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2018/10/22 | Justin Hugo
SINGAPORE: Millionaire Ministers and Systemic Inequality
Singapore has excellent healthcare and education, but only a fraction of the population can afford it due to a systemically repressive regime that saps economic vitality at every turn.
2019/04/30 | Michael Beltran
Sarah Elago, the Youngest Lawmaker in the Philippines, Challenges Duterte's Boys Club
The youngest lawmaker in the 17th Congress of the Philippines is taking her party's fight for justice to the streets.
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.
2019/08/28 | Mehk Chakraborty
In the Silenced Kashmir, Dissidents Are Protesting With Artful Expressions
Artists, poets, visual journalists are expressing their dissent and preserving Kashmir through various forms of artistic expression.
Out of the Blue: Who Is Han Kuo-yu and Can He Win Kaohsiung?
The 'Han wave' is a reality, but the result of the mayoral race in Kaohsiung may be of secondary importance to Han's emergence as a KMT contender for the presidency.
2019/09/20 | David Evans
Losing Solomon Islands and Kiribati Could Work to Taiwan's Advantage
The Solomon Islands and Kiribati have both switched allegiance from Taiwan to China, but is it really a loss for Taiwan?
2019/10/16 | TNL Staff
Taiwan 2020: Who's Ahead in the Presidential Polls
A real-time estimate of who is likely to win Taiwan’s 2020 presidential election, based on an unweighted average of opinion polls conducted by various media outlets and political parties.
2019/07/25 | Milo Hsieh
OPINION: Cigarette Smuggling Scandal Reveals Problems in Taiwan’s Bureaucracy, Not Politics
While the media and politicians attack the Tsai administration for the cigarette smuggling scandal, it is best to remember that the problem lies within Taiwan's deep-rooted bureaucracy.
2018/11/26 | Cat Thomas
Pro-LGBT Group Demands Investigation amid Allegations of Election Misconduct
Responding to complaints from the public, the Taiwan Alliance to Promote Civil Partnership Rights is urging
2019/01/09 | Nick Aspinwall
Taiwan's Indigenous to Xi: Taiwan Is Not China, Xi Does Not 'Understand Dignity'
In an open letter to Xi Jinping, Taiwan's indigenous call on China to respect the self-determination of the island and its indigenous population.
2019/08/22 | TNL Staff
Winter Is Coming: Who Will Survive Taiwan's 2020 Game of Thrones?
Taiwan's 2020 presidential election is a real-life Game of Thrones.