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2016/12/27 | TNL Staff

Trending in Taiwan Today

The biggest stories around Taiwan today.

2018/01/21 | TNL Staff

Week in Focus: Joshua Wong Heads Back to Jail

Freedom around the region defined the week as Joshua Wong again provided a focus for the decline of liberty in Hong Kong.

2017/01/01 | TNL Staff

The News Lens Picks of the Week

In case you missed it, a selection of the best writing from The News Lens this week.

2017/06/13 | TNL Staff

BREAKING: Panama Cuts Ties with Taiwan, Switches to Beijing

Panama is the latest of Taiwan's diplomatic allies to ditch it for Beijing.

2018/06/27 | TNL Staff

Japanese Manga Commemorates Birth of Filipino Hero Jose Rizal

Japanese creatives have released a free manga commemorating the 157th anniversary of the birth of Philippine national hero Jose Rizal.

2017/06/29 | TNL Staff

PHOTO STORY: Hong Kong Locked Down for Xi Visit

Animosity towards Beijing has grown in recent years in Hong Kong, particularly among young people.

2017/03/13 | TNL Staff

Chinese Spies in Taiwan; Asylum in Australia for Chinese Journalist; Indonesia Terror Attack Foiled

Asia Morning Update: A quick roundup of the most important news from around the region.

2017/10/01 | TNL Staff

Six Classic Buildings in Taipei

Take a glimpse of the development of Taiwan's history through its architecture.

2018/05/01 | TNL Staff

SINGAPORE: Open Letter on PJ Thum and Academic Freedom in Singapore

The controversy over hearings investigating fake news in Singapore have attracted international condemnation.

2016/09/01 | TNL Staff

Ex Foreign Minister James Huang Heading for Singapore: Reports

The Tsai Ing-wen administration has yet to confirm the news of Huang's appointment.

2016/10/26 | TNL Staff

[PHOTO STORY] Hong Kong’s Oath Taking Drama Turns Nasty

Tense scenes inside and outside Hong Kong's parliament as the new 'localists' continue to defy the old guard.

2016/11/18 | TNL Staff

Advice for Taiwan Startups: Get out of the House and See the World

Ten questions with Taiwan Startup Stadium ‘captain’, Anita Huang.

2020/05/27 | TNL Staff

Terrace House Star Hana Kimura Could Not Escape Cyberbullying

Terrace House star Hana Kimura, 22, committed suicide on May 23. Like many reality show stars, her reputation may have been smeared by what South Koreans have dubbed “devil’s editing,” leading to an outpouring of abusive comments.

2017/12/31 | TNL Staff

TNL's Top Stories of 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, take a look back at some of TNL's best stories from Taiwan and around the region.

2020/08/21 | TNL Staff

Philippine-Made Hair Product Listed Manila as ‘Province of China’

Manila's mayor ordered the closure of at least four businesses selling hair products erroneously labeling the Philippines as a province of China.

2020/07/20 | TNL Staff

'USA Caucus' Established in Taiwan's Legislature

A caucus was established today in Taiwan's legislature to advocate for closer ties to the United States.