Katie Chen

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Anthony Bourdain’s Journey Deep Into the Heart of Trump Country: ‘I Was Utterly Disarmed’

The ‘Parts Unknown’ host discusses his upcoming West Virginia episode, why he won’t be filming in Russia and Turkey anymore, and how Trump is going …

Donald Trump

The Reinvention of America

Americans don’t realize how fast the country is moving toward becoming a better version of itself.<p>I have seen the future, and it is in the United States.<p>After a several-year immersion in parts of the country that make the news mainly after a natural disaster or a shooting, or for follow-up stories …

South Dakota

Sexist Job Ads Show Discrimination Rife at China's Tech Giants

Workplace discrimination in China often begins with help-wanted ads.<p>Job recruitment websites routinely feature advertisements from prominent …

Human Rights

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Taiwan

Taiwanese LGBT groups upset with passage of anti-gay referendum proposals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Central Election Commission (CEC) passed three referendum proposals made by local anti-gay groups on Tuesday to bring …

LGBTQI

CEC passes review of same-sex marriage referendum proposals | Society | FOCUS TAIWAN - CNA ENGLISH NEWS

Taipei, April 18 (CNA) Taiwan's Central Election Commission (CEC) on Tuesday passed a review of two national referendum proposals related to same-sex …

LGBTQI

#Metoo in China: fledgling movement in universities fights censorship

Peking University, China’s top academic institution, admitted this month that 20 years ago a professor had been involved in “inappropriate student-teacher relations” with a female student. Former classmates of that student, Gao Yan, a star pupil studying Chinese literature, say she was raped and …

China

Imperfect Democracy: The Way for Marriage Equality in Taiwan

Will Civil Code amendments or new legislation best serve the rights of same-sex couples in Taiwan?

LGBTQI

Foreign same-sex spouses still denied residency: NPP

The government should pass regulations to allow foreign same-sex partners of Taiwanese nationals who they have married abroad to apply for …

LGBTQI

I’m Chinese American and I don’t speak Chinese perfectly. That’s okay.

As a Chinese American who grew up around other Asian Americans, I have always felt the pressure to be one of the model kids I was surrounded by. Kids …

Language Learning

The actor who plays Jian-Yang on "Silicon Valley" wrote a self-help book for immigrants

Immigrants to the US will find much to relate to in the new memoir by the Chinese-American actor and comedian Jimmy O. Yang, <i>How to American: An Immigrant’s Guide to Disappointing Your Parents</i>.<p>“In America, people will always tell me, ‘Money can’t buy happiness. Do what you love,’” writes Yang, best …

Silicon Valley

How American Aid and Trade Changed the Taiwanese Diet

A culinary gulf separates the typical Taiwanese and the average American, yet the United States has had an underappreciated impact on the Taiwanese diet. The influence is profound, and goes beyond the ways in which the U.S., the world’s topmost food exporter, has changed eating patterns on every …

Taiwan

China's #MeToo Movement Has Ignited Over a Rape That Happened 20 Years Ago

In late January, it was reported that an incipient #MeToo movement in China was being targeted by government censors, with social media posts …

Me Too movement

Interactive chart shows how foreigners are distributed in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Two foreign IT professionals have created an interactive chart which shows how many foreigners of various nationalities live …

Asia

Taiwan Foreign Residents

How I found my identity as a mixed race woman

opinion<p>As a child I desperately wanted to fit in.<p>But I didn’t fit in any one group of people, for a number of reasons, but I think the underlying …

Kuala Lumpur

Chinese colleges cut professor after 20-year-old assault allegation goes viral

BEIJING (Reuters) - Top universities in China have cut ties with a professor following outrage on social media over an alleged sexual assault that has been linked to a student's suicide almost 20 years ago, according to state media.<p>Last week, a person claiming to be the student's classmate accused …

China

Losing your first language? Here’s how to rediscover your voice

Expats are often shaky in their mother tongue. But fear not: the fight in the brain known as language attrition can be stopped<p>• Monika Schmid is a professor in linguistics at the University of Essex<p>When a former PhD candidate recently asked me to write a reference for her, I found myself facing an …

Language

How Feminists in China Are Using Emoji to Avoid Censorship

Shortly after the close of this year’s International Women’s Day, China’s Twitter-like service Sina Weibo shut down Feminist Voices. With 180,000 …

Feminism

Another use for Mandarin Phonetic Symbols

A couple of weeks ago, we asked: "The end of the line for Mandarin Phonetic Symbols?" (3/12/18)The general response to that post was no, not by a …

Language

I Wanted To Love Paris, But It Didn’t Love Me

When I went to Paris for a semester abroad, I thought I would find the truer, best version of myself. But I didn't realize that you don't get to choose how you'll be seen.<p><b>Before I left New York</b> for Paris, back in 2005, I prepared myself for what I believed was attainable — full, seamless immersion. …

France

The Trump Administration Is Pushing For Closer Ties To Taiwan, But Not Everyone There Is Happy About It

The Trump White House is encouraging high-level visits to Taiwan, but many on the island are worried this will make them a pawn in the great power game with China.<p>TAIPEI, Taiwan — Ties between the US and Taiwan, the self-governed island that China sees as part of its territory, are getting warmer. …

China

Muzzled China feminist group to sue over online censorship

还在锁国! 国际艺文交流当非法工作 艺术界告劳动部

政府称鼓励国际艺文交流,国际艺术家来台与国内艺术家无偿交流,却因劳动部就业服务法规定,造成国内艺术家遭罚款,国外艺术家...

My open letter to Emma Watson, who is one of the most popular idols for young girls in China. As I have promised to our supporters, I will exhaust all legal ways to reactivate the account of Feminist Voices. #IIamfeministvoices https://t.co/2ZrrRlNLIO

The Plastic Straw–pocalypse Is Coming. What Will it Mean for Boba?

With its hot, humid climate and venerable street-food tradition, Taiwan is home to an on-the-go beverage culture that is among the best in the world. …

'Me Too' campaign takes off in Taiwan, with a new hotline and website for sexual harassment victims

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In a recent attempt to curb sexual harassment and raise awareness about it, people in Taiwan are joining the #MeToo movement, …

China

Are you on the right side of history? Maybe it’s time to ask.

Last night I had dinner with my 86 year old grandparents. They’ve seen a lot. My grandfather has been a Christian pastor, counselor, teacher and …

How hard is it to fake an accent?

Our accent says a lot about our identity, but can also make us prone to stereotypes. As a result, many people want to change theirs – but how hard is it, and does it ever help, asks Melissa Hogenboom.<p>In terms of accents, I’m in a sort of no man’s land. I moved to Scotland from the Netherlands as a …

Language