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2018/06/19 | Siok Hui Leong
Nurturing ‘Seedlings’, the Story of Alternative Education in Taiwan
A 24-year-old experimental school in Taipei exemplifies Taiwan’s role as a leading advocate of alternative education.
Taiwan's 2025 Energy Goals Demand an 'Energy 'Czar'
Taiwan's desire to abandon nuclear and cultivate renewables demands a dedicated body, according to AmCham Taipei.
2018/06/18 | Policy Forum
Korean Summitry Spurs Moon's Minjoo Party to Electoral Success
Moon Jae-in’s Minjoo party rode overwhelming public approval and turnout to a strong electoral victory that has left the country’s opposition parties reeling.
2018/06/17 | Leora Joy
Taipei and the Tactics of Everyday Life
Creative resistance allows residents to make their cities work for them in surprising ways.
2018/06/15 | Mongabay
Ever Heard of Thorium? It's the Nuclear Fuel Even Indonesia Is Considering
A little known yet arguably safer and more plentiful nuclear fuel, thorium, is making a comeback in traditionally anti-nuclear Indonesia.
2018/06/15 | Atlas Obscura
From Nazis to Noodles: How Shanghai Welcomed WWII's Jewish Refugees
Shanghai's Hongkou was one of the few places in the world to throw open its doors to Jews fleeing persecution in Nazi Germany.
2018/06/15 | Saigoneer
Walking the '60s Aisles of Saigon's First Ever Supermarket
The opening in 1967 attracted the cream of Saigon society.
2018/06/15 | East Asia Forum
Malaysia Takes Stock of Government-linked 'Monster' Companies
Malaysia is to first assess the role GLCs should play before undertaking reform.
2018/06/15 | Big Lychee
Mainland Hijacks Hong Kong with High-Speed Lawmaking
The approval of the 'express' rail link plan sets a number of ominous precedents in extending mainland influence over Hong Kong.
2018/06/14 | Michael Beltran
A Gospel for the Barrios: The Philippines' Unshakable Sister Patricia Fox
The Australian nun's story of state-led persecution at the hands of the president himself throws into sharp relief what it means to be a missionary and a Filipino.
2018/06/14 | Peter Lundgreen
OPINION: Oil Price Rises Could Push US and China Back into a Trade War
The threat of a trade war between the US and China has receded, but the battle could quickly rejoin with renewed intensity.
2018/06/14 | Policy Forum
Chinese Firms Venture into Russia 2018 World Cup Sponsorship Breach
Chinese companies like Wanda and Vivo do not fear to tread in the footprints of scandal that have deterred Western sponsors.