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2021/06/11 | Judy Chen

Lost Dreams of FamilyMart

Convenience stores were once a path to Taiwan’s middle class and a sign of economic transition to a service economy. But today a budding filmmaker’s experience working at FamilyMart reflects a stagnancy that haunts a generation.

2021/06/11 | Brian Hioe

The KMT’s Twitter is a Dumpster Fire

Taiwan’s main opposition party, the KMT, accused Singaporean dissident Roy Ngerng of being an “extreme white supremacist” on Twitter. Patently false and absurd as it is, the charge adheres to the logic of a moribund institution.

2021/06/10 | Joe Henley

The Miaoli Lockdown and Taiwan’s Migrant Worker Apartheid

The Miaoli lockdown is an extension of what the system of laws pertaining to Taiwan’s migrant workforce has always been — a set of rules which amount to legalized oppression and legislatively-backed racism.

2021/06/07 | Rath Wang

The Ocean-Wide Quarantine Approaches in Japan and Taiwan

The way Japan and Taiwan manage their quarantine on arrival systems is marked by difference.

2021/05/31 | TNL Staff

Taiwan Approves up to NT$840 Billion for Covid Relief

Middle and low-income households are eligible for subsidies, along with workers in certain industries. Migrant workers and other non-citizen residents, however, are not explicitly included for relief in the measures made public today.

2021/05/31 | TNL Staff

‘The Pandemic is Ebbing:’ Taiwan’s Health Minister

Taiwan's recent outbreak of Covid-19 is slowly coming under control, with the reproduction number for the virus steadily declining, health officials say.

2021/05/28 | Tyler Prochazka

Why Taiwan Should Pay People To Stay Home

To ensure everyone in Taiwan is financially protected from the economic harm of Covid-19 and the semi-lockdown, we advocate for an unconditional payment of NT$15,000 for adults and NT$5,000 for dependents.

2021/05/27 | Michael Cannings

An Elegy for Tehpen Tsai

The life of Tehpen Tsai, a teacher, writer, playwright, and former political prisoner provides a different kind of insight — as valuable as figures of wider renown — to Taiwan’s history.

2021/05/25 | TNL Staff

Taiwan’s Level 3 Covid-19 Alert Extended Until June 14

Taiwan's nationwide Level 3 alert for Covid-19 has been extended to June 14.

2021/05/25 | Voice of America

Taiwan Criticizes WHO “Indifference” After Summit Snub

Taiwan was not invited to world health body’s annual meeting and says it is because the WHO has given into pressure from China.

2021/05/21 | Yaneer Bar-Yam

The Case for Snap Lockdowns in Taiwan

The growing outbreak of community transmission in Taiwan requires a different approach from current practices.

2021/05/18 | Daniel Yo-Ling Chen

Abandoning Anthropology, From Virginia to Taipei

In the traditional model, anthropologists venture off to their field sites, do their research, and then go back to their home institutions to write up and share their findings. What might a different kind of relationship to Taiwan look like?

2021/05/17 | Judy Chen

Coming Home to a Place I’ve Never Lived

On being grounded not in the dead wood of the doorframe but the rich soil of earth.

2021/05/17 | TNL Staff

Non-Resident Foreign Nationals Banned Entry to Taiwan as Surge in Infections Continues

Health minister Chen Shih-chung said Taiwan will ban entry to foreign nationals without a residence permit from May 19 to June 18, with exceptions for emergency and humanitarian purposes.

2021/05/14 | Shen-yi Liao

Make Vaccines Accessible

Taiwan’s government has made vaccination financially available. It’s time to make it accessible.

2021/05/12 | TNL Staff

16 Domestic Cases Reported; Taipei, New Taipei, Yilan Affected

10 domestically-acquired Covid-19 infections appeared in New Taipei City, with others in Taipei’s Wanhua District and in Yilan County. Though Chen said a move to tighter restrictions on gatherings is possible this week, no new lockdown-like rules were released today.

2021/05/11 | TNL Staff

Taiwan Grapples With Community Transmission as a Cluster in Yilan County Emerges

A cluster of five domestic cases is linked to a baccarat game hall in Yilan’s Luodong Township.