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2020/06/04 | TNL Staff

Taipei Holds Tiananmen Vigil in Solidarity With Hong Kong

Taipei holds its annual Tiananmen vigil and shows support for Hong Kong, where the memorial was banned for the first time in 30 years.

2020/04/14 | Voice of America

Covid-19 Cases Near Zero in Taiwan, But Restrictions Remain

Although Taiwan's Covid-19 case count grows by only a few cases per day, emergency government policies will remain in place until the crisis overseas abates.

2020/08/07 | Voice of America

Tensions Mount Over China's Industrial Espionage in US

The closing of China's Houston consulate follows years of frustrated government efforts to thwart Beijing’s IP theft.

2020/08/03 | Voice of America

US Activist Accused of Breaching HK's Security Law Says He Will Not Back Down

Samuel Chu, a pro-democracy activist and an American citizen, is the first foreign national targeted by Hong Kong's national security law.

2020/08/13 | Voice of America

As China’s Vloggers Draw International Fans, Beijing Sees Soft Power Opportunity

One of China’s most popular vloggers, Li Ziqi, has garnered millions of followers based on her idyllic depictions of China’s country life.

2020/08/31 | Ying-yu Alicia Chen

Independence Day Takes On New Meaning For Indonesian Fishermen

“Some can’t join us today. They have to work,” Muzahir said. “We just have to find a way to enjoy it.”

2020/06/11 | Voice of America

China Uses Cabbage to Advance Disputed Asian Sea Claim

The Chinese navy has just harvested crops it had grown on Woody Island in the South China Sea. This could be used as proof of China’s economic activity on the disputed territory.

2020/07/28 | Deutsche Welle

New Zealand Suspends Extradition Treaty With Hong Kong

New Zealand has suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong in protest of the controversial security law Beijing has imposed on the territory. Canada, Australia, and the U.K. have already announced similar measures.

2020/04/01 | Daphne K. Lee

Starting April 1, Face Mask Use Mandated for Intercity Transportation

Ahead of the Tomb Sweeping holiday weekend, the Ministry of Transportation enforces face mask use on intercity rail and bus transportation. This regulation does not apply to the MRT or city buses.

2020/04/08 | Kirsten Han

Coronavirus: How Effective Is Singapore’s Anti-Fake News Law?

The so-called anti-fake news law in Singapore — POFMA — doesn't stop all misinformation, while leaving in place a powerful mechanism that can be abused when the crisis is over.

2020/07/28 | James X. Morris

How Hong Kong Activists Are Sustaining Pro-Democracy Movement in Taiwan

After a year of intense protesting, Hong Kong activists in Taiwan are shifting gears, organizing a group called Hong Kong Outlanders to encompass art, education, and lobbying of government figures to sustain interest in their cause.

2020/09/07 | Deutsche Welle

Typhoon Haishen: Millions Told To Evacuate as Storm Hits Japan

Japan's southern regions are bracing for the second typhoon in a week. Seven prefectures have ordered mass evacuations, but the movement of people is being hampered by coronavirus social distancing measures.

2020/05/19 | TNL Staff

Tsai Ing-Wen's Second Term Cabinet Announced Ahead of Inauguration

Tsai Ing-wen's second term Cabinet features many familiar faces, along with the appointment of the first indigenous Taiwanese to be the spokesperson for the Presidential Office, Kolas Yotaka.

2020/07/07 | Voice of America

Taiwan-China Diplomatic Competition Comes to Somaliland

Taiwan’s diplomatic agreement with Somaliland, a self-governing territory, is seen as a symbolic victory.

2020/09/01 | Deutsche Welle

BTS ‘Dynamite’ Breaks Record to Top US Singles Chart

BTS has become the first Korean pop act to hit the top spot on Billboard's singles charts in the US, a day after the group lifted four awards at the VMAs.

2020/06/06 | Daphne K. Lee

Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu Recalled

Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu is the first elected Taiwanese politician to be ousted by a recall referendum.

2020/07/13 | Deutsche Welle

Hong Kong: German Economy Minister Defends China Ties

China's Hong Kong security law sparked outcry with many fearing it will infringe on human rights. Germany won't sever its trade relationship with China over it, says Economy Minister Peter Altmaier.

2020/04/20 | Coco Dollanganger

How Is the Philippines Plotting Its Tourism Recovery?

The Philippine government, resort chains, and travel influencers are each trying to keep the country's tourism industry afloat while planning its post-pandemic recovery.