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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.
2019/07/30 | FORTUNE
Who Won the US-China Trade War? Vietnam
Vietnam emerges as a winner as the United States and China are butting heads against each other.
2019/07/19 | David Evans
5 Innovative Taiwanese Startups You Should Know
After some years of a stagnant growth in the tech sector, Taiwanese startups are on the rise again.
2019/07/18 | Hsin Hsiao
​​OPINION: Taiwan Needs to Keep Up With the Libra Bandwagon
Facebook is on the cusp of launching its cryptocurrency Libra, and Taiwan should prepare for it.
2019/07/04 | Taiwan Insight
How Can Taiwan's Pop Music Enter the Global Market?
How can Taiwan step up its game in promoting local pop music overseas?