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2020/04/03 | Seb Morgan

Your Guide To Taiwan’s Tomb Sweeping Day 2020

A brief guide to Tomb Sweeping Day, updated for the coronavirus outbreak of 2020.

2020/04/03 | The Conversation

Social Media Platforms Can Do More to Tamp Down Coronavirus Misinformation

Social media companies have tried to limit coronavirus misinformation, but they can do more.

2020/04/02 | Safina Nabi

Covid-19 Lockdown In Kashmir Further Imperils Mental Health

Kashmir's COVID-19 lockdown comes on top of India's information "clampdown." in what may lead to a mental health crisis.

2020/04/02 | Voice of America

Trump Stopped, But Taiwan Still Refers to Covid-19 as 'Chinese Virus'

Government officials, media, and the public in Taiwan call COVID-19 the "Wuhan pneumonia" after the Chinese city where it was discovered.

2020/04/01 | Syrena Lin

The Conflicting Values of Taiwan’s Comedy and Gender Discussions

Taiwanese comedian Brian Tseng has recently stirred yet another controversy with his unfiltered comedy.

2020/04/01 | Daphne K. Lee

Starting April 1, Face Mask Use Mandated for Intercity Transportation

Ahead of the Tomb Sweeping holiday weekend, the Ministry of Transportation enforces face mask use on intercity rail and bus transportation. This regulation does not apply to the MRT or city buses.

2020/03/31 | UBI Taiwan

OPINION: Why Taiwan Needs to Have Emergency Basic Income Now

Taiwanese government should be offering financial assistance to individuals directly instead of corporations.

2020/03/31 | Michael Beltran

Basic Needs Unmet in the Philippines While Duterte Exploits Emergency Powers

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is taking advantage of his emergency powers during the COVID-19 pandemic while the elites benefit. But Filipino activist groups do not remain silent.

2020/03/31 | Deutsche Welle

'Chinese-Looking' Indians Targeted in Racist Attacks

A nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19 has created panic and anger among Indians. Now there are reports of attacks against people from northeastern states that border China, Murali Krishnan reports.

2020/03/30 | Syrena Lin

How Do Taiwan's Coronavirus Hotline and Quarantine System Work?

The CECC advises people with coronavirus symptoms to call the 1922 hotline for consultation and reporting. How is a test arranged? What about those who are already in home quarantine?

2020/03/27 | Roy Ngerng

Taiwan's Digital Response to Covid-19: Impressive, But Is Privacy Respected?

Taiwan has made advances in tech and deployed big data in the fight against COVID-19. But can privacy be protected?

2020/03/26 | Jennifer Gunther

From Gangster to Barber for Taipei's Homeless

Wu Ting, a former gang member, reconciles with his past by giving free haircuts at Taipei Main Station.

2020/03/25 | TNL Feature

Return to Basics: Redesigning Taipei's Metro Map

How can we improve the current Taipei Metro map? A Taiwanese graphic designer lays out his analysis and detailed steps in redesigning the map for better user experience.

2020/03/25 | New Bloom

Taiwan Adopts Stricter Measures As Fears of Community Transmission Mount

Taiwan heightens its response to COVID-19 on fears that community transmission may be unavoidable.

2020/03/24 | Voice of America

Singapore Bucks Virus Trend as Schools Reopen

Facing the prospect of economic crisis, Singapore re-opens its schools.

2020/03/24 | Xiaochen Su

Coronavirus Furthers Chinese-Style Internet Censorship in Singapore

Singapore's use of its anti-misinformation law resembles Chinese-style censorship.

2020/03/23 | Voice of America

Coronavirus Technology Carries Troubling Side Effects for Privacy, Press Freedom 

Global emergency measures and tools to tackle COVID-19 outbreak risk privacy, free expression rights, international bodies warn.

2020/03/23 | Milo Hsieh

They Told Me to Go Back to China. Then Came the Coronavirus.

A Taiwanese student studying in Europe recounts his experience in the weeks leading up to the global lockdown.