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2017/11/29 | David Green

Lee Ming-che's Sentence Chills Taiwan NGOs

Lee Ming-che's sentencing to five years in prison in China for the crime of 'subversion' has had a marked chilling effect on the actions and communications of Taiwan's NGOs. The case also suggests Taiwan's wider population faces an insidious dilemma: whether or not to self-censor. 

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?

2017/08/17 | Edward White

BREAKING: Hong Kong Jails 'Political Prisoners' Wong, Law and Chow

Joshua Wong, Alex Chow and Nathan Law are being described as Hong Kong’s ‘first political prisoners’ after being sent to prison for actions in the days before the 2014 Umbrella Movement.

2017/07/29 | Anqi Shen

Unveiling China's Women Judges

Who are women judges in China? What do they do? What are their roles and positions in the Chinese judicial profession? These questions help us to get to know female judicial officers in post-Mao China.

2017/07/03 | Edward White

Q&A: Susan Finder Deconstructs the Chinese Court System

'It is still a court system with Chinese characteristics but the idea is to have a more competent court system for the millions of cases that are not political.'

2017/06/25 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

Pain in the Neck: Legal Limbo for Chiropractors in Taiwan

Encouraging the development of chiropractic in Taiwan would help the increasing number of elderly and relieve some of the financial pressures on the national healthcare system.

2017/05/24 | Agence France-Presse

Breaking: Taiwan Court Rules in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage

Gay rights supporters in Taiwan are celebrating today after the Constitutional Court said banning same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

2017/04/26 | Niels Vandezande

Japan's Bitcoin Takeover: Virtual Currency Rules are Zen for Yen

Japan’s new legislation defining and recognizing virtual currencies not only offers a sound model for others – it’s already paying dividends in a rapidly growing fiscal frontier, writes Niels Vandezande.

2017/04/17 | ZiQing Low

Chinese Activist Surfaces in Taipei, Told He May Face Uphill Battle for Asylum

The Chinese activist who fled a tour group last week may face a tough time to gain asylum in Taiwan, a local NGO has warned.

2016/12/12 | Chu Chenge

Incomplete and Opaque: The Problems with China’s Porn Laws

Ill-defined standards of so-called sexual content leave legal professionals baffled.

2016/11/29 | Edward White

FEATURE: Clean and Serene - The Missing Stage of Drug Rehab in Taiwan

As Taiwan’s government tries to tackle a growing drug problem, former addicts are trying to build a bridge back to society.

2016/11/07 | Hongyu Wang

OPINION: China’s Controversial Hong Kong Ruling Should Not Apply Retrospectively

Beijing’s latest interpretation of Hong Kong’s constitutional document, which may result in an effective ban on "localist" lawmakers, should only apply to future cases.

2016/10/20 | Edward White

Flying Blind: Mental Health Testing in Taiwan’s Courts

With no guidelines, few rules and little experience, medical experts, academics, lawyers and judges in Taiwan are flying blind when it comes to testing criminal suspects for psychological and psychiatric issues.

2016/09/22 | Edward White

Chinese Human Rights Lawyer Xia Lin Sentenced to 12 Years for ‘Fraud’

Critics say a lengthy prison sentence given to a Chinese lawyer is ‘severe retaliation' against a human rights advocate.

2016/08/17 | Edward White

U.N. Backs Singaporean Blogger as More Jail Time Looms

The United Nations has slammed the Singaporean government as a 17-year-old blogger faces more time behind bars for 'wounding' religious feelings.