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2021/03/26 | Deutsche Welle

China Goes After Western Retailers Over Xinjiang Cotton

China’s wrath at Swedish retailer H&M and Nike sportswear over their past remarks on “forced labor” in cotton-hub Xinjiang has expanded to other Western brands. The criticism comes hot on the heels of fresh sanctions.

2021/03/25 | Bryan Chou

Police Violence Perpetrators ‘Not Found,’ Seven Years After the Sunflower Movement

It has been seven years since the Sunflower Movement, but nobody has taken responsibility for the excessive use of force during the attempted occupation of the Executive Yuan.

2021/03/25 | Voice of America

Chinese Diplomat’s Rhetoric in US Talks Creates Moneymaking Opportunities

After the U.S.-China meeting in Alaska, Chinese merchandisers are feeding a wave of nationalism that the talks inspired.

2021/03/24 | TAIPEI

Four Inconspicuous Restaurants That Need No Name To Shine

These small restaurants in Taipei may not have a gorgeous look, but they have been serving the same dishes for decades — and locals love them for their simplicity.

2021/03/23 | Patrick Ng

Taiwan Has Raised Health Insurance Premiums. What Reforms Are Next?

Patrick Ng speaks on how the country’s healthcare system will be and should be reformed after the pandemic.

2021/03/23 | Deutsche Welle

Myanmar Coup: Mass Protests Fail To Attract Global Solidarity

EU and US sanctions against Myanmar’s army cannot hide the fact that the Southeast Asian country's democracy movement is largely on its own.

2021/03/22 | Jeremy Van der Haegen

Belgium Stuck With AstraZeneca Jabs — and Why That Matters for Taiwan

The task of reassuring the public that AstraZeneca vaccines were safe was not easy. Officials in Belgium and Taiwan have met the challenge.

2021/03/22 | East Asia Forum

The Clubhouse Challenge To Digital Authoritarianism in Thailand

Clubhouse seems to pose a threat to the Thai government, allowing protesters to discuss sensitive topics, including the monarchy. Authorities are threatening to block access to it after a surge in popularity.

2021/03/19 | TNL Feature

Taiwan Is Not Immune

Problems of misogyny and xenophobia are, unfortunately, global. In this light, instead of evaluating the Atlanta shootings as an incident with causes rooted in distant American racial politics, we should not overlook these ideas present in Taiwan.

2021/03/19 | TNL Staff

Taiwan To Start Inoculations With AstraZeneca’s Vaccine as Early as Next Week

Chen said medical workers are the first group to be vaccinated, and around 60,000 are in line to receive the jab.

2021/03/19 | TAIPEI

Hidden in Plain Sight: Secret Spots in Taipei’s Most Popular Places

Here are some secret spots in Taipei's most popular areas you have probably never stopped by.

2021/03/18 | Bryan Chou

Reactivating Controversial Nuclear Site Not an Option: Tsai

The controversy over Taiwan's fourth nuclear power plant resurfaced due to a construction plan for a liquified natural gas terminal.

2021/03/18 | Global Voices

An Interview With a Blogger Who Connects Myanmar and Hong Kong’s Dream for Democracy

“I believe what has happened in Myanmar would echo in the minds of many Hongkongers, because our rights, our freedom, our hope for the future are also being deprived by similar institutionalized state violence.”

2021/03/18 | Milo Hsieh

Hostility Towards Transgender Influencer Chiang Chia-Wen Is Unacceptable

A transgender influencer's pregnancy claim ignited a debate over medical ethics, harassment by journalists, and cancel culture.

2021/03/18 | Janine Sun Rogers

Atlanta Shootings Reflect Discrimination of Massage Parlor Workers, Re-enact Imperial Violence

A gunman killed eight people in the Atlanta area Tuesday night, seeming to target Asian American women and sex workers. This incident echoes imperial violence and ongoing struggles of the Asian American migrant worker community.

2021/03/17 | SueAnn Shiah

No Saviors, No Satisfaction in ‘Promising Young Woman’ — and Why That’s a Good thing

‘Promising Young Woman’ offers up no simple answers or victories, rather the sad reality in which there is no justice without acknowledging harm. The Oscar nominated thriller is an entertaining take on a time old tale.

2021/03/17 | Deutsche Welle

Can US and Japan Push Back Against China in Indo-Pacific?

The U.S.-Japan joint statement on China’s “destabilizing behavior” underlines the importance the Biden administration places on peace, stability, and the rule of law in the Indo-Pacific region.