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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2020/12/03 | Daphne K. Lee

Desire for Perfection: Asia’s First iPhone Feature Film ‘I WeirDO’

Touted as Asia’s first feature film to be entirely shot on an iPhone, 'I WeirDO' examines human affection through a relationship built upon obsessive-compulsive disorder.

2020/10/27 | Daphne K. Lee

Netflix Underwhelms With ‘Over the Moon’

Besides its Moon Festival themes and a nearly all-Asian cast of voice actors, there's not much new in Netflix's 'Over the Moon.'

2020/09/28 | Daphne K. Lee

Chloé Zhao’s ‘Nomadland’: An Oscar-Deserving Ode To the American West

Arriving at major film festivals during a time of heightened alienation, 'Nomadland' offers a quiet salute to human connection.

2020/09/02 | Daphne K. Lee

Violent Waves Can't Stop Keelung's Midsummer Ghost Festival

Once a year, spirits from the underworld are released into the world for a monthlong "summer vacation."

2020/08/25 | Daphne K. Lee

Taiwan’s Covid-19 Testing Strategy Divides Public Health Experts

A canceled press conference on Covid-19 antibody testing is the latest episode dividing Taiwan’s public health experts.

2020/08/11 | Daphne K. Lee

#FreeAgnes Campaign Shows Solidarity With Hong Kong Activists

Agnes Chow, a well-known Hong Kong pro-democracy activist, has received strong displays of solidarity from supporters in Japan.

2020/08/10 | Daphne K. Lee

Tech Talent Platform CakeResume Raises $900,000 In Seed Funding

CakeResume, a Taiwanese start-up, has raised US$900,000 in seed funding for its goal of building a tech talent pool spanning across Asia.

2020/07/23 | Daphne K. Lee

FunNow Thrives in Taiwan's Domestic Tourism Recovery

While most tourism-adjacent businesses have been battered by Covid-19, FunNow's focus on the domestic market has been key to its unlikely success.

2020/07/01 | Daphne K. Lee

Hong Kong’s National Security Law May Endanger Foreign Nationals

Beijing has granted itself extraterritorial power with Hong Kong's draconian national security law, which may endanger foreign nationals who offer any form of assistance to Hongkongers.

2020/06/17 | Daphne K. Lee

This Taiwanese Company Had a Contact Tracing Solution Before Covid-19

Demand for tracking devices has surged during Covid-19. Founders of Taiwan-based THLight Co. explain why.

2020/06/13 | Daphne K. Lee

Black Lives Matter Rallies in Taipei

Hundreds attended a Taipei rally in solidarity with the global Black Lives Matter movement.

2020/06/09 | Daphne K. Lee

One Year On, Hongkongers Changed but Unmoved

On the one year anniversary of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement, the media's rush to pronounce the "end of Hong Kong" doesn't consider the changes the protest has brought about among Hongkongers — or the long term.

2020/06/06 | Daphne K. Lee

Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu Recalled

Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu is the first elected Taiwanese politician to be ousted by a recall referendum.

2020/05/22 | Daphne K. Lee

Did Taiwan Miss the Boat to Change Its Work Culture?

Given Taiwan's much-lauded pandemic response, remote work was barely an option for many office workers. Taiwan might have missed the chance to leave its factory work mindset behind.

2020/05/19 | Daphne K. Lee

‘You Brought the Virus to Us’: Taipei Main Station Sitting Ban an Attack on Migrants

Taiwan Railways Administration has banned visitors from sitting in Taipei Main Station's hall since February, an activity popular among migrant workers. It said on Monday that the ban could be permanent.

2020/05/06 | Daphne K. Lee

6 Taiwanese Drama Series Available on Netflix Now

Taiwan's TV dramas seem to gone through a relative dry spell. Here are some exceptions.

2020/04/30 | Daphne K. Lee

Want Want Group Claims 'Water God' Disinfectant Safe for Drinking

Defying questions from legislators, Want Want Group claims its environmental disinfectant, Water God, is safe for human consumption.

2020/04/27 | Daphne K. Lee

Not Tossing Around Coins: Taiwan’s Economic Stimulus In Light of Covid-19 Success

Taiwan's stimulus package is proportionately smaller than that of other countries affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, but the Taiwanese government and analysts think it's enough.