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2019/07/03 | Kathy Cheng

OPINION: EVA Air and the Sad State of Taiwanese Corporate Culture

Let's talk about how the EVA management reflects Taiwan's corporate culture.

2018/10/13 | Songshan Charles

Pedestrian Nightmare: Can Taiwan Draw Inspiration from the UK's Walkways?

There's a method to the madness of the United Kingdom's complex hierarchy of pedestrian crossings. Can Taiwan learn from it?

2019/07/25 | Milo Hsieh

OPINION: Cigarette Smuggling Scandal Reveals Problems in Taiwan’s Bureaucracy, Not Politics

While the media and politicians attack the Tsai administration for the cigarette smuggling scandal, it is best to remember that the problem lies within Taiwan's deep-rooted bureaucracy.

2019/08/16 | Allen Chen

Weak Military Training Leaves Taiwanese Draftees Unprepared for War

Taiwan’s national defense is in a weak state because of its inefficient military training program for conscripted soldiers.

2018/11/24 | Leora Joy Jones & John Stephenson

ART REVIEW: Loaded Guns in 'The Flying Land'

'Vase of an Anti-Aircraft Gun' is Japanese artist Tatzu Nishi’s first large-scale installation in Taiwan. Juxtaposing an ordinary living room with a weapon of war, the work speaks to issues of displacement, curatorial conflict of interest, and power.

2018/10/31 | g0v.news

Countering Suppression via Open Source: Lessons from Tibet and China

A civil servant with the Tibetan government in exile and a Chinese dissident talk about the role civic tech and open source plays in defending their communities from CCP hacking.

2018/09/21 | Bikash Kumar Bhattacharya

INDIA: Black Day Marks 25 Years After a Still Controversial Massacre on the Burmese Border

The Kuki and Naga people have been locked in conflict for decades. We spoke to Kukis as they commemorated a 1993 massacre and shared their hopes for peace and justice.

2019/09/12 | Michael Beltran

Duterte Shoved the Philippines Further Into the Dragon's Mouth

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s fifth visit to Beijing resulted in a failure to assert territorial claims, again.

2019/04/03 | Yung Lin

Has Taiwan's Sunflower Movement Had a Wider International Effect?

Taiwan's 2014 Sunflower Movement has also influenced the country's diplomatic strategy.

2018/12/01 | Global Voices

A Rap Song Critical of Thailand's Ruling Military Junta Has Gone Viral

Authorities have threatened to investigate the artists behind the video, which has racked up over 40 million views in just over a month.

2016/10/04 | J. Michael Cole

WEF Corrects 'Error' in Annual Report, Reinstates ‘Taiwan, China’

Beijing imposes a fiction about Taiwan and often gets its way in global institutions. But in the end, nomenclature will never change the facts on the ground.

2019/04/17 | Stefan Simon

Taipei Trash and Recycling: A Quick and Easy Guide

Wondering how Taiwan's garbage and recycling systems really work? Look no further.

2016/07/19 | J. Michael Cole

Taiwan Must Avoid Short-Termism and Think Strategically

With control of both the legislative and executive branches of government, it must be very tempting for the DPP to take bold actions. But there are risks in doing so, and the Tsai administration is well aware of that.

2019/11/15 | Toh Jin Xuan

China's Absence From Golden Horse Underscores Taiwan's Cultural Diversity

China has withdrawn from the Golden Horse Awards to undermine Taiwan's film industry, but it has only accentuated the diversity of participation this year.

2019/04/11 | Cat Thomas

The Ultimate Guide to Taipei's Urban Nomad Opening Freakout

Get your dancing shoes on for Taipei’s best-loved festival of all that is weird and wonderful: The Urban Nomad Opening Freakout. Here's all the info on the festival including the timetable, music clips and top tips.

2018/11/13 | New Mandala

Has Cambodia Slipped Away From the International Community?

Many Cambodians are skeptical of global leaders. The international community must take this seriously.