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2021/04/02 | TNL Staff

Most Fatal Train Accident in 40 Years in Taiwan

The train, a Taroko Express Train No. 408 departing from Shulin in New Taipei City bound for Taitung on Taiwan’s east coast, derailed in the Daqingshui tunnel at around 9:35 a.m. 50 passengers have been reported dead, and 146 have been hospitalized.

2021/02/09 | Zoe Lorimer

Fundraiser Organized for Hospitalized English Teacher To Return Home

Metayer’s sister, Felicia Obryant, has recently started a campaign to raise US$200,000 for Metayer and their mother to return to the United States.

2021/07/23 | Henning von Mirbach

Falling Through The Cracks of Taiwan’s Immigration System

While the cautionary nature of Taiwan's approach to granting visas is praiseworthy, it can also turn a blind eye to situational, human ethics and doesn’t appear to be rational in every regard.

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.

2021/06/11 | Judy Chen

Lost Dreams of FamilyMart

Convenience stores were once a path to Taiwan’s middle class and a sign of economic transition to a service economy. But today a budding filmmaker’s experience working at FamilyMart reflects a stagnancy that haunts a generation.

2019/07/03 | Kathy Cheng

OPINION: EVA Air and the Sad State of Taiwanese Corporate Culture

Let's talk about how the EVA management reflects Taiwan's corporate culture.

2020/11/03 | P. Kerim Friedman

Who’s Taiwanese?

There is also no better symbol of Taiwanese sovereignty than its move to disassociate citizenship from Chineseness.

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.

2019/10/04 | Jolovan Wham

Past and Present: 20 Years of LGBT Movement in Singapore

The LGBT community in Singapore is still fighting to repeal the discriminatory Section 377A of the Penal Code, but it has inspired the society to be more accepting and open in the past two decades.

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.

2020/02/26 | Jeremy Van der Haegen

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.

2019/09/23 | TNL Feature

Hongkongers Living in Taiwan: It's Not All Sunshine and Rainbows

Hong Kong activists have been calling for asylum law in Taiwan. What is the reality for those Hongkongers who have already immigrated to Taiwan?

2019/10/21 | Darice D. Chang

Reshaping Queer Culture: Meet Taiwan’s First Drag Kings

As Taiwan’s drag queen scene flourishes, propelled by the global success of Drag Race, the king scene is growing as well, providing much needed space and platform for lesbians and AFAB-people.