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2018/10/01 | TNL Staff
Saluting a Grieving Vietnamese Father After His Son's Tragic Taiwan Death
A social worker with a Taiwanese NGO reflects on helping a man through the impossible grief of losing his son to preventable police violence in a faraway land.
2018/09/30 | Cat Thomas
INTERVIEW: Down and Dirty with Taipei Drag Star Magnolia La Manga
We talk to a Taiwan drag icon about 15 years at the heart of a vibrant scene, LGBT rights, performing with Jolin Tsai, and spreading the word to the next generation.
2018/09/27 | Michael Beltran
EXPERIENCE: The Sights and Sounds of Plastikan, Manila's 'Dumpsite Slum'
Through a visit to Manila’s ‘Plastikan,’ the author shares his introduction to urban poor movements in the Philippines.
2018/09/21 | Saigoneer
Wrestling Smacks Down in Saigon
A new franchise is bringing the pain to wrestling fans in Vietnam.
2018/09/21 | If Lin
INFOGRAPHIC: Taiwanese Parents Take More Leave Than Ever Before
Despite a declining birthrate, recent amendments have enabled more parents than ever to spend valuable time with their children.
2018/09/20 | Eryk Smith
OPINION: In Kaohsiung, There Are Limits to the Multilingual Love
The axes are out for a politician advocating for languages other than English and Chinese to be kept out of the classroom.
2018/09/14 | East Asia Forum
OPINION: Life for China's Migrant Workers Remains a Raw Deal
Poor living conditions, social isolation, unstable employment and lower wages are just a handful of the disadvantages faced by China's migrant workers.
2018/09/14 | Saigoneer
Mesmerizing Video Delivers 'A Taste of Vietnam'
This five-minute video will have you salivating your way to a trip to Vietnam.
2018/09/10 | TNL Staff
CONFESSION: How I Became Complicit in Overworking Taiwan's Bus Drivers
Tired bus drivers are a danger to us all. Here, a middle man in the disputes between bus companies and their drivers reveals all the tricks he was forced to use to keep drivers overworked.
2018/09/10 |
EXPERIENCE: A Vietnam Mother Shares 21 Years in Taiwan
Ten years after arriving in Taiwan, Tsai Ting-jung lost her husband to illness just as her son was born. Looking back, she shares a winding tale of pain and blessing.
OPINION: Extending the HSR to Hualien Risks Spoiling East Taiwan
Taiwan retains something truly special on its east coast. It would be a shame to lose it in a rush towards development.
2018/08/21 | AsiaGlobal Online
ANALYSIS: Why 'Good Food' Is Fundamental to China's Future
Food safety scandals have blighted the public's confidence in society and its institutions, leaving space for a growing alternative food movement.
2018/08/07 | Sarah Gallo
Road Tripping Taiwan: 5 Sights Outside of Taipei You Can't Miss
Sarah Gallo, also known as The Five Foot Traveler, has been to over half of the world’s countries. Here, she recounts a three-day whirlwind road trip through western and central Taiwan – and takes us along for the ride.
2018/08/06 | 讀者投書
OPINION: Time for Taiwan to Modernize Its Views on Migrant Workers
Taiwan is a major employer of Southeast Asian migrant workers. We spoke with Archie, who has toiled in a factory for six years, and found a man not in the least bit deserving of the scorn and vitriol so often directed towards foreign workers in Taiwan.
2018/08/03 | Atlas Obscura
Catching the Embers of Taiwan's Dying Fire-fishing Tradition
A generations-old tradition of luring sardines with fire is under threat.