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2017/12/16 | Chen Na
Public Outcry over Voyeuristic Livestream Cameras in China
Diners and gym goers notched up thousands of views thanks to secret live streaming of Qihoo 360 cameras.
2017/12/13 | Agathe Lemaitre
Cash Grants are Failing Taiwan's Indigenous People
The more 'useful' Taiwan's indigenous people become to the government, the more their culture has become endangered.
2017/12/12 | Li Mingjie
As Chinese Internet Controls Tighten, Internet Slang Gains a Subversive Power
On web forums, comment boards, and new media, netizens are playfully challenging social and linguistic taboos.
OPINION: Taiwan or Vietnam – Which Has Weaker Labor Standards?
Wang Hong-ren argues that Taiwan's labor laws are regressing below those of its southern neighbor.
2017/12/11 | Jay Lin
OPINION: Is Taiwan Really a Beacon for LGBT Rights in Asia?
Taiwan's LGBT community has an easier time than many, but more needs to be done for such progress to receive international recognition.
2017/12/11 | Cedric Alviani
RSF Cautions against Spread of China's Web Censorship Model
Executives from the likes of Apple and Google do themselves as disservice in pandering to China's attempts to export its internet censorship blueprint.
2017/12/08 | Stanley Lubman
'Credit Totalitarianism' Staggers to Its Feet in China
The dawn of 'sincerity culture' and the technological surveillance that enforces it recalls George Orwell's '1984'.
2017/12/06 | Brian Hioe
Labor Law Demonstrations Culminate in Clashes with Police
Amendments to the Labor Standards Act have moved closer to passage despite protesters' efforts, with the next step happening on Dec. 23.
2017/12/06 | Nadira Mulyandari
A Lifetime of Tolerance and Love Illuminates Indonesia
Amid growing intolerance in Indonesia, an elder example highlights the joy of friendship across racial and religious lines.
2017/12/05 | Justine Chambers
Anthropology, Morality, and the Rohingya
Ambivalence might be the best strategy for understanding what is going on in Myanmar, but it isn't the appropriate moral stance.
Can Golden Pin Award Raise Taiwan's Profile in the Design World?
The Golden Pin Design Award has some interesting stuff to show but stretches the point of design in asking for connections to Chinese culture.
2017/12/04 | Kenrick Davis
Valkyries Disconnected: Chinese Authorities Pat Down Mobile Games for Violence, Obscenity
Ministry of Culture has 50 Chinese games in its crosshairs for content that’s 'harmful to social values.'
2017/12/04 | Ed Jones
REVIEW: The Chinese Typewriter: A History
Thomas S. Mullaney’ argues that the creation of a Chinese typewriter therefore became a civilizational trial for a country that feared functioning in slow motion in the face of global acceleration.