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2019/12/16 | Daphne K. Lee
Film Review: 'The Garden of Evening Mists'
The Garden of Evening Mists is a film we can watch and rewatch, and still can’t stop savoring the beauty of it like the Chopin record that never leaves the record player.
2019/12/11 | Taiwan Insight
How Did Taiwan and the US Respond to China's Meddling in Taiwan's Elections?
China's interference in Taiwan's upcoming elections is evident. What steps have Taiwan and the U.S. taken to safeguard the election against China's intervention?
2019/12/11 | The Interpreter
The Disparity in Asia's Education Systems Will Limit Regional Development
While East Asia countries top education performance, Southeast Asia is struggling to catch up. An aging population and gap with Southeast Asia might mark down the whole region.
2019/12/09 | Milo Hsieh
An Uneasy Partnership: Pan-Green Competition and Cooperation in Taiwan's 2020 Elections
As the election date is quickly approaching, many are turning their attention to the legislative race. What does the competition ⁠— or cooperation ⁠— look like in the pan-Green coalition?
2019/12/06 | East Asia Forum
Vietnam Confronts China’s Maritime Interference
Vietnam has publicly condemned China’s increasingly aggressive maritime intrusion on several occasions while its ASEAN partners are pursuing quiet diplomacy.
2019/12/06 | Deutsche Welle
K-pop's Dark and Tragic Underbelly
Stars of the South Korean music genre have massive fan followings around the world. But K-pop's industry pressures and social media take a heavy toll on its so-called idols, as a series of recent deaths reveals.
2019/12/05 | The Interpreter
How Much Influence Do Confucius Institutes Have in Australia?
Properly examining the allegations against Confucius Institutes will allow Australia to assess more credible threats of China’s foreign influence.
2019/12/03 | East Asia Forum
Xinjiang Casts Uncertainty Over the Belt and Road Initiative
Xinjiang is at the heart of China's Belt and Road Initiative, but instability in the region could cause stagnation to China's itinerary.
2019/12/03 | Mongabay
Indonesia Must Stop Its Coal Plant Building Spree By 2020 to Meet Climate Goals
Indonesia must stop building coal-fired power plants by next year if it’s to keep up its commitments to the Paris climate agreement, according to a new analysis.
2019/12/02 | LWT
What Is Taiwan’s Legal Status According to International Law, Japan, and the US?
Legally, Taiwan is a piece of territory that was "never returned" properly. What roles have Japan and the United States played historically?
2019/12/02 | Hilton Yip
Can Asia Stand Up to China's Bullying?
European countries are gradually standing up against China's suppression, but what about Asia?
2019/11/28 | TNL Feature
Do Free Economic Pilot Zones Benefit Taiwan?
What kind of direction should Taiwan take in developing its “free economic pilot zones”?
2019/11/26 | 破土 New Bloom
REVIEW: Interminable Prescriptions for the Plague
HIV/AIDS has been treated like the plague, a punishment sent by god. A group exhibition at Taipei's Museum of Contemporary Art has attempted to provide various "prescriptions" for this epidemic.
2019/11/26 | Raphael Lin
The ‘1992 Consensus’ Never Existed — Beijing Only Wanted ‘One China’
The "1992 Consensus" has been flung around by Taiwanese politicians as a way to discuss cross-strait relations, but there was never even a consensus.
2019/11/25 | TNL Feature
Could a Taiwanese President Commit Treason and Get Away With It?
Within the scope of authority of the president as specified by the constitution, would it be possible for a president to commit treason and get away with it?
2019/11/22 | Sumit Kumar
An Overview of Closer US-Taiwan Ties in 2019
2019 marked a new height of U.S.-Taiwan relations. Here's a review of what has been accomplished this year between the two countries.
2019/11/21 | Daphne K. Lee
‘Detention’: A Clichéd Salute to Freedom
“Detention” is a bold attempt to explore a sensitive topic but fails to achieve much beyond scratching the surface with its clichéd plot and didactic screenplay.
2019/11/21 | Taiwan Insight
Why Do Taiwanese Empathize With Hong Kong Protesters?
Taiwan has provided tremendous support for the Hong Kong protests, including solidarity rallies and material supplies. Why would Taiwan care so much about Hong Kong aside from having a common “enemy”?