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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.
2019/08/07 | TIME
The US-China Trade War Drives the World Toward Crisis
The intensifying U.S.-China trade war is turning into a global disaster — no one is safe from it.
2019/08/07 | Milo Hsieh
OPINION: China's Tourism Ban Shows Why Closer Economic Ties Won't Work
China banned individual travel to Taiwan since August 1 in an attempt to undermine the Taiwanese economy and influence the election, but Taiwan's tourism sector should be wary of the CCP's strategy.
2019/08/06 | Machi Lee
OPINION: How Would Ko Wen-je Disrupt Taiwan's 2020 Presidential Election?
Why is Ko Wen-je, who almost lost his re-election and who has never declared a run for the presidency, widely considered to be a presidential hopeful?
2019/08/05 | TIME
Carrie Lam Says Protesters Pushed Hong Kong to the "Verge of a Very Dangerous Situation"
Carrie Lam condemns protesters in Hong Kong for causing disruption with a citywide strike.
2019/08/02 | Johnson Yeung
Rioting Charges Strip Away Our Everyday Normality, Says HK Activist Johnson Yeung
In Hong Kong, rioting charges are punishable by up to 10 years in prison. 44 young protesters are facing rioting charges and their lives will forever be altered.
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.
2019/08/01 | Roy Ngerng
Minimum Wage: How Did Taiwan Fall Behind S. Korea?
Taiwan’s Minimum Wage Review Committee needs to make a long overdue decision to increase minimum wage in 2020.
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.