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2020/03/04 | Jeremy Van der Haegen

Audrey Tang Praised for Coronavirus Prevention Tactics

Japanese netizens are captivated by Audrey Tang, Taiwan's digital minister, and her open data approach to sharing local information on the coronavirus outbreak.

2020/03/13 | Xiaochen Su

Will Taiwanese Cuisine Sustain Its Popularity in Japan?

Taiwanese cuisine is slowly capturing the hearts of foodies around the world, including Japan's.

2020/02/26 | Jeremy Van der Haegen

Taiwan’s Craft Beer Industry in Search of a Local Identity

Taiwan's burgeoning craft beer scene has come a long way since independent brewing was legalized in 2002. However, the breweries have wildly different ideas about using local ingredients and what makes a Taiwanese craft beer Taiwanese.

2020/10/12 | Voice of America

Chinese 5G Not Living up To Its Hype

"In fact, human societies do not have an urgent need for 5G," said Huawei's founder and CEO, Ren Zhengfei, "What people need now is broadband, and the main content of 5G is not broadband."

2020/03/12 | Daniel Kao

What Coronavirus Reveals About Our Digital Way of Life in 2020

Despite technological advances, we are not smarter now than we were during the 2003 SARS epidemic.

2020/04/03 | The Conversation

Social Media Platforms Can Do More to Tamp Down Coronavirus Misinformation

Social media companies have tried to limit coronavirus misinformation, but they can do more.

2020/05/08 | Xiaochen Su

The Trouble With TikTok's Global Rise

Downloads of the Chinese video-sharing app TikTok have surged during Covid-19. The app's weak record on privacy and security should be a cause for concern.

2020/06/10 | Michael Beltran

Philippine Activists: ‘Cloned’ Facebook Account Attacks Possibly Linked to Government

The Philippine government’s efforts to stifle dissent took an absurd twist when thousands of university students, faculty, and journalists woke up on Sunday to find cloned Facebook profiles of themselves.

2020/06/12 | Voice of America

Zoom Temporarily Suspends Account After Hosting Tiananmen Square Event

Humanitarian China, an organization focused on providing relief for political prisoners and activists, had its Zoom account shut down. "It seems possible Zoom acted on pressure from the CCP," the organization said in a statement.

2020/07/09 | Abby Huang

TSMC Makes 'World's Largest' Corporate Green Power Purchase Agreement

TSMC will purchase the entire productive capacity of two wind farms off the coast of Changhua, Taiwan. According to Ørsted, the agreement is the largest of its kind in the world.

2020/07/15 | Voice of America

Britain's Huawei Ban Resets Relations With China

British officials are bracing for a fierce reaction from Beijing following London's decision to block Chinese tech giant from playing any role in development of Britain’s 5G phone network.

2020/08/05 | Deutsche Welle

Would TikTok Make Microsoft a Serious Threat to Facebook?

Microsoft's potential acquisition of TikTok might turn the U.S. company into an important player in the social media sector. How much of a threat could it be to the likes of Facebook and Google?

2020/08/10 | Daphne K. Lee

Tech Talent Platform CakeResume Raises $900,000 In Seed Funding

CakeResume, a Taiwanese start-up, has raised US$900,000 in seed funding for its goal of building a tech talent pool spanning across Asia.

2020/08/20 | Abby Huang

Taiwan to Ban Local Distribution of Chinese Streaming Services

Taiwan is planning to ban Chinese streaming services from partnering with local distributors starting on September 3.

2020/09/11 | Voice of America

Apple Announces ‘Human Rights Policy’ Following Criticism

The tech giant’s policy prohibits harassment and abuse and specifies a 60-hour maximum workweek, as well as at least one day off per week.

2020/09/23 | Jason Wang

Behind the Hype on “New Space”

'New Space' is the next big thing that governments, businesses, and venture capital are betting on to transform the structure of the global flow of information.

2020/03/27 | Roy Ngerng

Taiwan's Digital Response to Covid-19: Impressive, But Is Privacy Respected?

Taiwan has made advances in tech and deployed big data in the fight against COVID-19. But can privacy be protected?