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2019/07/23 | Op-Ed
OPINION: Fund Taiwan's Partial Basic Income Proposal with Tax Reforms
Can we fund a universal basic income policy by increasing some of the unusually low tax rates in Taiwan?
2019/07/23 | Cat Thomas
Taiwan's Journey to Same-Sex Marriage Inspires 24-Year-Old to Film Her First Documentary
Taiwan's same-sex marriage documentary taipeilove* was screened in Berlin during Pride month to a packed-out cinema – now, audiences will have the opportunity to catch it in Taipei and Kaohsiung.
2019/07/05 | Timothy S. Rich
South Korea Lags Behind Taiwan on LGBT Rights
South Korea is unlikely to be the next in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage.
2019/06/25 | TNL Feature
The Pleasure and Sorrow of the 'Mukbang' Super Eaters of YouTube
While spectacular online eating shows – ‘mukbangs’ – are wildly popular around the world and bring fame to the super eaters, some find them unbearable and have decided to quit.
2019/06/18 | Jay Lin
Taking Taiwan's Progress to the Global Stage
Organizations in other Asian countries are looking to Taiwan to show the way forward for LGBT rights.
2019/05/24 | Cat Thomas
Celebrations and Vows to Fight on As Taiwan Registers First Same-Sex Marriages
Government officials joined in the jubilant First In Asia Wedding Party as Taiwan made history as the first country in Asia to register same-sex marriages.
2019/05/24 | Cat Thomas
Marriage Equality: Love Wins, But Battles Remain
Can Taiwan’s democracy withstand attempts to sabotage Asia’s first same-sex marriage law?
2019/05/18 | Cat Thomas
The Highs and Lows, Tears and Cheers of the Marriage Equality Rally
On the ground at the Legislative Yuan as Taiwan becomes the first country in Asia to approve same-sex marriage.
2019/05/03 | J. Zach Hollo
Meet the Foreign Workers Stepping in to Care for Taiwan's Aging Population
Care for Taiwan’s elderly used to be a family responsibility, but demographic upheavals and urbanization have ushered in an era of domestic caregivers from Southeast Asia. A look into that industry offers a snapshot of isolation, economic desperation, and mutual culture shock.
2019/04/29 | Nick Aspinwall
Taiwan and Philippines Indigenous Groups Find Solidarity in Opposing China
A delegation of Taiwanese indigenous peoples recently traveled to the Philippines, where they joined in the growing indigenous opposition to a China-funded irrigation project.
2019/04/25 | Chen Yu-chiao
The 'Taiwan Model' of Adopting Human Rights Treaties Without UN Membership
Taiwan has earned plaudits for domesticated human rights reforms, but NGOs accuse successive administrations of failing to keep promises to do more.
2019/04/24 | Xiaochen Su
OPINION: A Lack of Language Fluency Cannot Become a Basis of Identity
The controversy surrounding Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka has parallels to opposition to Taiwan's plans to become a bilingual nation by 2030.
2019/04/18 | Roy Ngerng
ANALYSIS: Tracking Disinformation, Trust and Security in Taiwan
Taiwan's battle against disinformation opens the door to familiar questions about the importance of freedom vs. security.
2019/04/10 | Milo Hsieh
OPINION: Taiwan’s Traditional Thinking Hinders Its Plans for Economic Innovation
Taiwan wants to leap into the future of global tech innovation. It must start by addressing questions over the legacy of its authoritarian past.