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2018/02/25 | TNL Staff
Week in Focus: A Glance at Inequality
The growing wealth gap is changing the world from Siberia to South Africa.
2018/02/20 | TNL Staff
As Hualien Recovers, Focus Shifts to Reviving Tourism
Hualien's county magistrate wants to use vouchers to lure in tourists.
2018/02/11 | TNL Staff
Week in Focus: Taiwan is Shaken
Hualien begins to recover as the South Korea's big moment arrives.
2018/02/04 | TNL Staff
Week in Focus: Loyalty and Technology
The UK government loses loyalty points in Hong Kong as technology extends its reach into daily life.
2018/01/30 | TNL Staff
BOOK EXCERPT: How Taiwan Changed a Xinjiang Mother
My mom’s trip to Taiwan was a major turning point in her life, opening up a new travel-obsessed chapter. In her old pictures she’d be looking askance, lips shut, not a trace of a smile. Now she looks right at the camera, mouth wide in a smile. She even throws up a peace sign every now and then.
2018/01/30 | TNL Staff
Stickers Unveiled to 'Fix' Taiwan Passport Debacle
Washington DC's airport can still be seen around the edges and the sticker is easily removed, yet Ministry of Foreign Affairs officials are confident the amended passports will not hinder holders' freedom to travel.
2018/01/29 | TNL Staff
Social Workers to Feel the Brunt of Labor Act Amendments
One survey indicates that most social workers in Taiwan already make less than US$1,000 per month.
2018/01/28 | TNL Staff
Week in Focus: Down and Dirty in Davos
Global elites meet in Switzerland as Taiwan wanders off in its own direction.
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.
2018/01/02 | TNL Staff
Taiwan's High Court: Rescuers Not Responsible for Hikers' Safety
A decision holding rescue teams responsible for the death of a hiker has been overturned.
2017/12/31 | TNL Staff
TNL's Top Stories of 2017
As 2017 draws to a close, take a look back at some of TNL's best stories from Taiwan and around the region.
2017/12/27 | TNL Staff
EXPERIENCE: Holiday with the Guerrillas in the Philippines
A contributor spends some quality time with the Marxist guerrillas in the Philippines celebrating the most important time of the year: Mao's birthday.
2017/11/27 | TNL Staff
Closure of Hsinchu Homebox Branch Results in Strikes, Arrests
A breakdown in negotiations led disgruntled employees to block the entrance to a Hsinchu store and scuffle with police.
2017/11/09 | TNL Staff
INFOGRAPHIC: Why Many Workers are Angry at Changes to the Labor Laws
Changes to the Labor Standards Act could leave workers sleepless — and working for as many as 12 days at a time.
2017/10/25 | TNL Staff
Voices from Taiwan Speak Up on #MeToo
Four Taipei residents: A Taiwanese woman, two of her Taiwanese-American counterparts, and a UK national, offer their takes on how the #MeToo phenomenon of women speaking up on social media about their experiences with sexual harassment at the hands of men has been received in Taiwan.  
2017/10/08 | TNL Staff
Six Signature Bakeries in Taipei
Everything from traditional Taiwanese desserts to authentic European pastries.