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2019/01/09 | Nick Aspinwall
Taiwan's Indigenous to Xi: Taiwan Is Not China, Xi Does Not 'Understand Dignity'
In an open letter to Xi Jinping, Taiwan's indigenous call on China to respect the self-determination of the island and its indigenous population.
2019/05/18 | Cat Thomas
The Highs and Lows, Tears and Cheers of the Marriage Equality Rally
On the ground at the Legislative Yuan as Taiwan becomes the first country in Asia to approve same-sex marriage.
2019/04/29 | Nick Aspinwall
Taiwan and Philippines Indigenous Groups Find Solidarity in Opposing China
A delegation of Taiwanese indigenous peoples recently traveled to the Philippines, where they joined in the growing indigenous opposition to a China-funded irrigation project.
2019/03/29 | Cat Thomas
INTERVIEW: Tobie Openshaw on Taiwan's Sunflowers, Indigenous Rights & Democracy
Videographer Tobie Openshaw on how his experiences in early adulthood shaped his life, his memories of the Sunflower Movement, and his ever-expanding list of projects.
2019/10/04 | Jolovan Wham
Past and Present: 20 Years of LGBT Movement in Singapore
The LGBT community in Singapore is still fighting to repeal the discriminatory Section 377A of the Penal Code, but it has inspired the society to be more accepting and open in the past two decades.
2019/09/14 | Daphne K. Lee
Oslo Freedom Forum Calls for Hong Kong-Taiwan Unity Against Tyranny
The 2019 Oslo Freedom Forum in Taipei focused on Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement among discussions of media freedom and authoritarian regimes around the world.
2019/09/12 | Adam Hatch
How Can We Transform Taiwan Into a Bilingual Country?
The Taiwanese government is determined to improve the country's English competency in the next decade. Beyond education, what kind of policy changes are necessary to facilitate the reform?
2019/05/24 | Cat Thomas
Celebrations and Vows to Fight on As Taiwan Registers First Same-Sex Marriages
Government officials joined in the jubilant First In Asia Wedding Party as Taiwan made history as the first country in Asia to register same-sex marriages.
2019/03/25 | Nick Aspinwall
Southeast Asian Workers Rally to Protest Sexual Abuse, Poor Labor Standards
Migrant workers gathered at Taipei Main Station on Sunday to protest the third-party brokerage system, sexual harassment of female workers, and the government's inaction in affirming human rights for Southeast Asian workers.
2019/05/03 | J. Zach Hollo
Meet the Foreign Workers Stepping in to Care for Taiwan's Aging Population
Care for Taiwan’s elderly used to be a family responsibility, but demographic upheavals and urbanization have ushered in an era of domestic caregivers from Southeast Asia. A look into that industry offers a snapshot of isolation, economic desperation, and mutual culture shock.
2019/04/03 | Yung Lin
Has Taiwan's Sunflower Movement Had a Wider International Effect?
Taiwan's 2014 Sunflower Movement has also influenced the country's diplomatic strategy.