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2018/10/16 | The Interpreter
China's CGTN Public Broadcaster Is Hungry for Australian Viewership
Can the China Global Television Network, a reboot of CCTV, compete with BBC and CNN?
2018/10/15 | Roy Ngerng
An Open Appeal to the UN: Please Do Not Leave the Taiwanese Behind
A Human Rights Defender makes an impassioned plea for the United Nations not to leave Taiwan behind as it pursues its 2030 sustainable development goals.
2018/10/15 | The Conversation
EXPLAINER: How Deng Xiaoping Shaped Modern China
China's recent economic slowdown may be further vindication of Deng Xiaoping's economic foresight, writes James Laurenceson.
2018/10/15 | Eryk Smith
OPINION: Extend the HSR to Pingtung? Let’s Talk After the Election
Major transport projects have long been presented as a potential boon to Taiwan's south around election time.
2018/10/14 | Global Voices
Japanese TV Show Slammed for Exploiting Migrant Deportations as Entertainment
The reality show, officially promoted by Japan's Immigration Bureau, is being labeled an 'international embarrassment.'
2018/10/14 | TNL Staff
Dispatch from a Taiwanese Ship Docked in East India
Docking in the sub-continent can be a tiresome experience.
2018/10/13 | Songshan Charles
Pedestrian Nightmare: Can Taiwan Draw Inspiration from the UK's Walkways?
There's a method to the madness of the United Kingdom's complex hierarchy of pedestrian crossings. Can Taiwan learn from it?
2018/10/13 | Songshan Charles
Pedestrian Nightmare: No 'Refuge' on Taiwan's Dreadful Crosswalks
An extended comparison of pedestrian crossings at junctions in Taiwan and the UK shows that Taiwan's design and standards are clearly not good enough.
2018/10/13 | Global Voices
PHILIPPINES: Meet 'Gabbie,' a Chatbot Helping Sexual Harassment Victims
The chatbot helps women report sexual harassment, but it depends on Facebook to secure private chats.
2018/10/12 | James Baron
OPINION: China's New 'Softy Power' Could Spell Trouble for Taiwan
Chinese emissaries are emerging as world leaders in the field of simulated falling down and whinging.
2018/10/12 | Nate Maynard
Face Your Fear: Here's What a 1.5 C Warmer World Really Looks Like
In the best case scenario we will lose corals and the Arctic even if we transition at an abrupt and societally transformative pace.
2018/10/12 | Cat Thomas
Is Taipei American School Sitting on a Pot of Gold?
Asian flush is more serious health condition than many believe, but a team at TAS has derived a handy solution that has the potential to be a commercial success.
2018/10/11 | Sandee Woodside
Shame, Pleasure and Affirmative Consent
From Washington to Taipei, allegations of rape are kick-starting conversations about consent and feminine sexual pleasure.
2018/10/11 | Taiwan Insight
ANALYSIS: Here's Why the ROC Agrees with the PRC in the South China Sea
The ROC maintains its claims in the South China Sea based on a historical connection to a country it has been separated from since 1949.