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2018/10/02 | Jules Quartly
OPINION: Taiwan Welcomes Islam with Open Arms
Taiwan's religious tolerance, especially towards Islam is, sadly, exceptional.
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.
2018/10/13 | Songshan Charles
Pedestrian Nightmare: No 'Refuge' on Taiwan's Dreadful Crosswalks
An extended comparison of pedestrian crossings at junctions in Taiwan and the UK shows that Taiwan's design and standards are clearly not good enough.
2018/10/12 | James Baron
OPINION: China's New 'Softy Power' Could Spell Trouble for Taiwan
Chinese emissaries are emerging as world leaders in the field of simulated falling down and whinging.
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.
2018/10/25 | Cat Thomas
Out in Taiwan: Standing for Equality with Fashion Photographer Leslie Kee
As Pride approaches, world-famous fashion photographer Leslie Kee is casting Taiwan's LGBT community in its very best light.
2018/10/13 | Songshan Charles
Pedestrian Nightmare: Can Taiwan Draw Inspiration from the UK's Walkways?
There's a method to the madness of the United Kingdom's complex hierarchy of pedestrian crossings. Can Taiwan learn from it?
Taipei Lays Groundwork to Become a Smart, Circular City
Taipei has big plans to bring the circular economy into residents' daily lives.
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.
2019/03/08 | Nick Aspinwall
In Taiwan, Southeast Asian Migrant Detainees Must Pay for Their Own Food
Taiwan's immigration agency confirmed that migrant workers in temporary detention centers are expected to use their own money to pay for meals. Rights groups are outraged.