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2016/06/21 | Hélène Belaunde

Taiwan’s War on Drugs: Harsh Approach or Tolerance?

At a time where Taiwanese prisons are overpacked with people serving drug-related sentences, a newer, more tolerant approach is gaining popularity.

2016/06/23 | Jules Quartly

Global Zika Threat Stimulates Dengue Prevention in Taiwan

Taiwan is redoubling efforts to halt the spread of dengue fever, which has hit the southern part of the island hard over the past two years.

2016/06/27 | Matthew Fulco

Taiwan’s Cancer Incidence Steadily Rises

The incidence of cancer is rising in Taiwan as the population rapidly ages.

2016/07/05 | Hsu Chia-yu

Chinese Researcher Claims Cancer Cure Is in Drinking Water

The Western medical science field generally believes that cancer is caused by human genetic mutation. But Kenneth Hsu argues that if the nitrite in drinking water is reduced, cancer can be prevented, perhaps even cured.

2016/07/05 | Edward White

Taiwan AIDS Shelter Still Fighting for Space after 30 Years

A Taiwan NGO that looks after HIV-positive babies and their mothers is struggling to find space for care centers and is forced to operate illegally because of the stigma surrounding AIDS.

2016/07/11 | Bing-sheng Lee

Taiwan Becomes Last Country to Lift Ban on Canadian Beef

Despite the fact that the process took more than a year, some legislators argue that the government 'ambushed' the public with the decision and want explanations.

2016/07/15 | Yuan-ling Liang

HIV-Positive Migrant Worker Dispute Sparks Controversy in Taiwan

An employment dispute involving the treatment of an HIV-infected migrant worker in Taiwan has sparked controversy.

2016/07/22 | ZiQing Low

Major Brands Still Using Microbeads in Personal Care Products Despite Ban

Major brands like Shiseido, Estee Lauder, Amore-Pacific, Amway, Chanel, and LG have failed to completely eliminate microbeads from their products, Greenpeace says. The tiny plastic spheres end up in the human food chain.

2016/07/26 | Yuan-ling Liang

Taipei Boosts Mental Health Services for Men

Amid rising concerns over the rate of male suicide in Taiwan and years of neglect, a service center for men’s mental health has been established in Taipei.

2016/07/26 | Shuhei Omi

Japan Killing Spree: Politician Warned, Lack of Security Questioned

Warning signs? Five months ago, the man who killed 19 and injured dozens more in a stabbing spree at a care center in Japan today told a politician he would attack the disabled.

2016/12/21 | Joy Y. Zhang

GM Debates with Chinese Characteristics?

If one were serious about bridging gaps of opinion in the GM debate, then recognizing which issues may be universal is just as important as identifying which issues are local.

2016/12/29 | Edward White

The Subtle Manifestation of HIV Marginalization

Taiwan has been celebrated for being at the forefront of LBGT rights in Asia, but an underlying current of discrimination against HIV/AIDS is still prevalent across much of society.

2017/01/10 | Mary Assunta

Myanmar Needs to Stub Out Growing Tobacco Usage

What should Myanmar do to strengthen its tobacco control?

2017/01/20 | Joanna Mills

Coal, Development and Death in Asia

A new report from Greenpeace and Harvard says Chinese-financed coal projects in Asia could lead to 70,000 premature deaths a year.

2017/01/24 | The Japan Times

Japan Needs to Provide Relief for Minamata Victims

The government has not responded to requests from Minamata disease victims, doctors and experts on pollution that it carry out comprehensive medical examinations to grasp the overall picture of damage from the disease.

2017/01/27 | TaiwaneseCulture.org

RECIPE: Green Onion Pancake

Enjoy one of the all-time favorite Taiwanese snacks!

2017/01/28 | TaiwaneseCulture.org

RECIPE: Pineapple Bars

Pineapple cakes are incredibly tasty but also incredibly difficult to make at home. This dead simple recipe for pineapple bars has an American twist on a Taiwanese traditional snack.