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2019/11/13 | Deutsche Welle
Hong Kong on 'Brink of Total Breakdown'
Protests are continuing in Hong Kong after a night of violence. Authorities are targeting security at university campuses, where many of the clashes with protesters took place.
2019/11/11 | Deutsche Welle
Hong Kong Police Shoot Man During Morning Protests
Chaos erupted in Hong Kong when security forces cracked down on an early morning protest. Footage showed a police officer shooting a protester at close range. The man is now in critical condition.
2019/11/07 | Mongabay
How Researchers Located Pygmy Seahorses in Taiwan via Social Media
A few marine biologists hunted for pygmy seahorses in Taiwan via Facebook and Instagram, and discovered that Taiwan is one of the world’s pygmy seahorse diversity hotspots.
2019/11/06 | Deutsche Welle
Pro-Beijing Lawmaker Junius Ho Stabbed in Hong Kong
A lawmaker known for his heated arguments with pro-democracy protesters has been injured by an unknown assailant. Footage showed the perpetrator brandishing a large knife and thrusting it at the lawmaker's chest.
2019/11/01 | Rik Glauert
Taiwan’s Same-Sex Marriage Law Yet to Fulfill Marriage Equality
Although Taiwan has legalized same-sex marriage in May, transnational couples are still fighting for marriage equality.
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.