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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.

2019/09/03 | Global Voices

A 'Dunkirk' Rerun in Hong Kong's Airport Evacuation

Hong Kong protesters were trapped in the airport highway on Sep 1 and hundreds of private vehicles came to their rescue in a 'Dunkirk' fashion.

2019/09/23 | TNL Feature

Hongkongers Living in Taiwan: It's Not All Sunshine and Rainbows

Hong Kong activists have been calling for asylum law in Taiwan. What is the reality for those Hongkongers who have already immigrated to Taiwan?

2019/08/02 | Johnson Yeung

Rioting Charges Strip Away Our Everyday Normality, Says HK Activist Johnson Yeung

In Hong Kong, rioting charges are punishable by up to 10 years in prison. 44 young protesters are facing rioting charges and their lives will forever be altered.

2021/02/26 | TNL Staff

Taiwan Secures 20 Million Vaccine Doses, First To Arrive This Quarter

In an update on Taiwan's procurement of Covid-19 vaccines, Taiwan’s Premier Su Tseng-chang defended Taiwan's late rollout.

2019/09/12 | Adam Hatch

How Can We Transform Taiwan Into a Bilingual Country?

The Taiwanese government is determined to improve the country's English competency in the next decade. Beyond education, what kind of policy changes are necessary to facilitate the reform?

2021/06/11 | Brian Hioe

The KMT’s Twitter is a Dumpster Fire

Taiwan’s main opposition party, the KMT, accused Singaporean dissident Roy Ngerng of being an “extreme white supremacist” on Twitter. Patently false and absurd as it is, the charge adheres to the logic of a moribund institution.

2019/04/22 | Daphne K. Lee

Taiwan's Uber Drivers Protest Against Plan to Tighten Regulations

Uber drivers say the proposed 'Uber Clause' would force the ride-sharing giant out of business in Taiwan.

2018/11/26 | Roy Ngerng

OPINION: Why the DPP Lost Taiwan's Local Elections

President Tsai Ing-wen should summon up the courage to be the progressive Taiwan's young voters put into power in 2016, or risk the collapse of the DPP's reform project.

2021/05/06 | Bryan Chou

Groundbreaking Court Decision Expands Transnational Same-Sex Marriage in Taiwan

A high court in Taipei ruled today a Taiwanese and Macau citizen should be allowed to get married. They will be the first same-sex couple of a Taiwanese and Macau citizen to have their marriage recognized in Taiwan.

2019/08/06 | Machi Lee

OPINION: How Would Ko Wen-je Disrupt Taiwan's 2020 Presidential Election?

Why is Ko Wen-je, who almost lost his re-election and who has never declared a run for the presidency, widely considered to be a presidential hopeful?

2020/01/10 | Rath Wang

Taiwan’s Youth Across All Spectrum Mobilizes to Increase Voter Turnout

Taiwanese youth are mobilizing voluntarily to increase voter turnout in the 2020 elections.

2019/08/01 | Roy Ngerng

Minimum Wage: How Did Taiwan Fall Behind S. Korea?

Taiwan’s Minimum Wage Review Committee needs to make a long overdue decision to increase minimum wage in 2020.

2020/11/19 | TNL Staff

Taiwan Shuts Down Pro-China CTi News

This is the first time the NCC has rejected a permit renewal from a news channel since the agency was set up to regulate the telecommunications and broadcasting industry in Taiwan.

2020/03/03 | Daphne K. Lee

Taiwan Pushes Back Against Coronavirus Disinformation

Disgruntled Chinese netizens are suspected to spread disinformation on the novel coronavirus outbreak status in Taiwan.