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2018/10/30 | David Evans
OPINION: In Kaohsiung, Politicians Ignore Residents amid Development Frenzy
None of the Kaohsiung mayoral candidates have committed to developing their city for the people.
2018/10/30 | New Mandala
MALAYSIA: What Happened to UMNO and Malay Support During GE14?
Despite regime change at the top, the United Malays National Organisation retains strong support from the Malaysian people.
2018/10/25 | Cat Thomas
Out in Taiwan: Standing for Equality with Fashion Photographer Leslie Kee
As Pride approaches, world-famous fashion photographer Leslie Kee is casting Taiwan's LGBT community in its very best light.
2018/10/25 | Stellina Chen
CARTOON: In the Swing of Politicizing Sport
Punishing sports people by denying them the chance to compete as part of a national political agenda is wrong.
2018/10/22 | Justin Hugo
SINGAPORE: Millionaire Ministers and Systemic Inequality
Singapore has excellent healthcare and education, but only a fraction of the population can afford it due to a systemically repressive regime that saps economic vitality at every turn.
2018/10/22 | Lu Chien-yi
OPINION: Taiwan Should Not Join the CPTPP Trade Pact
Imagine a world where Taiwan could not legally challenge multinationals like RCA for its deadly pollution of Taoyuan. Such is the world augured by the CPTPP.
2018/10/20 | David Green
INTERVIEW: Htin Kyaw Aye on Opening Myanmar to Data Transparency
As freedoms come under threat in Myanmar, various civic tech groups are trying to promote the importance of collecting, sharing and using data to get to the truth.
2018/10/19 | The Interpreter
OPINION: Hong Kongers Giving Up as Housing Breaks the Camel's Back
Hong Kongers are talking about emigrating as it becomes increasingly clear there is nothing 'special' about this administrative region of the PRC.
2018/10/15 | Roy Ngerng
An Open Appeal to the UN: Please Do Not Leave the Taiwanese Behind
A Human Rights Defender makes an impassioned plea for the United Nations not to leave Taiwan behind as it pursues its 2030 sustainable development goals.
2018/10/15 | The Conversation
EXPLAINER: How Deng Xiaoping Shaped Modern China
China's recent economic slowdown may be further vindication of Deng Xiaoping's economic foresight, writes James Laurenceson.
2018/10/15 | Eryk Smith
OPINION: Extend the HSR to Pingtung? Let’s Talk After the Election
Major transport projects have long been presented as a potential boon to Taiwan's south around election time.