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2016/09/19 | Mo Tz-pin

Murder in Chapel Prompts South Korea to Rethink Chinese Tourism

Chinese tourism has been a boon for the South Korean economy, but a rise in violent crime has some worried.

2018/10/23 | David Evans

OPINION: Kaohsiung's Skyline Is Dotted with Expensive White Elephants

Longtime Kaohsiung mayor Chen Chu leaves a legacy of expensive vanity projects alongside failing public services and infrastructure.

2019/10/05 | Daphne K. Lee

Face Mask Ban Will Only Push Hongkongers to Revolution

The Hong Kong government's face mask ban will only push the city into further chaos, as exemplified in other countries like France and Ukraine.

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.

2018/10/17 | Jules Quartly

Prostitution, Sugaring and the Evolution of Sex for Money in Taiwan

What’s the difference between prostitution and sugaring? After all, both involve sex for money.

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.

2016/09/13 | Olivia Yang

Workshop in Jakarta Highlights Indonesian Migrant Worker Issues

There are more than 200,000 Indonesian migrant workers in Taiwan. What are the problems they face and what should they keep an eye out for?

2016/12/28 | Edward White

Trump’s Unlikely Ally: The Chinese Dissident

A high-profile Chinese dissident sees U.S. President-elect Donald Trump as a potential game changer for human rights in China.

2017/05/24 | Ketagalan Media

On the Verge of History: Will Taiwan Legalize Same Sex Marriage Today?

If Taiwan’s constitutional court does deem same sex marriage to be legal, not only will it become a watershed in Taiwan’s history of democracy and developing civil society, it will also have profound meaning for LGBTQ rights around the world. 

2019/07/24 | CJ Sheu

'Nina Wu' Brings Taiwan into the #MeToo Era

Nina Wu (灼人秘密) is the first Taiwanese film to stir conversations around the #MeToo movement.