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2017/03/27 | ZiQing Low
'Large-Scale Political Prosecution' as Hong Kong Police Crack Down on Occupy Leaders
Former student leaders of the Umbrella Movement expect large-scale political prosecution following the election of pro-China Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam.
2017/03/27 | James Baron
Expat Outrage: Changes to Nationality Law Irk Taiwan's Foreign-born Residents
The announcement that foreigners will no longer have to renounce citizenship from their country of origin to gain Taiwanese nationality should have been a cause for celebration.
2017/03/26 | Jessica Levine
War, Detention, Revolution: Foreigner Recounts Shanghai History
Fifty-year Shanghai resident Betty Barr on living in a World War II internment camp and publishing her mother’s diary from the era.
2017/03/26 | Zhou Hongcheng
Why the Chinese Are Still Not Sweet on Chocolate
Pitching European-style products as luxury brands won’t change sugar-shunning consumer habits.
2017/03/25 | Sally Tyler
'Lock Them All Up': Mass Imprisonment in US and Philippines
New mass incarceration policies in both the Philippines and the United States threaten to erode years of progress, writes Sally Tyler.
Double-Edged Sword: Urbanization Brings Malnutrition and Obesity Problems to India
In India, distress migration to urban areas is creating food security problems and the urban poor is deprived of nutritious food.
2017/03/25 | Edward White
Blogger Amos Yee Granted Asylum in United States; Judge Slams Singapore's Persecution
The judge concluded that Yee's 2015 arrest and convictions clearly constituted past persecution on account of Yee's political opinion.
2017/03/24 | David Green
From Fiction to Reality: Universal Basic Income Gaining Traction in Asia
The idea is gathering global popularity after a landmark trial in India showed a basic income of as little as US$5 per month had a powerfully positive effect on health, community action and investment decisions in target communities.
2017/03/24 | TNL Staff
Taiwan Supreme Court Hears Landmark Same-Sex Marriage Case
Draft amendments which would legalize same-sex marriage late last year passed a committee review in Taiwan's Parliament, and still need to pass second and third readings before becoming law. But this process could be overtaken by the Supreme Court's verdict due within two months.
2017/03/24 | Steven Yet
Hong Kong Election: A Choice Between Lesser Evils
If Beijing continues to run a shallow election, picking a ‘lesser evil’ is just another façade.
2017/03/23 | James Baron
Airbrushing Taiwan’s History: Can Japanese Colonialism Ever Be Justified?
'Amazingly,' wrote Kaori Shoji, 'Taiwan is the one country where the Japanese imperialists managed to do more good than harm.'
2017/03/23 | Sarah Karacs
Q&A: Beijing Writer Stanley Chan on How Sci-Fi is Changing China
Ultimately we have to learn to get used to a world that humans are no longer the protagonist but playing a supporting role.
2017/03/22 | Chen Yudan
What Food Tells Us About China’s Confused National Identity
Variety is the country’s culinary hallmark, but it doesn’t help the Chinese pin down exactly what it means to be Chinese.
2017/03/22 | Jichang Lulu
Thinking Outside the Urn: China and the Reincarnation of Mongolia’s Highest Lama
A Mongolian, but China-friendly, Jebtsundamba without Dharamsala ties is probably the most ambitious goal China can attain.
2017/03/21 | ZiQing Low
Fears for Safety of Taiwanese NGO Worker Missing in China
Radio Free Asia has reported a Taiwanese NGO worker is missing in China.