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2021/09/12 | Michael Beltran

A Philippine Dissident Raises a Child in Prison

Amanda Echanis, a peasant organizer, is raising her infant son while she is incarcerated as a political prisoner. It’s an experience she's familiar with.

2021/05/14 | Global Voices

Hong Kong’s Public Broadcaster Is on Its Way To Become a Government Mouthpiece

Shows are being censored, journalists are being forced to resign, and even social media posts are being deleted.

2021/06/25 |

An assessment from TAEF: Five Years of the New Southbound Policy

Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy is more than an economy-oriented strategy and shapes Taiwan’s Asia policy. TAEF suggests that the government is supposed to enhance its internal and external communications for making the policy more comprehensive and effective.

2021/03/23 | Deutsche Welle

Myanmar Coup: Mass Protests Fail To Attract Global Solidarity

EU and US sanctions against Myanmar’s army cannot hide the fact that the Southeast Asian country's democracy movement is largely on its own.

2021/06/24 | Bryan Chou

Lithuania’s Vaccine Donation Sparks a Shopping Spree in Taiwan

Taiwanese people thanked Lithuania for the donation of Covid-19 vaccine by buying Lithuanian chocolate and beer. Some proposed visiting the Baltic country after the pandemic.

2021/06/29 | Voice of America

US ‘Looks Forward’ to Trade Talks With Taiwan Amid China’s Objection

After a five-year pause, the U.S. and Taiwan will resume trade talks on Wednesday.

2021/03/19 | TNL Feature

Taiwan Is Not Immune

Problems of misogyny and xenophobia are, unfortunately, global. In this light, instead of evaluating the Atlanta shootings as an incident with causes rooted in distant American racial politics, we should not overlook these ideas present in Taiwan.

2021/04/21 | Voice of America

In South Korea, Antagonism Toward China Is Growing

China’s so-called “wolf warrior” approach to diplomacy is alienating South Koreans at an alarming pace.

2021/07/19 | Nelson Chung

How a Taiwanese Baseball Player Strengthens Taiwan-Japan Relations

Wang Po-jung’s action serves as an example of how non-state actors can contribute to diplomacy.

2021/02/02 | Aye Min Thant

Myanmar: The Stupid Coup

Myanmar elders understand on a visceral level that the military is not a rational actor. Those of us lucky enough to be young enough to have only passing memories of pre-transition Myanmar are just starting to internalize this.

2021/02/05 | Bart Dashorst

‘Facing the Calamity’: The Story of a Malaysian Taiwanese Under KMT Rule

The autobiography and witness testimony of Fred Him-San Chin, a Taiwanese of Chinese descent born in Malaysia, offers a view of pride in being Taiwanese despite the hardships of false imprisonment.

2021/04/08 | Sana Hashmi, Ph.D.

Taiwan and the Possibility of the Quad Plus

Including Taiwan in the Quad Plus might not be a step in the right direction. There are many other ways to facilitate Taiwan’s participation in the Indo-Pacific.

2021/02/03 | Deutsche Welle

Will UK Hong Kong Immigration Program Trigger an Exodus?

Millions of Hong Kong residents are eligible for a fast-track U.K. citizenship program. Two young emigrants said escaping the long arm of Beijing is worth the struggle of starting over in a foreign country.

2021/05/25 | Voice of America

Taiwan Criticizes WHO “Indifference” After Summit Snub

Taiwan was not invited to world health body’s annual meeting and says it is because the WHO has given into pressure from China.

2021/07/05 | Deutsche Welle

Myanmar Security Forces Kill 25 Villagers — Reports

Villagers reportedly defended themselves with swords and homemade rifles against members of the ruling military junta. The soldiers “shot everything that moved,” according to one resident.

2021/07/08 | The Conversation

Cultural Sensitivity or Censorship? Lecturers Are Finding It Difficult to Talk About China in Class

In a globalized world, educators are expected to be culturally sensitive and inclusive, but what if this leads to self-censorship?

2021/07/13 | The Interpreter

Taipei’s Growing Legion of Friends

There’s serious regional clout behind Taiwan’s goal of peace and stability.

2021/04/21 | Michael Beltran

How a Community Pantry Sparked Movement of Mutual Aid in the Philippines

To help those struggling financially during the pandemic, hundreds of community pantries have been set up across the Philippines, and more are sprouting up.