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2018/12/28 | Coco Dollanganger
OPINION: 'Not Filipino Enough'? Catriona Gray Is as Filipino as They Come
Light skin, pointed nose... the appearance of Miss Universe 2018 has sparked rancorous debate in the Philippines. While it's generally well-intentioned, it misses the mark.
2018/10/22 | Justin Hugo
SINGAPORE: Millionaire Ministers and Systemic Inequality
Singapore has excellent healthcare and education, but only a fraction of the population can afford it due to a systemically repressive regime that saps economic vitality at every turn.
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.
2018/10/02 | Jules Quartly
OPINION: Taiwan Welcomes Islam with Open Arms
Taiwan's religious tolerance, especially towards Islam is, sadly, exceptional.
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.
2016/10/17 | Edward White
Vietnamese Netizens Defiant Despite Looming Prison Threats
‘What doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger’: Vietnamese bloggers and political activists will continue to criticize authorities, despite the ever-present threat of jail and an increasingly confident government.
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.