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2017/11/10 | Edward White

UPDATE: Waking from a Nightmare, 16 Years on Death Row in Taiwan

As a Taiwanese man wrongly held for murder readjusts to society, he has been awarded a record settlement by the courts.

2017/08/25 | Edward White

A Taiwan Witch Burning

If it is true, Lin Yu-ru's story may go a long way in explaining how her life deteriorated to the point that she decided to kill her husband. Does it also mean that one of Taiwan’s most infamous serial killers isn’t responsible for the death of her mother and mother-in-law?

2017/07/27 | David Green

A Cryptocurrency Implosion in Taiwan

David Green dissects the anatomy of a new cryptocurrency unraveling in Taiwan, leaving investors stranded without their cash.

2017/07/10 | Morley J Weston

INFOGRAPHIC: Where Not to Park Your Scooter in Taipei

The outskirts of Taipei get increasingly sketchy and the Zhongli district of Taoyuan still stands out as the car theft capital of the greater Taipei region.

2017/06/23 | Central News Agency

UPDATE: Shooting Near Taipei - 4 Dead

The suspect attempted suicide and was pronounced dead at 11:38 this morning.

2017/05/22 | James Baron

Hidden in Plain Sight: Taipei has a Glue Sniffing Problem

'Most people are completely unaware that this is even an issue. I know this because I have seen flagrant sniffers in the middle of busy thoroughfares, their heads buried in larger carrier bags as oblivious hordes jostled around them.'

2017/05/22 | Phelim Kine

OPINION: Indonesia, Please Stop Public Flogging of Gay Men

The president should denounce punishment of 85 lashes for ‘sodomy’ in Aceh, writes Phelim Kine.

2017/05/12 | TNL Staff

Life Sentence, Not Death Penalty, for ‘Random Killing’ in Taiwan

Today's decision is significant for Taiwan where human rights groups believe defendants with mental health issues have been executed because of serious flaws in the court system.

2017/04/11 | TNL Staff

INFOGRAPHIC: China the World’s Top Executor in 2016

The number of death sentences and executions in China each year are both in the thousands.

2017/02/20 | Timothy Ferry

Blueprint of a Heist: Cracking Taiwan's US$2.5m ATM Hack

Looking back at the First Bank’s ATM heist, one of Taiwan's biggest ever robberies.

2017/02/10 | Zi Yang

Rural China and the Asian Methamphetamine Trade: A Case Study of Lufeng

Despite the growth of China’s security budget in recent years, the state’s seemingly inability to stamp out the drug business shows us the corrupting effects of the trade on local administrators who protected traffickers for financial gains.

2017/02/04 | Roderic Broadhurst

Getting Organized on Asia's Rising Drug Trade

Cross-border movement of illicit products into and out of Southeast Asia, often via India and China, has intensified in recent years.

2017/01/19 | Edward White

The Legacy of Taiwan's 'Little Light Bulb'

What has Taiwan learned about its mental health system after the murder of a four-year-old last year?