Daphne K. Lee

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Daphne K. Lee is a journalist based in Taipei and an editor for The News Lens International. She's a perpetual traveler who finds story ideas while roaming the planet.

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2020/02/17 | Daphne K. Lee
Taiwan Expands Virus Screening After Suspected Community Transmission
Taiwan has seen the first suspected community-transmitted case of the coronavirus. To prevent community spread, Taiwan has expanded its screening measures to include any individuals with foreign travel history in the past 14 days.
2020/01/27 | Daphne K. Lee
'Parasite' Makes Another Leap for South Korea's Cultural Economy
The viral success of "Parasite" marks another one of South Korea's successful cultural exports. Many critics credit the film's popularity to its universal story of urban poverty, but it goes far beyond the plot twists.
2020/01/11 | Daphne K. Lee
Tsai Ing-wen Wins Major Victory in Taiwan's Presidential Election
Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen will be in office for four more years.
2020/01/09 | Daphne K. Lee
KMT Official Denies Threatening Chinese Defector Wang Liqiang
KMT official Alex Tsai has denied the allegations of threatening Chinese Defector Wang Liqiang to retract his story about spying for China and blaming the DPP for having bribed him to do so.
2020/01/02 | Daphne K. Lee
Taiwan's Election Campaigns Paused After Helicopter Crash Kills Top Military Officer
A helicopter crash on Thursday killed Taiwan's military chief of staff and seven others only days ahead of the general election. Presidential and legislative candidate have paused their campaigning activities.
2019/12/16 | Daphne K. Lee
New YouBike Registration Policy Creates Hurdles for Foreigners in Taipei
A new regulation prompting YouBike to require personal information for membership registration excludes foreign residents from being insured at the moment.
2019/12/16 | Daphne K. Lee
Film Review: 'The Garden of Evening Mists'
The Garden of Evening Mists is a film we can watch and rewatch, and still can’t stop savoring the beauty of it like the Chopin record that never leaves the record player.
2019/11/25 | Daphne K. Lee
Massive Victory for Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy Parties in Local Elections
After six months of protests, a record-breaking voter turnout in Hong Kong’s local elections led to a sweeping victory for the pro-democracy camp.
2019/11/21 | Daphne K. Lee
‘Detention’: A Clichéd Salute to Freedom
“Detention” is a bold attempt to explore a sensitive topic but fails to achieve much beyond scratching the surface with its clichéd plot and didactic screenplay.
2019/11/19 | Daphne K. Lee
China Says Hong Kong Courts Have No Authority Over Face Mask Ban's Constitutionality
China's top legislature slammed Hong Kong's High Court ruling that the anti-mask law was unconstitutional.
2019/10/26 | Daphne K. Lee
Taiwan Celebrates Marriage Equality With Landmark Pride Parade
170,000 marched in Taiwan's landmark Pride parade today celebrating the country's achievement in legalizing same-sex marriage.
2019/10/08 | Daphne K. Lee
‘Weathering With You’ Is a Boring, Repetitive Cinematic Delight
Makoto Shinkai's 'Weathering With You' is a cinematic delight that also disappoints.
2019/10/05 | Daphne K. Lee
Face Mask Ban Will Only Push Hongkongers to Revolution
The Hong Kong government's face mask ban will only push the city into further chaos, as exemplified in other countries like France and Ukraine.
2019/10/01 | Daphne K. Lee
Hong Kong Police Shot Protester for the First Time on China's National Day
Hong Kong police fire the first live round at a young protester today during China's National Day.
2019/09/30 | Daphne K. Lee
Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Movement Inspires 100,000 to Rally in Taipei
100,000 attended the anti-authoritarianism rally in Taipei to support Hong Kong despite heavy rain.
2019/09/16 | Daphne K. Lee
BREAKING: Solomon Islands Officially Cuts Ties With Taiwan
The Solomon Islands cabinet has voted to cut ties from Taiwan today just hours after Taiwanese government officials arrived at the island.
2019/09/14 | Daphne K. Lee
Oslo Freedom Forum Calls for Hong Kong-Taiwan Unity Against Tyranny
The 2019 Oslo Freedom Forum in Taipei focused on Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement among discussions of media freedom and authoritarian regimes around the world.
2019/09/04 | Daphne K. Lee
Hong Kong Withdraws Extradition Bill, Other Protest Demands Unanswered
Hong Kong executive leader Carrie Lam announced a complete withdrawal of the much debated extradition bill, but left four out of the five protester demands unanswered.