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2016/09/30 | Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley

Taiwan’s Media: More Reforms Needed

Taiwan’s media is in need of appropriate legislation to boost investment in quality local programming and to curtail media monopolies.

2016/09/29 | Edward White

Singapore to Jail Teenage Blogger

Controversial Singaporean blogger Amos Yee has been sentenced 38 days in prison for ‘intending to wound religious feelings.’

2020/11/13 | 廣編企劃

Taiwan Sets First Creative Content Fest Dedicated to All Modes of Creativity

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic might have paralyzed global travel but that has not stopped Taiwan from flexing its muscles and putting its film and entertainment content on the world stage.

2016/09/29 | Jessie Yang

How New Media Contribute to Citizen Journalism in China

It’s a constant tug of war, but social media provide a tool for society to bypass state censors and shed light on important social issues.

2016/09/28 | The Japan Times

OPINION: Human Genome Editing, Designer Babies and Japan

Given the potential benefits and risks of genome editing, the government should develop strict rules to regulate the technique.

2020/11/13 | 廣編企劃

TAICCA Initiatives Help Taiwanese Content Ride Cultural Wave to Global Distribution

In July, TAICCA initiated the First Mile program, linking publishers, scriptwriters, and investors for the Print-to-Screen Adaptation Content Development Plan to boost TV and film production in Taiwan. The program extends to the 2020 Taiwan Creative Content Fest.

2016/09/26 | Hsu Chia-yu

Taiwan Prison Dog Training Helps Inmates Stay Away from Crime

Dog trainers say the recidivism rate among inmates who trained dogs is 'very low.'

2016/09/26 | Mo Tz-pin

Taiwanese Legislator Denied Entry Into Hong Kong, Third Since August

Legislators say China’s growing influence on Hong Kong is behind the city's immigration authority's denial of their visa applications.

2018/10/05 | SME.Sandbox

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Board of Science and Technology Promote Innovation Sandbox Together to Demonstrate Government Support for Innovation and Entrepreneurship; MOEA Hosts “2018 Innovat

Directed by the Office of Science & Technology, Executive Yuan and hosted by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the 2018 Innovation Sandbox Exchange Forum was hosted at NEO Studio, Taipei on October 3rd. Audrey Tang, Minister without Portfolio of the Executive Yuan, Zse-hong Tsai, Executive Secretary of the Office of Science & Technology, and Wellington L. Koo, Chairman of the Financial Supervisory Commission were all invited to attend. The Forum hopes to make innovation sandbox an important mechanism amid a comprehensive innovation entrepreneurship environment, as well as a driving force for innovation development in Taiwan.

2016/09/26 | Olivia Yang

PRC Authorities Allowed to Secretly Seize Social Media Data for Criminal Evidence

Big Brother: A new law in China allows law enforcement officials to seize 'digital data' for evidence in criminal cases. Opponents say the law is another serious threat to privacy and free speech.

2016/09/26 | Denise Hruby and Wang Lianzhang

Tourism Traps Ethnic Minority in Tradition

In Guizhou, historical preservation seals a glass cage around a town’s future.

2016/05/06 | 廣編企劃

Tired of all the Secret Spots in Taiwan? Come Broaden Your Horizons!

Since the trial operation of the Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum began, the daily free admission of 1,000 visitors has increased to 1,750 visitors. The number was even bumped up to 5,000 visitors during spring break...

2016/09/23 | Olivia Yang

Online Petition Seeks Inclusion of All Genders in Taiwan's Compulsory Military Service

The petition has reached the threshold of 5,000 signatures, and the government is required to respond by Nov. 24.

2016/09/23 | ZiQing Low

Two Taiwanese Double Agents Sentenced to Jail

The Taiwan High Court has charged two former military men for leaking intelligence to Beijing.

2016/09/22 | Olivia Yang and Mo Tz-pin

Taiwanese Rape Victim Apologizes over Cover-Up Allegations

Wu Pei-yu was allegedly raped by a fellow student at Fu Jen Catholic University last year. Yesterday she issued an apology to a school dean who has been criticized for reportedly trying to cover up the case.

2016/09/22 | Olivia Yang

China Amending 'Social Maintenance Fee' Regulations for Third Child

It has been less than a year since China's two-child policy came into effect, but the country is already seeing problems with families exceeding the stipulated limit and provinces are looking to amend 'social maintenance fee' regulations to tackle the problem.

2016/09/22 | Edward White

Chinese Human Rights Lawyer Xia Lin Sentenced to 12 Years for ‘Fraud’

Critics say a lengthy prison sentence given to a Chinese lawyer is ‘severe retaliation' against a human rights advocate.

2016/09/21 | Jiayun Feng

FEATURE: The Long Battle for Chinese Feminism

At a time when any public protest is deemed too radical for the government, Chinese feminists should keep the momentum going because there is a long-term battle waiting for them.

2016/09/21 | Michael Beltran

Martial Law in the Philippines: An Enduring Horror Story

Decades have passed since Ferdinand Marcos' Martial Law, but the much of the Philippines still lives in terror.

2016/09/21 | Zheng Jiawen

‘Little Pinkos’ and the Problem of Patriotism in China

The growth of social media is helping China’s passionate young patriots defend their beliefs.

2016/09/20 | Yuan-ling Liang

Chinese Censors Delete Hong Kong Artists' Music Online

Denise Ho, a popular Hong Kong pro-democracy advocate, and several artists have seen their work disappear from a number of popular online music platforms.

2016/09/20 | ZiQing Low

Taiwanese Tourist Assaulted On Paris Train

A Taiwanese man is recovering in a Paris hospital after being assaulted by an unidentified Eastern European man.