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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.

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.

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.

2020/11/19 | TNL Staff

Taiwan Shuts Down Pro-China CTi News

This is the first time the NCC has rejected a permit renewal from a news channel since the agency was set up to regulate the telecommunications and broadcasting industry in Taiwan.

2020/11/19 | TNL Staff

Taiwan To Tighten Rules After a Rise in Imported Covid-19 Cases

Taiwan, a success story in containing the spread of novel coronavirus, is tightening regulations in response to a rise of imported cases.

2020/12/23 | TNL Staff

US Congress Includes Taiwan Assurance Act in US$2.3 Trillion Spending Bill

The U.S. Congress has approved a US$2.3 trillion spending package, which includes the Taiwan Assurance Act.

2020/11/12 | TNL Staff

‘Taiwan’ Blocked in WHO Facebook Video

Messages that contain the word “Taiwan” are blocked from appearing in the comments section below a live-streaming video of the WHA meeting on Facebook.

2016/08/30 | TNL Staff

BREAKING: Explosion at Chinese Embassy in Bishkek

Early reports say a vehicle with explosives on board rammed into the Chinese embassy in the Kyrgyz capital. One dead and three injured reported.

2020/03/19 | TNL Staff

Coronavirus: What You Need to Know About Taiwan's Entry Ban

Taiwan has banned foreign travelers from entering the country to curb the spread of coronavirus. Here are some useful resources and information on what you can do.