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2020/12/11 | Voice of America

China Limits Travel by Some US Officials To Hong Kong

China is restricting travel by some U.S. officials to Hong Kong after the U.S. imposed sanctions and a travel ban on 14 Chinese officials.

2020/10/21 | TNL Feature

How Do South Koreans View North Korea’s Human Rights Violations?

A survey found that if unification were to occur, most South Koreans agree that North Korean officials should be punished for human rights violations, even if doing so increased tensions.

2020/10/20 | Syrena Lin

Tainan Civil Society Groups Protest Eviction of Elderly Resident

A railway expansion project in Tainan has led to the demolition of family homes, threatening to evict a 99-year-old resident. Civil society groups have come out in force to protest.

2020/12/16 | Luke Harrington and Chieh-chi Hsieh

UBI as a Voucher: The Case Against Universal Basic Income

UBI promises more choice, but it doesn't allow people to change the terms on which choices are offered. Taken with the particularities of Taiwan's financial system, UBI may not be an idea well-suited for the country.

2020/12/24 | Kirsten Han

Singapore’s Government Wants a Conversation on ‘Women Development.’ Here’s What They Don’t Want to Talk About.

It’s one thing to boost “women development” — a term with echoes of a “lean in” mentality that places the onus on women to work even harder to succeed in environments predominantly catering to men — but quite another to truly challenge the patriarchy and live up to feminist principles.

2020/11/26 | Bryan Chou

Taiwan Secures 15 Million Covid-19 Vaccine Doses With Native Development Underway

Taiwan has signed the first bilateral deal for a Covid-19 vaccine and is negotiating for three others. Native vaccine development is in progress.

2020/12/04 | Voice of America

China Proposes New Restrictions on Foreigners, Religious Services

The draft regulations require foreign worshipers who want to host religious activities in China to apply for a permit and demonstrate they are “friendly to China” in their country of origin.

2020/12/17 | Bryan Chou

Taiwan’s Proposed Bills To Regulate Online Content Stir Outrage

Taiwan's government announced plans to regulate content on streaming and social media platforms. The opposition Kuomintang suggested they limit freedom of speech and introduce censorship.

2020/03/31 | Michael Beltran

Basic Needs Unmet in the Philippines While Duterte Exploits Emergency Powers

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is taking advantage of his emergency powers during the COVID-19 pandemic while the elites benefit. But Filipino activist groups do not remain silent.

2020/03/31 | Deutsche Welle

'Chinese-Looking' Indians Targeted in Racist Attacks

A nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19 has created panic and anger among Indians. Now there are reports of attacks against people from northeastern states that border China, Murali Krishnan reports.

2020/03/30 | Syrena Lin

How Do Taiwan's Coronavirus Hotline and Quarantine System Work?

The CECC advises people with coronavirus symptoms to call the 1922 hotline for consultation and reporting. How is a test arranged? What about those who are already in home quarantine?

2020/03/27 | Roy Ngerng

Taiwan's Digital Response to Covid-19: Impressive, But Is Privacy Respected?

Taiwan has made advances in tech and deployed big data in the fight against COVID-19. But can privacy be protected?

2020/03/26 | Jennifer Gunther

From Gangster to Barber for Taipei's Homeless

Wu Ting, a former gang member, reconciles with his past by giving free haircuts at Taipei Main Station.

2020/03/25 | New Bloom

Taiwan Adopts Stricter Measures As Fears of Community Transmission Mount

Taiwan heightens its response to COVID-19 on fears that community transmission may be unavoidable.

2020/04/15 | TNL Staff

The Story Behind the 'Taiwan Can Help' Ad on New York Times

On Tuesday, the New York Times ran an ad funded by a grassroots campaign to highlight Taiwan's success in the Covid-19 pandemic despite exclusion from the WHO. Here's the background on how this came about.

2020/04/16 | Jennifer Gunther

Taiwanese Vaccine Manufacturer in Coronavirus Testing Phase

Taiwan's Adimmune Corporation is beginning animal tests for a Covid-19 vaccine.

2020/04/17 | Syrena Lin

Domestic Violence Rises in Isolation. Taiwan Has Yet to Act.

Statistics from New Taipei City show recent growth in domestic violence cases, but Taiwan has not enacted any additional policies or adjusted services.

2020/04/20 | Coco Dollanganger

How Is the Philippines Plotting Its Tourism Recovery?

The Philippine government, resort chains, and travel influencers are each trying to keep the country's tourism industry afloat while planning its post-pandemic recovery.