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2017/02/16 | TNL Staff

INFOGRAPHIC: How Wide Does the Sky Lantern Clean-Up Need to Be?

The once annual event has now turned into a daily tourist attraction that harms the environment.

2017/09/23 | TNL Staff

Lodging in Taipei: A Journey into History

'Good Eye Taipei' recommends unique hotels and hostels in Taipei.

2020/07/17 | TNL Staff

Chen Chu Confirmed as Head of Control Yuan Amid Lawmaker Brawl

Taiwan's legislature approved the appointment of Chen Chu as the head of the Control Yuan despite a rather chaotic morning.

2020/09/02 | TNL Staff

Taiwan Unveils New Passport Design

Taiwan has revealed a new passport design, reducing the size of the words "Republic of China."

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.

2020/04/15 | TNL Staff

The Story Behind the ‘Taiwan Can Help’ Ad on New York Times

On Tuesday, the New York Times ran an ad funded by a grassroots campaign to highlight Taiwan's success in the Covid-19 pandemic despite exclusion from the WHO. Here's the background on how this came about.

2020/09/08 | TNL Staff

Taiwan's Opposition Party Says No to American Pork

Food safety concerns have triggered domestic political debate in Taiwan over allowing the import of U.S. pork containing ractopamine, a leanness-enhancing additive.

2017/09/30 | TNL Staff

Six Galleries to Visit in Taipei

'Good Eye Taipei’s' recommendation six art galleries to check out in Taipei.

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.

2020/08/20 | TNL Staff

Taipower Brings in Cows to Assist in Taiwan’s Energy Transition

To avoid harming the environment, Taipower prohibited the use of herbicides for the task of protecting its solar panels from weeds. It's called on cows instead.

2018/02/11 | TNL Staff

Week in Focus: Taiwan is Shaken

Hualien begins to recover as the South Korea's big moment arrives.