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2020/03/03 | Daphne K. Lee

Taiwan Pushes Back Against Coronavirus Disinformation

Disgruntled Chinese netizens are suspected to spread disinformation on the novel coronavirus outbreak status in Taiwan.

2019/09/12 | Michael Beltran

Duterte Shoved the Philippines Further Into the Dragon's Mouth

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s fifth visit to Beijing resulted in a failure to assert territorial claims, again.

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.

2019/08/22 | TNL Staff

Winter Is Coming: Who Will Survive Taiwan's 2020 Game of Thrones?

Taiwan's 2020 presidential election is a real-life Game of Thrones.

2016/10/04 | J. Michael Cole

WEF Corrects 'Error' in Annual Report, Reinstates ‘Taiwan, China’

Beijing imposes a fiction about Taiwan and often gets its way in global institutions. But in the end, nomenclature will never change the facts on the ground.

2019/11/15 | Toh Jin Xuan

China's Absence From Golden Horse Underscores Taiwan's Cultural Diversity

China has withdrawn from the Golden Horse Awards to undermine Taiwan's film industry, but it has only accentuated the diversity of participation this year.

2019/05/11 | Daphne K. Lee

How Will Hong Kong's Controversial Extradition Bill Impact Taiwan?

While Taiwan looks to Hong Kong as a cautionary tale of 'one country, two systems,' its own lack of a refugee law is coming under scrutiny.

2019/12/22 | Jennifer Gunther

Kaohsiung Rocked by Two Conflicting Political Rallies Over the Weekend

500,000 protested in Kaohsiung on Saturday, calling to remove mayor Han Kuo-yu from office, while thousands of others marched in support of Han.

2019/12/18 | Ross Darrell Feingold

Taiwan Is Not a 'Renegade Province' With a Tea Party

As Taiwan's 2020 elections are approaching, foreign journalists are parachuting themselves into Taiwan and reporting with inaccuracies and biases.

2019/08/01 | Daphne K. Lee

Freddy Lim Leaves NPP to Run as Independent

Freddy Lim leaves New Power Party to run as an independent and to support President Tsai Ing-wen in her re-election.

2018/12/28 | TNL Staff

Thailand Becomes First Southeast Asian Country to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Medical cannabis is being legalized in what the Thai government calls a 'New Year's gift' to the people.

2019/11/14 | Louis Lo

The KMT Party List Is an Insult to the Taiwanese Public

The KMT's party list nominations for 2020 election are godawful and embarrassing.

2019/12/19 | Milo Hsieh

Taiwan 2020: Presidential Candidates Clash During Policy Presentation

A quick recap on the highlights of the first televised policy presentation for Taiwan’s 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.