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2018/10/22 | Justin Hugo
SINGAPORE: Millionaire Ministers and Systemic Inequality
Singapore has excellent healthcare and education, but only a fraction of the population can afford it due to a systemically repressive regime that saps economic vitality at every turn.
2020/02/13 | Roy Ngerng
Why Taiwan Handles Coronavirus Outbreak Better Than Singapore
Singapore has adopted decent preventive measures for the coronavirus outbreak, yet the lack of public trust in the government still trigged panic buying. What can Singapore learn from Taiwan?
2019/04/30 | Michael Beltran
Sarah Elago, the Youngest Lawmaker in the Philippines, Challenges Duterte's Boys Club
The youngest lawmaker in the 17th Congress of the Philippines is taking her party's fight for justice to the streets.
2019/05/01 | Roy Ngerng
Singapore: A Poor Man's Country in Rich Man's Clothes
Labor Day makes for a good time to dive into why Singapore remains one of the world's most unequal countries.
2020/01/21 | Michael Beltran
Thousands of Filipino Families to Be Displaced by Chinese-Backed Construction Craze
The Philippines are preparing to jump into a manic building spree, backed by Chinese investments. The relocation of the native inhabitants seems like an afterthought.
2016/11/07 | Cara Giaimo
The First People to Push the Panic Button Were Korean War Pilots
What started as a last-ditch safety tool became a way for soldiers to make fun of each other.
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.
2018/12/28 | Coco Dollanganger
OPINION: 'Not Filipino Enough'? Catriona Gray Is as Filipino as They Come
Light skin, pointed nose... the appearance of Miss Universe 2018 has sparked rancorous debate in the Philippines. While it's generally well-intentioned, it misses the mark.
2018/10/02 | Jules Quartly
OPINION: Taiwan Welcomes Islam with Open Arms
Taiwan's religious tolerance, especially towards Islam is, sadly, exceptional.
2019/08/23 | Paul Huang
How Much Would It Cost for the CIA to 'Create' the Hong Kong Protests?
The CIA would have to cut corners to pay for the ongoing protests in Hong Kong.
2019/09/24 | TNL Staff
2019 Taiwan Pride: Taipei's LGBT Hotspots
In May 2019, Taiwan became the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage, which makes this year’s pride month all the more meaningful for the LGBT community. You can join the annual pride parade in Taipei on 10/26, with the parade route starting at the Taipei City Hall plaza and ending in front of the Presidential Office Building. If you’re planning to celebrate pride (and halloween!) in Taipei, follow our Taipei Pride Map to experience what Taipei has to offer for the LGBT community.
2019/12/17 | Zoe T
Live Streaming Platform SWAG Reshapes Taiwan’s Sex Industry
Live streamers on adult content platforms are becoming goddesses and idols that are worshipped and paid by fans.
A Comprehensive Breakdown of Insurance Deductions from Salaries in Taiwan
Have you ever wondered whether you are paying the correct amount in insurance and pension contributions every month? This handy guide will help you find out.