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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.

2017/07/27 | David Green

A Cryptocurrency Implosion in Taiwan

David Green dissects the anatomy of a new cryptocurrency unraveling in Taiwan, leaving investors stranded without their cash.

2018/02/28 | Penny Lau

Tencent Takes on Staff-less Retail as Competition with Alibaba Hots up

Competition to lead in 'new retail' in China threatens to shape the shopping experience of the future.

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.

2017/07/17 | Toni Fan

Chinese People Will Sell Their Data for Cash in the Future

The country’s first digital data bank is helping ordinary citizens turn a profit from their online footprints.

2016/12/06 | Yiping Huang, Yan Shen, Jingyi Wang and Feng Guo

Ponzi or Pioneering : The Future of Fintech in China

Public sentiment towards internet finance has moved the full gamut from fever pitch to fear.

2018/06/04 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

High Tech Profile: 5 Taiwanese Startups to Watch

From health to ride-hailing, media and travel, Taiwan has a number of startups on the up and up.

2016/09/13 | ZiQing Low

Audrey Tang: VR Could Create Open Discussion In Government

The world’s first virtual reality interview provides a glimpse of what may come after Audrey Tang joins the Tsai Ing-wen administration in October.

2018/07/26 | China Brief

ANALYSIS: Taiwan's Multipronged Quest for National Cybersecurity

Taiwan's unique position as a cyber threat hotspot presents an opportunity to galvanize its domestic cybersecurity industry.

2018/03/30 | Morley J Weston

China’s VPN Ban Takes Effect but Cat-and-Mouse Game Continues

This is not the first volley fired against virtual private networks, but stricter enforcement means that data leaving China is about to become less secure.

2016/10/07 | Yuan-ling Liang

Taiwan Tech Startup Tackles Classroom Bullying, Student Isolation

'Both of us used to be bullied and later became bullies...We want to change this situation.'

2016/10/28 | Mark Greeven

Chinese Changemakers are on the Rise

Entrepreneurs like Didi Chuxing’s Cheng Wei are not likely to easily give up the chance to become a global changemaker.

2016/10/30 | David Green

Germany: Taiwan Must Do More to Communicate Industrial Policy

'The need for improved communications is an important but also sensitive topic.' In a rare move from the diplomatic community in Taipei, Germany's representative in Taiwan speaks out about a muddled policy platform and lack of communication. Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs responds.

2015/10/01 | 阿Ken

Gogoro Releases Gogoro Lite for Half the Price of the Original Smartscooter

Gogoro Lite means to develop the market rapidly and set a competitive price against motor scooters that run on fuel. The scooters will be priced starting from NT$ 62,000 (approximately US$ 1,890) with government subsidy.

2016/03/14 | TNL 編輯

The Taiwan Brain Behind AlphaGo: Aja Huang

On March 10, AlphaGo, designed by Google DeepMind, beat Lee Se-dol, a Korean professional Go player. While AlphaGo has stunned the world with its artificial intelligence, Aja Huang, born and raised in Taiwan, has been reported to make the most contribution to the design of the AI’s “brain.”

2016/06/22 | Bing-sheng Lee

China Takes Internet Censorship to New Level

China intends to 'foster a healthy, positive Internet culture' by purging comments by its nearly 700 million Internet users.