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2019/10/31 | Daniel Kao

Notepad++ and GitHub Are the Latest Victims of Chinese Internet Trolls

GitHub, a generally apolitical platform for developers to discuss and collaborate on engineering projects, has fallen victim to Chinese internet trolls due to a Notepad++ update named "Free Uyghur."

2019/10/31 | Global Voices

Taipei Court Dismisses Lawsuit Filed by 8,000 Vietnam Marine Disaster Victims

Human rights and environmental lawyers slammed the Taiwanese court for disregarding Vietnam's human rights situation for the 2016 marine disaster case.

2019/10/29 | Deutsche Welle

Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Activist Joshua Wong Barred From Election

The Hong Kong Electoral Affairs Commission said Joshua Wong's nomination was found to be "invalid." The 23-year-old activist said he was the only candidate who was barred from running.

2019/10/28 | Ryan Drillsma

Spectrum Formosus Reclaims Electronic Music for Taiwan’s Queer Community

Queer music festival Spectrum Formosus will take place this weekend just outside of Taipei City, featuring a roster of top international DJs, drag queens and kings, as well as performance artists.

2019/10/27 | Deutsche Welle

Hong Kong Bans Online Posting of Police Personal Details

The city's highest court has banned the publication of police-officer-related information and photographs without their consent. The move comes at the end of Hong Kong's fifth consecutive month of pro-democracy protests.

2019/10/26 | Daphne K. Lee

Taiwan Celebrates Marriage Equality With Landmark Pride Parade

170,000 marched in Taiwan's landmark Pride parade today celebrating the country's achievement in legalizing same-sex marriage.

2019/10/25 | Deutsche Welle

China Urges Quick Identification of UK Truck Victims

British police said they are undertaking the country's largest murder probe since 2005 to determine the identities and cause of death of 39 bodies believed to be Chinese migrants who were discovered in a truck.

2019/10/23 | Rik Glauert

Challenges Ahead as Japan Follows Taiwan’s Path to Marriage Equality

Japanese LGBT activists are looking to Taiwan as a successful example of granting same-sex couples the right to marry, but Japan has to first deal with its conservative politics and society.

2019/10/22 | Cat Thomas

Celebrate 2019 Taiwan Pride: Parade Route, Seminars, and Parties!

2019 Taiwan Pride is kicking off this weekend with a wide range of festivities — follow our comprehensive guide and find something for your and your friends!

2019/10/18 | TNL Feature

Taipei American School to Compete in iGEM With Food Contaminant Detector

Taipei American School will participate in the annual International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition with a student invention that can detect agricultural contaminants in produce.

2019/10/16 | Rik Glauert

Taiwan’s Newlywed Same-Sex Couples Prepare for Landmark Pride Parade

It’s been 5 months since Taiwan legalized same-sex marriage. Where are the married couples now?

2019/10/14 | Global Voices

Japanese Students Urge Government to Halt Overseas Fossil Fuel Investment

Young climate activists in Japan are joining the global climate strike to urge their government to end coal funding and related technology exports to other countries.

2019/10/11 | Mehk Chakraborty

India’s LGBT Community Keeps Fighting Social Stigma Despite Legal Victory

Despite last year’s decriminalization, India’s LGBT community still has to keep working toward social acceptance.

2019/10/09 | The Pangolin Reports

Philippine Wildlife Protection Law Fails to Curb Pangolin Trafficking

In the Philippines, the penalties for pangolin trafficking are not severe enough to deter poachers from making profits.

2019/10/08 | Andrew Maxey

Researchers Call for Taiwan to Strengthen National Defense by Investing Locally

At the 2019 Taipei Defense and Security Forum, researchers suggested the government to pursue Indigenous Military Programs to strengthen Taiwan's national defense.

2019/10/05 | Daphne K. Lee

Face Mask Ban Will Only Push Hongkongers to Revolution

The Hong Kong government's face mask ban will only push the city into further chaos, as exemplified in other countries like France and Ukraine.

2019/10/01 | Daphne K. Lee

Hong Kong Police Shot Protester for the First Time on China's National Day

Hong Kong police fire the first live round at a young protester today during China's National Day.