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2017/09/06 | Tarun Amarnath

Behind the Declining Sex Ratios of Indian Cities

Education, travel, the freedom to grow and make decisions, and the opportunity to use education just like men are the key ingredients for changing gender perceptions, not education or economic development alone or jointly.

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.

2017/09/05 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

Taiwan's Cities Get Smart: Embracing Internet of Things

New smart-city digital technologies involving the Internet of Things are being adopted by the nation’s largest cities and could help spur economic development through industrial transformation. Some of the leading examples so far are the eTag electronic toll collection system, the EasyCard payment platform, and the Wi-Fi system on the Taoyuan Metro. Under planning is a smart-machinery center in Taichung.

2017/09/05 | Dr Anthony Bergin

Why Academic Researchers are Struggling to Influence National Security

National security policymakers in Australia need the advice and expertise of academics, and academics need to do more to engage with those in a position to put their ideas into practice, Anthony Bergin writes.

2017/09/04 | Zhang Ming

Parenting China’s Adult Children

Urbanization and the one-child policy has birthed a generation of freeloaders who feel entitled to leech off their own parents.

2017/09/04 | James Baron

Taiwan's Female Athletes Still Fighting Institutionalized Sexism

'Almost 50 years after Chi Cheng was subjected to crude sexual objectification in Taiwan's media, there is little to suggest the narrative has progressed that much.'

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.

2017/09/03 | Ma Boyang

Why China is Overflowing with Discarded Clothes

Inefficient recycling and fraying public trust in charities leave warehouses piled high with textile waste.

2017/09/02 | Wu Haiyun

The Last of the Oroqen Hunters

In the frozen wilderness of China’s Hinggan Mountains, an ethnic minority group watches its heritage slip away amid tightening gun control.