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2020/07/11 | TNL Staff

Singapore’s Ruling Party Wins Crisis Election, But Opposition Gains

Singapore’s ruling People’s Action Party wins the general election again, continuing its uninterrupted streak. But it was also a massive victory for the opposition Worker's Party, which may hold over 10 percent of the parliament seats for the first time.

2016/07/03 | TNL Staff

9th SOAS Taiwan Studies Summer School Promises Much Excitement

With film, music and politics, this summer's lineup is one of the best in years.

2016/10/11 | TNL Staff

Startup Launches Scooter Sharing Service in Taipei

If the YouBike bike-sharing program can be used as an indicator, WeMo Scooter may well be poised for success in Taipei.

2017/02/02 | TNL Staff

BREAKING: Uber Suspends Operations in Taiwan

Uber has faced a hostile regulatory environment in Taiwan and a growing mountain of fines.

2017/04/07 | TNL Staff

Reporters Without Borders Picks Taipei over Hong Kong

RSF told The New York Times the organization originally wanted to open its Asia office in Hong Kong but the organization was concerned about 'a lack of legal certainty' and surveillance of its members.

2020/06/04 | TNL Staff

Taipei Holds Tiananmen Vigil in Solidarity With Hong Kong

Taipei holds its annual Tiananmen vigil and shows support for Hong Kong, where the memorial was banned for the first time in 30 years.

2016/09/14 | TNL Staff

Super Typhoon Meranti Batters Southern Taiwan

With gusts of 227 kph, Meranti is the strongest typhoon to make landfall in Taiwan in 21 years.

2021/02/26 | TNL Staff

Taiwan Secures 20 Million Vaccine Doses, First To Arrive This Quarter

In an update on Taiwan's procurement of Covid-19 vaccines, Taiwan’s Premier Su Tseng-chang defended Taiwan's late rollout.

2017/09/29 | TNL Staff

ILLUSTRATION: Six Mooncake Flavors to Try at Mid-Autumn

With Mid-Autumn Festival fast approaching, why not try a new flavor of mooncake?

2016/06/13 | TNL Staff

Second Canadian Hostage Killed by Abu Sayyaf in Philippines

The ISIS-linked organization had set a deadline of 3pm today to receive ransom. Two other hostages remain in captivity.

2020/05/19 | TNL Staff

Tsai Ing-Wen's Second Term Cabinet Announced Ahead of Inauguration

Tsai Ing-wen's second term Cabinet features many familiar faces, along with the appointment of the first indigenous Taiwanese to be the spokesperson for the Presidential Office, Kolas Yotaka.

2017/02/09 | TNL Staff

Hundreds Lashed in Indonesia under Sharia Law

Sharia laws are particularly harsh for women and 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.

2016/08/11 | TNL Staff

Taipei 101 to Welcome 2017 With…Light Show

Rather than the usual fireworks, a light show and France’s famous Strasbourg Christmas Market will help revelers welcome 2017 in Taipei.

2016/08/09 | TNL Staff

INTERVIEW: Diaries of Taiwan's Pokemon Addicts

The News Lens International talks to a group of people caught chasing digital monsters around Taipei.