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2020/07/06 | The Conversation

Rethinking K-pop Industry’s Silence During the Black Lives Matter Movement

The K-pop industry has generally tried to stay apolitical, but its expanding American fan base has encouraged some K-pop stars to express their support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

2020/07/14 | Nicholas Haggerty

Taiwan’s Media Coverage of Migrant Worker Arrest an Embarrassment

The Taiwanese media's coverage of a migrant worker's arrest was sensational, insulting, and devoid of any legitimate public interest.

2020/07/15 | Alex Garcia

OPINION: Taipei’s Monthly Transit Pass Is Too Expensive

Mayor Ko Wen-je claimed Taipei's monthly transit pass is being abused. The real problem is that it is too expensive.

2020/07/15 | TNL Staff

Hualien Education Department Investigates ‘Blue Whale Challenge’ Among Teenagers

Hualien County’s Department of Education has notified all teachers to assist in the investigation into anonymous messages inviting students to join the "Blue Whale Challenge."

2020/07/23 | Brian Hioe

Brian Tseng Controversy Reveals Anxieties Beneath Taiwan's Politics

The Night Night Show, hosted by Brian Tseng, has accepted money from presidential candidates to appear as guests. The ensuing controversy reveals anxieties about Taiwan's entertainment and democratic cultures.

2020/07/28 | James X. Morris

How Hong Kong Activists Are Sustaining Pro-Democracy Movement in Taiwan

After a year of intense protesting, Hong Kong activists in Taiwan are shifting gears, organizing a group called Hong Kong Outlanders to encompass art, education, and lobbying of government figures to sustain interest in their cause.

2020/08/04 | Michael Fahey

The Case for Equitable Dual Nationality in Taiwan

Ultimately, the decision to permit dual nationality comes down to whether Taiwan is an ethnic national state like Japan or a country based on shared values like the United States or France.

2020/08/13 | Voice of America

As China’s Vloggers Draw International Fans, Beijing Sees Soft Power Opportunity

One of China’s most popular vloggers, Li Ziqi, has garnered millions of followers based on her idyllic depictions of China’s country life.

2020/08/13 | TNL Staff

Taiwan to Amend Age of Majority From 20 to 18

Taiwan will lower the legal age of majority from 20 to 18 in its Civil Code.

2020/08/17 | Alex Garcia

The Planned Expressway to Taipei Would Be a Disaster

Stopping the Danbei road project will contribute more to the goals of building a sustainable city than all of New Taipei’s plans combined.

2020/08/19 | Roy Ngerng

Taiwan's Minimum Wage Increase Doesn't Go Far Enough

Taiwan’s proposed minimum wage increase is still lower than the minimum wage in countries with comparable GDPs per capita, what a plurality of Taiwanese think, and what Taiwan’s own political leaders say it should be.

2020/08/21 | TNL Staff

Philippine-Made Hair Product Listed Manila as ‘Province of China’

Manila's mayor ordered the closure of at least four businesses selling hair products erroneously labeling the Philippines as a province of China.

2020/08/27 | Catherine Chou

Don’t Blame Jeremy Lin. The Problem Is Taiwan’s ROC Nationality Laws.

If Taiwan does not want to be seen simply as a “Chinese democracy,” giving a permanent stake in society to those who migrated from other parts of the world is an important step towards shedding that label.

2020/08/28 | Roy Ngerng

The Pay in Taiwan Is Too Damn Low

Taiwan’s minimum wage is not just lower than the international standard. Its rate of growth has lagged.

2020/08/31 | Ying-yu Alicia Chen

Independence Day Takes On New Meaning For Indonesian Fishermen

“Some can’t join us today. They have to work,” Muzahir said. “We just have to find a way to enjoy it.”

2020/09/02 | TNL Staff

Taiwan Unveils New Passport Design

Taiwan has revealed a new passport design, reducing the size of the words "Republic of China."