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Foreign Baseball Players in Taiwan Hit Sweet Spot
Imported players are a hit in Taiwan’s professional baseball league, writes Tim Ferry.
2017/07/26 | Shreya Dasgupta
Endangered Green Peafowl on Last Legs in China amid Illegal Mining
Greenpeace East Asia says its has found evidence of illegal mining within the core zone of the Konglong River Nature Reserve in Shuangbai County of Yunnan Province, a key habitat of the endangered green peafowl.
2017/07/25 | Colum Murphy
Success a Tall Order for World’s Highest Craft Beer Brewery in Tibet
Entrepreneurs vow to make the quality brew in the Tibetan grasslands despite thin air, logistical challenges, and local aversion to alcohol.
New Indonesian Anthology Asks People to Lighten Up About Religion
In a time when posting anything critical of religion on social media in Indonesia can land you in jail, author Feby Indirani released a collection of short stories that reflect her take on the increasingly more conservative society.
2017/07/25 | Jason Hsu
OPINION: Culture as a New Diplomatic Strategy for Taiwan
Taiwan’s culture potentially provides it with a unique diplomatic power, if it can harness it.
2017/07/25 | TIME
The Time for Negotiations with North Korea is Now
The absence of direct dialogue between the US and North Korea has to change. 'We can’t deal with them if we don’t understand them, and we won’t understand them if we aren’t talking to each other,' says a North Asia specialist.
2017/07/25 | Zi Yang
Why a Lobbying Group is the Biggest Winner of China’s Latest Trade Embargo Against Myanmar
Besides being an active participant in government-led anti-smuggling operations, the China Sugar Association also fights smuggling with its own initiatives, such as offering cash rewards to anyone who turn-in a smuggler to the authorities.
Is China Really Opening Up Its Consumer Markets?
China is enacting reforms to normalise the importation of goods for domestic consumption. Yet any opening of the Chinese market will be selective and will serve state industrial policy, Tristan Kenderdine writes
2017/07/25 | Aaron L. Connelly
Indonesia's Name Games: The 'North Natuna Sea'
Rather than engaging in name games, Indonesia and other Southeast Asian states would be better off focusing on practical measures like building opposition to Chinese actions that violate international law.
2017/07/24 | TIME
Why Americans Need to Understand Chinese Ways of Thinking
'Part of what US diplomats and informed citizens need to know is the basic historical background to contemporary China. However, as a scholar of Chinese philosophy, I believe it’s at least as important to understand how China thinks.'
2017/07/24 | Wang Lianzhang
China’s Trendiest Party Drug
Everybody likes to laugh, but some are taking it too far.
2017/07/24 | Chika Noya
Mental Health Issue also a Feminist Issue in Indonesia
'We must educate families to remove stigmas and taboos attached to mental illness and push for better care for the condition.'
2017/07/24 | Phil Robertson
OPINION: Vietnam's Growing Online Community is Under Threat
Foreign donors should make it clear to Hanoi that closer relations depend on Vietnam tolerating its critics, rather than sending them to prison, says Phil Robertson.
2017/07/24 | TNL 編輯
Into Local Taiwanese Markets and Bazaars
Good Eye Taipei’s recommendations for markets and bazaars to check out in Taipei.
2017/07/24 | James Trauer
The Fall and Rise of Tuberculosis: A First World Problem
A resurgent TB epidemic is a problem for the developing and developed world alike.
2017/07/23 | Zeng Yuli
China’s Love-Hate Relationship with Traditional Matchmaking
Youngsters shun the superstition and discrimination of older marriage brokers, yet have few other chances to find suitable partners.