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2020/12/29 | TNL Feature

Does Universal Basic Income Have a Home in Taiwan?

Is Taiwan's stability during the pandemic an occasion to think big?

2020/12/29 | Voice of America

How American Pork Could Lead To Wider US Trade Deal With Export Powerhouse Taiwan

Taiwanese officials will lift a longstanding ban on U.S. pork imports to open talks on a free trade deal with its second biggest trading partner.

2020/12/28 | Bryan Chou

Taiwan to Regulate China’s State-Affiliated Publications After Children’s Book Controversy

Taiwan’s government plans to amend legislation to make it clear that companies must apply for approval before publishing books associated with the Chinese Communist Party and People’s Liberation Army.

2020/12/28 | TAIPEI

Taipei’s Vegetarian and Vegan Food Culture

An American who started the first full vegan restaurant in Taipei wants everyone to take their first step to save the planet by enjoying plant-based food.

2020/12/25 | Deutsche Welle

China Launches Anti-Monopoly Probe Into Alibaba

The probe comes just after an IPO into Ant Group, an Alibaba subsidiary, was halted by Beijing. China said it was cracking down on companies that it could consider monopolies.

2020/12/24 | Kirsten Han

Singapore’s Government Wants a Conversation on ‘Women Development.’ Here’s What They Don’t Want to Talk About.

It’s one thing to boost “women development” — a term with echoes of a “lean in” mentality that places the onus on women to work even harder to succeed in environments predominantly catering to men — but quite another to truly challenge the patriarchy and live up to feminist principles.

2020/12/24 | Voice of America

Hong Kong Legislator Reflects on Pro-Democracy Struggle as He Seeks Asylum

Baggio Leung, a former Hong Kong legislator seeking asylum in the United States, feels pessimistic about Hong Kong's short-term future, but said he believes Hong Kongers will one day win their city back.

2020/12/23 | Sylvie Tanaga

Celebrating Christmas and Pluralism as an Indonesian Minority

Christmas in Indonesia this year arrives as pluralism and tolerance in the country are under attack.

2020/12/23 | TNL Staff

US Congress Includes Taiwan Assurance Act in US$2.3 Trillion Spending Bill

The U.S. Congress has approved a US$2.3 trillion spending package, which includes the Taiwan Assurance Act.

2020/12/23 | East Asia Forum

How China’s State Serves the Party

Despite the vast and ongoing challenges through 2020 because of Covid-19, the Chinese Communist Party has never looked more dominant.

2020/12/22 | TNL Staff

Taiwan Reports First Domestic Covid-19 Case Since April

Health Minister Chen Shih-chung announced today the first domestically-acquired case of Covid-19 in Taiwan since April 12.

2020/12/22 | Voice of America

Thailand Urges Tight Virus Controls for Big Holiday Celebrations

Thai government officials are mulling over new measures to contain the spread of the pandemic in the wake of a surge in cases among migrant workers. Tourism operators are bracing for an atypical holiday season and a slow recovery ahead.

2020/12/21 | Tyler Prochazka

Basic Income Is an Investment in Taiwan’s Most Valuable Asset

Basic income is an investment in Taiwan’s most critical and valuable resource: its people.

2020/12/21 | TAIPEI

Food Sustainability in Taipei, One Neighborhood at a Time — Starting in Nanjichang

Two decades ago, a village chief in Taipei set up the city's first food bank to redistribute unused or unwanted food to those in need in the community. As people are becoming more conscious of food sustainability, he is looking to spread the revolution of “continuous food” across Taipei.

2020/12/18 | Judy Chen

Runners Gear up for the Taipei Marathon Amid Covid-19

Runners are finding solace training during a pandemic, and are humbled and excited to race on Sunday.

2020/12/18 | East Asia Forum

ASEAN in the Driver’s Seat in the South China Sea

After decade-long disputes, what can we expect to see in South China Sea in the upcoming year?

2020/12/17 | Bryan Chou

GOG Backtracks on Releasing ‘Devotion,’ Gamers Up in Arms

GOG announced yesterday that Devotion, first removed in February, will return to the platform, but it is no longer the case.

2020/12/17 | Bryan Chou

Taiwan’s Proposed Bills To Regulate Online Content Stir Outrage

Taiwan's government announced plans to regulate content on streaming and social media platforms. The opposition Kuomintang suggested they limit freedom of speech and introduce censorship.