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2019/08/05 | TNL Staff

A Visual Review of Hong Kong's Artful Protest

Protest art has been the creative backbone of Hong Kong's anti-extradition movement.

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.

2018/12/28 | TNL Staff

Thailand Becomes First Southeast Asian Country to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Medical cannabis is being legalized in what the Thai government calls a 'New Year's gift' to the people.

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.

2018/10/14 | TNL Staff

Dispatch from a Taiwanese Ship Docked in East India

Docking in the sub-continent can be a tiresome experience.

2018/10/01 | TNL Staff

Saluting a Grieving Vietnamese Father After His Son's Tragic Taiwan Death

A social worker with a Taiwanese NGO reflects on helping a man through the impossible grief of losing his son to preventable police violence in a faraway land.

2018/09/19 | TNL Staff

Family Demands Justice After Vietnamese Man Dies in Police Handcuffs

Hoang Van Doan died in April after being detained by, and escaping from, police in the mountains of Alishan. His family wants a full investigation.

2018/09/10 | TNL Staff

CONFESSION: How I Became Complicit in Overworking Taiwan's Bus Drivers

Tired bus drivers are a danger to us all. Here, a middle man in the disputes between bus companies and their drivers reveals all the tricks he was forced to use to keep drivers overworked.

2018/08/03 | TNL Staff

Ramon Magsaysay Awardees Bring Hope and Peace to Asia

The Philippine-run program The Ramon Magsaysay Award, regarded as Asia's equivalent of the Nobel Prize,  announced the list of six 2018 winners from various countries in Asia.