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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.
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.
2019/09/06 | 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.
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.
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.
2019/04/01 | TNL Staff
Explaining the Rumors About Taiwan's Planned F-16 Purchase From the US
Answering some common questions on Taiwan's request to purchase F-16V fighter jets from the United States.
2019/08/05 | TNL Staff
A Visual Review of Hong Kong's Artful Protest
Protest art has been the creative backbone of Hong Kong's anti-extradition movement.
2016/09/24 | TNL Staff
Cross-Strait Watch No. 6
An overview of the past week's developments in cross-Strait relations.
2019/09/25 | TNL Staff
What's Coming to Netflix Taiwan in October 2019
Here's a sneak peek of what's coming to Netflix Taiwan in October 2019.
2019/08/26 | TNL Staff
3 Things We Learned From the 936 Banned Chinese Twitter Accounts
Twitter recently removed 936 China-linked accounts in a disinformation crackdown — let's take a look at how the internet army behaves.
2019/08/28 | TNL Staff
Taipei-Based Mobile Only Accelerator Graduates Its 7th Cohort of Asia-Pacific Startups
The SOSV-backed accelerator graduates a new cohort of global startups pioneering health tech, education, fintech, social commerce and entertainment.
2019/10/23 | TNL Staff
Stroll Around Yilan for a Weekend Getaway From Taipei
Yilan is only a two-hour drive from Taipei but provides a completely different experience from the bustling capital city.
2018/12/28 | TNL Staff
Thailand Becomes First Southeast Asian Country to Legalize Medical Marijuana
Medical cannabis is being legalized in what the Thai government calls a 'New Year's gift' to the people.
2018/10/01 | TNL Staff
Saluting a Grieving Vietnamese Father After His Son's Tragic Taiwan Death
A social worker with a Taiwanese NGO reflects on helping a man through the impossible grief of losing his son to preventable police violence in a faraway land.