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Taiwan’s Craft Beer Industry in Search of a Local Identity
Taiwan's burgeoning craft beer scene has come a long way since independent brewing was legalized in 2002. However, the breweries have wildly different ideas about using local ingredients and what makes a Taiwanese craft beer Taiwanese.
Taiwan to Subsidize Tourism Industry Hard Hit By Coronavirus
Taiwan's government is injecting subsidies into the tourism sector, which has been heavily impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.
2020/02/15 | Op-Ed
‘Parasite’ Symbolism Explained: Instant Noodles, Language, Basement
Bong Joon Ho's daunting observations of capitalism in "Parasite" are apparent. The Oscar-winning picture goes much further in exploring the depths of South Korean society.
2020/02/15 | The Interpreter
Singapore’s Quarrel Over Colonialism
The remnants of Singapore's British colonial era run deeper than just architectural influence. Some praise the British rule while critics seek to challenge this orthodoxy.
2020/02/14 | Deutsche Welle
Bangladeshi Sex Worker's Honorable Funeral Hailed as a Landmark
Sex workers in Bangladesh often do not get a proper burial due to social stigma. This week's burial has been met with praise by human rights activists.
2020/01/10 | Rath Wang
Taiwan’s Youth Across All Spectrum Mobilizes to Increase Voter Turnout
Taiwanese youth are mobilizing voluntarily to increase voter turnout in the 2020 elections.
2019/12/19 | Taiwan Insight
Taiwan’s Immigration Policy Challenges in 2020
The 2020 presidential election might yet be the first time that immigration is front and center at an election in Taiwan. So, where do the presidential candidates stand on immigration?
2019/12/18 | The Conversation
What Chinese Citizens Think of China's Social Credit System
Contrary to what many in the West think, many Chinese citizens appreciate the social credit system for instilling a sense security and certainty in the society.
2019/12/17 | Zoe T
Live Streaming Platform SWAG Reshapes Taiwan’s Sex Industry
Live streamers on adult content platforms are becoming goddesses and idols that are worshipped and paid by fans.
2019/12/16 | Daphne K. Lee
New YouBike Registration Policy Creates Hurdles for Foreigners in Taipei
A new regulation prompting YouBike to require personal information for membership registration excludes foreign residents from being insured at the moment.
2019/12/13 | Global Voices
Chinese Library Staff Burn Books in Public, Causing Social Media Uproar
An image of Chinese library staff burning books in public has sparked online outrage among Chinese scholars.
2019/12/11 | TNL Staff
Year in Search: What Did Taiwanese Google in 2019?
What did Taiwanese Google the most in 2019?
2019/12/06 | Deutsche Welle
K-pop's Dark and Tragic Underbelly
Stars of the South Korean music genre have massive fan followings around the world. But K-pop's industry pressures and social media take a heavy toll on its so-called idols, as a series of recent deaths reveals.
2019/12/05 | Syrena Lin
Debate on Orchid Island’s Nuclear Waste Disposal Continues Despite Compensation
Although the Taiwanese government has offered to compensate the Taos for the nuclear waste disposal, the debate on whether to go nuclear-free will persist beyond 2020.
2019/11/01 | Rik Glauert
Taiwan’s Same-Sex Marriage Law Yet to Fulfill Marriage Equality
Although Taiwan has legalized same-sex marriage in May, transnational couples are still fighting for marriage equality.
2019/10/31 | Global Voices
Taipei Court Dismisses Lawsuit Filed by 8,000 Vietnam Marine Disaster Victims
Human rights and environmental lawyers slammed the Taiwanese court for disregarding Vietnam's human rights situation for the 2016 marine disaster case.
2019/10/30 | Syrena Lin
Will Taiwan Ever Abolish the Death Penalty?
Premier Su Tseng-chang’s remark on the death penalty sparked activist outrage last week, and discussions on the abolition of capital punishment will be a crucial item on Taiwan’s 2020 policy agenda.
2019/10/28 | Ryan Drillsma
Spectrum Formosus Reclaims Electronic Music for Taiwan’s Queer Community
Queer music festival Spectrum Formosus will take place this weekend just outside of Taipei City, featuring a roster of top international DJs, drag queens and kings, as well as performance artists.