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2018/10/22 | Justin Hugo
SINGAPORE: Millionaire Ministers and Systemic Inequality
Singapore has excellent healthcare and education, but only a fraction of the population can afford it due to a systemically repressive regime that saps economic vitality at every turn.
2018/12/28 | Coco Dollanganger
OPINION: 'Not Filipino Enough'? Catriona Gray Is as Filipino as They Come
Light skin, pointed nose... the appearance of Miss Universe 2018 has sparked rancorous debate in the Philippines. While it's generally well-intentioned, it misses the mark.
2018/10/02 | Jules Quartly
OPINION: Taiwan Welcomes Islam with Open Arms
Taiwan's religious tolerance, especially towards Islam is, sadly, exceptional.
2018/09/10 | TNL Staff
CONFESSION: How I Became Complicit in Overworking Taiwan's Bus Drivers
Tired bus drivers are a danger to us all. Here, a middle man in the disputes between bus companies and their drivers reveals all the tricks he was forced to use to keep drivers overworked.
2019/01/09 | Nick Aspinwall
Taiwan's Indigenous to Xi: Taiwan Is Not China, Xi Does Not 'Understand Dignity'
In an open letter to Xi Jinping, Taiwan's indigenous call on China to respect the self-determination of the island and its indigenous population.
2018/10/23 | David Evans
OPINION: Kaohsiung's Skyline Is Dotted with Expensive White Elephants
Longtime Kaohsiung mayor Chen Chu leaves a legacy of expensive vanity projects alongside failing public services and infrastructure.
2018/11/05 | Global Voices
After Fan Bingbing & Meng Hongwei, Nobody Is Safe in Xi Jinping's China
Both the starlet and the cop are victims of Xi's newest repression tactic: liuzhi, or retention in custody.