UBI Asia Pacific

UBI Asia Pacific is advocating for Unconditional Basic Income in the Asia Pacific region.

About UBI Asia Pacific

UBI Asia Pacific aims to bring together all Universal Basic Income organisations, volunteers and activists in the Asia Pacific region.
It was founded in September 2018 in Taipei and is currently growing as a network ready to support everyone working for UBI in Asia Pacific.

The Founder

Ping Xu is the face of the UBI movement in Taiwan.

Previously, Ping was a career concert pianist in the United States. During the darkest moments of her life, forced to take on a job to receive a steady paycheck, she cut her finger, leaving her permanently unable to continue her professional career as a pianist. From this experience, however, Ping quickly realized how precarious working conditions are for people around the world and the necessity for an Unconditional Basic Income to ensure no one is left behind like she once was.

After 17 years, she returned to Taiwan to push for a true Universal Basic Income. As the main window of international connection for the UBI movement in Taiwan, her accomplishment is to connect Taiwan to Basic Income Earth Network as affiliate in 2016. Even before that, Ping has worked tirelessly for the Basic Income movement, translating hundreds of related videos into Chinese. She represented UBI Taiwan in meeting or conferences held in Korea and Japan, as well as in the US, in cities like Minnesota, Georgia, and New York.

In September 2018, she founded UBI Asia Pacific as a Non Profit Organization (N.P.O.), officially established and based in Taipei.

Ping Xu

Ping Xu


UBI Asia Pacific on social media

UBI Asia Pacific on social media

UBI Asia Pacific is reaching its audience in the Asia Pacific region mainly through our active YouTube channel and Facebook Page. Most of the content is in (or translated to) Chinese. Check it out!

More on UBI

What is Unconditional Basic Income (UBI)?

basic income is a periodic cash payment unconditionally delivered to all on an individual basis, without means-test or work requirement.

That is, basic income has the following five characteristics:

  1. Periodic: it is paid at regular intervals (for example every month), not as a one-off grant.
  2. Cash payment: it is paid in an appropriate medium of exchange, allowing those who receive it to decide what they spend it on. It is not, therefore, paid either in kind (such as food or services) or in vouchers dedicated to a specific use.
  3. Individual: it is paid on an individual basis—and not, for instance, to households.
  4. Universal: it is paid to all, without means test.
  5. Unconditional: it is paid without a requirement to work or to demonstrate willingness-to-work.

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