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2018/06/14 | Policy Forum
Chinese Firms Venture into Russia 2018 World Cup Sponsorship Breach
Chinese companies like Wanda and Vivo do not fear to tread in the footprints of scandal that have deterred Western sponsors.
2018/06/08 | AsiaGlobal Online
Forget Belt and Road, China's Economic Future Is All About Silicon Valley
China's growth depends on new technologies not redirecting industrial overcapacity to western deserts.
Taiwan's Start-up Scene Advancing but Capital, Talent Remain Constraints
Taiwan's start-up scene is primed to move to the next level but further efforts to loosen regulation are required.
2018/06/07 | Mark Stocker
It’s Time For Taiwan’s Biggest Conglomerates to Ditch the Group Brand
More and more of Taiwan’s large domestic conglomerates are seeking growth overseas, but their insistence on the Group brand structure muddles their brand image.
2018/06/04 | James X. Morris
Migrant Workers Accuse HTC of Document Forgery, Labor Violations
More than 20 migrant laborers came together to protest what they claim is a cycle of falsified documents and exploitation at HTC's factories.
High Tech Profile: 5 Taiwanese Startups to Watch
From health to ride-hailing, media and travel, Taiwan has a number of startups on the up and up.
2018/06/01 | Peter Guest
Cash-strapped Malaysia Terminates Singapore High-Speed Rail Plan
Malaysia's new Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is cleaning house, and the much-needed rail link is an early casualty.
2018/05/30 | The Interpreter
ANALYSIS: A Financial Crisis Looms over China
China's 'shadow banks' are a double-edged sword for Xi.
2018/05/28 | Nick Aspinwall
Taiwan Seafood Trader FCF Faces Financial Pressure on Links to Rights Abuses
The market could force reluctant Taiwanese seafood traders to address concerns over complicity in human rights abuses.
Taiwan and the GDPR: Are We Ready?
Taiwan will not be European regulators primary target when it comes to enforcing the GDPR.
2018/05/24 | Nick Aspinwall
Welcome to Taiwan: Beatings, Bodies Dumped at Sea and a Culture of Maritime Abuse
Amid the release of a Greenpeace report chronicling cases of physical abuse and financial exploitation of migrant workers in Taiwan’s fishing industry, The News Lens reveals the commonplace practice of dumping bodies of deceased migrant fishermen at sea.
2018/05/23 | David Green
Legislators Get On Board Taiwan’s Blockchain Bid 
Block Guardian is a bi-weekly column from The News Lens and Blockcamp offering news and insight on crypto and token economics from Taiwan.
2018/05/23 | Jules Quartly
Taiwan, Telecoms and Our Outlaws of the Marsh
The country’s infamous telecom scammers operate on the margins of international society, target rich Chinese merchants and hide their ill-gotten gains in the 'renegade province.'
2018/05/19 | Chris W. Hubbard
8 Reasons Why Brand Communications in Taiwan Turn the World Away
Corporate culture keeps Taiwan's products and services stuck at the back of the global shelf.
2018/05/15 | Policy Forum
How Southeast Asia Can Avoid Dutch Disease
The likes of Laos and Myanmar can avoid the middle-income trap by establishing mechanisms to invest their resource-driven revenues.