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2016/06/16 | Yuan-ling Liang

China Forces Uighurs to Eat During Ramadan

Despite ‘guarantees’ in a recent white paper that religious freedoms will be respected, Chinese authorities are cracking down on Uighurs during Ramadan.

2016/06/16 | J. Michael Cole

Ma Ying-jeou’s Great SOPA Whitewash

The former Taiwanese president had a golden opportunity to give hope to embattled journalists in Hong Kong. He blew it.

2016/06/16 | Shuhei Omi

Mickey Mouse with Chinese Characteristics

Shanghai Disneyland opened today amid enthusiasm from Disney and the Chinese government, but not everyone is smiling.

2016/06/16 | Edward White

FEATURE: Who is Winning Indonesia’s Tobacco War?

Battleground Jakarta: Big Tobacco calls Indonesia its ‘crown jewel’; in a country of 250 million people, 70% of men are smokers and more than a quarter of its children start the habit before they reach 10. While top politicians appear comfortable with hundreds of thousands of people dying from smoking-related illnesses each year, city mayors and religious leaders are taking up the fight.

2016/06/16 | J. Michael Cole

Monkey Intrusion Causes Outage at Air Force Base in Taiwan

Despite the security breach, military officials maintain that national security was never compromised.

2016/06/16 | Yuan-ling Liang

Halal Food in Taiwan — Fed Up Looking for It?

The Tourism Bureau is promoting halal certification for the catering industry to boost tourism. But long-term Muslim residents still face many difficulties dealing with their daily meals.

2016/06/16 | Silvia Menegazzi

What’s the Matter With Chinese Think Tanks?

Think tanks have been able to set up their own 'influential niche' inside China’s complex and multi-level political system.

2016/06/15 | Olivia Yang

Taiwan's First Animal Blood Transfusion Center Patching Things Up?

The first animal blood transfusion center in Taiwan is officially in business, but will it be able to help all animals in need?

2016/06/15 | Chang Shin-wei

Go Read a Book: Official Responds to Taiwan's Power Crisis

As Taiwan grapples a looming power crisis lawmakers are coming up with creative ideas for people to help conserving electricity.

2016/06/15 | J. Michael Cole

Sports Event Rules and the Double Standards of the Taiwan Strait

FIFA and other sports organizations have strict rules against the display of political, religious, or abusive slogans during international matches. Those rules are also flagrantly biased.

2016/06/15 | Shuhei Omi

China Cancels Taiwan’s Hope Choir’s Performance Over National Anthem

Due to perform in Hungary in August, the choir was hoping to fund the trip with a scheduled performance in China. Then politics intervened.

2016/06/15 | Shuhei Omi

Dalai Lama-Obama Meeting Draws Beijing's Ire

The Obama-Dalai Lama meeting draws a predictable response from Beijing.

2016/06/15 | J. Michael Cole

They Did Not Reap What They Sowed — We All Did

‘In silence we are just as guilty as those who use the alphabet of bigotry to create an environment in which it is permissible for some to repress minority groups.’

2016/06/14 | J. Michael Cole

Support Unification? Ride This Cab

One major taxi company in Taiwan has affiliations that may make you think twice before you open the door and jump in. Or not, depending on your views about Taiwan’s future.

2016/06/14 | Yuan-ling Liang

FEATURE: Taiwanese Literature Studies on the Brink

As another university closes its department of Taiwanese literature, academics and students disagree on the reasons for its demise.

2016/06/14 | Edward White

FEATURE: Islamic State's Expansion into Asia Worries Experts

A day after the execution of a Canadian in the Philippines, Southeast Asia terrorism experts warn that international efforts must be ramped up to counter the spread of Islamic State throughout the region.

2016/06/14 | Shuhei Omi

China-German Relations Warming Up for Better or Worse?

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is in China seeking greater cooperation between the two countries, but many issues continue to haunt the relationship.

2016/06/14 | J. Michael Cole

Politics Behind Athens’ Denial of License to China Airlines

The eleventh-hour cancellation of 18 scheduled flights between Taoyuan and Athens occurs amid closer economic ties between China and the cash-strapped country.