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2017/02/21 | Sarah Karacs

Should Hong Kong Keep its Zoo?

The debate around the existence of Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Garden comes at a time of shifting values towards animal rights in the city and across Asia.

2017/02/15 | Lavanya Garg

India: 5 Percent of Women have Sole Control over Choosing Husband

A woman’s power to make decisions is greatly influenced by the role of social norms in India, though it may differ between regions there has been little improvement since the Indian Human Development Survey conducted 12 years ago.

2017/02/07 | Edward White

Indonesia Under Fire for ‘HIV-Free’ Scholarship

An estimated 690,000 people were living with HIV in Indonesia in 2015, including 17,000 children.

2017/02/03 | Kyodo News

Learning the Singapore Way of Topping Global Education Rankings

Some teachers think while it is good that the country is ranked number one in the world for math and science education, they are concerned about the stress level on the children.

2017/02/02 | Lu Dan

Why I Quit My Job at a Language Training Company in China

Seeing how teachers and salespeople exploit students’ anxieties left me disillusioned and cynical.

2017/01/28 | Jeffrey Hutton

In Indonesia, Change Doesn’t Start at Home

Attitudes in Indonesia aren't terribly liberal to begin with. One survey has found that gay, lesbian and transgendered Indonesian were the most hated group in the country.

2017/01/27 | Kate Bailey

BOOK REVIEW: 'Academic Diary: Or Why Higher Education Still Matters'

Presenting a collection of diary-style entries as though from a single academic year, Les Back chronicles three decades of his career in 'Academic Diary: Or Why Higher Education Still Matters.' The book offers witty and thought-provoking insight into such topics as writing, PhD supervision, viva examiners and dealing with academic colleagues, as well as reflecting on some of the serious challenges facing higher education today. Kate Bailey anticipates that this book will become a firm favourite that will be read, and re-read, for years to come.

2017/01/26 | Lu Hongyong

Why A Crackdown on Private Tutoring Will Benefit Students

My son’s school life has been dominated by stress, overwork, and anxiety to succeed — but new legislation may remedy the situation.

2017/01/25 | David Prentice

Is Taiwan Ready to Kick the Generalissimo, Again?

Students at a Taipei university think it is time Taiwan stops honoring an authoritarian dictator.

2017/01/23 | Kyodo News

Daughter of Refugee Strives to Build Japanese School in Vietnam

‘My dream is to do something that would serve as a bridge between Japan and Vietnam,’ says Doan Thy Trang.

2017/01/19 | Olivia Yang

Why Aren't Social Businesses Booming in Taiwan?

'I’ve seen many Taiwanese social businesses trying very hard and are doing a good job, but the international community doesn’t see their efforts.'

2017/01/18 | Ryan Jones

One Foot in the Real World, the Other in a Virtual One

The Taiwan Virtual Reality Meetup in Taipei is an experiential social gathering of foreign residents and Taiwanese who share an interest in interactive and immersive technologies.

2017/01/11 | Edward White

My Party or My People? Indigenous Legislator on the Fight for Self-Determination in Taiwan

Taiwan looks set to open the door for its indigenous people to achieve some degree of autonomy. Will the rest of the population accept it?

2017/01/07 | Yuan-ling Liang

The App Students in Taiwan Can't Live Without

Ten questions with a co-founder of a Taiwan startup tapping into the nation's university market.

2017/01/05 | The Japan Times

Japan's State-sponsored Scholarships

Japan's government is in need to improve its scholarship program with half of its university students relying on student loans while 60,000 children from low-income households enter college each year.

2016/12/27 | Hsu Chia-yu

Nazi Parade School Slammed for Misrepresenting Indigenous Massacre

The students have been slammed for being 'disrespectful' and 'totally ignorant of history.'

2016/12/27 | ZiQing Low

Taiwan Nazi Parade Continues Decades of Ignorance; Netizens Defend Students

Taiwan's Jewish leaders say the incident is 'a cause for great concern,' while some Taiwanese are defending the students.