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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.
2018/10/02 | Jules Quartly
OPINION: Taiwan Welcomes Islam with Open Arms
Taiwan's religious tolerance, especially towards Islam is, sadly, exceptional.
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.
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.
2018/09/10 | TNL Staff
CONFESSION: How I Became Complicit in Overworking Taiwan's Bus Drivers
Tired bus drivers are a danger to us all. Here, a middle man in the disputes between bus companies and their drivers reveals all the tricks he was forced to use to keep drivers overworked.
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.
Out of the Blue: Who Is Han Kuo-yu and Can He Win Kaohsiung?
The 'Han wave' is a reality, but the result of the mayoral race in Kaohsiung may be of secondary importance to Han's emergence as a KMT contender for the presidency.
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.
2018/10/23 | David Evans
OPINION: Kaohsiung's Skyline Is Dotted with Expensive White Elephants
Longtime Kaohsiung mayor Chen Chu leaves a legacy of expensive vanity projects alongside failing public services and infrastructure.
2018/09/26 | Nick Aspinwall
INTERVIEW: The Inside Story on How Spain Bowed to China's Threats on Academic Freedom
The China-forced cancellation of a Taiwan cultural event at Spain's University of Salamanca raises concerns over the terms of China's engagement with international universities.