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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.
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.
2018/11/24 | TNL Staff
Young, Taiwanese and Political: Youth Politics in 2018
There are signs that the wave of energy among young voters and politicians captured by the Sunflower Movement is starting tom break through into a new kind of politics.
2018/09/19 | TNL Staff
Family Demands Justice After Vietnamese Man Dies in Police Handcuffs
Hoang Van Doan died in April after being detained by, and escaping from, police in the mountains of Alishan. His family wants a full investigation.
2018/10/14 | TNL Staff
Dispatch from a Taiwanese Ship Docked in East India
Docking in the sub-continent can be a tiresome experience.
2018/03/20 | TNL Staff
Suspicion and Anger in Hualien as Earthquake Donations Diverted to Industry
Online rumors have swirled over the management of donations offered by private citizens.
2018/01/30 | TNL Staff
BOOK EXCERPT: How Taiwan Changed a Xinjiang Mother
My mom’s trip to Taiwan was a major turning point in her life, opening up a new travel-obsessed chapter. In her old pictures she’d be looking askance, lips shut, not a trace of a smile. Now she looks right at the camera, mouth wide in a smile. She even throws up a peace sign every now and then.
2018/02/11 | TNL Staff
Week in Focus: Taiwan is Shaken
Hualien begins to recover as the South Korea's big moment arrives.