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2020/11/23 | TNL Staff

Chen Shu-Fang, Mo Tzu-Yi Biggest Winners at Golden Horse 2020

Chen Shu-fang, starring in Dear Tenant and Little Big Women, is the first actress to win awards for both the best leading and supporting actresses at a time since the Golden Horse Awards started in 1962.

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.

2021/01/21 | TNL Staff

The Magician on the Skywalk: A Magical Realist Lens on Taiwan

The Magician on the Skywalk, a television series based on Wu Ming-yi’s work with the same name, is scheduled to be aired in February.

2020/02/26 | TNL Staff

A Coffee Shop Guide to Hsinchu, Taiwan's Fika Capital

Hsinchu perhaps deserves the nickname "Taiwan's fika capital," perfect for coffee lovers who like to enjoy a cozy afternoon.

2020/11/09 | TNL Staff

New Art Museum Opens in Chiayi To Reconstruct Taiwan's Art History

The Chiayi Art Museum is a part of Taiwan’s plan to reconstruct the island’s history of art.

2021/03/09 | TNL Staff

Indigenous Hunting Rights on Trial in Taiwan

An Indigenous hunter’s legal case has taken on larger meaning as a verdict on Indigenous hunting rights writ large.

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.

2020/11/13 | TNL Staff

Most Pro-Taiwan Lawmakers Reelected To Congress

With the majority of races for the U.S. Congress called, most pro-Taiwan legislators up for reelection have won.

2021/03/11 | TNL Staff

Fukushima 10 Years On

Few earthquakes leave scars in the environment and society that are felt 10 years on. Not, however, for the disaster that struck Fukushima on March 11, 2011.

2021/04/15 | TNL Staff

Two More Taiwan’s Indigenous Languages Available On Wikipedia

Atayal and Seediq joined the Sakizaya language in the growing ranks of Indigenous languages that have become available in the online encyclopedia.

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.

2016/08/08 | TNL Staff

South China Sea Watch No. 6

An overview of the past week's key developments in the South China Sea.

2020/02/09 | TNL Staff

Oscars 2020 Predictions: 1917, Parasite, Joker

Who will be the biggest winner at the 2020 Academy Awards?

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.

2016/11/26 | TNL Staff

PHOTO STORY: Fidel Castro Dies

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro has died, aged 90.

2021/01/14 | TNL Staff

TSMC To Boost Capital Spending To Meet Surging Demand

TSMC plans to increase capital spending on developing advanced processor technologies as demand surges.