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2019/10/31 | Global Voices

Taipei Court Dismisses Lawsuit Filed by 8,000 Vietnam Marine Disaster Victims

Human rights and environmental lawyers slammed the Taiwanese court for disregarding Vietnam's human rights situation for the 2016 marine disaster case.

2019/10/30 | Syrena Lin

Will Taiwan Ever Abolish the Death Penalty?

Premier Su Tseng-chang’s remark on the death penalty sparked activist outrage last week, and discussions on the abolition of capital punishment will be a crucial item on Taiwan’s 2020 policy agenda.

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.

2019/10/28 | Ryan Drillsma

Spectrum Formosus Reclaims Electronic Music for Taiwan’s Queer Community

Queer music festival Spectrum Formosus will take place this weekend just outside of Taipei City, featuring a roster of top international DJs, drag queens and kings, as well as performance artists.

2019/10/28 | Xiaochen Su

Asian Media and Entertainment Reinforce a Backward Meat-Loving Culture

While the West is promoting to reduce meat consumption out of concerns over climate change, animal abuse, and personal health, Asia’s meat consumption is on the rise.

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.

2019/10/26 | Daphne K. Lee

Taiwan Celebrates Marriage Equality With Landmark Pride Parade

170,000 marched in Taiwan's landmark Pride parade today celebrating the country's achievement in legalizing same-sex marriage.

2019/10/25 | New Bloom

My Memory of Su Beng, the Grandfather of Taiwan Independence

Linda Gail Arrigo recounts her memories of Su Beng as well as her own history of activism in Taiwan’s democratic movement.

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.

2019/10/24 | The Conversation

Nezha Rises as the New Superhero and Role Model in China

“Nezha: Birth of the Demon Child” has set box-office records and it’s ultimately about how to raise a “good” child.

2019/10/23 | Rik Glauert

Challenges Ahead as Japan Follows Taiwan’s Path to Marriage Equality

Japanese LGBT activists are looking to Taiwan as a successful example of granting same-sex couples the right to marry, but Japan has to first deal with its conservative politics and society.

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...

2019/10/22 | Cat Thomas

Celebrate 2019 Taiwan Pride: Parade Route, Seminars, and Parties!

2019 Taiwan Pride is kicking off this weekend with a wide range of festivities — follow our comprehensive guide and find something for your and your friends!

2019/10/21 | Darice D. Chang

Reshaping Queer Culture: Meet Taiwan’s First Drag Kings

As Taiwan’s drag queen scene flourishes, propelled by the global success of Drag Race, the king scene is growing as well, providing much needed space and platform for lesbians and AFAB-people.

2019/10/16 | Rik Glauert

Taiwan’s Newlywed Same-Sex Couples Prepare for Landmark Pride Parade

It’s been 5 months since Taiwan legalized same-sex marriage. Where are the married couples now?

2019/10/11 | Mehk Chakraborty

India’s LGBT Community Keeps Fighting Social Stigma Despite Legal Victory

Despite last year’s decriminalization, India’s LGBT community still has to keep working toward social acceptance.

2019/10/10 | Jennifer Gunther

5 Common Myths About Taiwan

On Taiwan's National Day, let us examine 5 common myths about the island — and debunk them all.

2019/10/07 | The Conversation

China Granted Same-Sex Couples Legal Rights But Not Acceptance

Same-sex couples in China can now appoint each other as their legal guardians, but the Chinese government still insists that heterosexual monogamy aligns with Chinese moral traditions.

2019/10/05 | Daphne K. Lee

Face Mask Ban Will Only Push Hongkongers to Revolution

The Hong Kong government's face mask ban will only push the city into further chaos, as exemplified in other countries like France and Ukraine.

2019/10/04 | Jolovan Wham

Past and Present: 20 Years of LGBT Movement in Singapore

The LGBT community in Singapore is still fighting to repeal the discriminatory Section 377A of the Penal Code, but it has inspired the society to be more accepting and open in the past two decades.