Taiwan’s legislature approved Asia’s first same-sex marriage law. Tens of thousands of demonstrators filled the rainy streets of Taipei.
Taiwan’s Trump? Foxconn’s Terry Gou Wants to ‘Make Taiwan Great Again’
Terry Gou, the man behind the success of technology giant Foxconn and Taiwan’s most famous businessman, announced last week his intention to run for president by seeking the Kuomintang (KMT) nomination, saying the sea goddess Mazu had told him in a dream to seek the nation’s top office.
A major fire has partially destroyed the Notre Dame in Paris.
The fire ravaged the cathedral’s roof and caused its spire to collapse. French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to rebuild it within five years.
Taiwan’s ghastly treatment of South and Southeast Asian migrant workers and students has spent time in the news this week. Amid stories of alleged work scams targeting Filipino graduate students, a policy stating that migrant detainees must pay for their own food, and more horror stories from Taiwan’s deep sea fishing industry, one item has raised the most eyebrows: Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) has come under fire for using a racist term to refer to Filipinos, apparently questioning whether society will accept “Marias” becoming teachers.
The Executive Yuan draft bill is a significant step, but the fight looks set to continue beyond May 24.
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World leaders are watching with glee as Tsai Ing-wen takes her turn as Asia’s Wonder Woman.
China followed up its suppression of religious freedom with a crackdown on Christmas.
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