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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.

2017/05/11 | John Gillespie

Social Media Powers Citizen Resistance in Vietnamese Land Disputes

What has changed in Vietnam is the population’s use of social media, which has allowed citizens to mobilize opposition to land taking and monitor official responses to public protests.

2018/05/27 | Morley J Weston

Data, Propaganda and Cambridge Analytica in Taiwan

In Taiwan's open society, government and political groups have embraced the use of Facebook as a barometer of public sentiment.

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.'

2016/06/23 | Yuan-ling Liang

Taiwanese Hackers Come to the Rescue of Languishing Fish Stocks

Taiwanese hacking skills are helping to preserve global fish stocks.

2017/12/01 | Damien Spry

Social Media has Become a Powerful Tool to Undermine Democracy

Social media has transformed from a pro-democracy beacon to a powerful tool for meddling in elections.

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.

2017/08/01 | Andrej Zwitter

Who is Winning the Artificial Intelligence Arms Race?

Cyberspace is now a territory where politics, economics, and foreign affairs are all contested – and Internet bots driven by artificial intelligence have emerged as key new actors, Andrej Zwitter writes.

2017/07/13 | Brian Hioe

Kaohsiung Gaming Tournament Illustrates Esports as New Site of Identity Contestation

There is no love lost between Taiwan and China, given China’s claims of sovereignty over Taiwan despite Taiwanese people increasingly not identifying as Taiwanese, particularly among the young people who would watch esports.

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.

2017/04/20 | Olivia Yang

Q&A: The Startup that Wants to Enable ‘Superhero Citizens’ in Taipei

From finding the closest public restroom to reporting a full waste bin or typhoon damage, Mapgea does it all.

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.