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2017/02/09 | Jay Lin

Shout Out to LGBT in Taiwan: Let's Be Out and Visible

'I eagerly anticipate the appearance of Taiwanese versions of Ellen deGeneres, Matthew Bonham, Anderson Cooper, Tim Cook, Ellen Page, Rachel Maddow, and so on.'

2017/02/09 | The Japan Times

Limiting the 'Right to be Forgotten'

According to the Supreme Court of Japan, search results can be ordered deleted only when the value of privacy protection clearly surpasses that of information disclosure.

2017/02/09 | TNL Staff

Hundreds Lashed in Indonesia under Sharia Law

Sharia laws are particularly harsh for women and the LGBT community.

2017/02/09 | Stellina Chen

CARTOON: Uber's Last Day in Taiwan

Uber high fines in Taiwan seem to have driven matters 'off the cliff.'

2017/02/08 | Steven Crook

South Taiwan’s Hakka Strongholds (Part One)

Taiwan’s southern half is a stronghold of Taiwanese Holo culture, and it’s where you will find the ancient former capital, Tainan, as well as Kaohsiung. At the same time, the south has intriguing pockets of Hakka culture and tradition waiting to be explored.

2017/02/08 | Dr. Willy Wo-Lap Lam

Beijing’s New Scorched-Earth Policy Against the Uighurs

The exacerbation of police state mechanisms has obviously failed to deter the growth of radicalism in the autonomous region

2017/02/07 | Rosemary Chen

HK Youth Suicides Spark Calls for Fresh Look at Academic Pressure

Two secondary school students in Hong Kong committed suicide within a 24-hour time span this week.

2017/02/07 | Edward White

Indonesia Under Fire for ‘HIV-Free’ Scholarship

An estimated 690,000 people were living with HIV in Indonesia in 2015, including 17,000 children.

2017/02/07 | Anthea McCarthy-Jones

Shining Light on the Pacific’s Dark Networks

Pacific Island nations have increasingly become transit hubs for large shipments of illicit drugs. Intelligence-gathering activities targeting entire network functions are required.

2017/02/06 | Edward White

INTERVIEW: Hong Kong’s Joshua Wong Goes Global

Blacklisted in much of Asia but welcomed in Washington: as the world gets to know Joshua Wong, the 20-year-old political activist just hopes to make a difference to Hong Kong.

2017/02/06 | Jason Hsu

OPINION: Bye Bye Uber, Now What?

'The big picture is: is this law helping solve the problem? And what approach should the government and industry take towards disruptive innovation?'

2017/02/06 | Yasuo Takao

Will Same-Sex Partnerships in Japan Go National?

As levels of public acceptance toward homosexuality continue to increase in Japan, groups opposed to LGBT rights such as Nippon Kaigi, are likely to expand the scope of the debate. Party politics could be dragged into the patterns of morality politics.

2017/02/04 | Roderic Broadhurst

Getting Organized on Asia's Rising Drug Trade

Cross-border movement of illicit products into and out of Southeast Asia, often via India and China, has intensified in recent years.

2017/02/03 | The Japan Times

Abe Penalizing the Plotting of Crimes in Japan

The Abe administration is preparing a legislation to penalize 'preparing for terrorism and other acts,' drawing concern for increased surveillance of citizens.

2017/02/03 | Rosemary Chen

Contradictions, Confusion and a Blackout in China after Billionaire taken from Hong Kong

Since 2014, under President Xi Jinping’s corruption crackdown more than 2,000 so-called economic fugitives, including more than 300 former officials, have been returned to China from more than 70 countries and regions.

2017/02/02 | TNL Staff

BREAKING: Uber Suspends Operations in Taiwan

Uber has faced a hostile regulatory environment in Taiwan and a growing mountain of fines.

2017/02/02 | The Japan Times

OPINION: Indonesia’s Critical Tolerance Test

The turmoil surrounding Jakarta's governor is a test of Indonesia's democracy and its commitment to a tolerant and open form of Islam.