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2017/09/15 | Ketagalan Media

Does Taiwan Really Need More Foreigners?

Taiwan needs new talent but Taiwanese people’s inability to market the country effectively is hampering its ability to attract the right people.

2017/09/14 | Jefferson Lyndon D. Ragragio

The Forgotten Story of Indigenous Resistance in Northern Philippines

'The story of Butbut tribe and the peoples of Cordillera provides us a picture of why resistance and solidarity, albeit rarely presented in mainstream media reports, remain relevant these days.'

2017/09/14 | Greg Raymond

This is the End: Thailand's Shinawatras Era Draws to a Close

The political transition brought on by the end of the Shinawatra era could be more important for everyday Thais than the royal transition.

2017/09/13 | Nevin Thompson

Japan's Male Sex Workers Speak Out in 'Boys For Sale'

A new documentary provides a humane and empathetic look at the lives of men working in Tokyo's 'urisen' trade.

2017/09/13 | Mong Palatino

Free Media Fighting to Stay Alive in Cambodia amid Hun Sen's Latest Crackdown

One daily newspaper, two foreign media services and three local radio stations are among those under threat.

2017/09/12 | Colum Murphy

Tourism Bringing Opportunity and Angst to the Tibetan Plateau

With tourism comes temptation and transformation in Tagong, a sacred site for Tibetan nomads.

2017/09/12 | Oiwan Lam

Mulling the Cost of China Winning the AI Race

'Both Chinese and foreign experts reckon that China has the most advanced — and cheapest — AI-enabled surveillance technology in the world.'

2017/09/12 | Jacqui True

Are Women the Key to Stopping Terrorism in Asia?

Governments should provide support for both international and national women’s organisations working to stabilize communities and prevent terrorism and violent extremism.

2017/09/11 | Nie Riming

Chinese Cities Should Open Their Gates to the Children of Migrants

It’s time we rewarded rural laborers’ contributions to their adopted cities by giving their children a proper education.

2017/09/11 | Rosemary Chen

Missing Taiwanese Activist Lee Ming-che Goes on Trial in China

Lee Ming-che at the trial confessed to 'spreading malicious articles and speech attacking the current Chinese Communist Party and government' and 'writing articles that were intended to defame the system and subvert state power.'

2017/09/11 | Huang Jing

What is China's End Game in East Asian Order?

Given the rapid, ongoing changes in strategic balance throughout the region, it remains to be seen whether China’s strategic diplomacy in Southeast Asia can really deliver what Beijing desires.

2017/09/08 | Nevin Thompson

The Strange Case of the Japanese Plastic Surgeon Who Admires Nazis

'For the time being, Takasu, by all accounts, remains unapologetic about his statements, despite the overwhelming evidence of the Nazis’ atrocities, and despite criticism of his remarks both in Japan, and, increasingly, abroad.'

2017/09/07 | Cai Yifeng

China’s Male Sex Workers Mixing Business with Pleasure

Among the country’s ‘money boys,’ the boundary between paid hookups and genuine attraction is increasingly blurred.

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 | Zeng Yuli

Why Young Chinese Are Crazy About Online Stickers

Web-savvy ’90s kids are defying social etiquette — and internet controls — with a barrage of self-created, sarcastic stickers.