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2019/05/02 | Kent Wang
OPINION: Time for Trump to Start a New Chapter of US-Taiwan Relations
The Trump administration's disregard for the rules-based world order doesn't mesh with its stated Indo-Pacific strategy. Here's how to fix that to the benefit of Taiwan.
2019/05/01 | Roy Ngerng
Singapore: A Poor Man's Country in Rich Man's Clothes
Labor Day makes for a good time to dive into why Singapore remains one of the world's most unequal countries.
2019/04/30 | Michael Beltran
Sarah Elago, the Youngest Lawmaker in the Philippines, Challenges Duterte's Boys Club
The youngest lawmaker in the 17th Congress of the Philippines is taking her party's fight for justice to the streets.
2019/04/29 | Nick Aspinwall
Taiwan and Philippines Indigenous Groups Find Solidarity in Opposing China
A delegation of Taiwanese indigenous peoples recently traveled to the Philippines, where they joined in the growing indigenous opposition to a China-funded irrigation project.
2019/04/26 | Taiwan Insight
What Do Burkina Faso and eSwatini Tell Us About Taiwanese Diplomacy?
Taiwan lost one sub-Saharan African ally in 2018, but it's gripping tightly onto another.
2019/04/24 | Xiaochen Su
OPINION: A Lack of Language Fluency Cannot Become a Basis of Identity
The controversy surrounding Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka has parallels to opposition to Taiwan's plans to become a bilingual nation by 2030.
2019/04/23 | Michael Beltran
PHILIPPINES: Killing of 14 Farmers Highlights Duterte's Counterinsurgency Plans
The deaths of 14 farmers at the hands of Philippine police point to a wider counterinsurgency strategy which has struck rural communities with fear and outrage.
2019/04/19 | Cat Thomas
INTERVIEW: Joshua Samuel Brown on His Ongoing Love Affair With Taiwan
'Josambro' chatted with TNL's Cat Thomas ahead of an April 25 book reading in Taipei of 'Formosa Moon,' co-authored with Stephanie Huffman.
2019/04/18 | Roy Ngerng
ANALYSIS: Tracking Disinformation, Trust and Security in Taiwan
Taiwan's battle against disinformation opens the door to familiar questions about the importance of freedom vs. security.
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.
Indonesia Is Making Progress Towards Disabled-Friendly Elections
Indonesia has made an effort to make its 2019 presidential election the friendliest ever for disabled voters.
2019/04/12 | James Grant
How Did 7-Eleven Come to Rule the Streets of Taiwan?
An inside look at how the convenience store chain began operating like a government agency.
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.
2019/04/10 | Milo Hsieh
OPINION: Taiwan’s Traditional Thinking Hinders Its Plans for Economic Innovation
Taiwan wants to leap into the future of global tech innovation. It must start by addressing questions over the legacy of its authoritarian past.