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2019/08/30 | TIME

Multiple Hong Kong Activists Attacked and Arrested Within Two Days

Hong Kong activists Joshua Wong and Agnes Chow were arrested today, facing possible charges. A few other protest organizers were attacked in various locations in the past 30 hours.

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.

2019/08/29 | TIME

Canada Deports a Tiananmen Activist With Mental Health Problems

Canada has deported Chinese dissident Yang Wei on the grounds that his violent tendencies would threaten public safety.

2019/08/29 | Mongabay

OPINION: Brazil's Sovereignty Depends on a Healthy Amazon

A healthy and productive Amazon actually underpins Brazil’s sovereignty by strengthening food, water, and energy security, while supporting good relations with its neighbors.

2019/08/28 | Mehk Chakraborty

In the Silenced Kashmir, Dissidents Are Protesting With Artful Expressions

Artists, poets, visual journalists are expressing their dissent and preserving Kashmir through various forms of artistic expression.

2019/08/27 | Milo Hsieh

US Arms Sales to Taiwan Indicate Tougher Attitude Towards China

The Trump administration has approved a series of arms sales to Taiwan, indicating closer U.S.-Taiwan relations as well as a tougher attitude towards China.

2019/08/26 | David Evans

OPINION: The Rise of Eccentric Third Parties in Taiwan and UK

In both the U.K. and Taiwan, a third force is disrupting the longtime two-party political balance.

2019/08/26 | TNL Staff

3 Things We Learned From the 936 Banned Chinese Twitter Accounts

Twitter recently removed 936 China-linked accounts in a disinformation crackdown — let's take a look at how the internet army behaves.

2019/08/23 | TIME

Everything You Need to Know About the G7 Summit This Weekend

The 2019 G7 summit is happening this weekend, and here's what you need to know for a conversation starter.

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.

2019/08/21 | Global Voices

Twitter Removes China-Linked Accounts in a Disinformation Crackdown

Twitter clamps down on spam and fake accounts originated from China that are aimed at spreading disinformation on the protests in Hong Kong.

2019/08/20 | The Interpreter

Japan-South Korea Trade Dispute Stems From Bitter Historical Grievances

In the midst of the Japan-South Korea trade war, unresolved dispute from Japan's colonial past has resurfaced.

2019/08/16 | Allen Chen

Weak Military Training Leaves Taiwanese Draftees Unprepared for War

Taiwan’s national defense is in a weak state because of its inefficient military training program for conscripted soldiers.

2019/08/15 | TIME

Trump Suggests Beijing to 'Humanely' Resolve Hong Kong Issues

Donald Trump suggested to have a "personal meeting" with Xi Jinping to discuss how to resolve issues in Hong Kong.

2019/08/14 | TIME

Hong Kong Airport Adopts Measures to Restrict Future Protests

After a night of clashes at the Hong Kong airport, the court and the airport authority have issued measures to restrict future protests.

2019/08/12 | Daphne K. Lee

BREAKING: NPP Chairman Chiu Hsien-chih Resigns

Following Freddy Lim's departure from the NPP and accusations against Kawlo Iyun Pacidal, NPP Chairman Chiu Hsien-chih (邱顯智) resigned today.

2019/08/09 | TIME

India Has Seized Kashmir, but Not the Hearts and Minds of Kashmiris

Beyond the geopolitics, it’s hard to see how India will win the hearts and minds of ordinary Kashmiris, who woke up on August 5 to find their Internet cut off.

2019/08/08 | David Evans

OPINION: Taiwan Should Treat Huawei as a National Security Threat

Huawei's low-cost economic benefits are no longer sufficient for Taiwan to overlook the security risks it poses.