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2020/05/21 | Michael Fahey

Who’s Eligible for Taiwan’s Employment Gold Card?

Interest in Taiwan's Employment Gold Card has grown during Covid-19. Legal consultant Michael Fahey explains the policy and provides a guide to the application process.

2020/05/21 | Voice of America

HK Public Broadcaster Suspends Satirical Show After Government Reprimand

Hong Kong public broadcaster RTHK was forced to suspend a satirical show and apologize for allegedly insulting the police.

2020/05/19 | Daphne K. Lee

‘You Brought the Virus to Us’: Taipei Main Station Sitting Ban an Attack on Migrants

Taiwan Railways Administration has banned visitors from sitting in Taipei Main Station's hall since February, an activity popular among migrant workers. It said on Monday that the ban could be permanent.

2020/05/14 | Voice of America

Country-to-Country Bubbles: New Way to Travel in Asia After Covid-19

Countries in Asia Pacific are recovering from the pandemic and they might be able to open up regional travel soon.

2020/05/13 | TJ Ting

Han Kuo-yu’s Last-Ditch Gambit Against Recall Election

Han Kuo-yu faces a recall election on June 6. His play is to heighten contradictions, forcing voters to choose a side.

2020/05/08 | TJ Ting

OPINION: The Social Media Presence of Your Favorite Politician Is Nothing But PR

Many Taiwanese politicians have invested in professional social media managers. The memes and tweets are for branding — and not necessarily reflective of the politicians' personalities.

2020/05/08 | Voice of America

US Rallies Support to Back Taiwan's WHO Bid

The US move is seen as an open rebuke to China, which has been blocking Taiwan's representation at WHO meetings

2020/05/07 | TJ Ting

‘Water God’, Anti-lockdown Protests: What’s Behind Unscientific Responses to Covid-19?

As protests against the lockdown and vaccines arise in the United States, and a corporation in Taiwan claims its liquid disinfectant is safe for consumption, Covid-19 has given new energy to anti-science politics.

2020/05/07 | Allan Au

Hongkongers Are the 'Saddest' on Spotify

Hongkongers listen to the 'saddest' songs on Spotify. This doesn't appear to be an accident.

2020/05/05 | Deutsche Welle

How Major Sports Are Returning in South Korea

South Korea's baseball and soccer competitions will kick off this week, providing global sports fans with rare live action. But both leagues will be operating under strict Covid-19 guidelines.

2020/04/30 | Voice of America

How a Taiwanese Baseball League Opened Its 2020 Season Despite Covid-19

Taiwan's baseball league is the only one still running in the world during the Covid-19 pandemic.

2020/04/29 | The Conversation

Meat Processing Plants Face Heightened Criminal Liability Amid Covid-19

While there’s no evidence Covid-19 can be spread through food, companies must weigh the risks all the same.

2020/04/24 | Roy Ngerng

Taiwan's Response to Covid-19 Is a Lesson in Managing Risk

The Risk Governance Framework is a useful tool for evaluating Taiwan's management of the Covid-19 pandemic.

2020/04/24 | The Conversation

Why Dalgona Coffee Is the Quarantine Drink of Choice

Dalgona coffee, reportedly named after a South Korean candy, has taken social media by storm. It has everything to do with our current Covid-19 induced isolation.

2020/04/23 | Deutsche Welle

OPINION: The Coronavirus Wisdom of Stephen Colbert and Rousseau

A lesson from Colbert and Rousseau about improvisation and prioritizing others.

2020/04/22 | every little d

‘Good Eye City Guide’ Is the Ultimate Travel Guide to Taiwan

Good Eye City Guide is a gorgeous, comprehensive guide to Taiwan. First time visitors and seasoned locals will take much away from reading.

2020/04/21 | Daphne K. Lee

2020 Press Freedom Index: A Decade of Uncertainty for Asia-Pacific

RSF has released its 2020 World Press Freedom Index, highlighting the restrictions that remain in the Asia-Pacific. The News Lens reporters and editors offer their insights and context for the report.

2020/04/20 | Voice of America

Could Virus See Rohingya 'Floating Coffins' Crisis Return to ASEAN?

Human rights groups are urging Malaysia and Thailand to accept the Rohingya refugees who are floating between the shores.