Nicholas Haggerty

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Nicholas Haggerty is the editor of the News Lens International. He lives in Taipei.

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2020/12/02 | Nicholas Haggerty

Behind the Kao Chia-yu Saga

The media-driven spectacle surrounding Kao Chia-yu belies real political forces at play.

2021/04/12 | Nicholas Haggerty

Roy Ngerng Against the Prime Minister

Ngerng’s case recalls the traditional battle lines in the struggle for free speech, a heroic picture of a dissenter against the state, whose cause is grounded in a vision of a just society.

2020/10/23 | Nicholas Haggerty

Two Bills, Two Approaches To Taiwan

The two most recent Taiwan-related bill before the U.S. Congress have been presented as further evidence of enhanced U.S.-Taiwan ties. Little has been said, however, on their telling differences.

2021/03/05 | Nicholas Haggerty

What’s Going on With Taiwan’s Influencers?

What’s unique about the latest tabloid dramas in Taiwan is the extent to which the medical establishment has taken interest.

2020/10/28 | Nicholas Haggerty

A Small Press That Seeks To Bring Taiwan To the World

Camphor Press is on a quixotic mission to bring Taiwan to the world through English-language publications.

2021/03/16 | Nicholas Haggerty

‘In The Weeds’ Zoe Lee Wins “Best Show Host”

Zoe Lee, a lawyer and host of a podcast called “In The Weeds” on cannabis and its legal status in Taiwan, won “Best Show Host” at the inaugural KKBOX Podcast Awards. Her sights are fixed on the long game.

2020/08/15 | Nicholas Haggerty

Chen Chi-mai Wins Kaohsiung Mayoral By-Election

Chen Chi-mai of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has been elected mayor of Kaohsiung.

2020/04/28 | Nicholas Haggerty

‘A Stormy Petrel’: Hong Kong Governor John Pope Hennessy

P. Kevin MacKeown's biography 'A Stormy Petrel' (City University of Hong Kong, 2020) argues for John Pope Hennessy as a character full of contradictions, bridling against his historical circumstances but never quite transcending them.

2020/07/14 | Nicholas Haggerty

Taiwan’s Media Coverage of Migrant Worker Arrest an Embarrassment

The Taiwanese media's coverage of a migrant worker's arrest was sensational, insulting, and devoid of any legitimate public interest.

2020/04/10 | Nicholas Haggerty

Taiwanese Research Team Identifies Covid-19 Protease Inhibitor

Researchers at Academia Sinica announced that they had identified inhibitors of COVID-19 in vitro, laying groundwork for animal and human testing.

2020/09/25 | Nicholas Haggerty

Beyond the Michelin Guide: What Is Real Taiwanese Gourmet?

Liz Kao, one of Taiwan's leading food writers, does not think the Michelin Guide has the final word on the country's gourmet scene.

2020/04/07 | Nicholas Haggerty

OPINION: A Plea for Decency When Writing About Covid-19

A recent editorial in the Taipei Times argues against face masks. With all due respect, we beg to differ.

2020/08/02 | Nicholas Haggerty

‘Taiwan in 100 Books’ Is Not Really About Taiwan

The observations will amuse those of the author's background. Everyone else can appreciate the book for what it is, drawing from it what they wish.

2020/08/24 | Nicholas Haggerty

EDITORIAL: The Sexist Media Coverage of Jane Lee

There is no doubt that sexism was driving a media narrative to gin up attention and web traffic for an undramatic race.

2020/07/07 | Nicholas Haggerty

Book Review: ‘Migrante’ Narrates the Exploitation of Taiwan’s Migrant Fishermen

Joe Henley has an anthropologist’s eye for interpersonal power dynamics, documenting the mistreatment of Taiwan’s migrant fishermen in his new novel, Migrante.

2020/05/27 | Nicholas Haggerty

What Does It Mean to Be an Expat, Anyway?

Foreigners, expats, immigrants, migrant workers. Will these class labels have the same meaning in the post-pandemic world?