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2018/05/21 | Nick Aspinwall
Stabbed Indonesian Fisherman Thrown Overboard Taiwanese Ship Remains Missing
The incident highlights problems aboard Taiwan's distant water fishing vessels, which NGOs say operate in an unregulated, lawless environment.
2018/05/18 | TIME
60 Rohingya Babies Are Born in Refugee Camps Every Day
Only about 1 in 5 babies were delivered in medical facilities.
2018/05/16 | Maureen Welscher
Rianne's Story: Finding Unconditional Love
Rianne, 20, first traveled from the Netherlands to Taiwan to meet her biological family face-to-face in 2016. She had already established Facebook contact for a couple of years, leading to a feeling of genuine kinship.
2018/05/16 | Maureen Welscher
Emma's Story: Surprising Encounters, Painful Departures
Emma, 27, now sees Taiwan as her second home. At the age of 20 she visited for the first time and since then she has returned every year.
2018/05/11 | AsiaGlobal Online
ANALYSIS: How Facebook Is Damaging Myanmar's Fragile Democracy
Myanmar is becoming a forceful example of how unrestrained social media can polarize opinion and damage democracy.
2018/05/11 | New Naratif
Identities Clash in Vietnam's North and South
South Vietnam ended as a political entity in 1975, but cultural differences continue to reverberate throughout Vietnamese society.
Phnom Penh Post's Sale to PR Firm Ends Editorial Independence
Their new owner, Malaysia-based ASIA PR, has close ties to Cambodia's ruling elite.
2018/05/10 | Jules Quartly
The Ban that Never Was: Peppa Pig, AI and Porkie Pies
AI-inspired Peppa content pushed an online publishing platform into deep water in China, but the headlines missed a deeper argument over whether the state can or should rule on what media people consume.