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Maureen Welscher
Maureen Welscher (1966) is a Dutch journalist who writes human interest stories for consumer magazines about health, pregnancy and childlessness. She is a specialist in adoption. and wrote three books about this subject: In conversation with adopted adolescents, Round trip ticket to your roots and Home in two countries. She and her husband adopted two children from Taiwan: Luc (15) and Annemei (18).
Maureen's Story: Discovering My Adopted Children's Taiwanese Roots
Jeffrey Hutton
Jeff is a contributing writer for The News Lens. He is a freelance writer and journalist living in Jakarta specializing in politics, business and development issues.
On the Front Line with Indonesia's Transgender Community
Donna Weeks
Dr Donna Weeks is a professor at Musashino University Tokyo where she teaches Japanese politics and peace studies in the Department of Political Science. Much of her work is focussed on the politics and history of Japan’s relationship with Australia and the international implications of Japan’s domestic political machinations.
Japan Retains Domestic Focus Despite Regional Tensions
Chee Soon Juan
Chee Soon Juan is the Secretary-General of the Singapore Democratic Party.
OPINION: Singapore Must Accept Protest to Emulate Malaysian Tsunami
Chris W. Hubbard
Chris W. Hubbard has worked in branding, design, and communications for over 15 years—helping brands and people rethink possibilities and discover new ways of thinking. He currently serves as Communication Strategist for DDG, the leading consultancy for international brands in Taiwan.
8 Reasons Why Brand Communications in Taiwan Turn the World Away
TIME is a global, breaking news multimedia brand. An essential destination for reporting on the people, places and issues that matter, TIME captures the events that shape our lives through exceptional reporting, writing and photography.
Malaysia's Opposition Opts for Mahathir, Again
James Grant
James Grant is a contributing writer at The News Lens. Came to Taipei for the work, stayed for the dumplings. Interested in politics, economics and Universal Basic Income.
OPINION: For All Its Wonders, Why Is Taiwan Still So Obscure?
Kuo-Chang Huang
Kuo-Chang Huang (黃國昌) is a member of Taiwan's Legislative Yuan (立法院), the Chairperson of the New Power Party (時代力量; a lawyer and a legal scholar. Kuo-Chang Huang attained his J.S.D at Cornell Law School in 2002, taught at National University of Kaohsiung, Tunghai University, National Taipei University and National Chengchi University, and served as a legal scholar at Institutum Iurisprudentiae, Academia Sinica before he started his political career in the 2016 election.
OPINION: Taiwan’s Exclusion from the WHA is a Detriment to Global Health
James Baron
James Baron is a contributing writer for The News Lens. He is a Taipei-based freelance writer.
FEATURE: Small Town Taiwan to Hollywood: Xiluo Theater and the Lin Family Odyssey
Netusha Naidu
Netusha Naidu is the co-founder of Imagined Malaysia. She is a student of International Relations at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus.
OPINION: 'Critical Optimism' Lights Malaysia's Way Forward
Michael Beltran
Michael Beltran is an activist and musician from the Philippines.
The Duterte Doublespeak: Exploring the Philippine President’s Long List of Lies
Ian Milden
Ian Milden is a honors undergraduate researcher at Western Kentucky University. His academic interests are American History and Politics, Chinese Politics, North Korean Politics, Terrorism, and Maritime Piracy.
Chinese Piracy: A Crime of Desperation
Global Voices
Global Voices is a border-less, largely volunteer community of more than 1400 writers, analysts, online media experts, and translators.
Is Your Phone Spying on You? Inside Chinese Camera Backdoors
Dr. Amir F.N. Abdul Manan
Dr. Amir F.N. Abdul Manan is a Malaysian scientist who is currently residing overseas, but is still closely following the political developments of his beloved country
OPINION: Malaysia's House of Cards and 2-Party Democracy
Ralph Jennings
Ralph Jennings is a freelance writer, reporter and editor based in Taipei. He has an MA degree from National Chengchi University.
Stray Dogs Hound Taiwan after Euthanasia Ban Takes Effect
Bikash Kumar Bhattacharya
Bikash Kumar Bhattacharya (1992) is an independent journalist covering the environment, the politics of natural resources and conservation. His writing has appeared in Mongabay.org, Buzzfeed, The Diplomat, Earth Island Journal, Scroll.in, Down To Earth, and Eurasia Review. He's an intrepid traveller exploring offbeat places. He has a bachelor's degree in English Literature from Tezpur University, India.
The Timor-Leste Tree: How East Timor Nearly Lost Its Illustrious Sandalwood