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2022/05/17 | East Asia Forum

Japan’s Reluctant Realism on Taiwan

As a key U.S. ally in East Asia, Japan is debating the introduction of legislation to ready itself to deal with a contingency scenario in Taiwan, a defensive response rather than a proactive military strategy.

2020/11/19 | Yuri Takahashi

What David Graeber Means for Hong Kong and Taiwan

Democracy is often assumed to be a Western idea. Not for David Graeber.

2021/02/21 | TNL Feature

Human Rights Abuses in Laos Are Rampant. International Businesses Should Take Action.

Under LPRP rule, human rights violations are rampant in Laos, but they receive little attention around the world. The upcoming elections are unlikely to change this, either.

2017/09/29 | Shashank Joshi

With an Eye on Beijing, India and Japan Double Down

While the security architecture of Asia in some flux, the future of the India-Japan relationship is looking very healthy indeed.

2022/02/05 | Kirsten Han

When Disabilities Meet the Death Penalty

Nagaenthran K. Dharmalingam, a Malaysian man at risk of execution in Singapore, did not receive any of the procedural accommodations that international experts now say persons with disabilities should have.

2022/06/29 | Sam Robbins

The Many Faces of the Hokkien-language Internet

Online content distinctly aimed at promoting Taiwanese Hokkien within Taiwan abounds, but there is also a wide range of content created by communities interested in Hokkien, spoken in different varieties from East Asia, Southeast Asia, to North America.

2020/11/05 | Nelson Chung

What Baseball Says About Taiwanese Culture and Identity

As Taiwanese players have been shining on the baseball diamond these days, it may be a great time to examine the issues relating to Taiwanese culture and identity that linger over the local baseball scene.

2022/03/30 | Michael Beltran

Will 100% Foreign Ownership Help the Philippine Economy?

President Duterte has been keen on removing barriers for foreign businesses in the Philippines, following his predecessors to encourage investments.

2020/02/06 | Xiaochen Su

Coronavirus: Time for Taiwan to Double Down on China Decoupling

Taiwanese firms based in China are further exposed to operational disruptions due to the coronavirus outbreak. It's time for the Taiwanese government to play up its reshoring initiatives.

2019/02/25 | Michael Beltran

PHILIPPINES: Why the People Are Losing Faith in Duterte's Economic Policies

Price hikes, rice liberalization, rising taxes and more have sparked concern over Rodrigo Duterte's economic policies. Could the worst be yet to come?

2019/11/20 | Lausan

How Can We Abolish the Hong Kong Police Force?

How realistic is the “sixth demand” from the pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong? Can we learn anything from the abolitionist movement in the U.S.?

2019/08/30 | Dinah Gardner

International Day of the Disappeared: CCP Is the Worst Offender of the Year

On the International Day of the Disappeared, China is seen as the worst perpetrator of state-sanctioned enforced disappearances this year.

2020/02/17 | Daphne K. Lee

Taiwan Expands Virus Screening After Suspected Community Transmission

Taiwan has seen the first suspected community-transmitted case of the coronavirus. To prevent community spread, Taiwan has expanded its screening measures to include any individuals with foreign travel history in the past 14 days.

2021/05/14 | Albert Wu

Moving to Taiwan

Taiwan was becoming something. And I was getting left behind.

2019/10/07 | The Conversation

China Granted Same-Sex Couples Legal Rights But Not Acceptance

Same-sex couples in China can now appoint each other as their legal guardians, but the Chinese government still insists that heterosexual monogamy aligns with Chinese moral traditions.

2021/03/08 | TNL Staff

Reports: Taiwan, Palau To Set up Covid-19 ‘Travel Bubble’

Local media has reported that a Taiwan-Palau travel bubble could be open as early as next week.

2017/12/15 | J. Michael Cole

US Navy Calls to Taiwan Must Weigh China Costs

Taiwan must ensure it avoids being a pawn in US push to resume port calls.