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2019/09/16 | The Conversation
Joker Represents the Absurdity and Horror of Our Times
Clownish figures have surged in popularity both in cinema and in politics. What does this imply for our society?
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.
2019/09/12 | 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.
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?
2019/09/11 | The Interpreter
State Propaganda Tops Cat Videos on Chinese Social Media Platforms
Chinese youth don't always pay attention to traditional media outlets like CCTV, but their frequently used digital platforms are now filled with state propaganda tailored based on their user data.
2019/09/10 | 破土 New Bloom
OPINION: Taiwan Has Failed Hongkongers on Political Asylum
After Joshua Wong's visit to Taiwan, the DPP has taken no action to establish asylum measures to accommodate the young protesters in Hong Kong.
2019/09/09 | The Conversation
How Are the Hong Kong Police Trained for Riot Control?
Historically, Hong Kong police have responded to riots with a paramilitary mentality. The trust that was rebuilt between the police and the public since 1967 is destroyed again in the recent anti-extradition movement.
2019/09/03 | Global Voices
A 'Dunkirk' Rerun in Hong Kong's Airport Evacuation
Hong Kong protesters were trapped in the airport highway on Sep 1 and hundreds of private vehicles came to their rescue in a 'Dunkirk' fashion.
2019/09/02 | The Interpreter
The Intractable Conflicts Over Kashmir, Explained
The Indian government has cut off telecommunications in Kashmir since August 4 with no resolution in sight. What's the story behind the lockdown?
2019/09/02 | TIME
Hong Kong Protests Continue as Summer Holiday Ends
In the ongoing pro-democracy protest, students in Hong Kong are boycotting the first day of class with support from school teachers.
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.