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2019/02/25 | Michael Beltran
PHILIPPINES: Why the People Are Losing Faith in Duterte's Economic Policies
Price hikes, rice liberalization, rising taxes and more have sparked concern over Rodrigo Duterte's economic policies. Could the worst be yet to come?
2019/05/03 | J. Zach Hollo
Meet the Foreign Workers Stepping in to Care for Taiwan's Aging Population
Care for Taiwan’s elderly used to be a family responsibility, but demographic upheavals and urbanization have ushered in an era of domestic caregivers from Southeast Asia. A look into that industry offers a snapshot of isolation, economic desperation, and mutual culture shock.
2016/08/11 | Olivia Yang
INTERVIEW: Age Doesn't Matter in Youth Politics, 28-Year-Old Taiwanese Politician Says
'No matter how young the person is, if he/she doesn’t propose policies that can help the future of Taiwan, then it can’t count as youth politics.'
2016/10/14 | J. Michael Cole
China’s Negative Impact on Freedom of the Press Expands Outwards
We all know how China treats its own journalists. But what about the CCP's critics outside China? More and more, it's going after them, too.
2016/06/16 | J. Michael Cole
Ma Ying-jeou’s Great SOPA Whitewash
The former Taiwanese president had a golden opportunity to give hope to embattled journalists in Hong Kong. He blew it.
2016/10/11 | ZiQing Low
China Slams President Tsai After National Day Address
'Both sides should try to avoid military conflict, but that depends on what other ‘radical action’ Tsai might take,' the CCP mouthpiece Global Times has warned.
2019/02/14 | William Yang
#MeTooUyghur: The Mystery of a Uyghur Musician Triggers an Online Campaign
While the international community debates the authenticity of a video of Uyghur musician Abdurehim Heyit, an exiled Uyghur in Finland kicks off a new online campaign demanding Beijing to release more evidence of the millions of others who are reportedly detained in Xinjiang’s re-education camps.
2018/10/13 | Songshan Charles
Pedestrian Nightmare: Can Taiwan Draw Inspiration from the UK's Walkways?
There's a method to the madness of the United Kingdom's complex hierarchy of pedestrian crossings. Can Taiwan learn from it?
2019/06/12 | Cat Thomas
Hong Kong Students in Taiwan Condemn "Puppet" Government, Urge: Stop Police Violence
As Hong Kong Students held a sit-in solidarity with their compatriots Taiwan's Digital Minister laid the blame for the unrest where it belongs: With the PRC
2019/07/25 | Milo Hsieh
OPINION: Cigarette Smuggling Scandal Reveals Problems in Taiwan’s Bureaucracy, Not Politics
While the media and politicians attack the Tsai administration for the cigarette smuggling scandal, it is best to remember that the problem lies within Taiwan's deep-rooted bureaucracy.
2019/08/16 | Allen Chen
Weak Military Training Leaves Taiwanese Draftees Unprepared for War
Taiwan’s national defense is in a weak state because of its inefficient military training program for conscripted soldiers.
2016/09/29 | Edward White
Singapore to Jail Teenage Blogger
Controversial Singaporean blogger Amos Yee has been sentenced 38 days in prison for ‘intending to wound religious feelings.’
ART REVIEW: Loaded Guns in 'The Flying Land'
'Vase of an Anti-Aircraft Gun' is Japanese artist Tatzu Nishi’s first large-scale installation in Taiwan. Juxtaposing an ordinary living room with a weapon of war, the work speaks to issues of displacement, curatorial conflict of interest, and power.