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2017/02/20 | TNL Staff

New Suspects in North Korea Assassination; Chinese Uproar on Dalai Lama's US Visit; Japan-US Ties Under Trump

Asia Morning Update: A quick roundup of the most important news from around the region.

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.

2017/02/09 | TNL Staff

Hundreds Lashed in Indonesia under Sharia Law

Sharia laws are particularly harsh for women and the LGBT community.

2017/02/02 | TNL Staff

BREAKING: Uber Suspends Operations in Taiwan

Uber has faced a hostile regulatory environment in Taiwan and a growing mountain of fines.

2017/01/20 | TNL Staff

Trending this Week

The biggest stories from Taiwan and around Asia this week.

2017/01/20 | TNL Staff

Taiwanese Believe They Are a Bargaining Chip for President Trump: Poll

While the Taiwanese were excited by the Trump-Tsai phone call, a survey has found most believe the island-nation is just a bargaining chip for the new U.S. president.

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.

2017/01/12 | TNL Staff

Tillerson Reaffirms Support for Taiwan, Likens South China Sea to Crimea

‘I think it is important that Taiwan knows we are going to live up to the commitments under the Relations Act and Six Issues Accord,’ Tillerson said.

2017/01/04 | TNL Staff

Trending in Taiwan Today

The biggest stories around Taiwan today.

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.

2016/12/28 | TNL Staff

Trending in Taiwan Today

Check out today's biggest stories around Taiwan.