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2020/06/12 | Voice of America

Zoom Temporarily Suspends Account After Hosting Tiananmen Square Event

Humanitarian China, an organization focused on providing relief for political prisoners and activists, had its Zoom account shut down. "It seems possible Zoom acted on pressure from the CCP," the organization said in a statement.

2020/06/11 | TJ Ting

Han Kuo-yu’s Media ‘Kingmaker’ CtiTV May Be Next To Fall

If CtiTV, a pro-Han, pro-KMT media organization loses its permit, its channel space should be replaced with independent media like Taiwan's Public Television Service.

2020/06/09 | Daphne K. Lee

One Year On, Hongkongers Changed but Unmoved

On the one year anniversary of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement, the media's rush to pronounce the "end of Hong Kong" doesn't consider the changes the protest has brought about among Hongkongers — or the long term.

2020/06/05 | The Conversation

Why Hong Kong’s History With Vietnamese Refugees Matters in Its Struggle Now

Between 1975 and 1997, almost 200,000 Vietnamese sought refuge in Hong Kong. Tens of thousands were held in Hong Kong camps, often for years, waiting for their asylum claims to be processed. Vietnamese struggling for their dignity helped bring about Hong Kong's habeas corpus protections.

2020/06/03 | Bart Dashorst

The Forgotten Victims of the White Terror

Southeast Asian students were victims of White Terror in Taiwan, too. A narrow Taiwan-centric history can unfortunately neglect their stories.

2020/06/01 | The Conversation

Police Officers Accused of Brutal Violence Often Have a History of Complaints by Citizens

A scholar of law and the criminal justice system reports on the connections between complaint histories and police violence.

2020/05/29 | Rik Glauert

Adultery No Longer Criminal Offense in Taiwan

Until the ruling today, Taiwan had been the last country in East Asia with criminal adultery laws.

2020/05/28 | Syrena Lin

The Women Behind MOWES, Taipei’s Inclusive Community Space

MOWES offers fitness, art, and language classes. However, the community space has been struggling with lower attendance rates and postponed grants under Covid-19.

2020/05/27 | TNL Staff

Terrace House Star Hana Kimura Could Not Escape Cyberbullying

Terrace House star Hana Kimura, 22, committed suicide on May 23. Like many reality show stars, her reputation may have been smeared by what South Koreans have dubbed “devil’s editing,” leading to an outpouring of abusive comments.

2020/05/27 | Nicholas Haggerty

What Does It Mean to Be an Expat, Anyway?

Foreigners, expats, immigrants, migrant workers. Will these class labels have the same meaning in the post-pandemic world?

2020/05/26 | Syrena Lin

Can Social Distancing Free Us From Networking?

As social activities are at an all-time low, are we realizing that social events and networking are overrated and mostly unnecessary?

2020/05/25 | Ying-yu Alicia Chen

Muslims in Taiwan Celebrate End of Ramadan Under Major Changes

Muslims in Taiwan marked the end of Ramadan on Sunday. Taiwan's Covid-19 response allowed for relatively open celebrations, but social distancing measures and employer restrictions remained obstacles for many.

2020/05/24 | Rik Glauert

Taiwan’s Same-Sex Marriage Law Left Some Couples Behind, A Year Later

As Taiwan’s LGBT community celebrates the anniversary of same-sex marriage legalization, adoption rights and transnational marriages remain on the agenda.

2020/05/24 | Ryan Drillsma

Did More Taiwanese Come Out at Work Since Same-Sex Marriage Legalization?

A recent survey by the Taiwan Tongzhi Hotline Association shows lingering discrimination against gay people at Taiwanese workplaces.

2020/05/22 | Daphne K. Lee

Did Taiwan Miss the Boat to Change Its Work Culture?

Given Taiwan's much-lauded pandemic response, remote work was barely an option for many office workers. Taiwan might have missed the chance to leave its factory work mindset behind.

2020/05/22 | Kirsten Han

Will Singapore Search for Its Soul After Covid-19?

Covid-19 has given us many reasons to be pessimistic that Singapore will change, but there's hope.

2020/05/22 | Brian Hioe

Will Taiwan Still Be the 'Orphan of Asia' After Covid-19?

“As the world burns, Taiwan soldiers on” is our collective experience of the pandemic. Will this make Taiwan even more isolated or connected than before?

2020/05/21 | Coco Dollanganger

‘You Gave Your All’: Philippine Frontline Medical Workers Who Lost Their Lives

Frontline medical workers in the Philippines have braved extraordinary danger. 35 have lost their lives, but their contributions have not been forgotten.