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2017/04/28 | FORTUNE

Affordable Chinese Phones May Become Favored Over iPhone, Research Shows

The struggling smartphone market is making a bit of a rebound thanks to a handful of Chinese companies.

2017/04/26 | August Rick

How a Shanghai Exhibition Wrestled With Our Digital Future

A recent city-center art show exposed the fading relevance of brick-and-mortar display.

2017/04/26 | Kai-Yuan (Kyle) Cheng

Marching for Justice at the March for Science: A Postmodern Perspective

'It is really most appropriate that the scientists should be the ones marching for social justice and philosophical reflection. For perhaps no other people know better than we do just how our endeavors can be equally powerful for the destruction as it is for the construction of humanity.'

2017/04/26 | Cindy Vestergaard

What Are North Korea’s Chemical-Weapon Capabilities?

Since Malaysian authorities identified the nerve agent VX as the cause of death in the assassination of Kim Jong Nam, concerns have been raised over the state's chemical weapons capabilities. So what are North Korea's capabilities?

2017/04/24 | Shreya Dasgupta

Skin Slime of Indian Frog Can Kill Flu Virus

Molecules in the slimy skin secretions of the wide-spread Fungoid Frog can destroy some strains of the influenza viruses, according to a new study.

2017/04/23 | Fang Kecheng

How Western Fake News Took Over China’s Social Media

So-called marketing accounts are swamping the screens with clickbait and right-wing conspiracy theories.

2017/04/23 | Deng Jian

Video Game Taps China’s Disaffected Urban Youth

Nostalgic Stardew Valley lets Chinese gamers find meaning through chopping wood and growing vegetables, writes Deng Jian.

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.

2017/04/18 | Pradeep S. Mehta and Kyle Cote

Trump and the Future of India–US Relations

Less than three months into Donald Trump’s term as president, those watching in India are intensely anticipating how bilateral relations will proceed with the United States.

2017/04/17 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

The Need for Speed: Taiwan Taking the Slow Road on Fintech

So far, regulators have been more concerned about the risks of financial innovation than the rewards.

2017/04/14 | Wang Lianzhang

Phone Chargers: China’s Latest Sharing Economy Fad

Laidian, the first company to introduce shared charging in China, is suing its competitors.

2017/04/13 | Ni Dandan

China’s Second-Largest Ride-Hailing App Hits Trouble

Drivers report that they cannot withdraw money from the company, which is down to less than 4 percent market share.

2017/04/13 | FORTUNE

An NYU Student Went Undercover at an iPhone Factory in China

One NYU graduate student shares a peek of what it's like to produce iPhones.

2017/04/13 | Kuan Chen

Uber Taiwan is Back. What is the New Business Model Like?

Uber is going to act as an "information platform" that, instead of linking drivers to the customers, now provides the service directly to car rental companies.

2017/04/12 | ZiQing Low

Street Legal: Will Uber's New 'Rental Car' Model Hit Roadblocks in Taiwan?

Jason Hsu cautioned that the government was yet to reconcile the legal differences between online ride-hailing platforms and the traditional industry.

2017/04/10 | Olivia Yang

INTERVIEW: DuoSkin, Wearable Technology Hailing from Taiwan Street Fashion Culture

It was awarded the 2017 SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards in March, the same award Twitter and Airbnb have won in the past. And it was inspired by the inexpensive and highly accessible street fashion in Taiwan.

2017/04/06 | Subhashish Panigrahi

Indian Techies Work to Detect Fake WhatsApp and Facebook Messages

Two Indian coders are trying to help India's growing number of internet users detect fake information.