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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.
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.
2018/09/30 | 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.
2018/10/26 | 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.
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?
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.
2018/09/27 | 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.
2018/10/31 | Jay Lin
OPINION: Why We Need 'Out in Taiwan'
The exhibition 'Out in Taiwan' could not come at a more important time for LGBTQ rights in Asia.
2018/10/20 | TJ
In Taiwan, Tattoos Act as Statements Smashing Age-Old Cultural Stereotypes
We spoke with three proudly tattooed women in Taiwan. One would gladly show off her tattoos in public – while hiding them from her parents for seven years.