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Indonesia's Pangolin Trafficking Network Resembles Sophisticated Drug Trade
Indonesia's pangolin trafficking network is incredibly sophisticated and some of the transactions have been linked to convicted drug lord Togiman.
China's Medicinal Demands Drive Pangolins to Commercial Extinction
China’s pangolin population has dropped over 90 percent from the 1960s to 2004 due to massive poaching for its meat as a delicacy and its scales for medicinal use.
Taiwanese Researchers Collaborate With Locals In Pangolin Conservation
Criminal syndicates in Africa and Asia are working together — and competing — to meet the seemingly insatiable demand for pangolins in China and other markets. Here's a story of how poachers turned into conservationists in Taiwan.
2019/09/24 | East Asia Forum
How China Manipulates Geopolitics With Tourism Control
China is holding its outward tourism hostage to pressure other countries to succumb to its influence and policies. Is there a way to retaliate China's "tourism kidnapping"?
2019/09/23 | TNL Feature
Hongkongers Living in Taiwan: It's Not All Sunshine and Rainbows
Hong Kong activists have been calling for asylum law in Taiwan. What is the reality for those Hongkongers who have already immigrated to Taiwan?
2019/09/23 | The Interpreter
Did China Win the Pacific Race by Snatching Solomon and Kiribati?
Behind Taiwan's loss of diplomatic allies, what have China, Australia, and the U.S. each gained or lost over last week's Pacific drama?
2019/09/20 | David Evans
Losing Solomon Islands and Kiribati Could Work to Taiwan's Advantage
The Solomon Islands and Kiribati have both switched allegiance from Taiwan to China, but is it really a loss for Taiwan?
Hong Kong Protests Revive the Spirit of the Arab Spring
Hongkongers have been resisting the authorities for over 100 days, inspiring many around the world to keep fighting for democracy and human rights. Hong Kong's movement is essentially a continuation of the spirit of the Arab Spring.
2019/09/19 | The Conversation
How Technology Turned Its Back on Uyghurs
When the Chinese government first implemented cellphone networks in Xinjiang, social media platforms like WeChat became a major communication tool for Uyghurs — but it turned out to be a trap.
2019/09/18 | Yang
Vaping Kills? Differences Between Smoking and Vaping
Hundreds of fallen sick from vaping in the U.S. this summer and New York has just become the first state to ban e-cigarettes. But in Taiwan, e-cigarettes and Heated Tobacco Products were never legalized.
2019/09/17 | Daniel Kao
Why Hong Kong Should Keep Defending Its Democracy
Why are Hongkongers desperately fighting for democracy? For those living in the shadow of an authoritarian regime, democracy represents societal progress in terms of wealth, education, human rights and more.
2019/09/17 | New Mandala
The Dual Fronts of Myanmar's Authoritarianism
In Myanmar, democracy is interpreted in a different capacity where diversity does not matter.
2019/09/14 | Daphne K. Lee
Oslo Freedom Forum Calls for Hong Kong-Taiwan Unity Against Tyranny
The 2019 Oslo Freedom Forum in Taipei focused on Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement among discussions of media freedom and authoritarian regimes around the world.
2019/09/12 | Michael Beltran
Duterte Shoved the Philippines Further Into the Dragon's Mouth
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s fifth visit to Beijing resulted in a failure to assert territorial claims, again.
2019/09/11 | The Interpreter
State Propaganda Tops Cat Videos on Chinese Social Media Platforms
Chinese youth don't always pay attention to traditional media outlets like CCTV, but their frequently used digital platforms are now filled with state propaganda tailored based on their user data.
2019/09/11 | TIME
Hong Kong's New Protest Anthem Renews Sense of Unity
Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement now has a new and original anthem with over 1 million views on YouTube.
2019/09/09 | The Conversation
How Are the Hong Kong Police Trained for Riot Control?
Historically, Hong Kong police have responded to riots with a paramilitary mentality. The trust that was rebuilt between the police and the public since 1967 is destroyed again in the recent anti-extradition movement.
2019/09/06 | FORTUNE
US-China Trade War Could Setback Global Sustainability Efforts
If the U.S.-China trade war continues, China's efforts to go green will be negated and the impact will spread globally.