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2018/11/23 | Courtney Donovan Smith (石東文)

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.

2018/12/14 | The Interpreter

The Role of US Christian Conservatives in Taiwan's LGBT Referendum Defeats

Opponents of same-sex marriage studied a playbook provided by more experienced US church groups in how to counter pro-LGBT rights activism.

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.

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.

2019/08/30 | Dinah Gardner

International Day of the Disappeared: CCP Is the Worst Offender of the Year

On the International Day of the Disappeared, China is seen as the worst perpetrator of state-sanctioned enforced disappearances this year.

2019/09/14 | Daphne K. Lee

Oslo Freedom Forum Calls for Hong Kong-Taiwan Unity Against Tyranny

The 2019 Oslo Freedom Forum in Taipei focused on Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement among discussions of media freedom and authoritarian regimes around the world.

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.

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?

2018/12/13 | Stellina Chen

CARTOON: China Gets Carried 'Huawei' in Tit-for-Tat Canadian Retaliation

In the words of Bob Dylan, the story of tit-for-tat retaliation 'Couldn't help, but make me feel ashamed to live in a land where justice is a game.'

2017/06/06 | Edward White

Q&A: 'The Ideology Won’t Die' — Ousted Lawmakers on the Future of Hong Kong Protest Movement

Hong Kong political activists Yau Wai-ching and Sixtus ‘Baggio’ Leung believe that they, along with other youth leaders, may be behind bars by the time the Chinese President Xi Jinping visits Hong Kong later this month.

2019/09/16 | Daphne K. Lee

BREAKING: Solomon Islands Officially Cuts Ties With Taiwan

The Solomon Islands cabinet has voted to cut ties from Taiwan today just hours after Taiwanese government officials arrived at the island.