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2017/02/20 | Andrea Baldini

Postindustrial Masterpiece: Shanghai’s Power Station of Art

The museum’s eclectic mix of old and new reveals an offbeat official approach to urban redevelopment.

2020/05/27 | Nicholas Haggerty

What Does It Mean to Be an Expat, Anyway?

Foreigners, expats, immigrants, migrant workers. Will these class labels have the same meaning in the post-pandemic world?

2017/09/06 | Tarun Amarnath

Behind the Declining Sex Ratios of Indian Cities

Education, travel, the freedom to grow and make decisions, and the opportunity to use education just like men are the key ingredients for changing gender perceptions, not education or economic development alone or jointly.

2017/11/03 | Julia Chien

Taiwan's Arts Scene Left Bereft by Foreign Talent Law

The passage of the Act Governing Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professionals is a missed opportunity to resolve problems involving unpaid foreign artists coming to Taiwan as part of cultural exchanges. If the government is serious about galvanizing Taiwan's cultural economy, a focused discussion that addresses problems with the country's tax system is required, writes Julia Chien.

2018/02/25 | Lam Chiu-ying

OPINION: Is Hong Kong’s Housing Problem Just ‘the Old Bullying the Young?’

Hong Kong's property problem goes well beyond a lack of space, it reflects a global generational tension.

2018/05/23 | Jules Quartly

Taiwan, Telecoms and Our Outlaws of the Marsh

The country’s infamous telecom scammers operate on the margins of international society, target rich Chinese merchants and hide their ill-gotten gains in the 'renegade province.'

2022/03/02 | TNL Research

Covid Outbreak Does Not Affect DPP’s Ability to Maintain Power

It may not be surprising that the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak cast a long shadow over Taiwan, as it has with the rest of the world.

2016/08/10 | The Japan Times

OP-ED: Japan's Faltering Regional Revitalization

The Abe administration's regional revitalization policy has done little to close the growing gap in wealth and population between the large metropolitan areas and the rest of the nation.

2016/12/06 | Katherine Southwick

Confronting Genocide in Myanmar

Interethnic divisions in a young democracy cannot be downplayed or wished away, and it’s time Myanmar’s government and the international community acknowledge strong evidence that genocide is being perpetrated against the Rohingya and act to end it, Katherine Southwick writes.

2017/01/22 | Jules Quartly

From Night Market Treats to Food Court Fine Dining

The evolution of Taiwan’s mass market eating establishments has speeded up over the past decade to meet developing tastes and higher expectations.

2017/02/14 | Marie-Alice McLean-Dreyfus

Kung-Fu Yoga: China's Soft Power Drive Goes Awry

Reviews have slammed it as a "mangled mess" and a "snoozefest masquerading as a film," but what else does it say about China's soft power drive?

2017/02/20 | The Japan Times

Tokyo Olympics Pose Challenge for Japanese Farmers

Time is running out for Japanese farmers to obtain the Global GAP certificate in order to serve their products at the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

2017/03/14 | Andrew S. Erickson, Kenneth Allen

China’s Navy Gets a New Helmsman (Part 1): Spotlight on Vice Admiral Shen Jinlong

It remains unclear if Shen’s appointment to PLAN commander was influenced decisively by inter-service rivalry, a choice by Xi Jinping, the promotion system or some combination of factors.

2017/06/09 | Saigoneer

Indonesia's 'Islamic Punk' Movement Marries Religious Faith with Musical Rebellion

'Islamic punk' is still embracing rebellion and anti-establishment ideology like the original British punk rockers, but they celebrate Islamic values, sing about freedom for Palestine and condemn mistreatment of Muslims in the Middle East.

2017/06/25 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

Pain in the Neck: Legal Limbo for Chiropractors in Taiwan

Encouraging the development of chiropractic in Taiwan would help the increasing number of elderly and relieve some of the financial pressures on the national healthcare system.

2017/07/04 | Kerry Brown

Hong Kong 20 Years After the Handover: Locked in Stasis

A decade after the handover of Hong Kong in 1997, most analyses were positive. A further 10 years has elapsed. How is Hong Kong doing now?