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2019/10/23 | TNL Staff

Stroll Around Yilan for a Weekend Getaway From Taipei

Yilan is only a two-hour drive from Taipei but provides a completely different experience from the bustling capital city.

2019/08/28 | TNL Staff

Taipei-Based Mobile Only Accelerator Graduates Its 7th Cohort of Asia-Pacific Startups

The SOSV-backed accelerator graduates a new cohort of global startups pioneering health tech, education, fintech, social commerce and entertainment.

2016/10/13 | TNL Staff

Cracks Show in KMT as Chair Plans China Visit

The internal divide within Taiwan’s opposition party is showing as some members question the chair’s upcoming visit to Beijing.

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.

2016/11/06 | TNL Staff

[BREAKING] Protesters Clash with Police in Hong Kong

Protesters have clashed with police on the streets of Hong Kong today over Beijing's interference in local politics.

2017/07/13 | TNL Staff

'The Chinese Government Has Lost' - Tributes for Liu Xiaobo

'His courage and his sacrifice for his country will inspire millions of Chinese activists and dissidents to persevere.'

2021/04/02 | TNL Staff

Most Fatal Train Accident in 40 Years in Taiwan

The train, a Taroko Express Train No. 408 departing from Shulin in New Taipei City bound for Taitung on Taiwan’s east coast, derailed in the Daqingshui tunnel at around 9:35 a.m. 50 passengers have been reported dead, and 146 have been hospitalized.

2019/08/26 | TNL Staff

3 Things We Learned From the 936 Banned Chinese Twitter Accounts

Twitter recently removed 936 China-linked accounts in a disinformation crackdown — let's take a look at how the internet army behaves.

2016/11/26 | TNL Staff

PHOTO STORY: Fidel Castro Dies

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro has died, aged 90.

2019/04/01 | TNL Staff

Explaining the Rumors About Taiwan's Planned F-16 Purchase From the US

Answering some common questions on Taiwan's request to purchase F-16V fighter jets from the United States.

2021/04/20 | TNL Staff

How Bad Is Taiwan’s Drought?

Most reservoirs in Taoyuan, Hsinchu, and Miaoli are less than 15% full. Several in central Taiwan are less than 10% full.

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.

2016/12/03 | TNL Staff

Trump and Tsai Make Historic Phone Call

Commentators believe the event is likely to “infuriate” China’s leadership.

2021/05/12 | TNL Staff

16 Domestic Cases Reported; Taipei, New Taipei, Yilan Affected

10 domestically-acquired Covid-19 infections appeared in New Taipei City, with others in Taipei’s Wanhua District and in Yilan County. Though Chen said a move to tighter restrictions on gatherings is possible this week, no new lockdown-like rules were released today.

2019/09/25 | TNL Staff

What's Coming to Netflix Taiwan in October 2019

Here's a sneak peek of what's coming to Netflix Taiwan in October 2019.