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2020/05/29 | Rik Glauert

Adultery No Longer Criminal Offense in Taiwan

Until the ruling today, Taiwan had been the last country in East Asia with criminal adultery laws.

2020/05/29 | Voice of America

China’s Hong Kong Security Law Risks 'Intimidating’ US, Observers Say

As the National People's Congress concludes in China, analysts fear that the approval of the Hong Kong national security law may undermine the city's semi-autonomous status and lead to a U.S.-China Cold War.

2020/05/28 | Syrena Lin

The Women Behind MOWES, Taipei’s Inclusive Community Space

MOWES offers fitness, art, and language classes. However, the community space has been struggling with lower attendance rates and postponed grants under Covid-19.

2020/05/28 | Deutsche Welle

US Reconsiders Hong Kong's Special Treatment, Seeks China Sanctions

U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo said Hong Kong no longer operates autonomously from Beijing. Meanwhile, in Congress, proposed sanctions linked to China's repression of Uyghur Muslims passed overwhelmingly.

2020/05/27 | Voice of America

Hong Kong Police Blockade Legislature Ahead of National Anthem Vote

Hong Kong's legislative complex was the site of clashes between protesters and police ahead of discussions of a controversial bill that would make disrespecting China's national anthem a crime.

2020/05/27 | TNL Staff

Terrace House Star Hana Kimura Could Not Escape Cyberbullying

Terrace House star Hana Kimura, 22, committed suicide on May 23. Like many reality show stars, her reputation may have been smeared by what South Koreans have dubbed “devil’s editing,” leading to an outpouring of abusive comments.

2020/05/26 | Deutsche Welle

India Restarts Domestic Air Travel After Two Months, Amid Chaos

The resumption of domestic flights in India was marked by chaos as several flights were canceled without passengers being warned in advance. Regional rules also complicated the resumption of travel.

2020/05/25 | Ying-yu Alicia Chen

Muslims in Taiwan Celebrate End of Ramadan Under Major Changes

Muslims in Taiwan marked the end of Ramadan on Sunday. Taiwan's Covid-19 response allowed for relatively open celebrations, but social distancing measures and employer restrictions remained obstacles for many.

2020/05/25 | Voice of America

Uyghurs in US Say China Using Detained Family Members in Forced Interviews

Chinese media has released a series of separate videos showed Uighurs in Xinjiang allegedly denouncing their detention as propaganda. Uighur community members in the United States are expressing skepticism.

2020/05/24 | Ryan Drillsma

Did More Taiwanese Come Out at Work Since Same-Sex Marriage Legalization?

A recent survey by the Taiwan Tongzhi Hotline Association shows lingering discrimination against gay people at Taiwanese workplaces.

2020/05/22 | Deutsche Welle

China Lawmakers to Vote on New Security Law for Hong Kong

While thousands of Chinese lawmakers gather for their annual session, Beijing is preparing a new law against subversive activities in Hong Kong. Opposition democrats in the city warn it would be "the end of Hong Kong."

2020/05/21 | Coco Dollanganger

‘You Gave Your All’: Philippine Frontline Medical Workers Who Lost Their Lives

Frontline medical workers in the Philippines have braved extraordinary danger. 35 have lost their lives, but their contributions have not been forgotten.

2020/05/21 | Voice of America

HK Public Broadcaster Suspends Satirical Show After Government Reprimand

Hong Kong public broadcaster RTHK was forced to suspend a satirical show and apologize for allegedly insulting the police.

2020/05/20 | Deutsche Welle

'Make in India' Looking to Take on China's Tech Industry

India's tech factories may be the big winner as rich countries around the world are rethinking globalization and their heavy reliance on China as the coronavirus pandemic slows down.

2020/05/20 | TNL Staff

President Tsai Ing-wen Inaugural Address Pays Homage to Covid-19 Heroes

Tsai Ing-wen took the oath of office today for her second presidential term. In her inaugural address, she touched upon Taiwan's position in the world and its economic strategies in Covid-19's wake.

2020/05/19 | Daphne K. Lee

‘You Brought the Virus to Us’: Taipei Main Station Sitting Ban an Attack on Migrants

Taiwan Railways Administration has banned visitors from sitting in Taipei Main Station's hall since February, an activity popular among migrant workers. It said on Monday that the ban could be permanent.

2020/05/19 | TNL Staff

Tsai Ing-Wen's Second Term Cabinet Announced Ahead of Inauguration

Tsai Ing-wen's second term Cabinet features many familiar faces, along with the appointment of the first indigenous Taiwanese to be the spokesperson for the Presidential Office, Kolas Yotaka.

2020/05/18 | TNL Staff

TSMC Ceases Huawei Orders After New US Restrictions

In ceasing Huawei orders, TSMC is taking the side of the U.S. in its trade war with China.