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OPINION: Lessons Taiwan Can Learn from German Transitional Justice
Students in Taiwan should focus on the period after German reunification to draw lessons on how to deal with transitional justice.
2017/10/30 | Mark Stocker
Taiwan Must Own its Global Leadership in Recycling
Taiwan is second only to Germany when it comes to recycling, but the country and its ambassadors are too humble when it comes to marketing leadership in the sector.
German Election Losses Leave Merkel's North Korea Stance in Limbo
German Chancellor Angela Merkel previously advocated Germany take a lead role in brokering a diplomatic solution to the crisis in North Korea. But election losses for her Christian Democratic Union party have left her weakened at home, and the country's future stance on the issue in doubt.
2017/09/08 | Nevin Thompson
The Strange Case of the Japanese Plastic Surgeon Who Admires Nazis
'For the time being, Takasu, by all accounts, remains unapologetic about his statements, despite the overwhelming evidence of the Nazis’ atrocities, and despite criticism of his remarks both in Japan, and, increasingly, abroad.'
2017/07/06 | Gary Wilson
Book Review: A New History of the Holocaust
Drawing on 25 years of research, 'The Holocaust: A New History' offers a new major treatment of the Holocaust that traces events in their entirety from their origins to their horrifying conclusions. Gary Wilson praises Laurence Rees for this eminently readable account, which offers definitive insight into this appalling history.
2017/03/30 | John Gooding
The Content Control Reckoning for Tech Giants
Tech giants like Facebook and Google are facing a conundrum: How to prevent hateful and offensive content while also keeping ad revenue?
2017/01/05 | Jordan Todorov
Berlin’s Secret Cold War-Era Vineyard
This tiny, hidden vineyard planted at the birthplace of the first computer produces only 350 bottles of wine each year.
2016/12/27 | ZiQing Low
Taiwan Nazi Parade Continues Decades of Ignorance; Netizens Defend Students
Taiwan's Jewish leaders say the incident is 'a cause for great concern,' while some Taiwanese are defending the students.
2016/10/30 | David Green
Germany: Taiwan Must Do More to Communicate Industrial Policy
'The need for improved communications is an important but also sensitive topic.' In a rare move from the diplomatic community in Taipei, Germany's representative in Taiwan speaks out about a muddled policy platform and lack of communication. Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs responds.
2016/10/01 | Sarawak Report
OPINION: Familiar Story for The Native Landowners of West Malaysia
Thugs and police were used to stop a protest by an indigenous group against logging in Malaysia.