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2021/09/02 | Roy Ngerng

Raise Minimum Wage Now to Fix Taiwan’s Lopsided Economy

Taiwan has lost 20 to 30 years to transition to a higher-value innovation-led economy. If it wants to be strong, it is time to increase wages significantly.

2018/10/11 | Sandee Woodside

Shame, Pleasure and Affirmative Consent

From Washington to Taipei, allegations of rape are kick-starting conversations about consent and feminine sexual pleasure.

2020/02/20 | Jeremy Van der Haegen

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.

2019/08/13 | The Interpreter

'Brownface' Backlash Reveals Systematic Racism in Singapore

Racism is a recurring discussion in Singapore and state-owned companies have done little to reflect on their mistakes.

2019/04/24 | Xiaochen Su

OPINION: A Lack of Language Fluency Cannot Become a Basis of Identity

The controversy surrounding Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka has parallels to opposition to Taiwan's plans to become a bilingual nation by 2030.

2019/05/03 | J. Zach Hollo

Meet the Foreign Workers Stepping in to Care for Taiwan's Aging Population

Care for Taiwan’s elderly used to be a family responsibility, but demographic upheavals and urbanization have ushered in an era of domestic caregivers from Southeast Asia. A look into that industry offers a snapshot of isolation, economic desperation, and mutual culture shock.

2021/01/11 | TNL Staff

Taiwan’s Population Shrinks for the First Time

Taiwan’s population declined for the first time in 2020, as the country struggles with one of the lowest birth rates across the world.

2018/11/16 | Cat Thomas

INTERVIEW: Ellery & Yolanda on Dragging Taiwan Towards LGBT Acceptance

As Taiwan gears up for referendum questions covering marriage equality and gender equity education in schools, Taipei’s only out drag couple to talk about their experiences growing up in New Taipei and Wisconsin.

2021/04/19 | TNL Staff

Fire Breaks Out at Taipei Q Square Shopping Mall

The latest reports from Apple Daily state that the fire originated in the Palais de Chine Hotel.

2021/03/03 | Judy Chen

For “Subtle Taiwanese Traits,” Seeing Taiwan Anew Starts Within the Community

Arising from disillusionment with the Subtle Asian Traits Facebook group, Subtle Taiwanese Traits has been a fertile and sometimes contentious ground for defining what it means to be Taiwanese today.

2019/04/18 | Roy Ngerng

ANALYSIS: Tracking Disinformation, Trust and Security in Taiwan

Taiwan's battle against disinformation opens the door to familiar questions about the importance of freedom vs. security.

2019/10/07 | The Conversation

China Granted Same-Sex Couples Legal Rights But Not Acceptance

Same-sex couples in China can now appoint each other as their legal guardians, but the Chinese government still insists that heterosexual monogamy aligns with Chinese moral traditions.

2020/12/09 | Cat Thomas

How Taiwan’s Overseas Tour Leaders Are Weathering Covid-19

Taiwan’s overseas travel industry has all but collapsed during Covid-19. Two tour group leaders discuss how they’ve adjusted.

2019/04/29 | Nick Aspinwall

Taiwan and Philippines Indigenous Groups Find Solidarity in Opposing China

A delegation of Taiwanese indigenous peoples recently traveled to the Philippines, where they joined in the growing indigenous opposition to a China-funded irrigation project.

2019/04/09 | David Evans

London Sculpture Saga Keeps China's Bullying of Taiwan in the Spotlight

When China attempts to limit Taiwan's international space, it shows the rest of the world the mechanisms of the CCP's hostility.

2018/09/13 | Lu Ching-wen

EXPERIENCE: Life Inside, Observing a Taiwan Prison Clinic

A revealing glimpse into life inside a Taiwanese prison.