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2017/06/06 | Edward White
Q&A: 'The Ideology Won’t Die' — Ousted Lawmakers on the Future of Hong Kong Protest Movement
Hong Kong political activists Yau Wai-ching and Sixtus ‘Baggio’ Leung believe that they, along with other youth leaders, may be behind bars by the time the Chinese President Xi Jinping visits Hong Kong later this month.
2017/11/06 | Leora Joy
'XConfessions' Film Review: Let's Talk about Lust 
The popularity of Erika Lust's 'XConfessions' — short erotic films made by a woman for women — at the recent Women Make Waves Film Festival in Taipei shows the time is now to open a conversation about how women engage with pornography.
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.
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. 
2017/04/12 | ZiQing Low
Wife of Missing Taiwan Activist Told that Local Security Officials Mistakenly Detained Husband
Guangdong security bureau needed to show performance results under China’s new NGO laws, Lee Ming-che's wife told.
2017/07/14 | Edward White
Hong Kong By-Elections Now Loom as Critical Test for Democracy Movement
A court decision today paves the way for a series of by-elections that may prove critical for the future of Hong Kong’s democracy movement.
2017/02/09 | Stellina Chen
CARTOON: Uber's Last Day in Taiwan
Uber high fines in Taiwan seem to have driven matters 'off the cliff.'
2017/03/23 | James Baron
Airbrushing Taiwan’s History: Can Japanese Colonialism Ever Be Justified?
'Amazingly,' wrote Kaori Shoji, 'Taiwan is the one country where the Japanese imperialists managed to do more good than harm.'
2017/01/25 | Jay Lin
My New Year Rooster Message: They Go Low, We Go Forward
We must not bury our heads in the sand but instead use our voices, actions and unity to make sure we continue moving forwards and not backward.
2017/01/13 | Wang Lianzhang
Shenzhen Closes Door on Blind Migrants
The city’s ‘hukou’ regulations say people with disabilities cannot become official residents.
2017/07/13 | TNL Staff
'The Chinese Government Has Lost' - Tributes for Liu Xiaobo
'His courage and his sacrifice for his country will inspire millions of Chinese activists and dissidents to persevere.'
2017/04/27 | Jeffrey Hutton
Coldplay, Ahok and Fixing Jakarta
To make progress in Jakarta, it won’t be enough to simply say: 'I will fix you.'
2017/01/18 | Anqi Shen
China's Growing Fake Wine Market
With the increasing popularity of high-end foreign wine consumption, the fake wine market is also a booming business in China.
2017/02/06 | Jason Hsu
OPINION: Bye Bye Uber, Now What?
'The big picture is: is this law helping solve the problem? And what approach should the government and industry take towards disruptive innovation?'
2017/01/05 | Edward White
Chinese Bloggers Who Exposed Thousands of Protests Remain in Detention, No Trial
Two Chinese bloggers who detailed thousands of public protests await formal charges six months after being detained. There have also been reports of torture.