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2021/07/15 | Hiro Fu

The KMT’s Vaccine Politics

The KMT has attacked all aspects of Taiwan’s vaccine policy, but it failed to garner support at every turn due to a lack of party-wide coordination.

2021/04/29 | Deutsche Welle

Covid: Japanese Frustrated At Slow Vaccine Rollout

With Japan marking the unwelcome milestone of 10,000 Covid-19 deaths on Monday, there are growing indications that the public is becoming impatient at the government’s slow rollout of the vaccine.

2021/11/01 | Albert Wu

Should Snitches Get Stitches?

Restorative justice is not the only method for dealing with situations where trust has been broken.

2021/11/30 | Roy Ngerng

A Higher Minimum Wage Won’t Lead To Higher Unemployment in Taiwan

Despite what you may hear from business interest lobbyists, the historical data shows no clear correlation between a growing minimum wage and a higher unemployment rate.

2021/12/18 | TNL Staff

Explainer: Taiwan’s 2021 Referendum Results

All four referendum questions in Taiwan have failed to pass, marking a victory for the governing DPP and setback for the opposition KMT.

2021/08/22 | Bryan Chou

How Is Taiwan’s First Domestic Vaccine Being Received?

Many young people joked about being part of the DPP’s “internet army,” who are paid by a party to praise its policies, by announcing their decision to receive the Medigen vaccine.

2021/05/07 | Deutsche Welle

Hong Kong: Joshua Wong Sentenced to 10 More Months

A court has sentenced four pro-democracy activists for taking part in last year’s Tiananmen Square commemorations. The judge said the sentence should “deter people from offending and re-offending.”

2021/03/09 | TNL Staff

Indigenous Hunting Rights on Trial in Taiwan

An Indigenous hunter’s legal case has taken on larger meaning as a verdict on Indigenous hunting rights writ large.

2021/12/07 | Roy Ngerng

Taiwan’s Businesses Can Afford to Contribute More to Social Security

Taiwan’s employers not only pay low wages to workers but also contribute little to the country’s social security. It is one of the lowest among high-income countries as a proportion of the economy.

2021/06/18 | Taiwan Insight

“We Are Not Puppies, We Are Who We Are:” A Voice From the Indigenous Taiwanese Diaspora

“People would only know that you are good at singing and dancing as an Indigenous person, and they are barely interested in who you really are.”

2021/07/13 | Syrena Lin

Between Miaoli and Taoyuan: Taiwan’s Response to Migrant Worker Rights at an Intersection

Miaoli was under fire for confining migrant workers to their dorms in response to a cluster of Covid-19 cases at factories. Taoyuan’s approach is a reminder that it could have been handled better.

2021/01/15 | The Conversation

How China Is Controlling the Covid Origins Narrative — Silencing Critics and Locking up Dissenters

The WHO has sent a team to China to investigate the origins of Covid-19, but China's political environment makes a conclusive outcome unlikely.

2021/02/17 | TNL Feature

Building an ASEAN Identity: A Proposal

Here are several policy proposals for the United States to help ASEAN countries build a common identity and strengthen ties with the bloc.

2021/04/22 | Deutsche Welle

China Feminists Face Clampdown, Closure of Online Accounts

Dozens of Chinese feminist social media channels have been abruptly deactivated in recent weeks, triggering anger and fear that women’s rights activists will be systemically denied an online presence.

2021/01/12 | East Asia Forum

How Will Biden’s Strategy on South Asia Differ From Trump’s?

U.S. president-elect Joe Biden might shake up Washington's current foreign policy, but not its South Asia policy.