From Fiction to Reality: Universal Basic Income Gaining Traction in Asia
The idea is gathering global popularity after a landmark trial in India showed a basic income of as little as US$5 per month had a powerfully positive effect on health, community action and investment decisions in target communities.
Taiwan’s International Sporting Goods Show Missing A Trillion Dollar Market Opportunity?
While TaiSPO was once the go-to show for sports equipment buyers from around the globe, a repositioning is needed to deliver a new generation of meaningful growth for the industry.
OPINION: Could Professional Cycling Help Taiwan Build A Globally Recognizable National Identity?
Taiwan’s national identity would receive a big boost from association with professional cycling, but China looks increasingly likely to be the first-mover.
These Are China’s Most Valuable Brands
Brands catering to the rising middle class continue to expand while the old economy's decline has slowed the growth of some of China's biggest brands.
This Startup Wants You to Make Money by Advertising to Your Friends on Facebook
‘It’s like instant happiness.’ Or so says the entrepreneur behind an app that pays people to post adverts or advertise e-commerce deals on social media.
Book Review: Capital Without Borders: Wealth Managers and the One Percent by Brooke Harrington
In 'Capital Without Borders: Wealth Managers and the One Percent,' Brooke Harrington offers an in-depth look into the work of wealth management professionals who ensure that the ‘one percent’ keep getting richer. Drawing on interviews and Harrington’s own experiences of a wealth management training program, Sin Yee Koh finds this a well-researched and clearly written ethnographic study that focuses attention on a key industry behind the continuation of global inequality.
Winners and Losers in Taiwan’s Startup Ecosystem
'Taiwan has a large number of regulations that have been on the books for 40 years to solve problems that aren’t relevant to today’s economy.'
Strange Bedfellows: Xi, the CCP and the House of Saud
While Sino-Saudi relations will continue to flourish, the kingdom’s precarious geopolitical predicament exposes China to multiple energy and economic risks.
Why Everyone is Talking about Universal Basic Incomes
While Bill Gates’ suggestion of taxing robots to put human workers on a more even competitive footing with the robots deserves serious consideration, the time when governments will pay everyone a living wage seems a long way off.
China and the UK: Unexpected Inspiration for How to Handle Brexit
China has never been seriously considered in the minds of the British political or business elite as anything except a marginal exotic sideshow until now.