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2020/02/15 | The Interpreter

Singapore’s Quarrel Over Colonialism

The remnants of Singapore's British colonial era run deeper than just architectural influence. Some praise the British rule while critics seek to challenge this orthodoxy.

2020/02/14 | Deutsche Welle

Bangladeshi Sex Worker's Honorable Funeral Hailed as a Landmark

Sex workers in Bangladesh often do not get a proper burial due to social stigma. This week's burial has been met with praise by human rights activists.

2020/01/10 | Rath Wang

Taiwan’s Youth Across All Spectrum Mobilizes to Increase Voter Turnout

Taiwanese youth are mobilizing voluntarily to increase voter turnout in the 2020 elections.

2019/12/19 | Taiwan Insight

Taiwan’s Immigration Policy Challenges in 2020

The 2020 presidential election might yet be the first time that immigration is front and center at an election in Taiwan. So, where do the presidential candidates stand on immigration?

2019/12/18 | The Conversation

What Chinese Citizens Think of China's Social Credit System

Contrary to what many in the West think, many Chinese citizens appreciate the social credit system for instilling a sense security and certainty in the society.

2019/12/17 | Zoe T

Live Streaming Platform SWAG Reshapes Taiwan’s Sex Industry

Live streamers on adult content platforms are becoming goddesses and idols that are worshipped and paid by fans.

2019/12/16 | Daphne K. Lee

New YouBike Registration Policy Creates Hurdles for Foreigners in Taipei

A new regulation prompting YouBike to require personal information for membership registration excludes foreign residents from being insured at the moment.

2019/12/13 | Global Voices

Chinese Library Staff Burn Books in Public, Causing Social Media Uproar

An image of Chinese library staff burning books in public has sparked online outrage among Chinese scholars.

2019/12/11 | TNL Staff

Year in Search: What Did Taiwanese Google in 2019?

What did Taiwanese Google the most in 2019?

2019/12/06 | Deutsche Welle

K-pop's Dark and Tragic Underbelly

Stars of the South Korean music genre have massive fan followings around the world. But K-pop's industry pressures and social media take a heavy toll on its so-called idols, as a series of recent deaths reveals.

2019/12/05 | Syrena Lin

Debate on Orchid Island’s Nuclear Waste Disposal Continues Despite Compensation

Although the Taiwanese government has offered to compensate the Taos for the nuclear waste disposal, the debate on whether to go nuclear-free will persist beyond 2020.

2019/11/01 | Rik Glauert

Taiwan’s Same-Sex Marriage Law Yet to Fulfill Marriage Equality

Although Taiwan has legalized same-sex marriage in May, transnational couples are still fighting for marriage equality.

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.

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.

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.