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Asian Politics

Taiwan 2019: same-sex marriage introduced against majority will

Same-sex marriage was legalized in Taiwan exactly one year ago after the nation’s highest court had ruled in favor in 2017, but against a majority of the population.

Taiwan’s Vice President to retake position in research and teaching

Taiwan’s Vice President Chen Chien-jen will soon be back to “normal” life.

Is the BBC biased against Taiwan?

The BBC has reported timely on South Korea’s successful fight against the coronavirus, but ignored Taiwan in the process.

Taiwan donates two million surgical masks to Japan

As the coronavirus is still spreading across neighboring Japan, Taiwan took the decision to donate two million surgical masks to the country.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a dubious figure at the top of the WHO

The WHO, theoretically only responsible for public health worldwide, also gets heavily involved in political disputes around the globe.

The current pandemic and Taiwan’s continuing international isolation

The coronavirus outbreak highlights again Taiwan's difficult international position due to China's might.

When modernity and tradition clash in Asia: Singapore’s colonial sodomy laws upheld again

Some countries in Asia take a very different approach to what many in the West take for granted nowadays.

EU again meddling in Taiwan’s internal affairs

The death sentence has become a political taboo in Europe, but things look different in Taiwan.

Taiwan’s capital Taipei, a shining pioneer in recycling policy

Started in Taipei 20 years ago, Taiwan's recycling policy should encourage many other countries around the world.

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