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2017/06/23 | Yuan-Ming Chiao
Panama Braces for Chinese Tourist Boom
Industry insiders expect red tape to be slashed, easing the way for more Chinese tourists to visit the Central American nation that straddles two oceans with its renowned canal.
UPDATE: Shooting Near Taipei - 4 Dead
The suspect attempted suicide and was pronounced dead at 11:38 this morning.
2017/06/22 | Li You
Navigating the Muddy Waters of China’s Cadmium Rice Paddies
The government is spending millions on cleaning up polluted soil, but progress is slow in the country’s rice heartland.
2017/06/22 | Rosemary Chen
The Rise of Taiwan's College Dropouts
More and more students are dropping out of Taiwan’s most prestigious colleges to follow their passions — and it may not be the worst financial decision they make.
2017/06/22 | Claude Arpi
Can China Win the Hearts and Minds of its 'Minorities'?
“In recent months they have intensified their efforts to stifle the Islamic identity of Xinjiang’s ethnic Uighurs, fearful that any public display of their religious belief could morph into militancy.”
2017/06/21 | Kuan Chen
VOICES: 'We Are Not Extremists' - Activists Talk Chinese Suppression
'We are not radical Islamists. We are not extremists or terrorists. China is driving us into a corner. That’s why some people fight back.'
2017/06/21 | Michael Barr
Singapore PM's Family Feud Reveals Rise of the 'First Lady'
Perhaps the most startling and truly new development is the emergence of the importance of Lee Hsien Loong’s wife, Ho Ching.
2017/06/21 | Yuen Yuen Ang
Here's What China Can Teach Us About Poverty
Directed improvisation is a hybrid management model that combines top-down direction with bottom-up improvisation.
2017/06/21 | ZiQing Low
Street Performers Juggle Regulations in Taiwan
The patronizing behavior of an adjudicator at Taipei’s street performer examination puts the spotlight on the grueling examination process and confusing regulations for busking in Taiwan.
2017/06/20 | Hu Jiawei
Why It’s Time for Chinese Educators to Open Up About Sex
Deeply ingrained conservative attitudes prevent parents and teachers alike from speaking frankly — something that is detrimental to children in China.
2017/06/20 | Matt Taylor
How Beautiful It Will Be: How Campus Folk Changed Taiwan
Campus folk continues to influence Taiwanese contemporary society through nostalgia. One of the key elements of campus folk songs which gave it a unique element in comparison to other Chinese pop music was its simplicity and purity.
Tackling Cancer in Taiwan Needs New Thinking
Many cancer drugs are not covered by Taiwan's NHI, leading to a steady increase in the proportion of self-payment.
2017/06/19 | Saigoneer
Child Labor to Surge in Vietnam Due to Climate Change: Experts
As climate change wreaks havoc on Vietnam, more children will be forced to work from an early age, experts say.
2017/06/19 | Edward White
Taiwan’s Domestic Violence Epidemic: Abuse Reported Every 5 Minutes
Suffering in silence: statistics from the Taipei Women’s Rescue Foundation expose alarming rates of domestic violence in Taiwan, mostly against women.