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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.

2020/03/05 | 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.

2020/03/02 | 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.

2020/02/26 | 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.

2020/02/09 | TNL Staff

Oscars 2020 Predictions: 1917, Parasite, Joker

Who will be the biggest winner at the 2020 Academy Awards?

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.

2020/01/10 | 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.

2019/12/30 | TNL Staff

Taiwan 2020 Election Countdown

Bringing you live election results on January 11, 2020 at 4:30PM Taipei Standard Time.

2019/12/25 | TNL Staff

Taiwan 2020: How These Politicians Got Their Funny Nicknames

Before Taiwan's 2020 elections, get to know these fun facts about these Taiwanese politicians' nicknames to add to your election chit-chat.

2019/12/11 | TNL Staff

Year in Search: What Did Taiwanese Google in 2019?

What did Taiwanese Google the most in 2019?

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.

2019/10/16 | TNL Staff

Taiwan 2020: Who's Ahead in the Presidential Polls

A real-time estimate of who is likely to win Taiwan’s 2020 presidential election, based on an unweighted average of opinion polls conducted by various media outlets and political parties.

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.

2019/09/24 | TNL Staff

2019 Taiwan Pride: Taipei's LGBT Hotspots

In May 2019, Taiwan became the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage, which makes this year’s pride month all the more meaningful for the LGBT community. You can join the annual pride parade in Taipei on 10/26, with the parade route starting at the Taipei City Hall plaza and ending in front of the Presidential Office Building. If you’re planning to celebrate pride (and halloween!) in Taipei, follow our Taipei Pride Map to experience what Taipei has to offer for the LGBT community.

2019/09/06 | TNL Staff

Taiwan Is Named the Best Destination for Expats In 2019

Taiwan is the most beloved destination for expats in 2019, surpassing other popular destinations in Asia like Vietnam, Singapore, and Hong Kong.

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.

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.

2019/08/22 | TNL Staff

Winter Is Coming: Who Will Survive Taiwan's 2020 Game of Thrones?

Taiwan's 2020 presidential election is a real-life Game of Thrones.