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2020/12/08 | The Interpreter

China’s Online Meddling Goes Beyond the Great Firewall

Supporting the human rights movement in China should include fostering a fact-based Chinese-language information environment in which activists can get reliable news and analysis.

2018/11/22 | The Conversation

OPINION: Blockchain Offers Chinese Consumers Food Safety Solace

Blockchain can help food manufacturers prevent against fraud and help those with a mind ensure that producers receive fair pay for their toil.

2018/09/08 | AsiaGlobal Online

Rodrigo Duterte: 'Patient Zero' of the Modern Disinformation Era

The Philippine president's 2016 campaign offers novel insights into the psychology of internet trolls spreading 'fake news.'

2019/03/14 | Mong Palatino

PHILIPPINES: Independent Media Decries Cyberattacks, Accuses Government

Several groups held protests against continued cyberattacks which they claim are backed by the Duterte administration.

2018/10/13 | Global Voices

PHILIPPINES: Meet 'Gabbie,' a Chatbot Helping Sexual Harassment Victims

The chatbot helps women report sexual harassment, but it depends on Facebook to secure private chats.

2021/07/23 | Deutsche Welle

AI Protein Database Reveal is “a Great Leap” for Biology

The transformative AlphaFold neural network has predicted the structures of more than 350,000 proteins from various organisms. This could “fundamentally change biological research.”

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.

2017/11/01 | 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.

2016/11/19 | Han Le

Mourning by Rote: The Dynamics of Weibo Commemoration

As news spreads rapidly across the microblog network, Internet users are engaging with tragedies in ever more formulaic and predictable ways.

2018/05/03 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

Why Is Rain-Soaked Taiwan Running Out of Water?

Desalination plants are being planned in a country that gets more than 160 rainy days per year.

2018/05/15 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

Taiwan Gets Its Act Together on Cybersecurity

Taiwan is following up the establishment of an Electronic Warfare Command with legislation that will demand tighter security measures from private enterprise.

2018/04/24 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

Taiwan Struggles amid Impending Electricity Shortage

Politically inconvenient choices define the search for more power as AC units switch on for the summer and Taiwan's renewable push struggles to make headway.

2018/08/08 | David Green

INTERVIEW: Formosa Financial CEO Ryan Terribilini on Banking for ICO Innovators

The bank's core offering of custodial, brokerage and risk management services for crypto companies is unique.

2018/05/23 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

TAIWAN: Keeping the Internet of Things Safe and Secure

Toys, cars and even refrigerators are being hooked up to the internet, but more must be done to stop your appliances turning into botnets.

2016/08/26 | ZiQing Low

High Hopes for Taiwan’s ‘Genius’ Hacker Minister

The appointment of a young 'Internet genius' and hacker to Tsai Ing-wen's cabinet has created high expectations in Taiwan.

2018/02/14 | Ryan Terribilini

OPINION: High-Tech Taiwan Must Truly Digitize Its Government

Taiwan could do more to roll out the carpet for internet businesses, a move that would improve the country's economic and political situation.

2018/05/11 | AsiaGlobal Online

ANALYSIS: How Facebook Is Damaging Myanmar's Fragile Democracy

Myanmar is becoming a forceful example of how unrestrained social media can polarize opinion and damage democracy.