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2018/09/30 | Cat Thomas

INTERVIEW: Down and Dirty with Taipei Drag Star Magnolia La Manga

We talk to a Taiwan drag icon about 15 years at the heart of a vibrant scene, LGBT rights, performing with Jolin Tsai, and spreading the word to the next generation.

2020/10/30 | 廣編企劃

GARAOTUS, a new brand of cloud service from SYSTEX, whose AI-HPC technology ranks the top 10 in the Asia-Pacific region

Acting preemptively, SYSTEX launched a new brand, GARAOTUS, aiming to worldwide market with the leading HPC technology.

2019/05/15 | Michael Beltran

Thailand's 'Can Do' Bar, Run by Sex Workers, Stands for Workers' Rights and Dignity

A bar in Chiang Mai, Thailand which is collectively owned by sex workers is pushing for human dignity and rights for workers throughout the country.

2020/10/15 | 廣編企劃

Taiwan Government supports International Startups and Incubators, Integrated Multiple Preferential Measures

Taiwan government provides “Registration Mechanism of International Incubators of Ministry of Economic”, which integrated cross-ministerial administrative preferential measures, providing one-stop service by Taiwan Accelerator Plus (TAcc+) of the Institute for Information Industry.

2018/12/14 | The Interpreter

The Role of US Christian Conservatives in Taiwan's LGBT Referendum Defeats

Opponents of same-sex marriage studied a playbook provided by more experienced US church groups in how to counter pro-LGBT rights activism.

2020/01/10 | Rath Wang

Taiwan’s Youth Across All Spectrum Mobilizes to Increase Voter Turnout

Taiwanese youth are mobilizing voluntarily to increase voter turnout in the 2020 elections.

2019/12/04 | 廣編企劃

Five Things You Should Know About “Motorbike Electrification” with the Advent of the New Motorbike Era

Taiwan, known as the “kingdom of motorbikes,” not only has a mature motorbike supply chain, but also is an important ICT industry export nation. However, the government resorted to “the coexistence and co-prosperity of gasoline & electric powered vehicles”. What are the blind spots of such a practice?

2018/10/15 | Roy Ngerng

An Open Appeal to the UN: Please Do Not Leave the Taiwanese Behind

A Human Rights Defender makes an impassioned plea for the United Nations not to leave Taiwan behind as it pursues its 2030 sustainable development goals.

2018/08/25 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

Making Sense of Taiwan's Renewable Power Push

The latest on Taiwan's push to achieve 20 percent of its power generation through renewables by 2025.

2019/07/05 | SME.Sandbox

2019 APEC the SMEA of the Ministry of Economic Affairs Hosts Innovation Sandbox Forum

We are looking forward that through "2019 Innovation Sandbox Forum", by the mutual agitate between the representatives of experts from various countries, we could enhance the understanding of all walks of life about innovation sandbox, and continue to spread the concept and spirit of innovative experiments, promote the application and development of smart technology, thus bringing a more convenient life for the people.

2019/08/02 | Johnson Yeung

Rioting Charges Strip Away Our Everyday Normality, Says HK Activist Johnson Yeung

In Hong Kong, rioting charges are punishable by up to 10 years in prison. 44 young protesters are facing rioting charges and their lives will forever be altered.

2019/09/12 | Adam Hatch

How Can We Transform Taiwan Into a Bilingual Country?

The Taiwanese government is determined to improve the country's English competency in the next decade. Beyond education, what kind of policy changes are necessary to facilitate the reform?

2019/06/25 | SME.Sandbox

Open Innovative Sandbox! The government creates the field for experimenting innovative applications, and invites the experts, business owners, and civil community to create the future of smart life

Facing the impacts that technological innovation might bring on the industries, how should the government coordinate among the existing business owners, new players, and the consumers, update the current laws, and create a three-way win? What kind of “warm power” does Taiwan have to build a better and more convenient life for its people, and raise the international publicity at the same time?

2018/12/13 | Stellina Chen

CARTOON: China Gets Carried 'Huawei' in Tit-for-Tat Canadian Retaliation

In the words of Bob Dylan, the story of tit-for-tat retaliation 'Couldn't help, but make me feel ashamed to live in a land where justice is a game.'

2018/10/05 | SME.Sandbox

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Board of Science and Technology Promote Innovation Sandbox Together to Demonstrate Government Support for Innovation and Entrepreneurship; MOEA Hosts “2018 Innovat

Directed by the Office of Science & Technology, Executive Yuan and hosted by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the 2018 Innovation Sandbox Exchange Forum was hosted at NEO Studio, Taipei on October 3rd. Audrey Tang, Minister without Portfolio of the Executive Yuan, Zse-hong Tsai, Executive Secretary of the Office of Science & Technology, and Wellington L. Koo, Chairman of the Financial Supervisory Commission were all invited to attend. The Forum hopes to make innovation sandbox an important mechanism amid a comprehensive innovation entrepreneurship environment, as well as a driving force for innovation development in Taiwan.

2019/01/21 | Michael Beltran

Serial Misogynist: The Dangers of Duterte's Tyrannical Crusade Against Women

Rodrigo Duterte lords over a society where, from the Presidential Palace to the streets of Manila, misogyny and violence against women run rampant.

2018/06/21 | TNL Staff

The News Lens Completes Series C Funding Round, Welcomes Key Strategic Investors

The new funding will contribute to brand restructuring, technical development and international expansion.

2016/10/08 | Dinah Gardner

BOOK REVIEW: The People’s Republic of Control

A review of Stein Ringen’s ‘The Perfect Dictatorship: China in the 21st Century’

2018/02/21 | 廣編企劃

Taiwan's Government Encourages Innovation through Creative Events, Regulatory Sandbox.

Taiwan’s government encourages enterprises to think out of the box and break through the restrictions on innovation. At the same time, the Small and Medium Enterprise Administration promoted their innovative regulatory sandbox through creative ways at the natural gourmet banquet.

2018/10/03 | Taiwan Insight

Taiwan's Higher Education Threatened by Low Birthrate, 'China Factor'

An Oxford Economics report estimates that Taiwan will have the world's largest talent deficit by 2021.

2019/09/20 | David Evans

Losing Solomon Islands and Kiribati Could Work to Taiwan's Advantage

The Solomon Islands and Kiribati have both switched allegiance from Taiwan to China, but is it really a loss for Taiwan?