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2017/11/17 | Cat Thomas
Shopping, Sleeping, and Not Driving Drunk: Taipei Startups to Watch Out For
We look at four emerging companies from this year's MeetTaipei startup festival that are on track to profitability.
2017/11/16 | Jane W. Wang
Can We Pull Taiwan Out of Its Identity Crisis?
Taiwan aspires to be the global innovation hub of Asia while driving globally-minded talent away with low salaries and conservative work cultures. How can current globally-minded talent battle disillusionment?
2017/11/14 | Nate Maynard
Taiwan Cannot Develop Renewable Energy While Secretly Subsidizing Fossil Fuels
Taiwan's government claims that they eliminated electricity subsidies, but they really just hid them from public scrutiny.
2017/11/01 | Matthew Fulco
HTC's Future: VR Headsets or Failed Bets?
Once a leading light of the global smartphone market, Taiwan's HTC has been hemorrhaging for the past nine quarters. Having bet on sales of its Vive virtual reality (VR) headset to drive future revenues, it will need VR to become a mass market technology sooner rather than later to survive long-term.
Sino-Indian Space Race Rivalry Lifts Off
China and India are using satellites in space to win influence and secure their geo-political and economic interests, and while China's program is better funded and more ambitious, India's Indian Space Research Organization is catching up.
2017/10/26 | Matthew Fulco
Taiwan's Artificial Intelligence Adventure
Taiwan has huge potential as a cradle of artificial intelligence solutions, but so far its notable successes have come from start-ups like Appier rather than government-backed initiatives. Now, as the government opens the coffers to encourage investment in self-driving cars and AI healthcare, the race is on for Taiwan to develop an AI ecosystem that can compete on a global stage.
2017/10/20 | Graeme Smith
China's Heavy-handed Control of Foreign Research
Now, the Chinese censors can tinker endlessly with the digital record to achieve their goals without ever leaving their desks, making one non-destructive edit after another, each propagating nearly instantaneously around the globe, leaving behind no discernible trace or loose ends.
2017/10/14 | Fan Liya
China’s Communist Youth League Decries Twitter 'Defamation'
Party’s youth wing reiterates it has no presence on one of the world’s largest social media platforms, but fails to step up to the plate and launch an official account.
2017/10/13 | Cedric Alviani
President Xi Nails Shut Chinese Internet's Coffin
New measures including holding social media moderators responsible for content posted in their forums, the end of anonymous posting and an upcoming ban on Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are the latest blows to what is left of internet freedom in China.
2017/10/11 | Graeme Smith
China's Media Dying Slow Death under Xi
Under President Xi Jinping, China's print media is less than a paper tiger, a far cry from the days when a vigorous press in Guangzhou and beyond challenged Beijing's orthodoxy.
2017/10/02 | Chen Na
The Growing Market for Cross-Language Apps
As technology advances, translation apps aimed at leveling language barriers proliferate but often fall short.
2017/09/29 | Lu Hongyong
The Tech Tycoon Changing China’s Trucking Industry
In the face of staunch and sometimes violent opposition, Dai Wenjian’s app is dragging China’s inefficient logistics business into the 21st century.
2017/09/21 | Yin Yijun
Creating Visual Effects for China’s Billion-dollar TV Industry
A visual effects supervisor discusses the future of the profession that brings fantasy to life.
2017/09/21 | Andrea Baldini
Digital Dialogue is Shaping China’s Public Spaces
Online reaction to Shanghai’s controversial sculpture of a urinating man shows how web users can deeply influence the physical realm.
2017/09/14 | Qian Zhecheng
On the Front Line of China’s Chat Sticker Industry
A cartoonist strives to conquer the increasingly competitive sector, one sticker at a time.
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.'