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2016/07/28 | J. Michael Cole
A Bear and a Complex Character: New Symbols of Taiwanese Patriotism?
Symbols are essential to nationalism, and Taiwan will need more of those if it is to succeed in making the case for its continued existence as a distinct political entity on the international stage.
2016/07/26 | J. Michael Cole
A Catalyst for KMT Reform?
In post-Sunflower Taiwan, the KMT’s ‘ill-gotten’ assets are more scarlet letter than an advantage.
2016/07/25 | Suzanne Pepper
Hong Kong's Loyalty Oath: Gambling Again on Ambiguity
As if they hadn’t created enough trouble for themselves in Hong Kong, Beijing leaders seem to be banking again on the dubious benefits of ambiguity.
2016/07/19 | Hsu Chia-yu
Taiwan No Longer a Top 10 Tourism Destination for Chinese
Taiwan has reportedly been struck off the list of hottest travel destinations for Chinese. And a satirical campaign celebrating top Taiwan tourism spots 'without Chinese tourists' has sparked anger.
2016/07/18 | J. Michael Cole
Beijing Alters Recent History: Says Taipei Suspended Dialogue
China unilaterally suspended cross-strait communication mechanisms late last month after judging that President Tsai had failed to meet Beijing’s expectations.
2016/07/16 | Stephen Grenville
South China Sea: A Course-Correction is Needed
What would be the basis of this 'Outside-UNCLOS' framework? The starting-point is a recognition that 'win-win' is better than a contest with a winner and a loser.
2016/07/15 | J. Michael Cole
Chinese Communist Youth League Wins: Film Drops Taiwanese Actor from Project
After weeks of pressure online and a threat of boycott by Chinese ultranationalists, a film studio has given in and chose to replace Taiwan’s award-winning actor Leon Dai.
2016/07/15 | Yuan-ling Liang
HIV-Positive Migrant Worker Dispute Sparks Controversy in Taiwan
An employment dispute involving the treatment of an HIV-infected migrant worker in Taiwan has sparked controversy.
2016/07/15 | ZiQing Low
Line Makes Strong Debut on New York Stock Exchange
With a strong user base in Taiwan, Japan and Thailand, the Line app is trying to break into the world market, where Whatsapp and Facebook Messenger are the dominant players.
2016/07/15 | Chang Shin-wei
Swing Dancers Introduce Taipei to the World
'Naughty Swing' dancers performed at 30 tourist attractions around Taipei, including Chiou Fen, Ximen Red House, Bopiliao Old Street, the Shilin Night Market, and Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall.
2016/07/15 | ZiQing Low
WWF Launches ‘Stop Buying Ivory’ Campaign in China
A new campaign seeks to change consumer behavior and push the Chinese government to implement an ivory sales ban within the next two years.  
2016/07/15 | Ausra Narusyte
Welcome to Facebook 360 Pictures
Social media marketing takes a sharp turn with engaging content.
2016/07/14 | ZiQing Low
Taiwan Gets Closer to Adopting Refugee Bill
The bill states that foreigners and stateless persons displaced by war or natural disasters, or who are forced to leave their country due to differences in religion, race, ethnicity, or political beliefs, can apply for refugee status in Taiwan.
2016/07/14 | ZiQing Low
Human Rights Must be Enshrined in Taiwan's New Southbound Policy: Experts
Rights advocates argue that if Taiwanese businesses continue to use legal loopholes in Southeast Asia, President Tsai's New southbound policy will be no more than a catchword for 'economic colonization.'
2016/07/13 | Henry Lam
A Tale of Asian LGBTQ ‘Fraud’ Awards
A recent LGBTQ award in Shanghai has caused a stir in the community, which claims there were many irregularities.
2016/07/12 | Wu'er Kaixi
No Stepping Back for Xi After Hague Ruling
'The boldest, most calculating political leader since Mao, Mr. Xi may have made himself the most fêted politician in modern Chinese history, but in staking everything on personal unassailability he has locked himself  —  and China ­— into a position he cannot step down from.'
2016/07/12 | J. Michael Cole
Beijing in ‘State of Alert’ Ahead of Key Ruling on South China Sea
Armored vehicles and undercover police have been deployed around the Embassy of the Philippines in Beijing amid rumors of planned protests.