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2018/02/27 | Timothy S. Rich and Natalie Webb

South Korea's Slow Shift toward LGBT Tolerance

South Korean laws and attitudes towards LGBT rights are particularly conservative, but polls suggest attitudes are shifting.

2018/02/26 | Alejandro Salas

OPINION: Beating Corruption Requires Long-Term Political Will

Arresting a few individuals or approving new laws will not be enough to eradicate the deep-seated problem of corruption.

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.

2018/02/25 | Lam Chiu-ying

OPINION: Is Hong Kong’s Housing Problem Just ‘the Old Bullying the Young?’

Hong Kong's property problem goes well beyond a lack of space, it reflects a global generational tension.

2018/02/24 | Filip Novokmet and Li Yang

Why Is Russia Outpacing China in Income Inequality?

Due to significant differences in privatization strategies, the way in which economic growth has been shared among the citizens of these two countries is vastly different.

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.

2018/02/23 | Peter Wood

China's One Child Policy Is Gone, but Aging Concerns Remain

China sees its looming population crisis as the end of the window to accomplish important national goals.

2018/02/22 | Pamela Mar

OPINION: Asia's Factory Workers Will Struggle to Adapt to an AI-Driven World

Artificial intelligence and advanced automation are going to come down hard on the working class, but governments can take a few steps to soften the blow.

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.

2018/02/21 | Oiwan Lam

Malaysian Government Uses Barking Chicken to Celebrate Year of the Dog

Some believe that the use of a barking rooster in the Chinese New Year ad is meant to avoid insulting some Muslims, who consider dogs unclean.

2018/02/20 | Daniel Peterson

INDONESIA: Proposed Legal Code Could Lead to Further LGBT Repression

As long as the criminal code continues to target minority groups, Indonesia’s human rights crisis will only worsen.

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...

2018/02/19 | Dylan Pendray

Taiwanese Graffiti Art: a Form of Cultural Resistance

In Taiwan, graffiti art isn't about class or race — it's a way to rebel against mundane societal expectations.

2018/02/18 | Sam Swash

REVIEW: 'The Authoritarian Public Sphere' Ponders the Resilience of Dictatorships

In this book, Alexander Dukalskis offers insight into the efforts of three of Asia’s longest standing authoritarian regimes to legitimize and maintain their rule.

2018/02/14 | Adrian Zenz

In Xinjiang and Tibet, Police Surveillance 'Exceeds East Germany'

The all-knowing digital police state of the 21st century is being perfected in front of our very eyes.

2018/02/12 | Coco Dollanganger

OPINION: Here's What You Don't Know about Why Filipinos Support Duterte

A chance to understand why Filipinos still love Duterte despite the constant negativity surrounding his policies and rhetoric.

2018/02/11 | Fu Danni

More Chinese Migrants Are Saying No to New Year

The Chinese tradition giving away money in red envelopes is keeping some migrant workers from their homes..

2018/02/09 | Roy Ngerng

The Bitter Truth: Why Asia's Tigers Suffer while the Nordics Thrive (Part 5)

Taiwan has outgrown its current economic strategy and needs to move up the value chain to become more like the Nordic countries and the Netherlands.

2018/02/08 | Roy Ngerng

The Bitter Truth: Why Asia's Tigers Suffer while the Nordics Thrive (Part 4)

Taiwan’s social welfare system stands out – it just doesn't feel like it because low wages make the benefits look insufficient.

2018/02/08 | Liang Chenyu

Bucking a Global Trend, China's Trust in Media Soars

Globally, distrust of media was alarmingly high. However, Chinese viewers seem to trust their media more than you'd think.

2018/02/07 | Roy Ngerng

The Bitter Truth: Why Asia's Tigers Suffer while the Nordics Thrive (Part 3)

Democratic societies like Taiwan can still fall victim to an authoritarian corporate environment.

2018/02/07 | Li Jun and Cecilia Milwertz

Taking Action on #MeToo in China

Despite a campaign to quell the circulation of the meme on social media, various institutions are putting mechanisms in place to counter sexual harassment.