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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.
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.
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.
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
2018/09/26 | Nick Aspinwall
INTERVIEW: The Inside Story on How Spain Bowed to China's Threats on Academic Freedom
The China-forced cancellation of a Taiwan cultural event at Spain's University of Salamanca raises concerns over the terms of China's engagement with international universities.
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.
2018/11/26 | 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.
2018/09/25 | David Green
INTERVIEW: Fighting for Taiwanese Identity and Human Rights in Norway
Taiwanese residents in Norway are being designated as Chinese. We speak to the leader of a group of Taiwanese students who intend to protest the case in Norway and at the European Court of Human Rights.
2018/11/28 | David Green
ANALYSIS: DPP Eats Election Bitterness as Han Kuo-yu Leads KMT Revival
A catastrophic Democratic Progressive Party defeat leaves the party's strategy in pieces and paves the way for a hotly contested 2020 presidential race.
2018/11/07 | Guy Redmer
Taiwan's Referendum Act, Explained: What Can We Expect on Nov. 24?
Taiwanese voters will decide on 10 referendum questions on Nov. 24. Here's how it all works.
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.