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2017/09/21 | Matthew Fulco
How a Mega Scandal Pushed Taiwan to Reform Money-laundering Controls
New York regulators’ fining of Mega Bank last year for lax compliance practices was a wake-up call for Taiwan, which has since moved swiftly to brush up its international compliance on money-laundering.
2017/09/15 | Ketagalan Media
Does Taiwan Really Need More Foreigners?
Taiwan needs new talent but Taiwanese people’s inability to market the country effectively is hampering its ability to attract the right people.
2017/09/13 | Nevin Thompson
Japan's Male Sex Workers Speak Out in 'Boys For Sale'
A new documentary provides a humane and empathetic look at the lives of men working in Tokyo's 'urisen' trade.
2017/09/12 | Oiwan Lam
Mulling the Cost of China Winning the AI Race
'Both Chinese and foreign experts reckon that China has the most advanced — and cheapest — AI-enabled surveillance technology in the world.'
Get Ready for Unification: South Korea's Looming 'Berlin Wall' Moment
'The consequences of Korean unification, while important in economic terms, can also have far-reaching consequences for the political and strategic relationships among Asian nations as well as the international order.'
2017/09/07 | Stellina Chen
CARTOON: Will Taiwan Lose US Trade over North Korea?
Taiwan may risk losing its third largest export partner, the US, and $33.6 billion worth of foreign trade over North Korea.
To the End of Overtime: Is 'Dispatch' the Future of Work in Taiwan?
As part-time or short-term jobs become more common, Taiwan is considering legislation to regulate non-conventional employment.
Taiwan's Cities Get Smart: Embracing Internet of Things
New smart-city digital technologies involving the Internet of Things are being adopted by the nation’s largest cities and could help spur economic development through industrial transformation. Some of the leading examples so far are the eTag electronic toll collection system, the EasyCard payment platform, and the Wi-Fi system on the Taoyuan Metro. Under planning is a smart-machinery center in Taichung.
2017/08/31 | Adam Hatch
China-Taiwan Tourism: A Bellwether for Stormy Seas Ahead?
If Taiwan-China trade begins to go the way of cross-Strait tourism, it’s likely that the relationship is headed for even more difficult times, argues Adam Hatch.
How to Resolve Taiwan's Brain Drain
Reversing a long-running brain drain will be an important step on the path to economic revival.
2017/08/30 | Wong Chin Huat
A Roadmap for Breaking Malaysia's 'One Party State'
With the right balance of change and continuity guided principally by a two-stage roadmap, there is hope that PH may just garner enough Malay and non-Malay voters to end UMNO’s corrupt party-state.
The New Paradigm: Washington Getting Tough on Taipei
'Even career government officials who had served in previous administrations adopted a tougher tone this year, asserting that little progress could be expected in expanding bilateral economic ties unless Taiwan acts decisively to shave its trade deficit with the United States and tackle major outstanding trade issues.'
2017/08/28 | Zhang Hefei
China's E-Commerce Platforms Wage War
Online shopping sites are scrambling to turn the heads of pickier consumers in search of high-end commodities.
2017/08/28 | Chen Ronggang
China’s Future is Definitely Cashless
Accessible, intuitive mobile platforms have made China an unlikely frontrunner in the race toward becoming a cash-free society.
2017/08/23 | Justin Hugo
Tsai’s Government Failing Taiwan’s Workers with Cruel Minimum Wage Increase
Taiwan has been sinking into a state of stagnation for more than a decade, the Tsai government continues to give businesses too much latitude.
2017/08/22 | XINLING WANG
Can China Rein-In Property Speculation?
China’s residential property bubble is helping to sustain economic growth, while increasingly frustrating Chinese citizens. Reforms to taxation arrangements are required, but unlikely in the near term, Xinling Wang writes.
2017/08/21 | Justin Hugo
Taiwan’s ‘Grim Truth’: Vicious Low Wage, Low Productivity Cycle Crippling Workers and Companies
As Taiwanese businesses are unwilling to increase wages for the want to hold onto their profits, they are also complicit in causing themselves to lose demand, and therefore their business sustainability. The government needs to act.