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2019/10/16 | TNL Staff
Taiwan 2020: Who's Ahead in the Presidential Polls
A real-time estimate of who is likely to win Taiwan’s 2020 presidential election, based on an unweighted average of opinion polls conducted by various media outlets and political parties.
2019/10/16 | The Conversation
China’s Bullying of the NBA Might Trigger US Retaliation
China flexed its muscles on the NBA over one tweet supporting Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement, but its bullying might backfire.
2019/10/14 | The Interpreter
China’s Catholics Still Suffer Religious Oppression After Vatican-Beijing Deal
The Vatican, the only European state that still recognizes Taipei over Beijing, signed a landmark deal last year with the CCP in exchange for recognition of the Pope as the leader of China’s Catholics. The deal, however, has shown no sign of progress or success.
2019/10/05 | Daphne K. Lee
Face Mask Ban Will Only Push Hongkongers to Revolution
The Hong Kong government's face mask ban will only push the city into further chaos, as exemplified in other countries like France and Ukraine.
2019/10/03 | Milo Hsieh
OPINION: Taiwanese Universities Should Treat Campus Assaults as Potential Hate Crimes
Taiwanese universities are almost doing nothing about the recurring campus assaults on Hong Kong students, which will only result in more clashes and potential hate crimes.
2019/10/02 | The Conversation
OPINION: A Possible New Script for Hong Kong Protesters
With no end in sight and the world losing interest, is there a possible solution for Hong Kong protesters?
2019/09/30 | Daphne K. Lee
Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Movement Inspires 100,000 to Rally in Taipei
100,000 attended the anti-authoritarianism rally in Taipei to support Hong Kong despite heavy rain.
2019/09/27 | The Interpreter
Australia's and China's Economic Diplomacy in Southeast Asia
Australia's tourism power over Indonesia might have played a role in the Indonesian government's delaying the criminalization of sex outside marriage. But how much is Australian tourism dollar worth nowadays with a rampant increase of Chinese tourists?
2019/09/27 | Will Peyton
Beijing's Overreach in Australia: From 'Chinese Influence' to 'Beijing Interference'
Australia's peculiar relationship with China alludes to a lack of discussion between the Australian society and authorities.
2019/09/24 | East Asia Forum
How China Manipulates Geopolitics With Tourism Control
China is holding its outward tourism hostage to pressure other countries to succumb to its influence and policies. Is there a way to retaliate China's "tourism kidnapping"?
2019/09/23 | TNL Feature
Hongkongers Living in Taiwan: It's Not All Sunshine and Rainbows
Hong Kong activists have been calling for asylum law in Taiwan. What is the reality for those Hongkongers who have already immigrated to Taiwan?
2019/09/23 | The Interpreter
Did China Win the Pacific Race by Snatching Solomon and Kiribati?
Behind Taiwan's loss of diplomatic allies, what have China, Australia, and the U.S. each gained or lost over last week's Pacific drama?
2019/09/20 | 破土 New Bloom
OPINION: Annette Lu Belongs In the Dustbin of History
Annette Lu is a politician of the yesterday who's still sticking around past her given screen time. 0-
2019/09/20 | David Evans
Losing Solomon Islands and Kiribati Could Work to Taiwan's Advantage
The Solomon Islands and Kiribati have both switched allegiance from Taiwan to China, but is it really a loss for Taiwan?
Hong Kong Protests Revive the Spirit of the Arab Spring
Hongkongers have been resisting the authorities for over 100 days, inspiring many around the world to keep fighting for democracy and human rights. Hong Kong's movement is essentially a continuation of the spirit of the Arab Spring.
2019/09/19 | Paul Huang
Who Is Annette Lu and Why Is She Running for Taiwan's President?
Annette Lu (呂秀蓮) declared her run for Taiwan's 2020 presidential election just minutes before Terry Gou dropped out of the race, a decision that shocked the Taiwanese media and public. Who is she and why is she joining the presidential race now?
2019/09/16 | Daphne K. Lee
BREAKING: Solomon Islands Officially Cuts Ties With Taiwan
The Solomon Islands cabinet has voted to cut ties from Taiwan today just hours after Taiwanese government officials arrived at the island.
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?