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2019/10/31 | East Asia Forum

Taiwan's 2020 Election Is Not Just a Battle Between Presidential Candidates

Taiwan's 2020 election isn't just about the presidents — it's about the the local elections too.

2019/10/30 | East Asia Forum

Banning Huawei Is Not the Best Solution for Global Cybersecurity

Some countries have banned Huawei due to its cyber intrusion risk, but is it the only way to protect personal data and critical information infrastructure?

2019/10/29 | Deutsche Welle

Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Activist Joshua Wong Barred From Election

The Hong Kong Electoral Affairs Commission said Joshua Wong's nomination was found to be "invalid." The 23-year-old activist said he was the only candidate who was barred from running.

2019/10/25 | New Bloom

My Memory of Su Beng, the Grandfather of Taiwan Independence

Linda Gail Arrigo recounts her memories of Su Beng as well as her own history of activism in Taiwan’s democratic movement.

2019/10/23 | Milo Hsieh

Beijing’s Self-Destructive Coercion on American Companies Failed Miserably

Beijing’s recent attempts of silencing dissent abroad has infuriated the American public and sparked even further discussions on the Hong Kong protests and the CCP’s bullying of American companies.

2019/10/18 | The Interpreter

Modi Takes a Beach Stroll During Sluggish India-China Talks

Indian Prime Minster Narendra Modi took time out for a beach cleanup while hosting Chinese President Xi Jinping last week — an act that might have been more productive than their talks.

2019/10/16 | TNL Staff

Taiwan 2020: Who's Ahead in the Presidential Polls

A real-time estimate of who is likely to win Taiwan’s 2020 presidential election, based on an unweighted average of opinion polls conducted by various media outlets and political parties.

2019/10/16 | The Conversation

China’s Bullying of the NBA Might Trigger US Retaliation

China flexed its muscles on the NBA over one tweet supporting Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement, but its bullying might backfire.

2019/10/14 | The Interpreter

China’s Catholics Still Suffer Religious Oppression After Vatican-Beijing Deal

The Vatican, the only European state that still recognizes Taipei over Beijing, signed a landmark deal last year with the CCP in exchange for recognition of the Pope as the leader of China’s Catholics. The deal, however, has shown no sign of progress or success.

2019/10/05 | Daphne K. Lee

Face Mask Ban Will Only Push Hongkongers to Revolution

The Hong Kong government's face mask ban will only push the city into further chaos, as exemplified in other countries like France and Ukraine.

2019/10/03 | Milo Hsieh

OPINION: Taiwanese Universities Should Treat Campus Assaults as Potential Hate Crimes

Taiwanese universities are almost doing nothing about the recurring campus assaults on Hong Kong students, which will only result in more clashes and potential hate crimes.

2019/10/02 | The Conversation

OPINION: A Possible New Script for Hong Kong Protesters

With no end in sight and the world losing interest, is there a possible solution for Hong Kong protesters?