Xiaochen Su

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Xiaochen Su is a PhD candidate at the University of Tokyo specializing in immigration issues. He previously worked in East Africa, Taiwan, South Korea, and Southeast Asia in both academic, NGO, and business sectors. 

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2021/06/10 | Xiaochen Su

A Yutori Dystopia: Izumi Suzuki’s ‘Terminal Boredom’

In exploring life in distinct science fictionalized futures, Izumi Suzuki’s stories take on a dystopian tinge, one that presages an entire generation of Japan’s youth.

2021/02/02 | Xiaochen Su

GameStop and the Social Media-fication of Finance

Individual investors are fighting against the potential efforts of Wall Street to profit by exploiting and even worsening the economic misery of Covid-19, as it did during the 2008 financial crisis.

2020/11/16 | Xiaochen Su

International Students Can Stem Decline Facing Asian Universities

East Asian universities face a long-term demographic crisis, risking gains in competitiveness made over recent years. Attracting students from abroad may be the solution.

2020/09/28 | Xiaochen Su

Can Taiwanese Liquors Follow Japan's Model To Global Success?

The success of Japanese liquors outside the country provides a useful model for Taiwanese distillers like Kavalan.

2020/07/24 | Xiaochen Su

Can Taiwan Be the Remote Work Capital of Asia?

The ranks of digital nomads are set to expand. Despite some barriers, Taiwan is in a good position to attract these workers.

2020/05/08 | Xiaochen Su

The Trouble With TikTok's Global Rise

Downloads of the Chinese video-sharing app TikTok have surged during Covid-19. The app's weak record on privacy and security should be a cause for concern.

2020/04/15 | Xiaochen Su

How Covid-19 Reaffirmed the Dominance of the Dollar

Asset prices in the U.S. have not quite tracked economic activity during Covid-19. One factor is the movement towards the dollar.

2020/03/24 | Xiaochen Su

Coronavirus Furthers Chinese-Style Internet Censorship in Singapore

Singapore's use of its anti-misinformation law resembles Chinese-style censorship.

2020/03/13 | Xiaochen Su

Will Taiwanese Cuisine Sustain Its Popularity in Japan?

Taiwanese cuisine is slowly capturing the hearts of foodies around the world, including Japan's.

2020/02/06 | Xiaochen Su

Coronavirus: Time for Taiwan to Double Down on China Decoupling

Taiwanese firms based in China are further exposed to operational disruptions due to the coronavirus outbreak. It's time for the Taiwanese government to play up its reshoring initiatives.

2019/10/28 | Xiaochen Su

Asian Media and Entertainment Reinforce a Backward Meat-Loving Culture

While the West is promoting to reduce meat consumption out of concerns over climate change, animal abuse, and personal health, Asia’s meat consumption is on the rise.

2019/05/14 | Xiaochen Su

Emperor Akihito Was a Force for Peace in an Increasingly Nationalistic Japan

The now-bygone Heisei imperial era marked an impressive internal resistance to Japan's rising right-wing forces.

2019/04/24 | Xiaochen Su

OPINION: A Lack of Language Fluency Cannot Become a Basis of Identity

The controversy surrounding Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka has parallels to opposition to Taiwan's plans to become a bilingual nation by 2030.

2019/03/15 | Xiaochen Su

Can 'Late-Night Pricing' Keep the 24-Hour Convenience Store Alive?

Convenience stores in Asia should look to the taxi industry to make their 24/7 operating hours profitable.

2018/01/31 | Xiaochen Su

OPINION: Universities Must Act on Chinese Enclaves

Universities must act on the overwhelming cultural and linguistic influence of Chinese students on international campuses.

2017/10/26 | Xiaochen Su

For Innovation to Succeed in Asia, Confucianism Must Die

Confucianism and its rigid adherence to age and experience as the determinant of power is the major impediment to innovation taking holding in Asia.