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2020/02/15 | Op-Ed
‘Parasite’ Symbolism Explained: Instant Noodles, Language, Basement
Bong Joon Ho's daunting observations of capitalism in "Parasite" are apparent. The Oscar-winning picture goes much further in exploring the depths of South Korean society.
2020/01/10 | Rath Wang
Taiwan’s Youth Across All Spectrum Mobilizes to Increase Voter Turnout
Taiwanese youth are mobilizing voluntarily to increase voter turnout in the 2020 elections.
Taiwan to Subsidize Tourism Industry Hard Hit By Coronavirus
Taiwan's government is injecting subsidies into the tourism sector, which has been heavily impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.
Taiwan’s Craft Beer Industry in Search of a Local Identity
Taiwan's burgeoning craft beer scene has come a long way since independent brewing was legalized in 2002. However, the breweries have wildly different ideas about using local ingredients and what makes a Taiwanese craft beer Taiwanese.
2020/02/15 | The Interpreter
Singapore’s Quarrel Over Colonialism
The remnants of Singapore's British colonial era run deeper than just architectural influence. Some praise the British rule while critics seek to challenge this orthodoxy.
2020/02/14 | Deutsche Welle
Bangladeshi Sex Worker's Honorable Funeral Hailed as a Landmark
Sex workers in Bangladesh often do not get a proper burial due to social stigma. This week's burial has been met with praise by human rights activists.