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2018/01/31 | Monica Mizzi

Making a Difference to Taipei’s Homeless, One Meal at a Time

A volunteer group is using free food to break down misconceptions about the homeless in Taipei.

2018/01/31 | Benny Hari Juliawan

From Hong Kong Migrant Workers to Women Leaders

They are not just domestic helpers hidden within the walls of fancy apartments, they are influential women leaders working for their own rights.

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.

2018/01/29 | TNL Staff

Social Workers to Feel the Brunt of Labor Act Amendments

One survey indicates that most social workers in Taiwan already make less than US$1,000 per month.

2018/01/29 | Melissa Crouch

MYANMAR: Remembering Assassinated Activist U Ko Ni

U Ko Ni also made major contributions to peace and democracy in Myanmar.

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.

2018/01/26 | Dr. James M. Dorsey

MALAYSIA: Activist's Disappearance Stirs Debate about Saudi-Funded Intolerance

An activist vilified for his religion before vanishing is at the center of swirling accusations of religious intolerance.

2018/01/26 | Brian Hioe

Songshan Airport Eviction Slips under Radar

The head of the Songshan Airport Forced Eviction Self-Help Organization had his own home forcibly demolished.

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.

2018/01/22 | David Green

Why Even Digital Publishers Should 'Like' Facebook’s News Feed Change

Changes to Facebook's news feed will likely benefit users, advertisers and maybe even journalism.

2018/01/22 | Eryk Smith

OPINION: Should Kaohsiung Spend US$100M Repairing Rural Roads?

One of Southern Taiwan's main tourist attractions is languishing for a lack of infrastructure funds.

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...

2018/01/18 | Kirsten Han

Does Singapore Really Need a 'Fake News' Law?

There are plenty of constraints on free expression in Singapore and fake news appears yet to be a problem.

2018/01/15 | Nick Aspinwall

Homelessness, Debt, Lost Memories: Hongmaogang's Cautionary Tale

The people of Hongmaogang have faced numerous challenges since their village was relocated in 2007. Now, residents work to keep their homeland's spirit alive - and warn their threatened neighbors in Dalinpu of what lies ahead.

2018/01/15 | Du Peipei

China Is Trialing a Market-based Approach to Dealing with Illegal Structures

A pioneering community in Nanjing is trialing a market-based approach to rezoning public spaces.

2018/01/14 | Morley J Weston

OPINION: Taiwan Should Abandon the Illusion of the 7-Day Week

Protests against Taiwan's labor law amendments are wide off the mark — Taiwan needs to fundamentally rethink its calendar.

2018/01/12 | Aim Singpeng

Fake News Haunts Indonesia's Growing Online Communities

A lack of faith in mainstream media and the failure to maintain democratic institutions is breeding fake news that tells you what to feel as well as what to think.

2018/01/12 | Pan Suiming

Here's the Skinny on China's Porn Consumption

Young women are narrowing the gap with their male counterparts when it comes to consuming porn in China.

2018/01/12 | Swagata Yadavar

India's Health System Is Unprepared for an Emerging Sexual Revolution

Support services for India's sexually active, unmarried adolescents are virtually non-existent.

2018/01/12 | Sandee Woodside

Behind Taipei’s Safe Spaces for Women

Sandee Woodside delves into sources of support for women in Taiwan.

2018/01/09 | Brian Hioe

Migrant Workers March for Better Conditions

Taiwan's migrant worker population is demanding greater say in policy that affects their lives in Taiwan and an end to the broker system.

2018/01/05 | Udisha Saklani and Cecilia Tortajada

OPINION: The World Has Much to Learn from Singapore

Singapore will have to navigate uncharted waters of an increasingly turbulent and uncertain world.