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2017/08/08 | Marcel Angliviel de la Beaumelle

China's 'Magic Weapon': The United Front Work Department

While most observers have focused on united front work in Taiwan, the scope of the department’s mission is both foreign and domestic.

2017/08/07 | Tyler Prochazka

Curing the ‘Ghost Island’: Why Taiwan Needs Basic Income

Sun Yat-sen believed that the benefits from natural resources, monopolies and property should be shared amongst all citizens. This is precisely the philosophy behind UBI, argues Tyler Prochazka.

2017/08/07 | Pavin Chachavalpongpun

Does Thailand's Middle Class have a Distaste for Democracy

At this critical royal transition, both the middle class and civil society do not even hide their taste for authoritarianism. It manifests itself chiefly in politicisation and self-interest on their part.

2017/08/04 | DDG

Made in Taiwan: Re-Positioning a Behind the Scenes Business Success Story

With production for top brands like Nike, Adidas, Under Armour and Lululemon, Taiwan already accounts for 70% of the world’s output of functional fabrics, but can the country's textile industry take a bold step forward?

2017/08/03 | Gustav Brown

Old Power Re-Emerges in Indonesia

What appears to be the emergence of a new religious politics in Indonesia is, in reality, the re-emergence of an old power apparatus — that of the New Order deep state.

2017/08/02 | Brad Adams

OPINION: Urgent Investigation Needed into Shocking Abduction of Thai Activist in Laos

Wuthipong was put in a car and driven away to an unknown location while his wife and his friend were left at the scene

2017/08/01 | TIME

A Crackdown on Unfettered Internet Access Is Jeopardizing China’s Pro-Business Credentials

Aside from the practical limitations, the oppressive atmosphere would be hugely damaging at a time when China's economy is already slowing.

2017/08/01 | John Hemmings

Should the Five Eyes Coordinate on Chinese Tech Investment?

We need to be realistic about Beijing’s own industrial goals and objectives and the nature of its investment strategy, writes John Hemmings.

2017/08/01 | Andrej Zwitter

Who is Winning the Artificial Intelligence Arms Race?

Cyberspace is now a territory where politics, economics, and foreign affairs are all contested – and Internet bots driven by artificial intelligence have emerged as key new actors, Andrej Zwitter writes.