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2020/08/13 | TNL Staff

Taiwan to Amend Age of Majority From 20 to 18

Taiwan will lower the legal age of majority from 20 to 18 in its Civil Code.

2017/03/14 | TNL Staff

Taiwan Reacts to Former President Ma's Indicment

DPP spokesperson says Ma and Huang have 'seriously damaged' Taiwan’s democracy, and Ma’s indictment proves he interfered in legal procedures.

2018/06/01 | TNL Staff

Taiwan's Latest Emergency Services Salary Switcharoo

Junior cops are getting promised a raise of a whopping NT$1,370 per month, but two-thirds won't see it. Firefighters are also getting hosed.

2016/06/13 | TNL Staff

Chinese Films Cross Fingers for Distribution Slot in Taiwan

Cross-strait relations don’t only come up in politics, but in the movie industry as well. And in this battle, the Chinese are at a disadvantage in the Taiwanese market.

2018/07/17 | TNL Staff

PHILIPPINES: A 5 Step Guide to Becoming a Communist Guerrilla

Interested in joining the armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines? A millennial shares some inside observations to help you decide whether you have what it takes.

2016/08/31 | TNL Staff

Four More Taiwanese Drug Traffickers Sentenced to Death in Indonesia

The four could join the more than 40 individuals who could be executed by the end of 2017.

2017/04/11 | TNL Staff

INFOGRAPHIC: China the World’s Top Executor in 2016

The number of death sentences and executions in China each year are both in the thousands.

2016/12/14 | TNL Staff

'Black Swan' Author Exposes Chinese Censorship over Taiwan in US

Most Taiwanese commenting on the issue via social media appear to support the author’s efforts.

2017/10/25 | TNL Staff

Voices from Taiwan Speak Up on #MeToo

Four Taipei residents: A Taiwanese woman, two of her Taiwanese-American counterparts, and a UK national, offer their takes on how the #MeToo phenomenon of women speaking up on social media about their experiences with sexual harassment at the hands of men has been received in Taiwan.  

2021/05/19 | TNL Staff

Taiwan’s Level 3 Covid-19 Alert Expanded Nationwide

Health Minister Chen Shih-chung said the alert for the entire country will be in place until next Friday.

2020/07/22 | TNL Staff

Taiwan to Reopen Border for Foreign Visitors Seeking Medical Treatment

Starting August 1, Taiwan will accept foreign nationals traveling to the country for medical treatment.

2018/01/28 | TNL Staff

Week in Focus: Down and Dirty in Davos

Global elites meet in Switzerland as Taiwan wanders off in its own direction.

2021/10/29 | TNL Staff

Everything You Need to Know About Japan’s General Election

Japan’s general election is arriving just after the likely accession of a new Prime Minister, Fumio Kishida. But there’s much more going on this year.

2017/03/24 | TNL Staff

Taiwan Supreme Court Hears Landmark Same-Sex Marriage Case

Draft amendments which would legalize same-sex marriage late last year passed a committee review in Taiwan's Parliament, and still need to pass second and third readings before becoming law. But this process could be overtaken by the Supreme Court's verdict due within two months.