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2016/06/30 | Yuan-ling Liang

Want to Learn a Language While Watching YouTube?

A new app developed in Taiwan allows language learners to tap on the characters and words in YouTube video subtitles.

2016/06/30 | Yuan-ling Liang

Human Error Likely Caused TransAsia Airways Plane Crash: Report

An investigative report says the deadly February 2015 crash was the result of negligence by the flight crew.

2016/06/30 | Edward White

Burma: Human Rights Concerns Continue Under ‘The Lady’

'Free prisoners and dismantle the legal infrastructure of repression.' Removing authoritarian controls on freedom of speech is among the plethora of challenges facing Myanmar’s new leader.

2016/06/30 | Jue Ren

Sex Scandal Highlights Changing Attitudes to Hook-Up Culture in China

Even for China’s young generation, sexual capital, power relations among sexual partners and the difficulty of choosing spouses continue to influence the dating culture and intimate relationships.

2016/06/30 | Shuhei Omi

Duterte Takes Philippines Office Under Fear and Accusations

The new president says he knows the limits of his authority and the legal boundaries, but observers think otherwise.

2016/06/30 | J. Michael Cole

Singaporean Charged for Threatening to 'Open Fire' on LGBT Community

If found guilty, the 36-year-old man faces a maximum of five years’ imprisonment. His case also appears to have energized anti-LGBT elements in the country.

2016/06/30 | Shuhei Omi

Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge Adding to HK Frustrations

The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge is almost completed, but is that even a good thing?

2016/06/30 | Olivia Yang

FEATURE: Staying Positive Turns Evicted Animal Sanctuary into Taiwan's Model

It has been a stressful, but magical, rollercoaster ride for The PACK Sanctuary in Sanzhi, New Taipei City. The sanctuary still needs to raise NT$2.75 million to move its 113 dogs before July 31.

2016/06/29 | Chang Shin-wei

Working Sunday? Employers Threaten to Walk from Labor Negotiations

As employers threaten to walk from negotiations over worker rights in Taiwan, some politicians say the high expectations of the DPP-led government are not being met.

2016/06/29 | Shuhei Omi

More Dogs Could Be Killed After Video Hanging Controversy

The public backlash over a video clip showing Taiwanese marines abusing and killing a dog earlier this week could have unintended consequences: more euthanasias.

2016/06/29 | Chang Shin-wei

Tibetan Filmmaker Arrested in China

The detention and possible mistreatment of an award-winning Tibetan filmmaker comes as international politicians appear to be running out of patience with China’s human rights abuses.

2016/06/29 | David Green

DDG Puts Its Bets on Taiwan

The Brexit decision shows how low thresholds can result in disaster, but being bold is often the only way to succeed.

2016/06/29 | J. Michael Cole

Is China Really That Irritable?

According to the narrative created by international media, Beijing is so obsessed with Taiwan that it is constantly ‘infuriated’ by it.

2016/06/29 | Bing-sheng Lee

Apple Scouts Taiwan for New Data Center: Reports

Changhua County in Taiwan has been attracting tech giants like Google, Facebook and Apple for major investment.

2016/06/29 | Olivia Yang

INTERVIEW: Dolphin Protection Activist Says Japanese Government Is 'Biggest Criminal'

Awareness of dolphin capturing and trafficking in Taiji, Japan, and around the world has been raised since the release of the Academy Award-winning documentary 'The Cove.' But have things really been improving for dolphin protection? Activist Richard O'Barry discusses the matter with The News Lens International.

2016/06/28 | Yuan-ling Liang

Expat Wants Single Women in Taiwan to Have Right to IVF

Single women are unable to receive IVF treatment in Taiwan, but an American expat is calling for a change.

2016/06/28 | Olivia Yang

Brewing A Title: Taiwan Barista Crowned World Champion

What's the key to brewing a world-class cup of coffee? One Taiwanese holds it.

2016/06/28 | Shuhei Omi

Hong Kong Proposes Ban on Ivory Trade by 2021

A new bad in Hong Kong on the ivory trade could be implemented within five years, but many are asking why that could not come sooner.