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2019/06/25 | TNL Feature
The Pleasure and Sorrow of the 'Mukbang' Super Eaters of YouTube
While spectacular online eating shows – ‘mukbangs’ – are wildly popular around the world and bring fame to the super eaters, some find them unbearable and have decided to quit.
2018/08/30 |
How to Understand the Confusing Spellings of Romanized Chinese Names
The different ways Singaporean-Malaysian Chinese communities transliterate names reflect the region's cultural diversity.
2019/03/25 | Nick Aspinwall
Southeast Asian Workers Rally to Protest Sexual Abuse, Poor Labor Standards
Migrant workers gathered at Taipei Main Station on Sunday to protest the third-party brokerage system, sexual harassment of female workers, and the government's inaction in affirming human rights for Southeast Asian workers.
2019/04/25 | Chen Yu-chiao
The 'Taiwan Model' of Adopting Human Rights Treaties Without UN Membership
Taiwan has earned plaudits for domesticated human rights reforms, but NGOs accuse successive administrations of failing to keep promises to do more.
2019/04/10 | Milo Hsieh
OPINION: Taiwan’s Traditional Thinking Hinders Its Plans for Economic Innovation
Taiwan wants to leap into the future of global tech innovation. It must start by addressing questions over the legacy of its authoritarian past.
2019/09/29 | Darice D. Chang
End Species Exploitation: Taipei Joins the Third Annual Animal Rights March
Vegan activists in Taipei participate in the third annual Animal Rights March, raising awareness of animal cruelty in Taiwan.
2018/10/14 | Global Voices
Japanese TV Show Slammed for Exploiting Migrant Deportations as Entertainment
The reality show, officially promoted by Japan's Immigration Bureau, is being labeled an 'international embarrassment.'
2018/12/04 | Roy Ngerng
How the LGBT Referendums Split From Taiwanese Popular Opinion
Most Taiwanese support some form of legal protection for same-sex couples. The Nov. 24 referendums don't tell the whole story.
2019/09/30 | Daphne K. Lee
Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Movement Inspires 100,000 to Rally in Taipei
100,000 attended the anti-authoritarianism rally in Taipei to support Hong Kong despite heavy rain.
2018/10/31 | Jay Lin
OPINION: Why We Need 'Out in Taiwan'
The exhibition 'Out in Taiwan' could not come at a more important time for LGBTQ rights in Asia.