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TNL Staff
The News Lens International is a Taiwan-based independent digital media, providing balanced reporting and thought-provoking opinions from Taiwan and all around Asia. 
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Jenny Li
Jenny Li is an incoming M.A. candidate in International Affairs at Columbia University. She has a background in economics and policy research. Her views are strictly her own.
Can US-China Competition Be an Impetus for Taiwan To Build a Secure and Moral Economy?
Rath Wang
Rath Wang is a global nomad with roots from deep inside Hakka mountains. He writes and advocates for Taiwan’s identity and other progressive and liberal causes.
Beside the Biden Taiwan Delegation, a New Bill to Match
The Interpreter
The Interpreter is published by the Lowy Institute, an independent, nonpartisan think tank based in Sydney. It publishes daily commentary and analysis on international events.
Thailand’s Sweeping Associations Law Courts Disaster
Alex Barker
Alex Barker is an M.A. Candidate in Asian Studies at Georgetown University, where his research focuses on security and technology issues related to U.S.-China relations. He previously worked in the tech sector in Taiwan. His opinions are his own and not reflective of his employer’s.
For US, Taiwan Is a Climate Ally, Not a Pawn
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Survey: Concern Over Human Rights in China Is Bipartisan In US
East Asia Forum
East Asia Forum is a platform for analysis and research on politics, economics, business, law, security, international relations and society relevant to public policy, centred on the Asia Pacific region. It consists of an online publication and a quarterly magazine, East Asia Forum Quarterly, which aim to provide clear and original analysis from the leading minds in the region and beyond.
No Plan B for Singapore’s Leadership Succession
Voice of America
Voice of America (VOA) is the largest U.S. international broadcaster, providing news and information in more than 40 languages to an estimated weekly audience of more than 275 million people. 
Myanmar’s Efforts To Control Covid-19 Crumble Since February Coup, Aid Groups Say
Nicholas Haggerty
Nicholas Haggerty is an editor for the News Lens International. He lives in Taipei.
Roy Ngerng Against the Prime Minister
Global Voices
Global Voices is a border-less, largely volunteer community of more than 1400 writers, analysts, online media experts, and translators.
Hong Kong Customs Raids Pro-Democracy Retail Chain, Sparking Sympathy
Albert Wu
Albert Wu is a global historian, focusing particularly on the transnational connections between Germany and China from c. 1800 to the present. He teaches at the American University of Paris.
Is ‘Asian American’ a Viable Category?
Sana Hashmi, Ph.D.
Sana Hashmi, Ph.D. is a Visiting Fellow at Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foundation (TAEF), and a former Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Fellow at the Institute of International Relations, National Chengchi University. She is the author of China’s Approach towards Territorial Disputes: Lessons and Prospects. She tweets @sanahashmi1.
Taiwan and the Possibility of the Quad Plus
Deutsche Welle
Deutsche Welle (DW) is Germany’s international broadcaster and a trusted source for reliable news and information with content in 30 languages. The flagship channel DW provides analysis and insights to viewers around the globe, reporting on important issues in English 24/7. With continuous news reports, special features and talk shows covering everything from business, science and politics to culture and sports, DW brings people closer to what matters most – made in Germany, made for minds.
Myanmar: Protests Erupt in London After Ambassador Locked Out of Embassy
Janine Sun Rogers
Janine Sun Rogers is a California-based writer, artist, podcaster, and independent scholar.
Amid Violence and Isolation, a Vital Exploration of the Asian Diaspora
Safina Nabi
Safina Nabi is a full-time independent journalist based in Kashmir. She writes about gender, health, human rights, and development.
‘It Feels Like It Was a Trap’: Stateless in Indian Administered Kashmir
Judy Chen
Judy Chen is a freelance writer and graphic designer. She writes about culture, design, and work. Prior to her freelance journey, she worked in tech sales in the beautiful Bay Area and received her degree in Anthropology.
Running at Bihu
Hideki Sunagawa, Ph.D.
Hideki Sunagawa is a cultural anthropologist and gay activist in Tokyo. He is the founder of Tokyo Pride and Pink Dot Okinawa. His books published in Japanese include “Cultural Anthropology of Shinjuku-ni-chome” and “Coming-out.”
A Bittersweet Victory on Same Sex Marriage in Japan