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2020/01/10 | TNL Staff
Taiwan's 2020 General Elections: Live Map and Updates
View live polling results and analyses on Taiwan's 2020 presidential and legislative elections on January 11, 2020.
2020/03/05 | TNL Staff
Coronavirus Interactive Map and Taiwan Updates
Stay informed with an interactive map of the global coronavirus outbreak and what Taiwan is doing to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
2020/02/04 | TNL Staff
Ghost Island Media Spearheads Taiwan’s Rising Podcast Industry
Taipei-based Ghost Island Media is at the frontline of Taiwan's podcast industry, producing quality shows both in Mandarin and English.
2020/03/10 | TNL Staff
Taiwan's Second Wave Response to Curb Coronavirus Spread
Taiwan is pursuing new preventive and disease control measures against the COVID-19 outbreak, despite exclusion from the World Health Organization.
2020/03/19 | TNL Staff
Coronavirus: What You Need to Know About Taiwan's Entry Ban
Taiwan has banned foreign travelers from entering the country to curb the spread of coronavirus. Here are some useful resources and information on what you can do.
2020/02/09 | TNL Staff
Oscars 2020 Predictions: 1917, Parasite, Joker
Who will be the biggest winner at the 2020 Academy Awards?
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.
2020/03/02 | TNL Staff
Indonesia Expands Textile Production, Claiming Sustainability
Indonesia opened its largest manufacturing plant for viscose, a type of fabric made from trees. The plant claims to be working towards sustainable fashion.
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.
2020/05/11 | TNL Staff
New Cluster Infections in South Korea Reveal Dangers in Reopening Economies
The nightclub outbreak in Seoul shows that successes containing Covid-19 remain liable to setback.
2020/03/24 | TNL Staff
Netflix to Unveil More Korean Dramas for Quarantine Entertainment
Netflix will roll out more Korean drama series and films to keep people entertained during coronavirus quarantine.
2020/06/03 | TNL Staff
Taiwan to Offer Stimulus Coupons Targeting Retail and Leisure Industries
Starting July 15, Taiwanese citizens and foreign spouses can pay NT$1,000 for an NT$3,000 voucher that can be used at most stores.
2020/07/03 | TNL Staff
Taiwan to Resume Operations at Guam Office
Taiwan's Economic and Cultural Affairs Office had suspended operations in Guam in August 2017 due to budget concerns. The move comes as Taiwan-U.S. relations are seen to be on the upswing.
2020/07/10 | TNL Staff
Taiwan Film Festival in Australia Is Happening Now
Taiwan Film Festival in Australia is bringing 19 sensational titles to viewers who will be able to enjoy a taste of Taiwanese cinema from the comforts of their home.
2020/06/22 | TNL Staff
Japan: Ishigaki City Council Votes to Inscribe 'Senkaku' Into Administrative Name of Disputed Islands
The Ishigaki City Council in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, voted to officially use the term "Senkaku" in the name of disputed island territories.
2020/05/18 | TNL Staff
TSMC Ceases Huawei Orders After New US Restrictions
In ceasing Huawei orders, TSMC is taking the side of the U.S. in its trade war with China.
2020/05/13 | TNL Staff
Professor's Apology to Chinese Student Sparks Debate on Taiwan's Academic Freedom
A Chinese student in Taiwan demanded his professor make an apology based on Covid-19 comments during a lecture.
2020/06/10 | TNL Staff
Han Kuo-yu Accepts Fate; Revenge Recalls and Rally Planned by Supporters
Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu will not challenge the results of the referendum that ousted him from office. But his supporters have applied to hold a rally in Taipei, and citizens groups have launched campaigns to recall politicians who supported Han's removal.