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2018/01/05 | Zhang Liping
Alipay Apologizes for Coaxing Customers into Revealing Credit Scores
China's 'social credit' system just grew a little more pervasive.
2018/01/04 | Morley J Weston
Taiwan’s Gender Wage Gap is Decreasing, but Not Uniformly
It's tough to be a female artist in Taiwan, but not so bad to be a plumber.
2017/12/29 | Chris Horton
US Tax Cuts Entice Taiwan Firms
Taiwan's top firms are looks anew at investing in the US, but while the door is open to the country's biggest companies, the SMEs that make up 90 percent of its companies still struggle to get a look in.
2017/12/28 | Yulin
'Facebook Live' Hosts Illegal Pet Market in Taiwan
One potential customer asked if they could raise an ostrich in their backyard.
OPINION: China Could Hold Key to TPP Revival
In the absence of US participation, inviting China to take part in a revived TPP could reshape the global economy.
2017/12/22 | Yulin
Taiwan's Biggest Problem is Pay, Not Hours
Taiwan is pretty average in East Asia when it comes to paid holidays and work hours, but stagnant wages remain a major drag.
2017/12/22 | Liang Chenyu
The Spirit of Taking: Chinese Tomb Raiders Learn from Online Archaeologists
Grave robbers in central China are learning their trade from well-meaning amateurs over livestream platforms.
2017/12/20 | Dinah Gardner
Is Bitcoin Killing the Planet?
Dreaming of Bitcoin hitting US$1 million? Then think twice about the energy implications and the future of your planet.
2017/12/20 | John Edwards
Trump Shakes a Stick at China with 'Economic Aggression'
For American allies the possibility of being conscripted to counter China's economic rise raises awkward issues.
OPINION: Taiwan or Vietnam – Which Has Weaker Labor Standards?
Wang Hong-ren argues that Taiwan's labor laws are regressing below those of its southern neighbor.
2017/12/09 | Liu Yuanju
OPINION: Why Foreign Firms Are Struggling in China
An inability to bend the rules hampers foreign firms in competition with their Chinese counterparts.
2017/12/06 | David Green
Taiwan Startup Health2Sync Secures US$6 Mln for Japan Growth
The company's digital diabetes management offering is attracting interest around Asia as government health services grapple with aging societies and mounting costs.
2017/12/04 | Jane Rickards
Will the '5+2 Industrial Innovation Program' Catch on Better than Its Name?
Machinery, green energy, defense, biotechnology, agriculture, recycling and IOT could be the future for Taiwan.
2017/12/01 | David Green
OwlTing Leads Taiwan's Blockchain Awakening
As Nasdaq cheers Taipei-based OwlTing, Taiwan is on the cusp of allowing its dynamic blockchain innovators to make significant global impact.