fellow of the Taiwan Competitiveness Forum. He obtained his PhD from National Taipei University and specialises in Public Administration and Social Sciences Research Methods.

Tso Chen-Dong

is the director of the Taiwan Public Governance Research Center and a professor in the Department of Political Science at National Taiwan University. He specialises in Political Economy, East Asian Regionalism and South-East Asia.