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2020/03/04 | Jeremy Van der Haegen

Audrey Tang Praised for Coronavirus Prevention Tactics

Japanese netizens are captivated by Audrey Tang, Taiwan's digital minister, and her open data approach to sharing local information on the coronavirus outbreak.

2020/02/26 | Jeremy Van der Haegen

Taiwan’s Craft Beer Industry in Search of a Local Identity

Taiwan's burgeoning craft beer scene has come a long way since independent brewing was legalized in 2002. However, the breweries have wildly different ideas about using local ingredients and what makes a Taiwanese craft beer Taiwanese.

2020/11/13 | 廣編企劃

TAICCA Initiatives Help Taiwanese Content Ride Cultural Wave to Global Distribution

In July, TAICCA initiated the First Mile program, linking publishers, scriptwriters, and investors for the Print-to-Screen Adaptation Content Development Plan to boost TV and film production in Taiwan. The program extends to the 2020 Taiwan Creative Content Fest.

2020/01/10 | Rath Wang

Taiwan’s Youth Across All Spectrum Mobilizes to Increase Voter Turnout

Taiwanese youth are mobilizing voluntarily to increase voter turnout in the 2020 elections.

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.

2020/11/13 | 廣編企劃

Taiwan Sets First Creative Content Fest Dedicated to All Modes of Creativity

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic might have paralyzed global travel but that has not stopped Taiwan from flexing its muscles and putting its film and entertainment content on the world stage.

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.

2020/03/12 | Jeremy Van der Haegen

Taipei’s Pay Phones: A Relic of the Past?

Taipei's pay phones are slowly disappearing from the street view.

2020/03/12 | Voice of America

Not Just Coronavirus: Asians Have Worn Face Masks for Decades

People from Japan into Southeast Asia cover their mouths to deflect exhaust, pollution, and cold air, while some hide their faces.

2020/03/06 | Jeremy Van der Haegen

Anxious Chinese Consumers Expect Coronavirus Crisis to Last Until Summer

Chinese consumers are expecting the coronavirus to last until July despite local economists predicting a quick recovery in the second quarter.

2020/03/13 | The Conversation

‘Cabin Fever’: The Social and Psychological Impacts of a Coronavirus Lockdown

As the COVID-19 outbreak intensifies, mass isolation in virus epicenters is becoming a common tactic. The psychological and social impact of these measures are starting to emerge.

2020/03/13 | Xiaochen Su

Will Taiwanese Cuisine Sustain Its Popularity in Japan?

Taiwanese cuisine is slowly capturing the hearts of foodies around the world, including Japan's.

2020/02/14 | Deutsche Welle

Bangladeshi Sex Worker's Honorable Funeral Hailed as a Landmark

Sex workers in Bangladesh often do not get a proper burial due to social stigma. This week's burial has been met with praise by human rights activists.

2020/02/15 | Op-Ed

‘Parasite’ Symbolism Explained: Instant Noodles, Language, Basement

Bong Joon Ho's daunting observations of capitalism in "Parasite" are apparent. The Oscar-winning picture goes much further in exploring the depths of South Korean society.

2020/11/24 | Op-Ed

Why Taiwan Should Include Migrant Workers in Its Stimulus Program

Investing in blue-collar migrant laborers along with diplomats and permanent residency holders would not only improve Taiwan’s economy, but it could also solidify the country’s reputation as a progressive, inclusive nation of equals.

2020/10/31 | Rath Wang

The Year's Only In-Person Workplace Pride Was Just Held in Taipei

The event was a demonstration of two pillars of Taiwan's cultural diplomacy: its successful Covid-19 response, and its progress in LGBT equality.

2020/10/23 | Sean Pan

Post-Marriage Equality, What's Next for Taiwan? An Interview With Jennifer Lu

Jennifer Lu of the Taiwan Equality Campaign answers our questions on Taiwan's post-marriage equality landscape.

2020/02/15 | The Interpreter

Singapore’s Quarrel Over Colonialism

The remnants of Singapore's British colonial era run deeper than just architectural influence. Some praise the British rule while critics seek to challenge this orthodoxy.

2020/12/30 | TNL Staff

Taiwan’s 2020 in Review

From the first reports of a mysterious pneumonia-like illness and the presidential election, the news from Taiwan has had a relentless grip on us all.