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2020/01/03 | Deutsche Welle

Asia's Richest Man, Mukesh Ambani, Takes on Amazon With New Online Marketplace

Billionaire Mukesh Ambani's foray into Indian e-commerce with an online shopping platform called JioMart is expected to take on the likes of giants such as Amazon and Flipkart in the fast expanding sector.

2019/12/25 | East Asia Forum

2019 Marked a Year of Economic Shift for Taiwan

2019 could be the beginning of the end of the economic integration between Taiwan and China that has persisted for the past 25 years.

2019/12/04 | New Bloom

The Living Mall, Taipei's Architectural Wonder, Shuts Down After 18 Years

The Living Mall finally turns its lights off after 18 years and multiple failed auctions.

2019/11/28 | TNL Feature

Do Free Economic Pilot Zones Benefit Taiwan?

What kind of direction should Taiwan take in developing its “free economic pilot zones”?

2019/11/18 | East Asia Forum

Hong Kong Unlikely to Regain Confidence in Its Economic Outlook

Hong Kong's economy has been slipping even before the protests, and with the failing "one country, two systems," the city's future as an international hub is looking even grimmer.

2019/11/08 | The Interpreter

What Does 'Blockchain With Chinese Characteristics' Mean?

Cryptocurrency made a comeback after Chinese President Xi Jinping called for blockchain technology development. What would blockchain even look like in a heavily monitored society?

2019/11/08 | Deutsche Welle

Sieren's China: Learning From the Mistakes in Hong Kong

Beijing, wanting to learn from the mistakes made in Hong Kong, intends to develop more affordable public housing in Shenzhen. But this will not be a fix-all solution in the long term.

2019/10/23 | Milo Hsieh

Beijing’s Self-Destructive Coercion on American Companies Failed Miserably

Beijing’s recent attempts of silencing dissent abroad has infuriated the American public and sparked even further discussions on the Hong Kong protests and the CCP’s bullying of American companies.

2019/10/16 | The Conversation

China’s Bullying of the NBA Might Trigger US Retaliation

China flexed its muscles on the NBA over one tweet supporting Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement, but its bullying might backfire.

2019/09/27 | The Interpreter

Australia's and China's Economic Diplomacy in Southeast Asia

Australia's tourism power over Indonesia might have played a role in the Indonesian government's delaying the criminalization of sex outside marriage. But how much is Australian tourism dollar worth nowadays with a rampant increase of Chinese tourists?

2019/09/12 | Adam Hatch

How Can We Transform Taiwan Into a Bilingual Country?

The Taiwanese government is determined to improve the country's English competency in the next decade. Beyond education, what kind of policy changes are necessary to facilitate the reform?

2019/08/28 | TNL Staff

Taipei-Based Mobile Only Accelerator Graduates Its 7th Cohort of Asia-Pacific Startups

The SOSV-backed accelerator graduates a new cohort of global startups pioneering health tech, education, fintech, social commerce and entertainment.

2019/08/23 | TIME

Everything You Need to Know About the G7 Summit This Weekend

The 2019 G7 summit is happening this weekend, and here's what you need to know for a conversation starter.

2019/08/20 | The Interpreter

Japan-South Korea Trade Dispute Stems From Bitter Historical Grievances

In the midst of the Japan-South Korea trade war, unresolved dispute from Japan's colonial past has resurfaced.

2019/08/19 | FORTUNE

Can Hong Kong Leverage Its Special Trade Status Against China?

Hong Kong's special trading status with the U.S. serves as a bridge between China and the rest of the world. Will China lose Hong Kong's status to the ongoing protests?

2019/08/07 | TIME

The US-China Trade War Drives the World Toward Crisis

The intensifying U.S.-China trade war is turning into a global disaster — no one is safe from it.

2019/08/07 | Milo Hsieh

OPINION: China's Tourism Ban Shows Why Closer Economic Ties Won't Work

China banned individual travel to Taiwan since August 1 in an attempt to undermine the Taiwanese economy and influence the election, but Taiwan's tourism sector should be wary of the CCP's strategy.

2019/08/01 | Roy Ngerng

Minimum Wage: How Did Taiwan Fall Behind S. Korea?

Taiwan’s Minimum Wage Review Committee needs to make a long overdue decision to increase minimum wage in 2020.