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2019/10/18 | The Interpreter
Modi Takes a Beach Stroll During Sluggish India-China Talks
Indian Prime Minster Narendra Modi took time out for a beach cleanup while hosting Chinese President Xi Jinping last week — an act that might have been more productive than their talks.
2019/10/18 | TNL Feature
Taipei American School to Compete in iGEM With Food Contaminant Detector
Taipei American School will participate in the annual International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition with a student invention that can detect agricultural contaminants in produce.
2019/10/17 | East Asia Forum
Why Would Pakistan Rely on China Over Other Allies?
Pakistan often turns to the wealthy Arab states, China, or the United States for economic and diplomatic support — but why does China remain the most important ally for Pakistan?
2019/10/16 | TNL Staff
Taiwan 2020: Who's Ahead in the Presidential Polls
A real-time estimate of who is likely to win Taiwan’s 2020 presidential election, based on an unweighted average of opinion polls conducted by various media outlets and political parties.
2019/10/16 | The Conversation
China’s Bullying of the NBA Might Trigger US Retaliation
China flexed its muscles on the NBA over one tweet supporting Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement, but its bullying might backfire.
2019/10/16 | CJ Sheu
‘Queering Voices’ Shorts Highlight Variety in Gender Experience
As Taiwan celebrates same-sex marriage legalization this year, the 2019 Women Make Waves Film Festival continues to voice the LGBT community’s concerns through its ‘Queering Voices’ series.
2019/10/16 | Rik Glauert
Taiwan’s Newlywed Same-Sex Couples Prepare for Landmark Pride Parade
It’s been 5 months since Taiwan legalized same-sex marriage. Where are the married couples now?
2019/10/14 | The Interpreter
China’s Catholics Still Suffer Religious Oppression After Vatican-Beijing Deal
The Vatican, the only European state that still recognizes Taipei over Beijing, signed a landmark deal last year with the CCP in exchange for recognition of the Pope as the leader of China’s Catholics. The deal, however, has shown no sign of progress or success.
2019/10/14 | Global Voices
Japanese Students Urge Government to Halt Overseas Fossil Fuel Investment
Young climate activists in Japan are joining the global climate strike to urge their government to end coal funding and related technology exports to other countries.
2019/10/11 | Mehk Chakraborty
India’s LGBT Community Keeps Fighting Social Stigma Despite Legal Victory
Despite last year’s decriminalization, India’s LGBT community still has to keep working toward social acceptance.
2019/10/10 | Jennifer Gunther
5 Common Myths About Taiwan
On Taiwan's National Day, let us examine 5 common myths about the island — and debunk them all.
Philippine Wildlife Protection Law Fails to Curb Pangolin Trafficking
In the Philippines, the penalties for pangolin trafficking are not severe enough to deter poachers from making profits.
2019/10/09 | Taiwan Insight
Cultural Conflict Hinders Taiwan’s Green Sea Turtle Conservation
Cultural taboo and inadequate government policy make it incredibly difficult to conserve Taiwan’s Green Sea Turtles.
2019/10/08 | Andrew Maxey
Researchers Call for Taiwan to Strengthen National Defense by Investing Locally
At the 2019 Taipei Defense and Security Forum, researchers suggested the government to pursue Indigenous Military Programs to strengthen Taiwan's national defense.
2019/10/08 | Daphne K. Lee
‘Weathering With You’ Is a Boring, Repetitive Cinematic Delight
Makoto Shinkai's 'Weathering With You' is a cinematic delight that also disappoints.
2019/10/07 | The Conversation
China Granted Same-Sex Couples Legal Rights But Not Acceptance
Same-sex couples in China can now appoint each other as their legal guardians, but the Chinese government still insists that heterosexual monogamy aligns with Chinese moral traditions.
2019/10/05 | Daphne K. Lee
Face Mask Ban Will Only Push Hongkongers to Revolution
The Hong Kong government's face mask ban will only push the city into further chaos, as exemplified in other countries like France and Ukraine.
2019/10/04 | Jolovan Wham
Past and Present: 20 Years of LGBT Movement in Singapore
The LGBT community in Singapore is still fighting to repeal the discriminatory Section 377A of the Penal Code, but it has inspired the society to be more accepting and open in the past two decades.