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2019/10/30 | Syrena Lin
Will Taiwan Ever Abolish the Death Penalty?
Premier Su Tseng-chang’s remark on the death penalty sparked activist outrage last week, and discussions on the abolition of capital punishment will be a crucial item on Taiwan’s 2020 policy agenda.
2018/09/20 | Eryk Smith
OPINION: In Kaohsiung, There Are Limits to the Multilingual Love
The axes are out for a politician advocating for languages other than English and Chinese to be kept out of the classroom.
2018/10/26 | Madeleine Work
OPINION: Taipei Should Have a Car Free Day
Taipei and Taiwan's other cities would benefit enormously from a few days break from the tyranny of the gas-guzzling automobile.
2019/09/14 | Daphne K. Lee
Oslo Freedom Forum Calls for Hong Kong-Taiwan Unity Against Tyranny
The 2019 Oslo Freedom Forum in Taipei focused on Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement among discussions of media freedom and authoritarian regimes around the world.
2019/04/03 | Yung Lin
Has Taiwan's Sunflower Movement Had a Wider International Effect?
Taiwan's 2014 Sunflower Movement has also influenced the country's diplomatic strategy.
2019/05/24 | Cat Thomas
Celebrations and Vows to Fight on As Taiwan Registers First Same-Sex Marriages
Government officials joined in the jubilant First In Asia Wedding Party as Taiwan made history as the first country in Asia to register same-sex marriages.
2019/10/16 | Rik Glauert
Taiwan’s Newlywed Same-Sex Couples Prepare for Landmark Pride Parade
It’s been 5 months since Taiwan legalized same-sex marriage. Where are the married couples now?