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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.
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.
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?
2019/05/01 | 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.
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.
2019/05/18 | Cat Thomas
The Highs and Lows, Tears and Cheers of the Marriage Equality Rally
On the ground at the Legislative Yuan as Taiwan becomes the first country in Asia to approve same-sex marriage.
2019/10/21 | Darice D. Chang
Reshaping Queer Culture: Meet Taiwan’s First Drag Kings
As Taiwan’s drag queen scene flourishes, propelled by the global success of Drag Race, the king scene is growing as well, providing much needed space and platform for lesbians and AFAB-people.
2018/10/02 | Jules Quartly
OPINION: Taiwan Welcomes Islam with Open Arms
Taiwan's religious tolerance, especially towards Islam is, sadly, exceptional.
2019/04/29 | Nick Aspinwall
Taiwan and Philippines Indigenous Groups Find Solidarity in Opposing China
A delegation of Taiwanese indigenous peoples recently traveled to the Philippines, where they joined in the growing indigenous opposition to a China-funded irrigation project.
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.