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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.
2018/10/26 | Madeleine Work
OPINION: Taipei Should Have a Car Free Day
Taipei and Taiwan's other cities would benefit enormously from a few days break from the tyranny of the gas-guzzling automobile.