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2019/07/03 | Kathy Cheng

OPINION: EVA Air and the Sad State of Taiwanese Corporate Culture

Let's talk about how the EVA management reflects Taiwan's corporate culture.

2016/09/29 | Edward White

Singapore to Jail Teenage Blogger

Controversial Singaporean blogger Amos Yee has been sentenced 38 days in prison for ‘intending to wound religious feelings.’

2020/03/09 | Daphne K. Lee

Coronavirus Impact Prompts Illegal Unpaid Leave for Taiwanese Workers

Both domestic and international tour operators have allegedly put their employees on unpaid leave of absence without notifying the Department of Labor.

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.

2020/03/03 | Daphne K. Lee

Taiwan Pushes Back Against Coronavirus Disinformation

Disgruntled Chinese netizens are suspected to spread disinformation on the novel coronavirus outbreak status in Taiwan.

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.

2019/04/03 | 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.

2019/10/23 | Rik Glauert

Challenges Ahead as Japan Follows Taiwan’s Path to Marriage Equality

Japanese LGBT activists are looking to Taiwan as a successful example of granting same-sex couples the right to marry, but Japan has to first deal with its conservative politics and society.

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.

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.

2019/03/22 | Cat Thomas

INTERVIEW: Ian Rowen on the Sunflower Movement and Youth Activism in Taiwan

Ian Rowen looks back on Taiwan's Sunflower Movement, five years after helping share the occupation of the Legislative Yuan with an international audience.

2019/10/10 | Jennifer Gunther

5 Common Myths About Taiwan

On Taiwan's National Day, let us examine 5 common myths about the island — and debunk them all.

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.

2019/07/23 | Cat Thomas

Taiwan's Journey to Same-Sex Marriage Inspires 24-Year-Old to Film Her First Documentary

Taiwan's same-sex marriage documentary taipeilove* was screened in Berlin during Pride month to a packed-out cinema – now, audiences will have the opportunity to catch it in Taipei and Kaohsiung.

2017/01/27 | Daniel P Sullivan

The Rohingya Crisis and Suu Kyi’s Chance

Myanmar’s foreign minister and de-facto leader is caught between conflicting international and domestic pressures over the Rohingya crisis, but Daniel P Sullivan argues she can harness the growing chorus of international criticism to break down the barriers to change.