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2019/06/20 | Michael Beltran
What Do the Rebels Have to Say About the Philippine Mid-Term Elections?
While administration-backed candidates dominate the senate and the Duterte- aligned parties have gained seats in the lower house the rebels reject the elections as being largely useless to change a 'tyrannical regime'.
2019/06/19 | Antonio C. Hsiang
Time for Mexico to Show Machismo
Might Mexico choose to abandon trade ties with the U.S. in favor of stronger ties with China?
2019/06/18 | Jay Lin
Taking Taiwan's Progress to the Global Stage
Organizations in other Asian countries are looking to Taiwan to show the way forward for LGBT rights.
2019/06/15 | Michael Garber
In Taiwan When Hong Kong Students Petition, Taiwan's President Listens
Although 500 Hong Kong students were roundly ignored by their own representative office in Taipei on Wednesday, on Thursday they were invited into the presidential palace to present their case.
2019/06/12 | 破土 New Bloom
Hong Kong Police React With Violence to Umbrella-Style Occupation
As demonstrators in Hong Kong flooded the streets for a peaceful protest Hong Kong sent in the riot police in an attempt to intimidate them and clear the streets using tear gas, pepper spray and rubber bullets.
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
2019/06/10 | 破土 New Bloom
Massive Protest in Hong Kong Against Extradition Law
Late on Sunday Riot police with batons, shields, tear gas guns and pepper spray sealed off the Legislative Council. Clashes erupted between hundreds of demonstrators and police.
2019/05/24 | Cat Thomas
Celebrations and Vows to Fight on As Taiwan Registers First Same-Sex Marriages
Government officials joined in the jubilant First In Asia Wedding Party as Taiwan made history as the first country in Asia to register same-sex marriages.
2019/05/24 | Cat Thomas
Marriage Equality: Love Wins, But Battles Remain
Can Taiwan’s democracy withstand attempts to sabotage Asia’s first same-sex marriage law?
2019/05/18 | Cat Thomas
The Highs and Lows, Tears and Cheers of the Marriage Equality Rally
On the ground at the Legislative Yuan as Taiwan becomes the first country in Asia to approve same-sex marriage.
2019/05/17 | Waleed Tariq
Proposal to Export Donkey Hides From Pakistan to China Incites Outrage
A donkey export plan drawn up as part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor has incensed environmentalists and animal rights advocates.
2019/05/16 | Cat Thomas
FILM REVIEW: 'A Bread Factory' Gears Up for Urban Nomad Premiere
Patrick Wang’s epic two-parter 'A Bread Factory' has its Taiwan premiere at 2019 Urban Nomad Film Festival and is a compelling story for our times.
2019/05/16 | Cat Thomas
INTERVIEW: Hao Wu, Director of 'The People’s Republic of Desire'
SXSW Grand Jury Prize winning film 'The People’s Republic of Desire' will open this year’s Urban Nomad with its disturbing Black Mirror-esque look at the world of live streaming in China.
2019/05/15 | Michael Beltran
Thailand's 'Can Do' Bar, Run by Sex Workers, Stands for Workers' Rights and Dignity
A bar in Chiang Mai, Thailand which is collectively owned by sex workers is pushing for human dignity and rights for workers throughout the country.
2019/05/14 | Xiaochen Su
Emperor Akihito Was a Force for Peace in an Increasingly Nationalistic Japan
The now-bygone Heisei imperial era marked an impressive internal resistance to Japan's rising right-wing forces.
2019/05/11 | Daphne K. Lee
How Will Hong Kong's Controversial Extradition Bill Impact Taiwan?
While Taiwan looks to Hong Kong as a cautionary tale of 'one country, two systems,' its own lack of a refugee law is coming under scrutiny.