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2020/01/10 | TNL Staff

Taiwan's 2020 General Elections: Live Map and Updates

View live polling results and analyses on Taiwan's 2020 presidential and legislative elections on January 11, 2020.

2019/10/16 | TNL Staff

Taiwan 2020: Who's Ahead in the Presidential Polls

A real-time estimate of who is likely to win Taiwan’s 2020 presidential election, based on an unweighted average of opinion polls conducted by various media outlets and political parties.

2019/09/24 | TNL Staff

2019 Taiwan Pride: Taipei's LGBT Hotspots

In May 2019, Taiwan became the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage, which makes this year’s pride month all the more meaningful for the LGBT community. You can join the annual pride parade in Taipei on 10/26, with the parade route starting at the Taipei City Hall plaza and ending in front of the Presidential Office Building. If you’re planning to celebrate pride (and halloween!) in Taipei, follow our Taipei Pride Map to experience what Taipei has to offer for the LGBT community.

2020/03/05 | TNL Staff

Coronavirus Interactive Map and Taiwan Updates

Stay informed with an interactive map of the global coronavirus outbreak and what Taiwan is doing to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

2021/04/20 | TNL Staff

How Bad Is Taiwan’s Drought?

Most reservoirs in Taoyuan, Hsinchu, and Miaoli are less than 15% full. Several in central Taiwan are less than 10% full.

2018/09/10 | TNL Staff

CONFESSION: How I Became Complicit in Overworking Taiwan's Bus Drivers

Tired bus drivers are a danger to us all. Here, a middle man in the disputes between bus companies and their drivers reveals all the tricks he was forced to use to keep drivers overworked.

2019/12/25 | TNL Staff

Taiwan 2020: How These Politicians Got Their Funny Nicknames

Before Taiwan's 2020 elections, get to know these fun facts about these Taiwanese politicians' nicknames to add to your election chit-chat.

2021/04/02 | TNL Staff

Most Fatal Train Accident in 40 Years in Taiwan

The train, a Taroko Express Train No. 408 departing from Shulin in New Taipei City bound for Taitung on Taiwan’s east coast, derailed in the Daqingshui tunnel at around 9:35 a.m. 50 passengers have been reported dead, and 146 have been hospitalized.

2021/01/27 | TNL Staff

Siri Is Learning Taiwanese

Apple is hiring an engineer to program Siri to “speak” Taiwanese.

2021/03/06 | TNL Staff

Taiwan’s Health Minister Lowers Expectations on Vaccine Passports

Taiwan’s health minister suggests that the government is not easing restrictions by rolling out vaccine passports any time soon.

2019/09/06 | TNL Staff

Taiwan Is Named the Best Destination for Expats In 2019

Taiwan is the most beloved destination for expats in 2019, surpassing other popular destinations in Asia like Vietnam, Singapore, and Hong Kong.

2020/03/10 | TNL Staff

Taiwan's Second Wave Response to Curb Coronavirus Spread

Taiwan is pursuing new preventive and disease control measures against the COVID-19 outbreak, despite exclusion from the World Health Organization.

2019/08/22 | TNL Staff

Winter Is Coming: Who Will Survive Taiwan's 2020 Game of Thrones?

Taiwan's 2020 presidential election is a real-life Game of Thrones.

2020/02/04 | TNL Staff

Ghost Island Media Spearheads Taiwan’s Rising Podcast Industry

Taipei-based Ghost Island Media is at the frontline of Taiwan's podcast industry, producing quality shows both in Mandarin and English.

2021/04/04 | TNL Staff

Can Godzilla and Kong Fight on the Ever Given?

Can a fight between Godzilla and King Kong take place on the Ever Given?

2021/05/25 | TNL Staff

Taiwan’s Level 3 Covid-19 Alert Extended Until June 14

Taiwan's nationwide Level 3 alert for Covid-19 has been extended to June 14.

2021/04/12 | TNL Staff

Taiwan Expands Vaccine Eligibility

Taiwan expanded the access of Covid-19 vaccines to government officials and workers involved in disease prevention, as well as non-medical workers who are highly likely to be exposed to the coronavirus.