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2020/10/31 | Rath Wang

The Year's Only In-Person Workplace Pride Was Just Held in Taipei

The event was a demonstration of two pillars of Taiwan's cultural diplomacy: its successful Covid-19 response, and its progress in LGBT equality.

2020/10/30 | Sean Pan

The Struggle for LGBT Adoption Rights: An Interview With Reese Li

Reese Li of Taiwan LGBT Family Rights Advocacy (TLFRA) explains the contours of the struggle for adoption rights for gay couples.

2020/10/30 | Sean Pan

Challenging the Gender Binary in Taiwan: An Interview With Victoria Hsu

Victoria Hsu of Taiwan Alliance to Promote Civil Partnership Rights answers our questions on Taiwan's post-marriage equality landscape.

2020/10/26 | TNL Feature

How Does South Korea View Its Marginalized Groups?

Compared with other marginalized groups, North Koreans are by far the most preferred neighbor in South Korea.

2020/10/23 | Sean Pan

Post-Marriage Equality, What's Next for Taiwan? An Interview With Jennifer Lu

Jennifer Lu of the Taiwan Equality Campaign answers our questions on Taiwan's post-marriage equality landscape.

2020/10/21 | TNL Feature

How Do South Koreans View North Korea’s Human Rights Violations?

A survey found that if unification were to occur, most South Koreans agree that North Korean officials should be punished for human rights violations, even if doing so increased tensions.

2020/10/20 | Syrena Lin

Tainan Civil Society Groups Protest Eviction of Elderly Resident

A railway expansion project in Tainan has led to the demolition of family homes, threatening to evict a 99-year-old resident. Civil society groups have come out in force to protest.

2020/10/14 | Joe Henley

Equal Rights for Migrant Workers Now

There are 800,000 Southeast Asian migrant workers in Taiwan doing the jobs locals don’t want or aspire to. They deserve equal rights.

2020/10/08 | Zoe Lorimer

Sharing the Black Experience in Taiwan

Since the Black Lives Matter Rally in June, opportunities for sharing Black experiences in Taiwan have multiplied.

2020/10/07 | TNL Feature

South Korea Split Over Perception of Workplace Harassment

A new survey finds that men and women have very different perceptions of what constitutes sexual harassment at work in South Korea.

2020/09/18 | Taiwan Insight

The Growing Complexity and Diversity of Taiwanese Families

Taiwan currently vies with South Korea for having the lowest total fertility rate in the world.

2020/09/10 | Will Peyton

What Is China’s Polar Strategy?

The central question surrounding the Xuelong 2 seems to be whether it is an innocuous display of China’s soft power or signals geopolitical storms to come.

2020/09/08 | Roy Ngerng

Are Singaporeans Getting Ripped off by Their Social Welfare Programs?

Even though the money in Singapore's retirement and health insurance schemes continues to grow, Singaporeans can only withdraw a pathetically small amount.

2020/09/08 | TNL Staff

Taiwan's Opposition Party Says No to American Pork

Food safety concerns have triggered domestic political debate in Taiwan over allowing the import of U.S. pork containing ractopamine, a leanness-enhancing additive.

2020/09/07 | James X. Morris

This Taiwanese Family Is Fighting for Their Lost Ancestral Tomb

Across Taiwan, burial grounds are being demolished to make way for developers. One family is putting up a fight.

2020/09/02 | TNL Staff

Taiwan Unveils New Passport Design

Taiwan has revealed a new passport design, reducing the size of the words "Republic of China."