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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.
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.
2019/09/12 | Adam Hatch
How Can We Transform Taiwan Into a Bilingual Country?
The Taiwanese government is determined to improve the country's English competency in the next decade. Beyond education, what kind of policy changes are necessary to facilitate the reform?
2019/08/01 | Roy Ngerng
Minimum Wage: How Did Taiwan Fall Behind S. Korea?
Taiwan’s Minimum Wage Review Committee needs to make a long overdue decision to increase minimum wage in 2020.
2019/03/29 | Cat Thomas
INTERVIEW: Tobie Openshaw on Taiwan's Sunflowers, Indigenous Rights & Democracy
Videographer Tobie Openshaw on how his experiences in early adulthood shaped his life, his memories of the Sunflower Movement, and his ever-expanding list of projects.
2019/10/10 | Jennifer Gunther
5 Common Myths About Taiwan
On Taiwan's National Day, let us examine 5 common myths about the island — and debunk them all.
2018/09/30 | Cat Thomas
INTERVIEW: Down and Dirty with Taipei Drag Star Magnolia La Manga
We talk to a Taiwan drag icon about 15 years at the heart of a vibrant scene, LGBT rights, performing with Jolin Tsai, and spreading the word to the next generation.
2019/01/01 | Saigoneer
What We Know So Far About the 152 Missing Vietnamese Tourists in Taiwan
The disappearance of 152 Vietnamese nationals in Taiwan could seriously impact the visa application process for Vietnamese citizens in the future.