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2019/09/14 | Daphne K. Lee
Oslo Freedom Forum Calls for Hong Kong-Taiwan Unity Against Tyranny
The 2019 Oslo Freedom Forum in Taipei focused on Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement among discussions of media freedom and authoritarian regimes around the world.
2019/09/12 | Michael Beltran
Duterte Shoved the Philippines Further Into the Dragon's Mouth
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s fifth visit to Beijing resulted in a failure to assert territorial claims, again.
2019/09/12 | Adam Hatch
How Can We Transform Taiwan Into a Bilingual Country?
The Taiwanese government is determined to improve the country's English competency in the next decade. Beyond education, what kind of policy changes are necessary to facilitate the reform?
2019/09/11 | The Interpreter
State Propaganda Tops Cat Videos on Chinese Social Media Platforms
Chinese youth don't always pay attention to traditional media outlets like CCTV, but their frequently used digital platforms are now filled with state propaganda tailored based on their user data.
2019/09/11 | TIME
Hong Kong's New Protest Anthem Renews Sense of Unity
Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement now has a new and original anthem with over 1 million views on YouTube.
2019/09/10 | 破土 New Bloom
OPINION: Taiwan Has Failed Hongkongers on Political Asylum
After Joshua Wong's visit to Taiwan, the DPP has taken no action to establish asylum measures to accommodate the young protesters in Hong Kong.
2019/09/09 | Andrew Maxey
How Should Taiwan Fix Its Broken Conscription System?
Under China's increasing military threats, Taiwan's current conscription system only requires draftees to serve for 4 months without any substantial training. How would Taiwan respond to conflicts with an undertrained military?
2019/09/09 | The Conversation
How Are the Hong Kong Police Trained for Riot Control?
Historically, Hong Kong police have responded to riots with a paramilitary mentality. The trust that was rebuilt between the police and the public since 1967 is destroyed again in the recent anti-extradition movement.
2019/09/06 | FORTUNE
US-China Trade War Could Setback Global Sustainability Efforts
If the U.S.-China trade war continues, China's efforts to go green will be negated and the impact will spread globally.
2019/09/06 | TNL Staff
Taiwan Is Named the Best Destination for Expats In 2019
Taiwan is the most beloved destination for expats in 2019, surpassing other popular destinations in Asia like Vietnam, Singapore, and Hong Kong.
2019/09/05 | The Conversation
India's New Law to Protect Muslim Women Divides Feminist Groups
India passed a law criminalizing "triple talaq" — the controversial Muslim practice of instant divorce — and making it punishable with up to three years in prison. But Muslim women in the country are divided over the court ruling.
2019/09/05 | Taiwan Scene
Taiwan to Host Its First Eco-Friendly Lantern Festival in October
Fall for Taiwan this autumn with the eco-friendly sky lantern festival hosted by MyTaiwanTour.
2019/09/04 | Daphne K. Lee
Hong Kong Withdraws Extradition Bill, Other Protest Demands Unanswered
Hong Kong executive leader Carrie Lam announced a complete withdrawal of the much debated extradition bill, but left four out of the five protester demands unanswered.
2019/09/04 | East Asia Forum
China's Labor Reforms Dwindle After Government Crackdown
Space for Chinese workers to organize labor rights movement has been narrowed to its slimmest in the last decade.
2019/09/03 | Global Voices
A 'Dunkirk' Rerun in Hong Kong's Airport Evacuation
Hong Kong protesters were trapped in the airport highway on Sep 1 and hundreds of private vehicles came to their rescue in a 'Dunkirk' fashion.
2019/09/03 | Jasmine Su
How Did Taiwan Become an Environmentally Conscious Society?
How did Taiwanese become so receptive of plastic-reduction policies? It might have to do with Taiwan's education, colonial history, culture, and even religious influence.
2019/09/03 | Brandon Kemp
2019 TIQFF Shorts Explore Queer Life In Straight Spaces
The 2019 Taiwan International Queer Film Festival runs from 8/28 to 9/8 in Kaohsiung. Here's a review of this year's short film selections.
2019/09/02 | The Interpreter
The Intractable Conflicts Over Kashmir, Explained
The Indian government has cut off telecommunications in Kashmir since August 4 with no resolution in sight. What's the story behind the lockdown?