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2019/07/31 | Taiwan Insight

OPINION: World Health Organization Neglects 23.5 Million Taiwanese Citizens' Health

World Health Organization prides itself on promoting inclusive health care for all of humanity, but Taiwan is excluded from the circle.

2019/07/30 | The Interpreter

Taiwan's 2020 Is a Battle Between Reason and Entertainment

Han Kuo-yu's populist approach in his presidential campaign is driven by emotion rather than reason.

2019/07/29 | Daphne K. Lee

Beijing Condemns Protester Violence While Praising Hong Kong Police and Government

Beijing strongly condemns protester violence in Hong Kong and stresses the priority to restore peace in the city.

2019/07/29 | TIME

Hongkongers Use Creative Excuses to Evade Protest Ban in Yuen Long

Police have declined Saturday's protest request in Yuen Long, but protesters came up with different excuses to justify the assembly.

2019/07/26 | Allan Au

A Journalist’s Decision: What Happened Before Li Peng’s 1991 TVB Interview?

In 1991, two TVB reporters had the opportunity to interview Li Peng exclusively for the first time after the Tiananmen Massacre, but as journalists, they were faced with an ethical dilemma.

2019/07/25 | Milo Hsieh

OPINION: Cigarette Smuggling Scandal Reveals Problems in Taiwan’s Bureaucracy, Not Politics

While the media and politicians attack the Tsai administration for the cigarette smuggling scandal, it is best to remember that the problem lies within Taiwan's deep-rooted bureaucracy.

2019/07/23 | UBI Taiwan

OPINION: Fund Taiwan's Partial Basic Income Proposal with Tax Reforms

Can we fund a universal basic income policy by increasing some of the unusually low tax rates in Taiwan?

2019/07/22 | New Bloom

Hong Kong Triads Have Replaced the Police as Law Enforcement

The Hong Kong police have outsourced its law enforcement duties to pro-Beijing triads, leaving public safety at risk.

2019/07/20 | Michael Beltran

Family Threatened With Eviction to Protest at Duterte's Annual National Address

Poverty does not stop protesters from expressing their anger against President Rodrigo Duterte.

2019/07/17 | The Conversation

How Did China Manipulate the Media Narrative in the Hong Kong Protests?

China creates its worldview with intricate layers of propaganda at different levels, with different tactics.

2019/07/15 | New Bloom

Han Kuo-Yu Wins KMT Presidential Primary by a Large Margin

Han Kuo-yu wins the KMT presidential primary by 44% - he will be running up against Tsai Ing-wen in Taiwan's 2020 election.