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2017/01/13 | TNL Staff

The Rise of Demagogues and the Risk of a Dark Age Extends to Asia

A tour around the worsening human rights situation facing many countries in Asia.

2016/10/01 | TNL Staff

South China Sea Watch No. 8

An overview of the past week's key developments in the South China Sea.

2021/01/27 | TNL Staff

Siri Is Learning Taiwanese

Apple is hiring an engineer to program Siri to “speak” Taiwanese.

2020/11/13 | TNL Staff

Most Pro-Taiwan Lawmakers Reelected To Congress

With the majority of races for the U.S. Congress called, most pro-Taiwan legislators up for reelection have won.

2021/04/28 | TNL Staff

Three Locally Acquired Covid-19 Cases, International School Closes for Week

Three domestically acquired cases of Covid-19 have led to a school closure in New Taipei City and the partial closure of a school in Taoyuan.

2017/06/08 | TNL Staff

CARTOON: China Rebuffs Taiwan President's Comments on Tiananmen Massacre

China hit back at President Tsai-Ing-wen’s tweets that called for China to adopt democratic reforms.

2016/10/26 | TNL Staff

[PHOTO STORY] Hong Kong’s Oath Taking Drama Turns Nasty

Tense scenes inside and outside Hong Kong's parliament as the new 'localists' continue to defy the old guard.

2017/03/28 | TNL Staff

Former Taiwan President Innocent of Leaking Classified Information

The former president has been cleared of several violations related to a wiretapping case in 2013.

2017/04/25 | TNL Staff

ILLUSTRATION: Eight Popular Chinese Herbal Medicines

With over 300 herbs being used today, The News Lens shares eight most common Chinese herbal medicines and what they treat.

2016/09/24 | TNL Staff

Cross-Strait Watch No. 6

An overview of the past week's developments in cross-Strait relations.

2016/12/21 | TNL Staff

Trending in Taiwan Today

The biggest stories around Taiwan today.

2017/01/04 | TNL Staff

Trending in Taiwan Today

The biggest stories around Taiwan today.

2020/12/30 | TNL Staff

Taiwan’s 2020 in Review

From the first reports of a mysterious pneumonia-like illness and the presidential election, the news from Taiwan has had a relentless grip on us all.

2021/01/11 | TNL Staff

Taiwan’s Population Shrinks for the First Time

Taiwan’s population declined for the first time in 2020, as the country struggles with one of the lowest birth rates across the world.

2021/05/25 | TNL Staff

Taiwan’s Level 3 Covid-19 Alert Extended Until June 14

Taiwan's nationwide Level 3 alert for Covid-19 has been extended to June 14.

2017/04/08 | TNL Staff

No Taiwan Mention After Trump-Xi Summit as Focus Turns to Syria

Ahead of the talks, while most Taiwan experts anticipated a benign outcome for Taiwan from the summit, few, given the Trump administration’s unpredictability, were willing to fully rule out the possibility of an unexpected statement or announcement.