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2019/10/01 | Daphne K. Lee

Hong Kong Police Shot Protester for the First Time on China's National Day

Hong Kong police fire the first live round at a young protester today during China's National Day.

2020/12/23 | TNL Staff

US Congress Includes Taiwan Assurance Act in US$2.3 Trillion Spending Bill

The U.S. Congress has approved a US$2.3 trillion spending package, which includes the Taiwan Assurance Act.

2019/12/12 | Michael Beltran

Manila's Arrest of Dissident Artists Could Interfere With Freedom of Expression

On November 30, the Manila police arrested street artists who were writing political messages on the wall for "vandalism." Many are now interpreting the act as the government's crackdown on freedom of expression.

2020/12/31 | Michael Beltran

Philippines: The Tactics Behind Red-Tagging

The military and government bureaucracy will never openly admit to it, but there is a stark and disturbing trend of mobilizing state resources against civil society in the Philippines.

2020/11/12 | TNL Staff

‘Taiwan’ Blocked in WHO Facebook Video

Messages that contain the word “Taiwan” are blocked from appearing in the comments section below a live-streaming video of the WHA meeting on Facebook.

2020/01/22 | Jeremy Van der Haegen

Anxiety Heightens As Virus Spreads to Taiwan and the US

The mysterious new strain of the coronavirus has penetrated Taiwan and the United States. International health organisations urge caution.

2019/10/23 | Rik Glauert

Challenges Ahead as Japan Follows Taiwan’s Path to Marriage Equality

Japanese LGBT activists are looking to Taiwan as a successful example of granting same-sex couples the right to marry, but Japan has to first deal with its conservative politics and society.

2019/03/22 | Ian Milden

China-Somalia Fishing Deal Could Create a Surge in Pirate Attacks

A fishing deal between China and the Somali government could prove disastrous for regional stability.

2020/01/31 | Jeremy Van der Haegen

UN Aviation Agency Slammed for Excluding Taiwan From Virus Policies

Critics pointed out that Taiwan is being excluded by a UN civil aviation agency from important air safety information. The organization responded by mass blocking them.

2020/03/19 | TNL Staff

Coronavirus: What You Need to Know About Taiwan's Entry Ban

Taiwan has banned foreign travelers from entering the country to curb the spread of coronavirus. Here are some useful resources and information on what you can do.

2018/09/28 | Global Voices

TAIWAN: What Really Happened During the Kansai Airport Evacuation?

Misinformation about how the evacuation of Chinese and Taiwanese citizens was handled contributed to the suicide of a Taiwanese diplomat.

2019/11/21 | Taiwan Insight

Why Do Taiwanese Empathize With Hong Kong Protesters?

Taiwan has provided tremendous support for the Hong Kong protests, including solidarity rallies and material supplies. Why would Taiwan care so much about Hong Kong aside from having a common “enemy”?

2019/08/13 | The Interpreter

'Brownface' Backlash Reveals Systematic Racism in Singapore

Racism is a recurring discussion in Singapore and state-owned companies have done little to reflect on their mistakes.

2019/02/14 | William Yang

#MeTooUyghur: The Mystery of a Uyghur Musician Triggers an Online Campaign

While the international community debates the authenticity of a video of Uyghur musician Abdurehim Heyit, an exiled Uyghur in Finland kicks off a new online campaign demanding Beijing to release more evidence of the millions of others who are reportedly detained in Xinjiang’s re-education camps.

2020/11/18 | TNL Staff

Taiwan Grounds F-16 Fighter Jets After One Goes Missing

The training accident, the fifth this year, marks Taiwan’s third military aircraft crash in 2020.

2021/01/29 | Taiwan Insight

Why the Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) Conflict Should Matter to Taiwan

The way that the world reacts to Azerbaijan’s attempt to recover Nagorno-Karabakh represents a test case for how the world might respond to a Chinese attack on Taiwan.