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2017/09/09 | Lu Hongyong

The People Behind China State Media’s Viral Videos

The recent BRICS summit has given government mouthpiece Xinhua a chance to launch its latest charm offensive.

2017/09/07 | Stellina Chen

CARTOON: Will Taiwan Lose US Trade over North Korea?

Taiwan may risk losing its third largest export partner, the US, and $33.6 billion worth of foreign trade over North Korea.

2017/09/07 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

To the End of Overtime: Is 'Dispatch' the Future of Work in Taiwan?

As part-time or short-term jobs become more common, Taiwan is considering legislation to regulate non-conventional employment.

2017/09/07 | Oiwan Lam

China and the End of Anonymous

'Most online comments on the regulation have been hidden on social media — some threads show only two comments out of hundreds, while on others the comment section has been shut down. The majority of comments do not appear on a search.'

2017/09/06 | Roy Ngerng

It's Time to Return Taiwanese Workers What They Rightfully Earn

Business groups simply do not want to show any respect when it comes to raising their workers’ wages, and it's time to start protecting workers in Taiwan.

2017/09/06 | Chublic Opinion

Chinese Netizens, Sports Administrators and the Undoing of a Ping Pong Hero

'It soon became clear that this was not a scheduling error, but an open revolt unprecedented in the history of Chinese Ping Pong.' Another strange happening on the Chinese Internet, unpacked by Chublic Opinion.

2017/09/04 | Samantha Hoffman

Managing the State: Social Credit, Surveillance and the CCP’s Plan for China

While advances in artificial intelligence and the growth of the surveillance state are all noteworthy on their own, China’s social credit program explicitly links them as parts of a broader political control process known as 'social management.'

2017/09/04 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

The Big International Business of Taiwanese Swindlers

Recent cases have revealed that telephone scamming involving Taiwanese swindlers is a big international business.

2017/09/04 | Milton Osborne

Cambodia's Hun Sen Cracks Down on Press Ahead of Elections

So while the CPP rails against its ‘enemies’ and seeks to redress the balance of youth support that was evident in the 2013 elections, it has to confront what still seems the unlikely possibility that next year it could lose.

2017/09/01 | Stellina Chen

CARTOON: Is the UN not Recognizing ROC Passports?

Check out our contributing cartoonist's experience entering the United Nations Office at Geneva.