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2017/04/30 | Matthew Walsh

Why Chinese Nationalists Have a Homophobia Problem

Prejudiced patriots are using supposedly traditional values to ostracize the LGBT community.

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.

2017/04/29 | Michael Vatikiotis

Digging up the Dutch Colonial Past in Indonesia

The Netherlands is launching an inquiry into the armed struggle that transformed the Dutch East Indies into the republic of Indonesia seventy years ago.

2017/04/28 | Bibek Bhandari

Migrant Worker’s Essay Strikes Chord With Chinese Masses

A rural woman’s personal story of struggle and survival has made her an instant literary celebrity.

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.

2017/04/28 | JENNI MILLBANK

Reproductive Travelers: Surrogacy in Global Grey Zones

Rather than demonizing the hundreds of Australians that travel overseas every year to engage in surrogacy, policymakers and regulators would do better to try and understand what drives people into, and out of, fertility markets.

2017/04/28 | Sarita Santoshini

How Text Messages are Saving the Lives of Indian Mothers

'It shouldn’t matter where we live or what community we belong to. We don’t deserve to die.'

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.

2017/04/27 | Cai Yiwen

Pilot ‘Gaokao’ Reforms Only Pile on the Pressure

New college entrance exam rules designed to relieve student stress with more test opportunities are having the opposite effect.

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...

2017/04/27 | Jeffrey Hutton

Coldplay, Ahok and Fixing Jakarta

To make progress in Jakarta, it won’t be enough to simply say: 'I will fix you.'

2017/04/27 | C. Cindy Fan

Worlds Apart: Split Households and Migrating Masses in China

With the increased prevalence of both spouses engaging in migrant work, many rural villages in China now have a hollowed-out age structure, namely, only the young and the old stay behind.

2017/04/27 | Toshiya Takahashi

Japan's Slow March Back to State Control

Japan’s constitutional revision debate masks silent state control, writes Toshiya Takahashi.

2017/04/26 | TNL Staff

A Dark Year for Press Freedom

The underlying story in Asia is that most countries in the region are in a 'difficult situation' or a 'very serious situation,' according to the world's press freedom watchdog.

2017/04/26 | Kai-Yuan (Kyle) Cheng

Marching for Justice at the March for Science: A Postmodern Perspective

'It is really most appropriate that the scientists should be the ones marching for social justice and philosophical reflection. For perhaps no other people know better than we do just how our endeavors can be equally powerful for the destruction as it is for the construction of humanity.'

2017/04/26 | Niels Vandezande

Japan's Bitcoin Takeover: Virtual Currency Rules are Zen for Yen

Japan’s new legislation defining and recognizing virtual currencies not only offers a sound model for others – it’s already paying dividends in a rapidly growing fiscal frontier, writes Niels Vandezande.

2017/04/26 | William Hurst

China’s Critical Year

It is China's critical year that Xi Jinping is poised for breakthroughs on many fronts if he can successfully navigate around the many mines and obstacles that stand in his path.

2017/04/26 | Amal Shahid

Book Review: Marriage Migration in Asia: Emerging Minorities at the Frontiers of Nation-States

In Marriage Migration in Asia: Emerging Minorities at the Frontiers of Nation-States, editor Sari K. Ishii brings together contributors to explore new and emerging patterns of transnational marriage migration in East and Southeast Asia. This book is a valuable contribution to research that complicates many existing assumptions – such as the perception that it is mainly women from poorer countries who move to marry men in the more prosperous north – and highlights the need for greater legal protection for marriage migrants and their families, finds Amal Shahid.