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2020/09/07 | James X. Morris

This Taiwanese Family Is Fighting for Their Lost Ancestral Tomb

Across Taiwan, burial grounds are being demolished to make way for developers. One family is putting up a fight.

2020/09/08 | TNL Staff

Taiwan's Opposition Party Says No to American Pork

Food safety concerns have triggered domestic political debate in Taiwan over allowing the import of U.S. pork containing ractopamine, a leanness-enhancing additive.

2020/09/08 | Roy Ngerng

Are Singaporeans Getting Ripped off by Their Social Welfare Programs?

Even though the money in Singapore's retirement and health insurance schemes continues to grow, Singaporeans can only withdraw a pathetically small amount.

2020/09/10 | Will Peyton

What Is China’s Polar Strategy?

The central question surrounding the Xuelong 2 seems to be whether it is an innocuous display of China’s soft power or signals geopolitical storms to come.

2020/09/18 | Taiwan Insight

The Growing Complexity and Diversity of Taiwanese Families

Taiwan currently vies with South Korea for having the lowest total fertility rate in the world.

2020/10/07 | TNL Feature

South Korea Split Over Perception of Workplace Harassment

A new survey finds that men and women have very different perceptions of what constitutes sexual harassment at work in South Korea.

2020/10/08 | Zoe Lorimer

Sharing the Black Experience in Taiwan

Since the Black Lives Matter Rally in June, opportunities for sharing Black experiences in Taiwan have multiplied.

2020/10/14 | Joe Henley

Equal Rights for Migrant Workers Now

There are 800,000 Southeast Asian migrant workers in Taiwan doing the jobs locals don’t want or aspire to. They deserve equal rights.

2020/11/03 | P. Kerim Friedman

Who’s Taiwanese?

There is also no better symbol of Taiwanese sovereignty than its move to disassociate citizenship from Chineseness.

2020/12/29 | TNL Feature

Does Universal Basic Income Have a Home in Taiwan?

Is Taiwan's stability during the pandemic an occasion to think big?

2021/01/13 | Taiwan Insight

The Problem of Taiwan’s Lost-Contact Migrant Workers’ ‘Illicit Enjoyment’

Financially strained, migrant workers in Taiwan can turn to cheap drugs and alcohol after a day of backbreaking work.

2021/01/22 | TNL Staff

Plan for Digital ID Card Suspended Amid Controversy

A plan to issue digital identification cards in July was suspended until a special law has been established to govern the matter.

2021/02/10 | OCF Lab

On the Use of Digital Identity in Asia (1) – Digital ID in Taiwan

Taiwan's plan to issue digital identification cards in July has been suspended due to calls to establish a legal basis. But civic organizations have raised other concerns for the policy.

2021/02/15 | OCF Lab

On the Use of Digital Identity in Asia (3) – Digital Identity in Singapore & South Korea

What can Taiwan learn from South Korea and Singapore in implementing a digital ID scheme?

2021/03/16 | Taiwan Insight

How Well Does Taiwan Support People With Disabilities?

Taiwan's medical establishment views the disabled body as something that needs to be fixed, and this discourages people with disabilities from participating in society.