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Bryan Chou is an editor for The News Lens International.

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2020/11/27 | Bryan Chou

Why Taiwan Has No Absentee Voting Yet

While most democratic countries provide certain forms of external voting for their legislative or presidential elections, Taiwan is catching up to make voting more accessible to its citizens no matter where they live.

2020/11/26 | Bryan Chou

Taiwan Secures 15 Million Covid-19 Vaccine Doses With Native Development Underway

Taiwan has signed the first bilateral deal for a Covid-19 vaccine and is negotiating for three others. Native vaccine development is in progress.

2020/11/23 | Bryan Chou

China’s List of Taiwanese Independence Advocates Is Meant To Divide Taiwan

The function of the list appears to be provoking Taiwanese to question the Taiwaneseness and pro-independence stances of those who are not on the list.

2020/11/17 | Bryan Chou

The KMT’s Emblem Becomes an Issue Again

The longstanding controversy over the KMT and ROC emblems exemplifies the complexity of Taiwanese politics.

2020/11/05 | Bryan Chou

Taiwan, Indonesia Spar Over Migrant Worker Fees

While Indonesia is taking on the responsibility for protecting their citizens, it is time for Taiwan to do the same for migrant workers in order to live up to its reputation as a beacon for human rights in Asia.

2020/10/29 | Bryan Chou

What Can Taiwan Learn From South Korea in Recruiting Migrant Workers?

Taiwan has had a labor brokerage system for migrant workers in place for around three decades, but calls are mounting for the government to replace it with a direct-hire scheme. How should Taiwan do it?

2020/10/28 | Bryan Chou

US Approves Second Arms Sale To Taiwan in a Week

The decision marks Washington’s ninth weapons sale to Taiwan since President Donald Trump took office in 2016.