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2017/11/14 | Nate Maynard
Taiwan Cannot Develop Renewable Energy While Secretly Subsidizing Fossil Fuels
Taiwan's government claims that they eliminated electricity subsidies, but they really just hid them from public scrutiny.
2017/11/06 | Leora Joy
'XConfessions' Film Review: Let's Talk about Lust 
The popularity of Erika Lust's 'XConfessions' — short erotic films made by a woman for women — at the recent Women Make Waves Film Festival in Taipei shows the time is now to open a conversation about how women engage with pornography.
2017/10/21 | TNL 編輯
Six 'Dining Around the Table' Restaurants in Taipei
Explore and enjoy the joy of dining with a large group of people in true Taiwanese style with Good Eye Taipei.
2017/10/15 | TNL 編輯
Six Taipei Places to Taste Traditional Rice-based Meals
"Each grain of rice on your plate is the accumulated hard work of farmers," as the traditional Taiwanese saying goes. Here's where to get your fix of the hallowed grain in Taipei.
Prison Sentences for Food-safety Violators in Taiwan
Food-safety scandals that occurred between 2013 to 2014 in Taiwan led the government to increase penalties for responsible parties.
Real Solutions for Plastic Problems
Plastic bags and bottles are a global menace, but the emergence of microplastics will test the policy courage of governments in new ways, write Asit K Biswas and Kris Hartley.
2017/10/08 | TNL Staff
Six Signature Bakeries in Taipei
Everything from traditional Taiwanese desserts to authentic European pastries.
2017/08/22 | Tao Anli
A Remote Ethnic Group in China Torn Between Tradition and Modernity
Poverty relief efforts targeting Yunnan’s native Mang population have improved lives but attuned youngsters to their isolated, stifling existence.
2017/08/20 | Ni Dandan
Can Tax Breaks Boost Private Health Insurance in China?
National tax incentives have produced a surge in inquiries, but eligible policies hold little appeal for most individuals.
2017/08/16 | Dai Wangyun
China’s New Mothers Look to Both Science and Superstition
Increased access to modern medicine has not stopped women in China from embracing traditional rules, taboos and superstitions after birth.
2017/08/10 | Wanning Sun
From Mao to TV Health Shows: The Changing Chain of Command Facing China's Elderly
Having lived through the Maoist decades when the Party-state told them how to live their private lives, senior citizens are now learning to become self-governing subjects, writes Wanning Sun.
2017/08/09 | Shannon Lin
The Last of Taiwan's 'Blind Masseurs'
'Blind massage' was first introduced to Taiwan by the Japanese during the colonial era. More than 100 years later, signs for blind massage parlors remain a common sight in the underground malls and streets of Taiwan but the number of masseurs is declining.
2017/08/09 | Vincent Koen
How to Ensure China's Elderly are Not Poor
Progress with reform across a whole range of areas is needed, including health care, so that citizens can live longer active lives and avoid falling into poverty once they retire, writes Vincent Koen.
2017/07/29 | TIME
How Tai Chi Makes You Stronger
A new research says the practice may help older people avoid dangerous falls.