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Archive for the ‘Society & Culture’ Category

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Editorials, Society & Culture

Xinjiang, Terror, and China’s Contempt for Freedom of the Press

The ongoing assault on a French journalist occurs at a time when Beijing authorities are tightening their grip on the media and the Internet

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Society & Culture

Perceptions of Gender in Taiwan’s Elections: Results from an Experimental Survey

Taiwan is primed to be the first country in the region in which a female candidate is not connected by blood or marriage to a previous male leader

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Society & Culture

The Forgotten POWs of the Pacific: The Story of Taiwan’s Camps

More than 400 Allied servicemen died in Taiwan’s notorious camps during World War II, most of them at Jinguashi

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Editorials, Society & Culture

Why We Must Push Back

Opponents of same-sex marriage have no compelling argument and must therefore resort to fear and senselessness. We should not remain silent when they do so

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Society & Culture

Curriculum Protests Challenge Chiang-Confucian Social Order

With their recent actions, Taiwan’s youth have put their elders on notice about the changes to come

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Society & Culture

Why the High School Student Movement Received So Much Attention

Blame opaque decision-making and heavy-handed enforcement

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Society & Culture

It’s Time to Rectify Taiwan’s Country Codes

The country codes used in the UN/LOCCODE and ISO standards are the fruits of a collective misdeed and fail to represent Taiwan’s true legal status

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Society & Culture

Shooting for Equality: Taiwanese Women in Sports

Taiwanese women deserve the equivalent of Title IX legislation passed in the U.S., which guarantees equal funding for men and women’s athletic programs

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Society & Culture

What Authoritarian Regimes Don’t Want You to See

Depending on where you were on Saturday night, you may have missed some of the highlights from the Golden Melody Awards

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Society & Culture

Young People Must Close the Unemployment Gap Themselves

High youth unemployment globally and domestically means entrepreneurship is no longer an option but a necessity for people in their 20s and 30s

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