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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2020/06/25 | TJ Ting

OPINION: In Defense of Dragon Boat Festival

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

2020/06/23 | TJ Ting

OPINION: What the Chinese Communist Party Fears Most

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.

2020/06/11 | TJ Ting

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

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.

2020/05/13 | TJ Ting

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

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

2020/05/08 | TJ Ting

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

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.

2020/05/07 | TJ Ting

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

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.

2018/10/20 | TJ Ting

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

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.

2018/08/27 | TJ Ting

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

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?

2018/03/26 | TJ Ting

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

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

2018/02/22 | TJ Ting

OPINION: Small Benefits Are Holding Taiwan's Workers Back

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