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Roy Ngerng
Roy Ngerng (鄞義林) writes on social issues and equality. He was named a Human Rights Defender by the United Nations and believes that human rights and social justice will enable fairer, happier, and more compassionate societies.
Minimum Wage Increases Are Not Just About Low-Income Workers. Here’s Why.
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. 
Explainer: Taiwan’s 2021 Referendum Results
Michael Beltran
Michael Beltran is a journalist based in Metro Manila.
Why Is Duterte Reluctant To Spend on Typhoon Rai Recovery?
Zoe Lorimer
Zoe Lorimer is a Scottish freelance writer based in Taipei.
Fundraiser Organized for Hospitalized English Teacher To Return Home
Joe Henley
Joe Henley is a Taipei-based freelance writer, journalist, script writer, author, and musician. His latest book, 'Migrante', is out now with Camphor Press.
The Miaoli Lockdown and Taiwan’s Migrant Worker Apartheid
Brian Hioe
Brian Hioe was one of the founding editors of New Bloom, a freelance writer on social movements and politics, and an occasional translator.
Twilight of the Idols: Why We Should Replace the Statue of Chiang Kai-Shek in the CKS Memorial with Zongchai
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.
Michelle Wu Becomes Boston’s First Asian American Mayor in Historic Election
Global Voices
Global Voices is a border-less, largely volunteer community of more than 1400 writers, analysts, online media experts, and translators.
Taiwan’s Golden Horse Film Awards Highlights Hong Kong’s Censored Productions
Bryan Chou
Bryan Chou is an editor for The News Lens International.
Taiwan Might Be a Country for Women in Politics. Can It Be So in Business?
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.
Why Hasn’t Thailand Recognized Same-sex Marriage?
Michael Fahey
Michael Fahey works as a legal consultant in Taipei. He is admitted to the California Bar. Since 2013, he has done extensive pro bono work advocating for immigration and employment law reform before Taiwan government agencies including the National Development Council, the National Immigration Agency, and the Ministry of Labor.
Cop, Philosopher, and President?
Patrick Ng
Patrick Ng works at The New School for Leadership in Healthcare at the Koo Foundation Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Center in Taipei.
A Response to ‘Taiwan Should Not Risk Booster Shots Over Omicron’
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. 
Should US Get Tougher on China Over Hong Kong or Use Other Approach?
Nicholas Haggerty
Nicholas Haggerty is the editor of the News Lens International. He lives in Taipei.
Roy Ngerng Against the Prime Minister
Tyler Prochazka
Tyler Prochazka is the chair of UBI Taiwan.
Why Taiwan Should Pay People To Stay Home
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.
Hun Sen’s All-Encompassing Rule of Cambodia
TNL Feature
The News Lens features submitted by freelance reporters and writers.
Taipei’s First Vegan Drag Brunch Aims To Bring Christmas Cheer to All
Bart Dashorst
Bart Dashorst is a textual laborer from the Netherlands with an MA in Taiwan Literature from National Taiwan University. He works as a full-time English editor, freelance Mandarin-to-English translator, and occasional writer in English and Mandarin. His specialization lies in Taiwanese history, culture, art, and literature.
Taiwan’s Unsuccessful Transformation