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2016/07/04 | Yuan-ling Liang

Taiwan Unions Buoyed by China Airlines Success

While some unions have leveraged the success of the flight attendants' strike, other industries face challenges in worker organization and collective bargaining.

2016/07/04 | Olivia Yang

Taiwanese Scrivener-Turned-Artist Clashes Western and Eastern Cultures

The highly distinguishable artist has never received any professional training, but his works are in the possession of people like Luc Besson.

2016/07/04 | Edward White

China to Online News Organizations: No More Social Media to Source Your Stories

Is the latest move from China’s Internet watchdog a fresh sign of draconian oversight or just a push toward more sensible journalism?

2016/07/04 | Bing-sheng Lee

Popular Festivals Disturb Local Property and Environment in Taiwan: Advocates

Taiwan’s famous balloon and lantern festivals, although good for tourism, trouble locals and environmental advocates.

2016/07/04 | Edward White

Burma Rocked by Anti-Muslim Protests After Arson Attacks on Mosques

Is Myanmar’s new government 'sending the wrong signal' to violent, anti-Muslim Buddhists as religious tensions escalate?

2016/07/04 | J. Michael Cole

Missile Incident Propels New Round of Insanity in Taiwan’s Media

Like other forces the world over, the Taiwanese military is prone to mistakes. While it should be pressured to improve its performance, repeated public humiliation isn’t the way to reach that goal.

2016/07/04 | Tao Tao Holmes

China’s Reincarnation Database Verifies 870 Living Buddhas. But How?

Living Buddhas are believed to be the reincarnations of prominent lamas or religious leaders in Tibetan Buddhism, and their numbers in China have risen from 358 last September to 870 this January. How has this number gone up so fast?

2016/07/03 | TNL Staff

9th SOAS Taiwan Studies Summer School Promises Much Excitement

With film, music and politics, this summer's lineup is one of the best in years.

2016/07/03 | J. Michael Cole

China Ramps Up Information Warfare Operations Abroad

No longer reactive, China is now on a proactive track: it seeks to set the agenda by organizing and co-sponsoring international events, or by establishing partnerships with organizations abroad.

2016/07/03 | Shuhei Omi

South China Sea Watch No. 3

An overview of key developments in the South China Sea this week.

2016/07/02 | Shuhei Omi

Cross-Strait Watch No. 3

An overview of key developments in relations between Taiwan and China this week.

2016/07/01 | J. Michael Cole

Polish Journalists Denied Accreditation Due to Chinese Pressure

One of the journalists says that her criticism of Beijing’s human rights track record and her signing of an open letter ahead of President Xi’s visit last month are behind Warsaw’s giving in to Beijing’s demand that she be sidelined.

2016/07/01 | Chang Shin-wei

Formosa Plastics Admits Guilt for Mass Killing of Fish in Vietnam

Despite paying US$500m in damages and admitting it dumped toxic substance in rivers, there may be longer-term implications from the Formosa Plastics fish scandal.

2016/07/01 | Geraldine Tong

Yellow Balloon Woman Acquitted Over Insulting Malaysia PM

Bilqis was charged with the offence of releasing balloons at an event attended by the Malaysian Prime Minister. She said the case could have set a dangerous precedent.

2016/07/01 | Olivia Yang

Organ Transplant Abuse in China Worse Than Before

Several investigations into allegations of organ harvesting in China have been carried out throughout the past decade, but a recent update indicates the issue is more serious than previously thought..

2016/07/01 | Edward White

Out of Sight: Taiwan’s Hidden Contribution to Global Human Trafficking

Taiwanese are involved in human trafficking crimes across Asia and the Pacific, and at least five traffickers convicted of offences in Cambodia remain at-large on the island.

2016/07/01 | Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

The Mysterious Origins of a Food That's Always Been Funny: The Sausage

A sausage party is going to be held at the Taiwan Design Center this summer, but what's the story behind the salted meat seen all over the world?