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2017/10/27 | David Green

Ahead of Pride, Taiwan Still Waits for Same-sex Marriage

Despite the decision of Taiwan's constitutional court to amend Taiwan's Civil Code in favor of same-sex marriage in May, the country's institutions are dragging their feet on implementing legislation.

2017/10/26 | Michael Beltran

Meet Ka Inday: Activist, Warrior and Defender of San Roque

Estrelieta “Ka Inday” Bagasbas has lived a storied life, but it is for her passionate activism in defense of the urban poor in San Roque, a community in the Quezon City area of Metro Manila, for which neighbors and fellow residents are truly thankful.

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.

2017/10/25 | TNL Staff

Voices from Taiwan Speak Up on #MeToo

Four Taipei residents: A Taiwanese woman, two of her Taiwanese-American counterparts, and a UK national, offer their takes on how the #MeToo phenomenon of women speaking up on social media about their experiences with sexual harassment at the hands of men has been received in Taiwan.  

2017/10/23 | Jeffrey Hutton

Gay Man Speaks on Indonesian Intolerance from Jakarta Prison

Growing intolerance in Indonesia is taking a human toll on gay men rounded up and prosecuted for public nudity under the country's archaic anti-pornography laws.

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.

2017/10/19 | Chen Ronggang

China's Cities Are Drowning in Takeout Trash

Every day, tens of millions of food containers, plastic bags, and disposable chopsticks eat away further at the environment.

2017/10/18 | Richard Javad Heydarian

Putting Duterte’s Popularity into Perspective of Philippines Political Culture

The Philippines' unique political culture may explain why Duterte manages to maintain high approval ratings despite mishaps and his controversial drug policy.

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.

2017/10/16 | Jayant Menon

Cambodia's Economic Growth Will Require Industry Shift

Cambodia's new status as lower middle-income country poses many challenges and opportunities ahead.

2017/10/16 | Tamara Nair and Alan Chong

Marginalized Female Migrant Workers Prone to Radicalization

'Radicalization through religion need not be the more attractive path out of socio-economic disenchantment for marginalized women,' writes Tamara Nair and Alan Chong.

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...

2017/10/15 | Kelly Gerard

Towards Solving ASEAN's Gender Inequality Problems

There are deep structural flaws within ASEAN's approach to addressing gender inequalities, not least a focus on women's economic empowerment over more nuanced, collective strategies. The challenge is developing holistic and effective approaches that make the most of increased funding in Southeast Asia.

2017/10/14 | Fan Liya

China’s Communist Youth League Decries Twitter 'Defamation'

Party’s youth wing reiterates it has no presence on one of the world’s largest social media platforms, but fails to step up to the plate and launch an official account.

2017/10/13 | Cedric Alviani

President Xi Nails Shut Chinese Internet's Coffin

New measures including holding social media moderators responsible for content posted in their forums, the end of anonymous posting and an upcoming ban on Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are the latest blows to what is left of internet freedom in China.

2017/10/11 | Rosemary Chen

ISSUE: New Southbound Policy Misses Migrant Worker Protections

President Tsai's recent speeches on the New Southbound Policy overlooked systematic discrimination problems faced by migrant workers in Taiwan.

2017/10/11 | Graeme Smith

China's Media Dying Slow Death under Xi

Under President Xi Jinping, China's print media is less than a paper tiger, a far cry from the days when a vigorous press in Guangzhou and beyond challenged Beijing's orthodoxy.

2017/10/10 | Mong Palatino

Is Free Speech an ‘Empty Promise’ in Singapore?

An artist and political activist was standing alone before the Parliament House, holding a mirror as an act of performance art. He was led away by the police and detained until he posted bail the next day.

2017/10/10 | Derek Hird

Xi Jinping’s Family Values Contribute to China's Gender Inequality

Ranked 90th on the United Nations' 2015 Gender Inequality Index, China still has a long way to go, and Xi's view on gender is not helping the case.

2017/10/09 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

Prison Sentences for Food-safety Violators in Taiwan

Food-safety scandals that occurred between 2013 to 2014 in Taiwan led the government to increase penalties for responsible parties.

2017/10/09 | Asit K. Biswas and Kris Hartley

Real Solutions for Plastic Problems

Plastic bags and bottles are a global menace, but the emergence of microplastics will test the policy courage of governments in new ways, write Asit K Biswas and Kris Hartley.

2017/10/07 | Cai Yifeng

Commercial Sex Among Chinese Men

Contemporary China has witnessed a sexual revolution that is more open to different sexuality and has a profound impact on gay sex.