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2020/02/06 | James X. Morris
What Taiwan Has Done to Curb Coronavirus Spread
Despite being excluded from the World Health Organization, Taiwan has moved quickly to adopt measures to curb the domestic spread of the coronavirus.
2020/02/13 | Roy Ngerng
Why Taiwan Handles Coronavirus Outbreak Better Than Singapore
Singapore has adopted decent preventive measures for the coronavirus outbreak, yet the lack of public trust in the government still trigged panic buying. What can Singapore learn from Taiwan?
2018/11/13 | Siok Hui Leong
Health Care for All: The Good & Not-So-Great of Taiwan's Universal Coverage
Taiwan’s health care system is often measured against the world’s best. But is this model of accessible and ‘cheap’ health care viable in the long run?
2018/10/12 | Cat Thomas
Is Taipei American School Sitting on a Pot of Gold?
Asian flush is more serious health condition than many believe, but a team at TAS has derived a handy solution that has the potential to be a commercial success.
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.
Cruise Ship Carrying Taiwanese Passengers in Limbo Over Coronavirus Measures
A cruise ship carrying over 1,700 Taiwanese passengers has been sent back and forth between the ports of Taiwan and Japan.
2019/01/11 | Global Voices
Taiwan's Battle Against African Swine Fever Gets Political on PTT
Discussion on PTT, Taiwan's largest online forum, has taken a political tone regarding African swine fever.
2020/02/17 | Daphne K. Lee
Taiwan Expands Virus Screening After Suspected Community Transmission
Taiwan has seen the first suspected community-transmitted case of the coronavirus. To prevent community spread, Taiwan has expanded its screening measures to include any individuals with foreign travel history in the past 14 days.
2016/09/19 | Timothy Ferry
Glory and Pain: Taiwan’s Extreme Endurance Events
What is behind the popularity of extreme endurance sports in Taiwan?
2019/10/28 | Xiaochen Su
Asian Media and Entertainment Reinforce a Backward Meat-Loving Culture
While the West is promoting to reduce meat consumption out of concerns over climate change, animal abuse, and personal health, Asia’s meat consumption is on the rise.
2020/02/07 | Michael Beltran
Outrage Over Duterte's Inaction Grips Filipinos During Coronavirus Scare
A general distrust in Philippine president Duterte's ability to handle the coronavirus outbreak has sparked protest both on social media and in the streets.
2020/01/23 | The Conversation
Snakes Could Be the Source of the New Coronavirus Outbreak in China
Researchers have found that the protein codes in the new coronavirus to be most similar to those in snakes, and reports indicate that snakes were sold in the local seafood market in Wuhan.
2019/01/21 | The Conversation
An Ebola-Like Virus Called 'Mengla' Has Been Discovered in China
Scientists believe the recently discovered virus has the potential to infect humans.
2020/01/20 | Voice of America
Chinese Health Officials Report Huge Spike in Cases of New Virus
136 new cases of the 2019-nCoV coronavirus were confirmed in Wuhan over the past three days, and officials still know very little about how it's transmitted.