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Pineapple recipes flood Taiwan's social media after China bans imports

China cited safety concerns, but Taiwan says the ban is an "economic intimidation."

A closer look into the Chinese political discussion on Clubhouse

"What the Chinese Communist Party wants to block is our ability to express humanity at our best and our ability to resolve conflict through dialogue."

2020 round-up: How the tragedy of COVID-19 became a success story for the China model

The year 2020 began with the outbreak of COVID-19 in Wuhan. Throughout the year, COVID-19 was the most discussed topic on the Chinese social media.

Exemplary governance: Which countries should high-COVID nations follow?

"What seems clear is that global exemplars do not have to look the same in terms of political structures, incomes, or economic ideology."

Fearing the national security law, Hongkongers say farewell to their home city

"In Hong Kong, it is a crime to be young. My daughter, after a few years, would be in high school. I don’t want to see her getting arrested."

Most Taiwanese unfazed by former president's fearmongering on war with China

Speaking at a conference on August 10, former Taiwanese president Ma Ying-jeou said that, once China attacks Taiwan, “the first battle will be the last."

Reorienting Taiwan and Hong Kong: New avenues for building power

" ... Taiwanese theorist Wu Jieh-min once posed what seems in retrospect a rather utopian vision of activists in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China uniting to combat their shared enemy—the...

Wikipedia project boosts Taiwan's hundreds-strong Sakizaya-speaking community

Along with six other indigenous languages in Taiwan, Sakizaya is classified as “critically endangered” by UNESCO.

What next for Taiwan after pro-Beijing mayor ousted in recall vote?

"The international message behind the successful recall of Han Kuoyu is that Taiwan people have said no to China."

Is China's ‘House of Cards’ in the Czech Republic beginning to wobble?

Public scepticism over Chinese influence campaigns and aggressive diplomacy is empowering anti-Beijing politicians.

Taiwan refuses to deport caregiver who ‘insulted’ Philippine president on Facebook

"I felt that they listened to what I was trying to say, and it shows that they do value democracy here in Taiwan."

Netizens from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand brew ‘Milk Tea Alliance’ against Chinese speech police

Stars who depend on China's lucrative market have to watch what they say. Ordinary netizens? Not so much.

Fighting the COVID-19 ‘Infodemic’ in the Asia-Pacific

EngageMedia lists some of the media initiatives addressing the COVID-19 "Infodemic' across the Asia-Pacific region

Hong Kong censures public broadcaster for raising question on Taiwan's WHO membership status

"I don't really understand why when a reporter is asking something relating to health, she [...] has to remember there is ‘One Country, Two Systems'…"

What kind of rumours were circulating during the 2020 Taiwan presidential election?

"...a majority of the rumors were aimed at dividing the Taiwanese society. They provoke people’s emotions and split the community into two political camps."

Verifying the 2020 presidential elections: An interview with the Taiwan Fact Check Center

For the first time, the Taiwan Fact Check Center fact-checked the live, televised 2020 presidential debates on December 29, 2019.

Can the anti-infiltration law successfully block pro-Beijing media in Taiwan?

Pro-Beijing media outlet announced it would leave the Taiwanese market in protest over the anti-infiltration law in Taiwan.

Political beliefs divide generations and strain family ties in Taiwan

While the outcome of the Taiwan 2020 presidential election is settled, generational conflicts continue.

For Taiwan, the Wuhan coronavirus is also a diplomatic battle

Taiwan is one of the most vulnerable places for the spread of the virus after the PRC.

A sea of red: Celebrating the Chinese New Year

The 2020 Lunar New Year, which began at midnight on January 24, will last for several days.

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