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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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.
2016/06/22 | Xiaochen Su
Taiwan Luxury Mega Club Absurdities vs. African Dance Bars
Local dance bars in Tanzania beat every high-end nightspot in Taiwan and Asia. 
2016/06/07 | Xiaochen Su
Violence Against Chinese Nationals Looms in Africa
As the Chinese become a wealthy minority in Africa, it is only a matter of time before they become primary targets for race-based state violence.
2016/06/03 | Xiaochen Su
Vigilante Justice in Asia and Africa: A Threat to the State?
Vigilante justice in Asia and Africa may look like a convenient way out for profit-seeking police officers, but its prevalence can also undermine the entire legal framework of a nation. 
2016/05/30 | Xiaochen Su
What is Stopping Africans from Traveling Abroad?
It may be tempting to believe that a lack of financial resources is the sole reason why Africans don’t travel more. However, deeper cultural values play a greater role than you might think.