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2019/10/18 | The Interpreter
Modi Takes a Beach Stroll During Sluggish India-China Talks
Indian Prime Minster Narendra Modi took time out for a beach cleanup while hosting Chinese President Xi Jinping last week — an act that might have been more productive than their talks.
2019/10/17 | East Asia Forum
Why Would Pakistan Rely on China Over Other Allies?
Pakistan often turns to the wealthy Arab states, China, or the United States for economic and diplomatic support — but why does China remain the most important ally for Pakistan?
2019/10/16 | TNL Staff
Taiwan 2020: Who's Ahead in the Presidential Polls
A real-time estimate of who is likely to win Taiwan’s 2020 presidential election, based on an unweighted average of opinion polls conducted by various media outlets and political parties.
2019/10/16 | The Conversation
China’s Bullying of the NBA Might Trigger US Retaliation
China flexed its muscles on the NBA over one tweet supporting Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement, but its bullying might backfire.
2019/10/16 | CJ Sheu
‘Queering Voices’ Shorts Highlight Variety in Gender Experience
As Taiwan celebrates same-sex marriage legalization this year, the 2019 Women Make Waves Film Festival continues to voice the LGBT community’s concerns through its ‘Queering Voices’ series.
2019/10/14 | The Interpreter
China’s Catholics Still Suffer Religious Oppression After Vatican-Beijing Deal
The Vatican, the only European state that still recognizes Taipei over Beijing, signed a landmark deal last year with the CCP in exchange for recognition of the Pope as the leader of China’s Catholics. The deal, however, has shown no sign of progress or success.
2019/10/10 | Jennifer Gunther
5 Common Myths About Taiwan
On Taiwan's National Day, let us examine 5 common myths about the island — and debunk them all.
2019/10/09 | Taiwan Insight
Cultural Conflict Hinders Taiwan’s Green Sea Turtle Conservation
Cultural taboo and inadequate government policy make it incredibly difficult to conserve Taiwan’s Green Sea Turtles.
2019/10/08 | Daphne K. Lee
‘Weathering With You’ Is a Boring, Repetitive Cinematic Delight
Makoto Shinkai's 'Weathering With You' is a cinematic delight that also disappoints.
2019/10/07 | The Conversation
China Granted Same-Sex Couples Legal Rights But Not Acceptance
Same-sex couples in China can now appoint each other as their legal guardians, but the Chinese government still insists that heterosexual monogamy aligns with Chinese moral traditions.
2019/10/04 | Jolovan Wham
Past and Present: 20 Years of LGBT Movement in Singapore
The LGBT community in Singapore is still fighting to repeal the discriminatory Section 377A of the Penal Code, but it has inspired the society to be more accepting and open in the past two decades.
2019/10/04 | TNL Feature
'Midnight Tod' Portrays an Inner Rebellion Between Flashes of Light
The 2019 Women Make Waves Film Festival takes place from 10/4 to 10/13 at SPOT Huashan Cinema in Taipei.
2019/10/03 | CJ Sheu
‘Romantic Comedy’ Makes a Case for Higher Quality Rom-Coms
The 2019 Women Make Waves Film Festival takes place from 10/4 to 10/13 at SPOT Huashan Cinema in Taipei. This review is based on a complimentary media screener.
2019/10/03 | Milo Hsieh
OPINION: Taiwanese Universities Should Treat Campus Assaults as Potential Hate Crimes
Taiwanese universities are almost doing nothing about the recurring campus assaults on Hong Kong students, which will only result in more clashes and potential hate crimes.
2019/10/02 | CJ Sheu
'Vai' Explores a Pacific Islander Woman’s Life to Yield Multifaceted Rewards
The 2019 Women Make Waves film festival takes place from 10/4 to 10/13 at SPOT Huashan Cinema in Taipei. This review is based on a complimentary media screener.
2019/10/02 | The Conversation
OPINION: A Possible New Script for Hong Kong Protesters
With no end in sight and the world losing interest, is there a possible solution for Hong Kong protesters?
2019/10/01 | Brandon Kemp
Long Live Love: Approaching the Films of Tsai Ming-liang
Where should one begin to understand Tsai Ming-liang? From the beginning.
2019/09/27 | The Interpreter
Australia's and China's Economic Diplomacy in Southeast Asia
Australia's tourism power over Indonesia might have played a role in the Indonesian government's delaying the criminalization of sex outside marriage. But how much is Australian tourism dollar worth nowadays with a rampant increase of Chinese tourists?