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2019/11/04 | Deutsche Welle
Kashmir: Independence Activists Draw Inspiration From German Reunification
Calls for a free Kashmir are becoming louder on both sides of the divided region. Can the German reunification model be applied to the India- and Pakistan-ruled Kashmir? And what can Kashmiris learn from it?
2019/11/01 | The Conversation
How Can the UK Promote ‘Safe Migration’ for the Vietnamese Community?
The U.K. has such a big appeal for the Vietnamese that many are willing to risk their lives on a perilous journey. But has the U.K. done anything to resolve the migrant problem?
2019/10/31 | East Asia Forum
Taiwan's 2020 Election Is Not Just a Battle Between Presidential Candidates
Taiwan's 2020 election isn't just about the presidents — it's about the the local elections too.
2019/10/30 | East Asia Forum
Banning Huawei Is Not the Best Solution for Global Cybersecurity
Some countries have banned Huawei due to its cyber intrusion risk, but is it the only way to protect personal data and critical information infrastructure?
2019/10/30 | Syrena Lin
Will Taiwan Ever Abolish the Death Penalty?
Premier Su Tseng-chang’s remark on the death penalty sparked activist outrage last week, and discussions on the abolition of capital punishment will be a crucial item on Taiwan’s 2020 policy agenda.
2019/10/29 | Taiwan Insight
How Did Fire EX Become a Symbol of Taiwan’s Youth Activism?
Fire EX, a Taiwanese band that rose to popularity during the Sunflower Movement, is forging a Taiwanese identity for the progressive, democratic generation.
2019/10/28 | Xiaochen Su
Asian Media and Entertainment Reinforce a Backward Meat-Loving Culture
While the West is promoting to reduce meat consumption out of concerns over climate change, animal abuse, and personal health, Asia’s meat consumption is on the rise.
2019/10/25 | 破土 New Bloom
My Memory of Su Beng, the Grandfather of Taiwan Independence
Linda Gail Arrigo recounts her memories of Su Beng as well as her own history of activism in Taiwan’s democratic movement.
2019/10/24 | The Conversation
Nezha Rises as the New Superhero and Role Model in China
“Nezha: Birth of the Demon Child” has set box-office records and it’s ultimately about how to raise a “good” child.
2019/10/23 | TNL Staff
Stroll Around Yilan for a Weekend Getaway From Taipei
Yilan is only a two-hour drive from Taipei but provides a completely different experience from the bustling capital city.
2019/10/23 | Milo Hsieh
Beijing’s Self-Destructive Coercion on American Companies Failed Miserably
Beijing’s recent attempts of silencing dissent abroad has infuriated the American public and sparked even further discussions on the Hong Kong protests and the CCP’s bullying of American companies.
2019/10/21 | Darice D. Chang
Reshaping Queer Culture: Meet Taiwan’s First Drag Kings
As Taiwan’s drag queen scene flourishes, propelled by the global success of Drag Race, the king scene is growing as well, providing much needed space and platform for lesbians and AFAB-people.
2019/10/21 | The Interpreter
Can China Lease the Entire Solomon Island?
A month after the Solomon Islands severed diplomatic ties with Taiwan, Chinese corporations have allegedly signed exploitative agreements with the provincial governments, practically selling out the islands.
2019/10/18 | The Interpreter
Modi Takes a Beach Stroll During Sluggish India-China Talks
Indian Prime Minster Narendra Modi took time out for a beach cleanup while hosting Chinese President Xi Jinping last week — an act that might have been more productive than their talks.
2019/10/17 | East Asia Forum
Why Would Pakistan Rely on China Over Other Allies?
Pakistan often turns to the wealthy Arab states, China, or the United States for economic and diplomatic support — but why does China remain the most important ally for Pakistan?
2019/10/16 | TNL Staff
Taiwan 2020: Who's Ahead in the Presidential Polls
A real-time estimate of who is likely to win Taiwan’s 2020 presidential election, based on an unweighted average of opinion polls conducted by various media outlets and political parties.
2019/10/16 | The Conversation
China’s Bullying of the NBA Might Trigger US Retaliation
China flexed its muscles on the NBA over one tweet supporting Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement, but its bullying might backfire.
2019/10/16 | CJ Sheu
‘Queering Voices’ Shorts Highlight Variety in Gender Experience
As Taiwan celebrates same-sex marriage legalization this year, the 2019 Women Make Waves Film Festival continues to voice the LGBT community’s concerns through its ‘Queering Voices’ series.