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2017/10/04 | Fan Yiying
Gay Chinese Embracing Overseas Tours
Companies see market in LGBT travelers who value cultural experiences and exclusive, safe spaces.
2017/12/06 | Brian Hioe
Labor Law Demonstrations Culminate in Clashes with Police
Amendments to the Labor Standards Act have moved closer to passage despite protesters' efforts, with the next step happening on Dec. 23.
2017/09/24 | Liu Yan
Chinese People Are Losing Faith in Marriage
For traditionalists, spiking divorce rates and the rising number of ‘hoax marriages’ are undermining the spirit of matrimony.
2017/10/03 | Harry den Hartog
Cities of China: Exotic, Modern, Dynamic — But Never ‘Livable’?
Western-centric metrics focusing on the lifestyles of a wealthy global elite ignore the real reasons why people love living in cities like Shanghai.
2017/09/28 | Ma Te
Fast-Fading Memories of Harbin’s Migrant History
A stream of Russian refugees once made the far-flung northeastern city their home, but now only a handful of descendants remain to tell their stories.
2017/11/06 | Leora Joy
'XConfessions' Film Review: Let's Talk about Lust 
The popularity of Erika Lust's 'XConfessions' — short erotic films made by a woman for women — at the recent Women Make Waves Film Festival in Taipei shows the time is now to open a conversation about how women engage with pornography.
2017/06/05 | Justin Hugo
Stark Reality: Singaporeans Waking from the Housing Dream
[OPINION] How Singapore's pension-housing financing model squeezes its citizens.
2017/05/11 | Justin Hugo
School’s Out: How Singapore Keeps University Reserved for the Elites
[OPINION] The Singapore government is shutting out most Singaporeans from universities while keeping the door wide open to foreigners.
2017/09/21 | Yin Yijun
Creating Visual Effects for China’s Billion-dollar TV Industry
A visual effects supervisor discusses the future of the profession that brings fantasy to life.
2017/08/04 | Shannon Lin
INTERVIEW: Filipino Artists The General Strike and BLKD Intertwine Music and Politics in Taipei
'Music is an extension of the self. It’s an extension of our activism which is why our music is so overtly political. We wouldn’t be able to write the songs that we write without being activists,' says the drummer of The General Strike.
2017/05/23 | Kirsten Han
Waiting for Answers after 30 Years: Singapore’s Operation Spectrum
Operation Spectrum’s impact was immediate, writes Kirsten Han. Fear and paranoia spread across Singapore’s tiny civil society.
2017/03/16 | Shen Yang
Why China’s Lean In Circles Are Anything But Feminist
An exclusive cohort of wealthy urbanites, Sandberg’s Chinese followers represent nothing more than privilege.
2017/03/17 | Brian Hioe
What Does Ma Ying-jeou's Indictment Mean For Taiwan's Democracy?
With the indictment of former Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou, Brian Hioe observes that Ma facing jail time 'may threaten the international perception of Taiwan as a democracy.'
2017/04/05 | Nicholas Z. Scott
Hollywood Taught My College Class in China the Perils of Obsession
The plot of ‘Whiplash’ posed my Chinese students an unsettling question: Why, exactly, do you work so hard?
2017/06/16 | Wayne Pajunen
Road Rage: Without Law Enforcement Taiwan’s Jekylls Become Hydes
Taiwan’s motorists wait at the intersection of civility and chaos for effective law enforcement to change from red to green.