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2016/08/17 | Edward White

U.N. Backs Singaporean Blogger as More Jail Time Looms

The United Nations has slammed the Singaporean government as a 17-year-old blogger faces more time behind bars for 'wounding' religious feelings.

2016/08/16 | Edward White

Taiwan Falls Short on Religious Freedom for Domestic Workers: Report

Taiwanese authorities appear to have finally noticed that despite the protections for religious freedom enshrined in the Constitution, hundreds of thousands of domestic workers are still unable to attend religious services. Meanwhile, institutionalized discrimination remains rife in China.

2016/08/16 | Atlas Obscura

Welcome to Shanghai's Marriage Market

Shanghai's so-called Marriage Market allows parents to advertise their lovelorn children in low-tech, ink-and-paper dating profiles.

2016/08/15 | Mo Tz-pin

Taiwan University Fined NT$1 Million for Expelling HIV-Positive Student

In what is considered a landmark case for Taiwan, a university has been fined for expelling an HIV-positive student in 2013.

2016/08/15 | Yuan-ling Liang

Taiwanese Flock to See Controversial Hong Kong Film

Banned in China, the controversial Hong Kong film 'Ten Years' is enjoying good play time in Taiwan.

2016/08/15 | Yuan-ling Liang

OPINION: Hope in Taiwan’s New Media Landscape

‘Complaining is not enough...People should refuse to read junk.’

2016/08/12 | Austin Chad Willhoft

NGO Bridges Gap between SEA Migrant Workers and Taiwanese Employers

With nearly 600,000 Southeast Asian migrant workers in Taiwan, cultural and language barriers leave many workers and employers frustrated. The One-Forty Foundation believes it has the answer.

2016/08/12 | Yuan-ling Liang

Clothes from Morgues Illegally Shipped and Sold in China

Authorities in China say they have uncovered a clothing import operation with items taken from overseas morgues and trash dumps.

2016/08/11 | ZiQing Low

Taiwan Can't Revoke Deportation of S Koreans in Hydis Case, Court says

A court in Taiwan has ruled it cannot revoke a decision by immigration officials to deport a group of South Koreans who were on hunger strike in protest against a Taiwanese company.

2016/08/11 | Edward White

Report Slams Indonesia’s Anti-LGBT Stance as Court Mulls Criminalizing Gay Sex

As Indonesia’s Constitutional Court considers criminalizing homosexuality, a new report bemoans the proliferation of the anti-gay movement across the archipelago.

2016/08/11 | TNL Staff

Taipei 101 to Welcome 2017 With…Light Show

Rather than the usual fireworks, a light show and France’s famous Strasbourg Christmas Market will help revelers welcome 2017 in Taipei.

2016/08/11 | ZiQing Low

College Student Tortures and Kills Second Cat in Taiwan

The exchange student from Macau is also suspected of killing three other cats.

2016/08/09 | TNL Staff

INTERVIEW: Diaries of Taiwan's Pokemon Addicts

The News Lens International talks to a group of people caught chasing digital monsters around Taipei.

2016/08/09 | Austin Chad Willhoft

Abuse of Migrant Workers in Taiwan Regular: NGO

‘We see many cases of sexual abuse, harassment or inappropriate contact. Most migrant workers don’t ask for help because if they talk to their broker, they will be threatened to be sent back to their home country.’

2016/08/08 | Olivia Yang

Taiwanese Vet Dedicated to Promoting Trap, Neuter, Release

'I got into this line of work because I didn’t want to see the animals suffer, but what has motivated us to keep working is the fact that we have seen the influence and progress of our work.'

2016/08/08 | Yuan-ling Liang

More Than 300 People Fined for Playing Pokémon Go in Taiwan

The mobile game has finally been released in Taiwan, causing disturbances as people have been playing in the streets or while driving.