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2018/05/01 | TNL Staff

SINGAPORE: Open Letter on PJ Thum and Academic Freedom in Singapore

The controversy over hearings investigating fake news in Singapore have attracted international condemnation.

2018/03/20 | TNL Staff

Suspicion and Anger in Hualien as Earthquake Donations Diverted to Industry

Online rumors have swirled over the management of donations offered by private citizens.

2018/03/09 | TNL Staff

Making Diplomatic Waves off the Diaoyutais

A Taiwanese fishing vessel was water cannoned by Japanese patrol vessels for straying too close to exclusive waters.

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.