Feature Story

Taiwan's Sunflower Movement, 5 Years Later

2019/03/18

The News Lens Feature

The News Lens looks back on the 2014 Sunflower Student Movement. How has the historic event left its mark on Taiwan?

Taiwan's 2020 Presidential Race

2019/03/18

The News Lens Feature

Presidential hopefuls are gearing up to challenge incumbent President Tsai Ing-wen. The News Lens is taking you inside Taiwan's heated 2020 presidential race.

LGBT+ in Taiwan: Life After the Referendums

2019/02/11

The News Lens Feature

Taiwan's LGBT+ community was dealt a major blow in November's referendums as a vote to enshrine same-sex marriage rights in the Civil Code failed at the polls. However, the fight is far from over to become the first country in Asia to legalize marriage equality.

Understanding Taiwan's 'Blue Wave' of 2018

2019/01/18

The News Lens Feature

Taiwan's opposition KMT swept back to power in several municipalities, delivering a series of humiliating losses to President Tsai Ing-wen and her ruling DPP. What does it all mean for Taiwan's future?

Taiwan's High Seas Hell

2019/01/11

The News Lens Feature

Taiwan's enormous high seas fishing industry is responsible for much of the world's tuna catch. It's also come under fire for illegal fishing, human trafficking, and abuse of its migrant workforce.

TNL's Top Stories of 2018

2018/12/28

The News Lens Feature

A look back at TNL's best stories from Taiwan and around the region in 2018.
China’s televised reality singing competitions have taken the region by storm. How have they pushed 'brand China' and impacted Mandopop?

Roots-finding in Taiwan

2018/05/15

The News Lens Feature

Taiwanese kids have been adopted by Dutch families since 1989, most between 1993 and 2000, when 317 children found a new home in Holland. Now in early adulthood, many are seeking to meet their biological parents and find their Taiwanese roots. Last year, the Dutch journalist and mother Maureen Welscher made a so-called “roots-finding” trip with her two adopted children from Taiwan, aged 14 and 17. What follows is a series of testimonies of those involved in the roots-finding experience, starting with Maureen and moving on to two young women who were adopted from Taiwan, Emma and Rianne.