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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.
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.
ANALYSIS: Mayoral Races to Watch as KMT Eyes National Return
Apart from Kaohsiung, Taipei, New Taipei and Taichung are the contests to watch for signs of KMT life.
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.
2018/10/15 | Roy Ngerng
An Open Appeal to the UN: Please Do Not Leave the Taiwanese Behind
A Human Rights Defender makes an impassioned plea for the United Nations not to leave Taiwan behind as it pursues its 2030 sustainable development goals.
2018/10/30 | David Evans
OPINION: In Kaohsiung, Politicians Ignore Residents amid Development Frenzy
None of the Kaohsiung mayoral candidates have committed to developing their city for the people.
2018/10/25 | Cat Thomas
Out in Taiwan: Standing for Equality with Fashion Photographer Leslie Kee
As Pride approaches, world-famous fashion photographer Leslie Kee is casting Taiwan's LGBT community in its very best light.
2018/10/31 | g0v.news
Countering Suppression via Open Source: Lessons from Tibet and China
A civil servant with the Tibetan government in exile and a Chinese dissident talk about the role civic tech and open source plays in defending their communities from CCP hacking.
2018/12/01 | Global Voices
A Rap Song Critical of Thailand's Ruling Military Junta Has Gone Viral
Authorities have threatened to investigate the artists behind the video, which has racked up over 40 million views in just over a month.
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.
2018/09/12 | Policy Forum
OPINION: Time to Say Goodbye to 'Chinese Taipei'
A proposal to compete as 'Taiwan' rather than 'Chinese Taipei' in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics serves as a warning to Beijing.