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2020/06/13 | Daphne K. Lee

Black Lives Matter Rallies in Taipei

Hundreds attended a Taipei rally in solidarity with the global Black Lives Matter movement.

2020/06/18 | Deutsche Welle

Trump Signs Sanctions Law Over China Crackdown of Uyghurs

Donald Trump has signed into law an act that authorizes sanctions against Chinese officials over the mass incarceration of Uyghur Muslims. The move is likely to deliver a fresh blow to the already tense U.S.-China ties.

2020/06/22 | TNL Feature

‘Rat Tribe’: Propping up a Slumless Beijing and the ‘Chinese Dream’

Beijing appears to be a city without slums. The "Chinese dream" appears to be in reach. But both are illusions propped up by an underclass of workers called the "rat tribe."

2020/06/23 | Esther Kao

Are We Ready for Higher Education to Go Remote?

Graduating from college while taking remote classes was not just a drain. It made clear the transformative power of campus life.

2020/06/24 | Syrena Lin

The Migrant Fishermen Union on the Frontlines Against Covid-19 and Bosses

The Yilan Migrant Fishermen Union has pointed out the increased vulnerabilities that their workers face under Covid-19. But this is just their latest campaign since their establishment in 2013.

2020/06/29 | Deutsche Welle

Hong Kong: 'Silent Protest' March Targets National Security Law

Hundreds of Hongkongers have marched silently through the city's streets in protest against the looming national security legislation to be implemented by the mainland Chinese government.

2020/07/01 | Daphne K. Lee

Hong Kong’s National Security Law May Endanger Foreign Nationals

Beijing has granted itself extraterritorial power with Hong Kong's draconian national security law, which may endanger foreign nationals who offer any form of assistance to Hongkongers.

2020/07/02 | East Asia Forum

Covid-19 Is Accelerating China’s Economic Self-Reliance

Reliance on domestic consumption is just one of the shifts accelerated by the coronavirus and the increasing rivalry with the United States.

2020/07/06 | The Conversation

Rethinking K-pop Industry’s Silence During the Black Lives Matter Movement

The K-pop industry has generally tried to stay apolitical, but its expanding American fan base has encouraged some K-pop stars to express their support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

2020/07/14 | Nicholas Haggerty

Taiwan’s Media Coverage of Migrant Worker Arrest an Embarrassment

The Taiwanese media's coverage of a migrant worker's arrest was sensational, insulting, and devoid of any legitimate public interest.

2020/07/15 | Alex Garcia

OPINION: Taipei’s Monthly Transit Pass Is Too Expensive

Mayor Ko Wen-je claimed Taipei's monthly transit pass is being abused. The real problem is that it is too expensive.

2020/07/15 | TNL Staff

Hualien Education Department Investigates ‘Blue Whale Challenge’ Among Teenagers

Hualien County’s Department of Education has notified all teachers to assist in the investigation into anonymous messages inviting students to join the "Blue Whale Challenge."

2020/07/23 | Brian Hioe

Brian Tseng Controversy Reveals Anxieties Beneath Taiwan's Politics

The Night Night Show, hosted by Brian Tseng, has accepted money from presidential candidates to appear as guests. The ensuing controversy reveals anxieties about Taiwan's entertainment and democratic cultures.

2020/07/28 | James X. Morris

How Hong Kong Activists Are Sustaining Pro-Democracy Movement in Taiwan

After a year of intense protesting, Hong Kong activists in Taiwan are shifting gears, organizing a group called Hong Kong Outlanders to encompass art, education, and lobbying of government figures to sustain interest in their cause.

2020/08/04 | Michael Fahey

The Case for Equitable Dual Nationality in Taiwan

Ultimately, the decision to permit dual nationality comes down to whether Taiwan is an ethnic national state like Japan or a country based on shared values like the United States or France.