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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.

2018/04/02 | David Green

Taiwan Shapes Self-regulating Future for Crypto and Blockchain at BlockCity

The door remains open for Taiwan to be a global player in cryptocurrency and blockchain but wider public support may be needed if policymakers are to be convinced.

2018/01/22 | David Green

Why Even Digital Publishers Should 'Like' Facebook’s News Feed Change

Changes to Facebook's news feed will likely benefit users, advertisers and maybe even journalism.

2017/04/03 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

E-Commerce Shakes Up the Taiwan Retail Sector

As more and more Taiwanese shift to online shopping, traditional merchants are losing business.

2017/09/05 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

Taiwan's Cities Get Smart: Embracing Internet of Things

New smart-city digital technologies involving the Internet of Things are being adopted by the nation’s largest cities and could help spur economic development through industrial transformation. Some of the leading examples so far are the eTag electronic toll collection system, the EasyCard payment platform, and the Wi-Fi system on the Taoyuan Metro. Under planning is a smart-machinery center in Taichung.

2016/10/05 | Matthew Fulco

Taiwan Tunes Out of TV

Low investment and lax regulations threaten the long-term survival of the domestic television industry.

2018/06/29 | Policy Forum

OPINION: It's Time to Move Past Outdated Notions of Cyberspace and Cybersecurity

The conversation about cybersecurity must evolve to take account of state actors intent on furthering strategic aims.

2016/06/23 | Yuan-ling Liang

Taiwanese Hackers Come to the Rescue of Languishing Fish Stocks

Taiwanese hacking skills are helping to preserve global fish stocks.

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.

2018/08/01 | The Conversation

OPINION: It's Time to End the 'Fake News' Era

The term has a myriad different interpretations and we would be better off abandoning it.

2018/05/23 | David Green

Legislators Get On Board Taiwan’s Blockchain Bid 

Block Guardian is a bi-weekly column from The News Lens and Blockcamp offering news and insight on crypto and token economics from Taiwan.

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.