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2019/07/22 | 破土 New Bloom
Hong Kong Triads Have Replaced the Police as Law Enforcement
The Hong Kong police have outsourced its law enforcement duties to pro-Beijing triads, leaving public safety at risk.
2019/07/19 | David Evans
5 Innovative Taiwanese Startups You Should Know
After some years of a stagnant growth in the tech sector, Taiwanese startups are on the rise again.
2019/07/18 | Hsin Hsiao
​​OPINION: Taiwan Needs to Keep Up With the Libra Bandwagon
Facebook is on the cusp of launching its cryptocurrency Libra, and Taiwan should prepare for it.
2019/07/17 | The Conversation
How Did China Manipulate the Media Narrative in the Hong Kong Protests?
China creates its worldview with intricate layers of propaganda at different levels, with different tactics.
2019/07/17 | Olivia Han
Will We See More Taiwanese Faces in K-Pop?
What's more attractive to young Taiwanese music talents - South Korea or Taiwan?
2019/07/16 | CJ Sheu
FILM REVIEW: 'The Missing Body Episode 1' and the Future of Taiwanese VR Cinema
A review of the VR film The Missing Body Episode 1, featured in the 2019 Taipei Film Festival.
2019/07/16 | The Interpreter
India's Ongoing Water Crisis Impacts 600 Million People
Indian cities are forced to truck in drinking water, farms are failing, and the situation grows more desperate.
2019/07/11 | Op-Ed
Why Become a YouTuber? Our Children Think It's Easy Money
If your children aspire to become a YouTuber, do they have what it takes to be successful?
2019/07/05 | Timothy S. Rich
South Korea Lags Behind Taiwan on LGBT Rights
South Korea is unlikely to be the next in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage.
2019/07/04 | Taiwan Insight
How Can Taiwan's Pop Music Enter the Global Market?
How can Taiwan step up its game in promoting local pop music overseas?
2019/06/28 | Michael Beltran
Not so Strong Man: Duterte Buckles Under Chinese Pressure Amid Maritime Row
Officials in the Philippines initially came on strong demanding China be sanctioned for an incident at Recto Bank, while Duterte kept his lips sealed. Days later Duterte finally dismissed the whole thing as 'a little maritime accident' and the administration fell in line, much to the ire of citizens. But — asks Michael Beltran — who is pulling whose strings here?
2019/06/27 | Taiwan Insight
Rap for the Machine: How the CCP Co-Opted Chinese Rap
Chinese Rap artists, such as CD Rev, are aligning their songs with the views of the CCP in terms of their Taiwan and Xinjiang narratives in return for access to the tools that will bring their groups wild success within the PRC.
2019/06/25 | TNL Feature
The Pleasure and Sorrow of the 'Mukbang' Super Eaters of YouTube
While spectacular online eating shows – ‘mukbangs’ – are wildly popular around the world and bring fame to the super eaters, some find them unbearable and have decided to quit.
2019/06/25 | Milo Hsieh
Is 2019 the Breakthrough Year for U.S.-Taiwan Relations?
After forty years of the Taiwan Relations Act, as both parties are presented with an increasingly aggressive China, Milo Hsieh argues it's time for a new chapter in relations between the U.S. and Taiwan.