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2019/11/20 | Lausan
How Can We Abolish the Hong Kong Police Force?
How realistic is the “sixth demand” from the pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong? Can we learn anything from the abolitionist movement in the U.S.?
2019/11/20 | Syrena Lin
Romantic Route 3: Rediscover Hakka Culture at Beipu, Taiwan
Explore Taiwan’s Hakka culture through the ongoing Romantic Route 3 Arts Festival. First stop: Beipu.
2019/11/18 | The Conversation
Why Protesters Around the World Are Wearing the Same Masks
Protesters around the world are wearing the Joker and Guy Fawkes face masks. A face mask technically doesn't offer any physical protection, then why do protesters favor wearing masks?
2019/11/18 | East Asia Forum
Hong Kong Unlikely to Regain Confidence in Its Economic Outlook
Hong Kong's economy has been slipping even before the protests, and with the failing "one country, two systems," the city's future as an international hub is looking even grimmer.
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China has withdrawn from the Golden Horse Awards to undermine Taiwan's film industry, but it has only accentuated the diversity of participation this year.
2019/11/15 | CJ Sheu
'The Gangs, the Oscars, and the Walking Dead' Runs on Queerphobic Jokes
Perhaps "The Gangs, the Oscars, and the Walking Dead" shouldn't have been produced in the first place.
2019/11/14 | Louis Lo
The KMT Party List Is an Insult to the Taiwanese Public
The KMT's party list nominations for 2020 election are godawful and embarrassing.
2019/11/14 | Op-Ed
Uncovering the Unofficial Taiwan-Indonesia Relations
A brief overview of how Taiwan and Indonesia have maintained a friendly relationship over the past three decades.
2019/11/12 | Syrena Lin
China's 26 Measures: 'Wan Wan' Is Already at Home
China's new 26 measures and its call for "Wan Wan" to come home are just trivial attempts to undermine Taiwan's 2020 elections, again.
2019/11/12 | East Asia Forum
How Will Foreign Workers Reshape Japanese Politics?
Japan's new law that allows for the entry of non-skilled foreign workers will help with the aging local economy, but it has also become a heated debate for the Japanese politicians.
2019/11/12 | Op-Ed
OPINION: Solution to Kashmir Conflict Lies in East Timor
The UN should look to resolve the Kashmir dispute b reviewing the example of East Timor's independence movement.
2019/11/10 | Mongabay
China Keeps Quiet About the Amazon Crisis Despite Its Leverage Over Brazil
The Brazilian president met with the Chinese leader last week on trade, but China remained silent on the Amazon fires, deforestation, and other environmental issues.
2019/11/08 | The Interpreter
What Does 'Blockchain With Chinese Characteristics' Mean?
Cryptocurrency made a comeback after Chinese President Xi Jinping called for blockchain technology development. What would blockchain even look like in a heavily monitored society?
2019/11/08 | Deutsche Welle
Sieren's China: Learning From the Mistakes in Hong Kong
Beijing, wanting to learn from the mistakes made in Hong Kong, intends to develop more affordable public housing in Shenzhen. But this will not be a fix-all solution in the long term.
2019/11/07 | Hiro Fu
50 Shades of Green: The Democratic Progressive Party's Identity Crisis
The real challenge ahead for Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party may not be the presidential race, but an all-out identity crisis.
2019/11/05 | Taiwan Insight
Will Taiwan’s Indigenous Population Vote Differently in 2020?
Taiwan’s indigenous population has historically voted for KMT, but a dynamic shift might be coming in the 2020 legislative elections.
2019/11/05 | Op-Ed
Indonesia Should Stop Fearing Chinese Workers
Indonesia’s growing anti-Chinese sentiment is mostly based on bias and disinformation, which will end up being unproductive to the country’s economic progress.
2019/11/04 | The Interpreter
Hong Kong's Special Status Should Remain Unchanged Beyond 2047
Hong Kong and China would both benefit from more clarity on what the city's status will be after 2047.