TJ Ting

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Editor. Keyboard (Logitech or Microsoft) player, evaluate my age by judging how liberal I still am. I believe media literacy should be included in compulsory education.

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OPINION: In Defense of Dragon Boat Festival

TJ Ting

This Dragon Boat Festival, we must remember not to conflate a cultural tradition with a nation, country, or government.


OPINION: What the Chinese Communist Party Fears Most

TJ Ting

The CCP’s internet control is not about fear of the truth being exposed. Their control is more properly understood as a display of power. And what they fear the most is people not believing this power exists.


Han Kuo-yu’s Media ‘Kingmaker’ CtiTV May Be Next To Fall

TJ Ting

If CtiTV, a pro-Han, pro-KMT media organization loses its permit, its channel space should be replaced with independent media like Taiwan's Public Television Service.


Han Kuo-yu’s Last-Ditch Gambit Against Recall Election

TJ Ting

Han Kuo-yu faces a recall election on June 6. His play is to heighten contradictions, forcing voters to choose a side.


OPINION: The Social Media Presence of Your Favorite Politician Is Nothing But PR

TJ Ting

Many Taiwanese politicians have invested in professional social media managers. The memes and tweets are for branding — and not necessarily reflective of the politicians' personalities.


‘Water God’, Anti-lockdown Protests: What’s Behind Unscientific Responses to Covid-19?

TJ Ting

As protests against the lockdown and vaccines arise in the United States, and a corporation in Taiwan claims its liquid disinfectant is safe for consumption, Covid-19 has given new energy to anti-science politics.


In Taiwan, Tattoos Act as Statements Smashing Age-Old Cultural Stereotypes

TJ Ting

We spoke with three proudly tattooed women in Taiwan. One would gladly show off her tattoos in public – while hiding them from her parents for seven years.


OPINION: DPP Spin Master Aims to Control Pasuya Yao's Mayoral Mayhem

TJ Ting

The slick re-launch of Pasuya Yao's mayoral campaign drips with spin and begs the question: Can voters really complain when they vote on style over substance?


OPINION: The CCP's Greatest Fear Is That Taiwan Does Not Fear Them

TJ Ting

The main purpose of Chinese censorship isn’t to keep the truth from being exposed, but to maintain an unquestioning attitude to authority.


OPINION: Small Benefits Are Holding Taiwan's Workers Back

TJ Ting

Is the 'happy company' phenomenon a mask for deeper workplace dissatisfaction?

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