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2016/07/31 | Susanne Schmeidl

Islamic States' First Big Stand in Afghanistan

The latest UN report attributes 122 civilian casualties in Afghanistan to Daesh in the first half of 2016, compared to 13 in all of 2015.

2016/07/30 | Bin Liang

Corruption and the Death Penalty in China

A lot of attention has been paid to President Xi’s resolution to eliminate the persistent corruption problem that plagues the CCP. Much less noticed are recent changes to laws regarding corruption, in particular the application of the death penalty in corruption cases.

2016/07/30 | Shuhei Omi

Cross-Strait Watch No. 5

An overview of the past week's developments in cross-Strait relations.

2016/07/29 | ZiQing Low

Draconian New Law Threatens Human Rights in Malaysia

The Malaysian government has passed a law that gives its prime minister arbitrary powers not seen since the communist insurgency of the 1960s.

2016/07/29 | J. Michael Cole

Due to ‘Safety Concerns’, Chinese Dance Competition Cancels HK Venue, Shifts to Taiwan

Various pro-CCP groups have been protesting outside Macpherson Stadium in Mong Kok District since July 20, prompting management to cancel its contract with the organizers of the competition.

2016/07/29 | Edward White

INTERVIEW: Future Hangs in the Balance for HK Student Leader Nathan Law

Tense times: One of Hong Kong’s most iconic anti-Beijing student leaders is at a crossroads.     

2016/07/29 | Austin Chad Willhoft

Technology Assisting Physically and Mentally Challenged Individuals in Taiwan

Many physically challenged individuals experience difficulties registering for expensive government service programs. The Icebreaker Association is trying to help through technology.

2016/07/29 | Yuan-ling Liang

Taiwan and U.S. Libraries Fall Victim to Copyright Infringement

A series of books on Amazon may be illegal copies of ancient books owned by the U.S. Library of Congress and Taiwan’s National Central Library.

2016/07/29 | Shuhei Omi

Six High School Students Aim To Change U.S. Classrooms

'We believe the classroom should be an engaging experience that drives the students’ urge to learn.'

2016/07/29 | Chang Shin-wei

Taipei Mayor’s Reputation Going Downhill?

Polls show that Ko Wen-je is the least popular among the six heads of special municipalities in Taiwan, and has the least chance of winning a second term.

2016/07/29 | Shuhei Omi

South China Sea Watch No. 5

An overview of the past week's key developments in the South China Sea.

2016/07/29 | ZiQing Low

Governments Worry Pokémon Go Could Threaten National Security

Indonesia has already started banning the game, even though it is not available yet in the country.

2016/07/28 | ZiQing Low

Taiwan Pledges to be Hepatitis-Free by 2030

Every year, 13,000 Taiwanese die from liver-related health problems, the majority of them caused by Hepatitis C infection. About 600,000 Taiwanese have Hepatitis C.

2016/07/28 | Olivia Yang

Vending Machine Sells Picture Books Featuring Taiwan Aboriginal Culture

Since there was no bookstore in an aboriginal village in southern Taiwan, one man came up with an idea: a vending machine.

2016/07/28 | TNL Staff

China Encourages Local Internet Enterprises to Expand into HK and Macau

China flexes its muscles over online media while urging Chinese Internet companies to expand into Hong Kong and Macau.

2016/07/28 | ZiQing Low

Taiwanese Director Hits Back at Chinese Netizens

Wu Nien-chen criticizes Chinese netizens for being over-sensitive after he is labelled as pro-Taiwan independence.

2016/07/28 | Shuhei Omi

Price Warfare Harming Taiwan's IT Sector, Academic Says

A National Taiwan University academic criticizes 'outdated' government subsidies and the direction of the Taiwanese IT sector.

2016/07/28 | ZiQing Low

Taiwanese Government to Combat Uber with 'Diversified Taxis'

A Taiwanese version of a popular ride-sharing app is in the works to curb Uber's expansion in the country.