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2020/07/16 | Deutsche Welle

South Koreans Fight Back Against Weak Sex Crime Punishments

More than three years after the #MeToo movement rocked South Korea, a series of legal cases have once again underlined just how far the country still has to go. Some insist that changes will come slowly.

2020/05/25 | Voice of America

Uyghurs in US Say China Using Detained Family Members in Forced Interviews

Chinese media has released a series of separate videos showed Uighurs in Xinjiang allegedly denouncing their detention as propaganda. Uighur community members in the United States are expressing skepticism.

2020/04/30 | Daphne K. Lee

Want Want Group Claims 'Water God' Disinfectant Safe for Drinking

Defying questions from legislators, Want Want Group claims its environmental disinfectant, Water God, is safe for human consumption.

2020/06/17 | Daphne K. Lee

This Taiwanese Company Had a Contact Tracing Solution Before Covid-19

Demand for tracking devices has surged during Covid-19. Founders of Taiwan-based THLight Co. explain why.

2020/04/24 | The Conversation

Why Dalgona Coffee Is the Quarantine Drink of Choice

Dalgona coffee, reportedly named after a South Korean candy, has taken social media by storm. It has everything to do with our current Covid-19 induced isolation.

2020/08/12 | TNL Staff

Czech Delegation Including Prague Mayor to Visit Taiwan in August

Prague's Taiwan-friendly mayor Zdeněk Hřib will join a contingent of Czech politicians visiting Taiwan at the end of August.

2020/08/25 | Voice of America

Taiwan Positioned for Role in Wealth Management and Corporate Financing

President Tsai Ing-wen told local business tycoons last week that her administration plans to liberalize the local economy.

2020/05/13 | TNL Staff

Professor's Apology to Chinese Student Sparks Debate on Taiwan's Academic Freedom

A Chinese student in Taiwan demanded his professor make an apology based on Covid-19 comments during a lecture.

2020/05/29 | Rik Glauert

Adultery No Longer Criminal Offense in Taiwan

Until the ruling today, Taiwan had been the last country in East Asia with criminal adultery laws.

2020/06/10 | TNL Staff

Han Kuo-yu Accepts Fate; Revenge Recalls and Rally Planned by Supporters

Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu will not challenge the results of the referendum that ousted him from office. But his supporters have applied to hold a rally in Taipei, and citizens groups have launched campaigns to recall politicians who supported Han's removal.

2020/04/07 | Sustainability Times

Agave Can Be Used For Biofuel and Hand-Sanitizers, Researchers Say

Researchers from the University of Sydney argue that agave is a potential a sustainable source of biofuel and hand-sanitizers.

2020/06/17 | Voice of America

Rhetoric or Reality? Britain’s Hong Kong Passport Offer Angers China

Beijing has warned that the British offer of citizenship to Hongkongers would breach the 1997 Joint Declaration. Until recently, Britain agreed with that verdict. But China’s attempt to impose the new security law appears to have changed the calculation in London.

2020/08/18 | Voice of America

Vietnam’s Economy Seen as Hopeful Despite Coronavirus Surge

Though normal commerce has screeched to a near halt in Da Nang, Vietnam, residents and observers have expressed confidence in the government's response.

2020/07/22 | The Conversation

Oxford Immunologist on Coronavirus Vaccine: Highly Promising Early Results

An experimental vaccine designed by Oxford University stimulates the creation of antibodies.

2020/09/22 | Voice of America

Increased China Warplane Activity Unnerves Taiwan

The Ministry of National Defense in Taipei says a total 27 Chinese aircraft crossed into Taiwanese airspace Friday and Saturday.

2020/05/25 | Ying-yu Alicia Chen

Muslims in Taiwan Celebrate End of Ramadan Under Major Changes

Muslims in Taiwan marked the end of Ramadan on Sunday. Taiwan's Covid-19 response allowed for relatively open celebrations, but social distancing measures and employer restrictions remained obstacles for many.

2020/07/11 | TNL Staff

Singapore’s Ruling Party Wins Crisis Election, But Opposition Gains

Singapore’s ruling People’s Action Party wins the general election again, continuing its uninterrupted streak. But it was also a massive victory for the opposition Worker's Party, which may hold over 10 percent of the parliament seats for the first time.

2020/04/19 | Deutsche Welle

Hong Kong Protest Figures Arrested: Reports

Hong Kong media say police have arrested a dozen pro-democracy advocates over "unlawful" protests held in August and October last year. Officers also arrested media tycoon Jimmy Lai, founder of Apple Daily.