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2017/07/14 | Edward White
Hong Kong By-Elections Now Loom as Critical Test for Democracy Movement
A court decision today paves the way for a series of by-elections that may prove critical for the future of Hong Kong’s democracy movement.
2017/01/12 | Olivia Yang
Nigeria Orders Closure of Taiwan Office in Capital
'Taiwan will stop enjoying any privileges because it is not a country that is recognized under international law and under the position we have taken internationally we recognize the people of China,' said Nigeria's foreign minister.
2019/08/05 | TNL Staff
A Visual Review of Hong Kong's Artful Protest
Protest art has been the creative backbone of Hong Kong's anti-extradition movement.
2019/07/18 | Hsin Hsiao
​​OPINION: Taiwan Needs to Keep Up With the Libra Bandwagon
Facebook is on the cusp of launching its cryptocurrency Libra, and Taiwan should prepare for it.
2019/08/19 | FORTUNE
Can Hong Kong Leverage Its Special Trade Status Against China?
Hong Kong's special trading status with the U.S. serves as a bridge between China and the rest of the world. Will China lose Hong Kong's status to the ongoing protests?
2016/10/05 | Edward White
China Blamed as Thailand Detains Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Activist
A political party in Taiwan has slammed China after Hong Kong’s pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong was detained in Bangkok.
2017/07/22 | John C. Cannon
Asia's Rhino Horn Trade is Thriving
The Elephant Action League sent undercover investigators into Vietnam, China and several other Asian countries to understand the intricate network involved in getting rhino horn from African countries into the hands of Chinese consumers.
2019/06/25 | Milo Hsieh
Is 2019 the Breakthrough Year for U.S.-Taiwan Relations?
After forty years of the Taiwan Relations Act, as both parties are presented with an increasingly aggressive China, Milo Hsieh argues it's time for a new chapter in relations between the U.S. and Taiwan.
2019/10/23 | Milo Hsieh
Beijing’s Self-Destructive Coercion on American Companies Failed Miserably
Beijing’s recent attempts of silencing dissent abroad has infuriated the American public and sparked even further discussions on the Hong Kong protests and the CCP’s bullying of American companies.
2016/10/03 | Edward White
Popular Political Blog Goes Offline in China
Another day, another politically sensitive website disappears in China.
2018/11/16 | Taiwan Insight
OPINION: Taiwan Is No 'Thucydides Trap'
Casting Taiwan as a casus belli is outdated and unhelpful.
2019/10/31 | Daniel Kao
Notepad++ and GitHub Are the Latest Victims of Chinese Internet Trolls
GitHub, a generally apolitical platform for developers to discuss and collaborate on engineering projects, has fallen victim to Chinese internet trolls due to a Notepad++ update named "Free Uyghur."
2017/03/23 | James Baron
Airbrushing Taiwan’s History: Can Japanese Colonialism Ever Be Justified?
'Amazingly,' wrote Kaori Shoji, 'Taiwan is the one country where the Japanese imperialists managed to do more good than harm.'
2019/07/05 | Timothy S. Rich
South Korea Lags Behind Taiwan on LGBT Rights
South Korea is unlikely to be the next in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage.
2019/09/04 | Daphne K. Lee
Hong Kong Withdraws Extradition Bill, Other Protest Demands Unanswered
Hong Kong executive leader Carrie Lam announced a complete withdrawal of the much debated extradition bill, but left four out of the five protester demands unanswered.
2016/09/04 | Kerry Brown
The Party's Worst Nightmare
In 2024 the Chinese Communist Party will overtake the Party in the Soviet Union which ruled for 74 years from 1917 to 1991, to become the world’s longest running one-party system conducted on Marxist-Leninist principles to have stayed in power.