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2018/04/14 | TIME
Even as Trade War Looms, the US Auto Industry Sees a Savior in China
The Chinese market is still a minefield for foreign automakers, however.
2018/04/13 | New Mandala
OPINION: Malaysia's Fake News Law Will Be a Political Sledgehammer
The new law may be wielded unfairly against the state's critics.
2018/04/12 | TIME
New Addiction: Coffee Taking Over in the Heartlands of Chinese Tea Production
Coffee production is on the rise in China's traditional capital of tea.
2018/04/12 | The Interpreter
Europe Frets over Impact of Chinese Money
One Belt One Road is coming to Europe, but reactions to the infrastructure spending are mixed across the continent.
2018/04/10 | Nate Maynard
TCI Becomes First Taiwanese Company to Commit to 100% Renewable Energy
A white label manufacturer is showing the way for Taiwan's companies to fall into line with a greening global supply chain.
2018/04/04 | David Green
Q&A: NDC Vice-Minister Chiou on Unicorns, Taiwania and the ASVDA
Too much emphasis has been placed on the Executive Yuan's promise to foster Taiwanese unicorns.
OPINION: Job Recruitment in China is Depressingly Sexist
Workplace discrimination and dismissive attitudes continue to discredit many women across China.
2018/03/28 | 破土 New Bloom
OPINION: Trump's Tariffs on Taiwan Point to a Deeper Truth
The recent hit to Taiwan's steel industry raise questions about the nature of the relationship between Taiwan and the United States.
OPINION: Thailand's Special Economic Zones Fail to Deliver
Once viewed as a panacea, SEZs are unlikely to succeed in driving new investments in Thailand.
2018/03/19 | Mike Lee
OPINION: Despite a Shady Record, Hong Kong's Business 'Superman' Retires to Adulation
A reflection on the less outstanding elements of Li Ka-shing's track record as the Hong Kong business magnate retires.
What Gives with Taiwan's Low Wages?
Stagnant industry, falling investment, overly academic graduates and fiercer global competition are just a handful of the reasons why wages in Taiwan suck.
2018/03/16 | Nate Maynard
5 Highlights from Mapping Taiwan's Circular Economy Projects
Circular economy is something of an abstract concept, so here are five real world examples of CE projects in Taiwan.
2018/03/15 | David Green
Taiwan under Pressure over Illegal Fishing, Human Rights as EU Takes Stock
A video spotlighting Taiwan's ongoing problems with illegal fishing and human rights abuses aboard its offshore vessels could not have come at a worse time.
Clock Ticks on China's 2020 Rural Poverty Reduction Aims
Who should pay for China’s rural infrastructure – the state, collectives, business, or the villagers themselves? 
2018/03/13 | David Green
China's Development Aid Falls amid Switch to Belt and Road
China's organs of development finance are swinging towards Belt and Road Initiative countries as power generation projects take centerstage.
2018/03/13 | Brian Hioe
OPINION: Taiwan's Anti-nuclear Movement Needs Reinvigorating
Turnout for this year's anti-nuclear march was disappointing, even as the government shows signs it is willing to rely on nuclear power.