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2019/09/23 | TNL Feature

Hongkongers Living in Taiwan: It's Not All Sunshine and Rainbows

Hong Kong activists have been calling for asylum law in Taiwan. What is the reality for those Hongkongers who have already immigrated to Taiwan?

2021/02/21 | TNL Feature

Human Rights Abuses in Laos Are Rampant. International Businesses Should Take Action.

Under LPRP rule, human rights violations are rampant in Laos, but they receive little attention around the world. The upcoming elections are unlikely to change this, either.

2021/03/19 | TNL Feature

Taiwan Is Not Immune

Problems of misogyny and xenophobia are, unfortunately, global. In this light, instead of evaluating the Atlanta shootings as an incident with causes rooted in distant American racial politics, we should not overlook these ideas present in Taiwan.

2020/02/19 | TNL Feature

Explore Old Taipei With These 10 Hidden Gems in Dadaocheng

Dadaocheng is historic neighborhood that's being revived by a new breed of creatives and trendy shops. Here's our selection of secret hot spots for you.

2020/12/02 | TNL Feature

Taipei American School Students Develop Effective At-Home Viral Test Kits

Students from the Taipei American School iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machines) team have recently created a diagnostic test that can be adapted to any viral infection.

2020/12/11 | TNL Feature

Human Rights Day: Taiwan’s Democratization Gives Hope To 4.2 Billion Under Authoritarian Rule

While Taiwan may be an example of successful democratization, the authoritarianism that its people experienced decades ago is on the rise today.

2019/10/18 | TNL Feature

Taipei American School to Compete in iGEM With Food Contaminant Detector

Taipei American School will participate in the annual International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition with a student invention that can detect agricultural contaminants in produce.

2021/02/24 | TNL Feature

Australian Uyghur Association Protests To Demand Action from Government

Uyghurs staged a protest in Adelaide, South Australia, to demand that the Australian government condemn China's repression of Uyghurs in Xinjiang and ban imports of goods made with forced labor in the region.

2019/11/25 | TNL Feature

Could a Taiwanese President Commit Treason and Get Away With It?

Within the scope of authority of the president as specified by the constitution, would it be possible for a president to commit treason and get away with it?

2019/06/25 | TNL Feature

The Pleasure and Sorrow of the 'Mukbang' Super Eaters of YouTube

While spectacular online eating shows – ‘mukbangs’ – are wildly popular around the world and bring fame to the super eaters, some find them unbearable and have decided to quit.

2020/10/26 | TNL Feature

How Does South Korea View Its Marginalized Groups?

Compared with other marginalized groups, North Koreans are by far the most preferred neighbor in South Korea.

2020/10/21 | TNL Feature

How Do South Koreans View North Korea’s Human Rights Violations?

A survey found that if unification were to occur, most South Koreans agree that North Korean officials should be punished for human rights violations, even if doing so increased tensions.

2019/11/28 | TNL Feature

Do Free Economic Pilot Zones Benefit Taiwan?

What kind of direction should Taiwan take in developing its “free economic pilot zones”?

2021/02/17 | TNL Feature

Building an ASEAN Identity: A Proposal

Here are several policy proposals for the United States to help ASEAN countries build a common identity and strengthen ties with the bloc.

2020/10/07 | TNL Feature

South Korea Split Over Perception of Workplace Harassment

A new survey finds that men and women have very different perceptions of what constitutes sexual harassment at work in South Korea.

2021/04/14 | TNL Feature

Survey: Concern Over Human Rights in China Is Bipartisan In US

Our survey results indicate that supporters of both major parties in the U.S. show comparable concern over human rights in China.