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2016/08/30 | Edward White

Did the UN Redefine 'Hate Speech' over a Singaporean Blogger?

Singapore’s trial of a controversial blogger has led to a new standard for ‘hate speech,' an organization says.

2016/08/30 | Wu Haiyun

How ‘Little Fresh Meats’ Are Winning China Over

Chinese women are using their power as consumers to change traditional stereotypes of male beauty.

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.

2016/08/29 | Edward White

Repression in Laos Goes Under the Spotlight

A senior human rights advocate has slammed Laos’ communist government for being a 'regional leader' in repression.

2016/08/29 | Malaysiakini

Namewee: Don’t Go After Taiwanese Band

MV controversy: 'If you want to hold someone responsible, then let it be me alone.'

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.

2016/08/27 | Olivia Yang

Life-Saving Horses in Taiwan Retiring, for Better or Worse

The retirement of horses after they have been used to provide serum for human vaccination has caught the attention of animal rights watchers in Taiwan.

2016/08/26 | ZiQing Low

High Hopes for Taiwan’s ‘Genius’ Hacker Minister

The appointment of a young 'Internet genius' and hacker to Tsai Ing-wen's cabinet has created high expectations in Taiwan.

2018/10/05 | SME.Sandbox

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Board of Science and Technology Promote Innovation Sandbox Together to Demonstrate Government Support for Innovation and Entrepreneurship; MOEA Hosts “2018 Innovat

Directed by the Office of Science & Technology, Executive Yuan and hosted by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the 2018 Innovation Sandbox Exchange Forum was hosted at NEO Studio, Taipei on October 3rd. Audrey Tang, Minister without Portfolio of the Executive Yuan, Zse-hong Tsai, Executive Secretary of the Office of Science & Technology, and Wellington L. Koo, Chairman of the Financial Supervisory Commission were all invited to attend. The Forum hopes to make innovation sandbox an important mechanism amid a comprehensive innovation entrepreneurship environment, as well as a driving force for innovation development in Taiwan.

2016/08/26 | Olivia Yang

Taiwan-Malaysia Rap Video Depicting Prophet Muhammad Sparks Outrage

Commentators say the music video is 'an embarrassment to Taiwan,' but the band says it's a victim.

2016/08/26 | Yuan-ling Liang

OPINION: Taiwanese Farmers Need Co-Ops, Not Brands or E-Tail

Despite the good intentions behind recent efforts by young people to help Taiwanese farmers market their products, the agricultural sector faces more fundamental challenges.

2016/05/06 | 廣編企劃

Tired of all the Secret Spots in Taiwan? Come Broaden Your Horizons!

Since the trial operation of the Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum began, the daily free admission of 1,000 visitors has increased to 1,750 visitors. The number was even bumped up to 5,000 visitors during spring break...

2016/08/25 | Olivia Yang

Taiwan and China Fisheries vs. International Law

With China appearing to turn a blind eye to international fishing regulations, how can Taiwan, which is under constant EU scrutiny, improve its fishing industry?

2016/08/25 | ZiQing Low

Truku Aborigines Protest 'Unfair' Police Arrest

Aborigines claim they are prosecuted for carrying out their traditions.

2016/08/25 | Edward White

UPDATE: Amos Yee Pleads Guilty to Three Charges of ‘Wounding Religious Feelings’

'Prosecutor said I didn't have to wound religious feelings to have intended to wound religious feelings.'

2016/08/25 | Mo Tz-pin

Ten Questions: Yourator

A new Taiwanese company wants to help the local start-up scene and encourages young people to take the road less traveled.

2016/08/25 | Edward White

OP-ED: Time for Taiwanese Politicians to Take Migrant Issues Seriously

One in every 10 school children in Taiwan is the child of a migrant worker. How much longer can politicians afford to turn a blind eye to the many problems facing migrants?

2016/08/24 | J. Michael Cole

OP-ED: The Tsai Administration Needs to Stop Stalling on Marriage Equality

For years the DPP blamed the KMT for stalled efforts to legalize same-sex marriage in Taiwan. Now in control of both the executive and legislative branches of government, the DPP has no valid argument for further delays.

2016/08/24 | Edward White

‘That’s a Couple of Weeks in Jail’ – Singaporean Blogger Tweets During Trial

Controversial blogger Amos Yee has pleaded guilty to two lighter charges, but still faces up to three years behind bars after turning down a plea bargain to charges of offending religious beliefs of Singaporeans.

2016/08/24 | Olivia Yang

Tainan Prison To Offer College Classes, a First in Taiwan

A prison warden hopes the classes will encourage more inmates to obtain a college degree after serving their time.

2016/08/24 | Olivia Yang

Taiwanese Police Struggle to Control Pokémon Go Fever

A stampede of Pokémon Go players hit Taipei over the weekend and police are having difficulty controlling the crowd. But Taiwan isn't the only Asian country trying to deal with swarms of gamers.

2016/08/24 | Hafiz Yatim

Malaysia's Top Court to Rule on Child Islam Conversion

Malaysia's highest court will decide whether one parent can convert a child to Islam without the other parent's consent.