Nick Aspinwall
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Nick Aspinwall is a journalist based in Taipei and an editor-at-large for The News Lens. He has also written for The Diplomat and News Deeply. When he’s not reporting, he can be found on a diving boat or perhaps stranded deep within a remote mountain range.
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2018/04/04 | Nick Aspinwall
Can Taiwan’s Forestry Bureau Reform the Timber Supply Chain?
New initiatives such as a proposed DNA database to identify illegally harvested wood show promise, but questions remain as to whether the government is doing enough at the point of sale.
2018/04/03 | Nick Aspinwall
Lost at Sea? Taiwanese Fishery Regulation Faces Continued Scrutiny
As Taiwan’s fishing industry awaits a critical EU decision, nonprofits and NGOs call for assistance for migrant workers and improvements in deep sea regulation.
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.