Nick Aspinwall
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Nick Aspinwall is a freelance writer based in Taipei. He is currently studying journalism and international relations, with a focus on Greater China, through an online program at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst. An avid traveler, he has visited more than 35 countries and continues to explore the world whenever he can.
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2018/03/12 | Nick Aspinwall
Dancing to Break the Chain: Taiwan’s Foreign Caregivers Protest Sexual Abuse, Labor Standards
Migrant domestic workers gathered in Taipei Main Station on Sunday afternoon to fight for recognition under the Labor Standards Act, the abolition of the brokerage system, and an end to sexual harassment
2018/02/03 | Nick Aspinwall
Contraband for Sale: How Poachers Supply Sanyi's Thriving Wood Art Market
In this Miaoli County woodcarving mecca, there’s a consistent demand for sculptures made from the wood of endangered trees. Government crackdowns on poachers have only fueled the market.
2018/01/15 | Nick Aspinwall
Homelessness, Debt, Lost Memories: Hongmaogang's Cautionary Tale
The people of Hongmaogang have faced numerous challenges since their village was relocated in 2007. Now, residents work to keep their homeland's spirit alive - and warn their threatened neighbors in Dalinpu of what lies ahead.
2017/12/22 | Nick Aspinwall
In South Taiwan, a Polluted Village Prepares for Relocation
Residents of Dalinpu know that leaving home is inevitable as pollution has spoilt their land, but they question the city government’s motivations and are calling for open discussion of their options.