East Asia & Pacific

Taiwan's Aborigines Hope A New President Will Bring Better Treatment

By: Anthony Kuhn
Date: June 11th 2016
Source: NPR.org

On a busy Taipei street corner, students in tribal tunics, bare feet and temporary facial tattoos are taking part in an impromptu ceremony.

The students, aboriginals at National Taiwan University, line up and shout out their names and the names of their tribes. Recounting their hardships, some of them weep.

Publication date
March 2016

Urbanization has increased dramatically across Asia, rising from 32% urban in 1990 to 48% urban in 2010. The highest rate or urbanization was in East Asia (2%) which was 59% urban in 2010.

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