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2018/09/17 | If Lin
INFOGRAPHIC: How Taiwan's Presidents Speak About Taiwan and China
Taiwan’s leaders have bounced between terms when referring to Taiwan and China, with Tsai Ing-wen notably abandoning the usual lexicon.
2018/09/14 | Taiwan Insight
Embassy Analysis: The American Institute in Taiwan vs Trump's Jerusalem Move
Look to Jerusalem for a read on the significance of this summer's opening of a new complex for Taiwan's de facto embassy.
2018/09/13 | Mongabay
Modernizing Malaysia: Port City Sees Pitfalls of Chinese Investment
Malaysia's Kuantan Port worries about lasting environmental impacts after a Chinese infrastructure project was canceled.
2018/09/13 | Stellina Chen
CARTOON: Stretching the Truth
A viral firestorm over a Japanese man's leg movements has engulfed Taiwan.
2018/09/13 | New Mandala
Repent or Duterte! How Religion Keeps the Philippines President Popular
Two academics speak to religious leaders and find that support for Duterte's War on Drugs emanates from the churches.
2018/09/12 | Policy Forum
OPINION: Time to Say Goodbye to 'Chinese Taipei'
A proposal to compete as 'Taiwan' rather than 'Chinese Taipei' in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics serves as a warning to Beijing.
2018/09/12 | 破土 New Bloom
OPINION: US Diplomatic Recalls Should Not Inspire Taiwanese Confidence
The US recalled diplomats from countries that dropped recognition of Taiwan, but it’s anyone’s guess who is calling the shots in Washington.
2018/09/11 | J. Zach Hollo
As Taiwan’s Diplomatic Allies Dwindle, Students Are Caught in a Geopolitical Tug of War
Taiwan rewards diplomatic allies with scholarships for students to study at Taiwanese universities. When those countries switch diplomatic recognition to Beijing, Taiwan cuts the funds, leaving students to scramble.
2018/09/10 | TNL Staff
CONFESSION: How I Became Complicit in Overworking Taiwan's Bus Drivers
Tired bus drivers are a danger to us all. Here, a middle man in the disputes between bus companies and their drivers reveals all the tricks he was forced to use to keep drivers overworked.
ANALYSIS: Jokowi & Subianto Have Few Answers for Faltering Indonesian Economy
Presidential challenger Prabowo Subianto fired his first shot at incumbent Joko Widodo's economic policy, but both candidates have plenty to prove.
How the American Institute in Taiwan Grew From Uncertain Beginnings
Establishing the AIT, which recently opened its new complex in Neihu, took a combination of diplomatic resilience and timely penny-pinching.