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2020/07/21 | Coco Dollanganger

What Do Critics and Supporters of the Philippines Anti-Terrorism Bill Say?

While critics cite warrantless arrest and the stifling of free speech as the main charges against the Anti-Terrorism Bill in the Philippines, government-aligned politicians dismiss these concerns.

2020/07/25 | Christopher Layne

In US-China Conflict, What Is the End Game for Taiwan?

As U.S.-China tensions rise, so does the chance of conflict. This would be catastrophic for Taiwan.

2020/07/31 | Brian Hioe

Lee Teng-hui's Complicated Legacy Spans a Century of Taiwanese History

Like the history of Taiwan, Lee Teng-hui's life went through several political and ideological twists and turns. But the only thing that remained consistent was his advocacy of Taiwanese sovereignty.

2020/07/31 | Voice of America

Taiwan’s New Envoy to Washington Has Deep Ties to America

Hsiao Bi-Khim, the first woman to serve as Taiwan’s de facto ambassador to the United States, said she wants to ensure Taiwanese people feel respected among the world community.

2020/08/04 | Voice of America

Children of High-Level CCP Officials Choose to Live Abroad

Recent article by outspoken Chinese sociologist has gone viral on Beijing’s tightly-controlled social media, sparking debates about children of China's privileged class who choose to live overseas.

2020/08/05 | Denis Li

'Always in My Heart': Lee Teng-hui’s Life in 10 Quotes

In speeches and interviews, Lee Teng-hui built a reputation for memorable lines and biting quips. Here are 10 of his greatest hits.

2020/08/06 | Op-Ed

How the SOGO Corruption Probe Reveals DPP's Palace Politics

The SOGO scandal is not just an ordinary corruption case. It might upset the balance of power among the DPP factions that President Tsai Ing-wen has worked hard to stabilize.

2020/08/10 | Deutsche Welle

Hong Kong Media Mogul Jimmy Lai Arrested

Hong Kong media tycoon and pro-democracy activist Jimmy Lai has been arrested under China's new national security law for the city, a close aide said.

2020/08/11 | Roy Ngerng

How Many Workers Can the Salaries of Singapore’s Ministers Pay For?

While Singapore's prime minister shamelessly lays claim to a salary 167 times the basic wage of an outsourced resident cleaner, the government refuses to enforce a minimum wage.

2020/08/12 | TNL Staff

Czech Delegation Including Prague Mayor to Visit Taiwan in August

Prague's Taiwan-friendly mayor Zdeněk Hřib will join a contingent of Czech politicians visiting Taiwan at the end of August.

2020/08/15 | Steven Yeo

Kaohsiung Mayoral By-Election Final Results

After former presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu was ousted from the Kaohsiung Mayoral Office in a recall election, contenders from the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), the Kuomintang (KMT) and the Taiwan People's Party (TPP) are seeking to replace him in a by-election held today.

2020/08/15 | Nicholas Haggerty

Chen Chi-mai Wins Kaohsiung Mayoral By-Election

Chen Chi-mai of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has been elected mayor of Kaohsiung.

2020/08/20 | Voice of America

Splits Emerge Among Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Parties Over Boycott Pledge

Hong Kong has offered to extend pan-democratic lawmakers' current terms until September 30, 2021; it appears more moderate lawmakers prefer to stay, while younger lawmakers argue for boycott.

2020/08/24 | Nicholas Haggerty

EDITORIAL: The Sexist Media Coverage of Jane Lee

There is no doubt that sexism was driving a media narrative to gin up attention and web traffic for an undramatic race.

2020/08/25 | Hiro Fu

OPINION: Does the DPP Victory in Kaohsiung Mark a Return To Normal?

The by-election has brought a few aspects of Taiwanese politics into focus: party domination, the KMT's failed choice in choosing a candidate, and the high expectations that Mayor Chen will be facing.

2020/08/31 | Voice of America

China’s 'Coercive Diplomacy' Backfires as Czech Delegation Visits Taiwan

In defiance of China, a delegation led by Czech Senate President Miloš Vystrčil, arrived in Taiwan on a six-day visit – the highest-level exchange between the two countries to cement economic and cultural ties.