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Trafficked to Extinction


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Criminal syndicates in Africa and Asia are working together — and competing — to meet the seemingly insatiable demand for pangolins in China and other markets. Over 30 journalists from the Global Environmental Reporting Collective investigate how illegal pangolin trafficking is leading the species to become extinct.

Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Movement


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At the end of the 2014 Umbrella Movement, Hongkongers promised they will be back. In June 2019, Hong Kong mobilized one-third of the population to protest against the government's extradition bill. The News Lens is covering the ongoing movement and rallies in collaboration with our Hong Kong-based team.

Taiwan's 2020 Presidential Race


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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.

5 Years After Sunflower Movement


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The News Lens looks back at the 2014 Sunflower Movement - what has happened since then?

Taiwan's Journey to Same-Sex Marriage Equality


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In May 2019, Taiwan became the first in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage, an uneasy victory for the LGBTQ community. Follow the journey with reporting from The News Lens.

Understanding Taiwan's 'Blue Wave' of 2018


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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


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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


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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


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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.