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2017/01/25 | Shi Yi

Chinese Demand for Bloodwood Cuts Into Congo’s Ecosystem

Corruption and lack of oversight allow illegally logged timber to be traded from Africa’s heartland to the coast of China.

2017/01/24 | Olivia Yang

PHOTO STORY: 2017 Taipei Game Show Shines in Booming Industry

The Asia-Pacific region is leading the global games market with revenue of US$50.1 billion in 2017, and the eSports economy is expected to earn US$1 billion in 2019.

2017/01/24 | Edward White

‘Sinister Collaboration’ between Islamists and Police over LGBT in Indonesia: HRW

Police added insult to injury by temporarily detaining 600 people.

2017/01/23 | Denise Hruby and Dong Heng

First Batch of Overseas NGOs Register Under China’s New Law

Four of the six organizations that have secured registrations under China’s new foreign NGO law are chambers of commerce.

2017/01/20 | TNL Staff

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The biggest stories from Taiwan and around Asia this week.

2017/01/20 | TNL Staff

Taiwanese Believe They Are a Bargaining Chip for President Trump: Poll

While the Taiwanese were excited by the Trump-Tsai phone call, a survey has found most believe the island-nation is just a bargaining chip for the new U.S. president.

2017/01/20 | Qian Jinghua

Gay Mom Asks China’s Congress to Allow IVF for Unmarried Women

Advocates say allowing procreation outside of marriage could boost lagging fertility rate.

2017/01/19 | Olivia Yang

Why Aren't Social Businesses Booming in Taiwan?

'I’ve seen many Taiwanese social businesses trying very hard and are doing a good job, but the international community doesn’t see their efforts.'

2017/01/19 | Wang Yiwei and Wang Lianzhang

Chinese Tech Workers Blame Trump for Job Cuts

Oracle employees say company wants to "please Trump" and move positions back to the U.S.

2017/01/17 | The Japan Times

New Technology to Assist Elderly Drivers in Japan

The development of safety mechanisms to assist elderly motorists may not have to be as high-tech as self-driving vehicles running on the latest AI technology. There is a lot that the automakers can do to help reduce accidents involving senior citizens.

2017/01/17 | Eric Grundhauser

The Voder, the First Machine to Create Human Speech

Electronic voices may be commonplace now, but the road to speech synthesis is littered with the remains of devices that promised to bring us the voice of the future — but didn’t last beyond their novelty value.

2017/01/15 | Sally Tyler

Doctor, My Eyes

From a Filipino independence leader to Syrian dictator and libertarian US senator, Sally Tyler takes a look at the political visions and impacts of eye doctors who’ve swapped patients for politics.

2017/01/14 | Swagata Yadavar

In India, 3 People Die Every 10 Minutes in Road Accidents

Road accidents accounted for 83 percent of all traffic-related deaths in India.

2017/01/13 | Rosemary Chen

Fish Hook in Taiwan's 'Green' Energy Reforms

Taiwan this week passed new legislation to deregulate the electricity market and boost the uptake of clean energy. But do the changes go far enough?

2017/01/13 | ZiQing Low

Legal Loopholes Lead to Human Rights Abuses on Taiwanese Fishing Boats: Report

An Indonesian magazine has found that many Indonesian workers working on Taiwanese fishing vessels are inexperienced.

2017/01/13 | TNL Staff

The Rise of Demagogues and the Risk of a Dark Age Extends to Asia

A tour around the worsening human rights situation facing many countries in Asia.

2017/01/13 | Wang Lianzhang

Shenzhen Closes Door on Blind Migrants

The city’s ‘hukou’ regulations say people with disabilities cannot become official residents.