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2021/04/14 | TNL Feature

Survey: Concern Over Human Rights in China Is Bipartisan In US

Our survey results indicate that supporters of both major parties in the U.S. show comparable concern over human rights in China.

2021/03/19 | TNL Feature

Taiwan Is Not Immune

Problems of misogyny and xenophobia are, unfortunately, global. In this light, instead of evaluating the Atlanta shootings as an incident with causes rooted in distant American racial politics, we should not overlook these ideas present in Taiwan.

2021/02/24 | TNL Feature

Australian Uyghur Association Protests To Demand Action from Government

Uyghurs staged a protest in Adelaide, South Australia, to demand that the Australian government condemn China's repression of Uyghurs in Xinjiang and ban imports of goods made with forced labor in the region.

2021/02/21 | TNL Feature

Human Rights Abuses in Laos Are Rampant. International Businesses Should Take Action.

Under LPRP rule, human rights violations are rampant in Laos, but they receive little attention around the world. The upcoming elections are unlikely to change this, either.

2021/02/17 | TNL Feature

Building an ASEAN Identity: A Proposal

Here are several policy proposals for the United States to help ASEAN countries build a common identity and strengthen ties with the bloc.

2021/02/11 | TNL Feature

Taipei American School Students Plan Economics Hackathon

EconHacks is a 24-hour online financial literacy hackathon organized by students at the Taipei American School. It will be held across the world beginning at 12 p.m. Taipei time on February 13.

2020/12/29 | TNL Feature

Does Universal Basic Income Have a Home in Taiwan?

Is Taiwan's stability during the pandemic an occasion to think big?

2020/12/11 | TNL Feature

Human Rights Day: Taiwan’s Democratization Gives Hope To 4.2 Billion Under Authoritarian Rule

While Taiwan may be an example of successful democratization, the authoritarianism that its people experienced decades ago is on the rise today.

2020/12/02 | TNL Feature

Taipei American School Students Develop Effective At-Home Viral Test Kits

Students from the Taipei American School iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machines) team have recently created a diagnostic test that can be adapted to any viral infection.

2020/10/26 | TNL Feature

How Does South Korea View Its Marginalized Groups?

Compared with other marginalized groups, North Koreans are by far the most preferred neighbor in South Korea.

2020/10/21 | TNL Feature

How Do South Koreans View North Korea’s Human Rights Violations?

A survey found that if unification were to occur, most South Koreans agree that North Korean officials should be punished for human rights violations, even if doing so increased tensions.

2020/10/07 | TNL Feature

South Korea Split Over Perception of Workplace Harassment

A new survey finds that men and women have very different perceptions of what constitutes sexual harassment at work in South Korea.

2020/06/22 | TNL Feature

‘Rat Tribe’: Propping up a Slumless Beijing and the ‘Chinese Dream’

Beijing appears to be a city without slums. The "Chinese dream" appears to be in reach. But both are illusions propped up by an underclass of workers called the "rat tribe."

2020/05/05 | TNL Feature

Echoes of May Fourth In the Resilience of Causeway Bay Books

The case of Lam Wing-kee shows that the ghosts of May Fourth still haunt the political circumstances in China today.

2020/04/08 | TNL Feature

Study Shows Widespread American Support for Health Aid to the Marshall Islands

Over two-thirds of survey respondents in the U.S. support providing medical aid to the Marshall Islands to address harm caused by nuclear testing.

2020/03/25 | TNL Feature

Return to Basics: Redesigning Taipei's Metro Map

How can we improve the current Taipei Metro map? A Taiwanese graphic designer lays out his analysis and detailed steps in redesigning the map for better user experience.