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2017/04/05 | ZiQing Low

Kashmir’s Facebook Storm; Police Round Up ‘Miscreants’ as Terrorists Run Social Media Workshops

Indian authorities are cracking down on fake social media accounts following allegations that the accounts are being used by militants based in Pakistan to incite unrest in the disputed Kashmir region

2017/04/05 | Rosemary Chen

Q&A: Taiwan 'Soil Doctors’ Startup and the Future of Organic Farming

Referring to themselves as ‘soil doctors,’ an interesting startup, TSBiotech, has big dreams for transforming the future of organic farming in Taiwan and beyond.

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.

2017/04/03 | John Lee

The Rise of the New Chinese Diaspora

The high-skilled Chinese diaspora is ideally placed to mediate the two-way flow of funds and information.   

2017/03/31 | Aurelia George Mulgan

Should China Turn Its Back on North Korea?

Recent developments in North Korea’s nuclear missile capabilities suggest that it will soon join the ranks of nuclear-armed states outside the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, along with Israel, India, and Pakistan. These countries present a nuclear reality that the United States thus far has been prepared to live with rather than try to reverse.

2017/03/30 | John Gooding

The Content Control Reckoning for Tech Giants

Tech giants like Facebook and Google are facing a conundrum: How to prevent hateful and offensive content while also keeping ad revenue?

2017/03/18 | Oiwan Lam

Chinese Scientists Speak Out Against the Great Firewall (Again)

Chinese scientists have spoken out again on how the Great Firewall is slowing down research and blocking access to critical international data, urging authorities to take action.

2017/03/17 | David Green

This Startup Wants You to Make Money by Advertising to Your Friends on Facebook

‘It’s like instant happiness.’ Or so says the entrepreneur behind an app that pays people to post adverts or advertise e-commerce deals on social media.

2017/03/16 | Jules Quartly

Fake News in China and Taiwan: Pot, Kettle, Black

China and Taiwan offer different models for tackling the worldwide problem of fake news, top-down or bottom-up. Take your pick...

2017/03/14 |

Apps to Break Your Echo Chamber, Protect You from Fake News

App developers in both Asia and the US are finally taking advantage of the echo-sized gap in the market for a balanced news diet.

2017/03/13 | Keith Menconi

Brothers Paid to Translate YouTube Silliness for Chinese Speakers

BC and Lowy on bringing English language YouTube silliness to a Chinese speaking audience.

2017/03/10 | David Green

Winners and Losers in Taiwan’s Startup Ecosystem

'Taiwan has a large number of regulations that have been on the books for 40 years to solve problems that aren’t relevant to today’s economy.'

2017/03/10 | Chinadialogue

Roundtable: How to Respond if the U.S. Withdraws from Paris?

In the event of the US leaving the Paris Agreement what will be the reaction of the other signatories?

2017/03/08 | Kyodo News

Japan Becoming Prime Target of 'Ransomware' Crime

Cyber criminals target Japanese companies and demand ransoms after encrypting their files.

2017/03/06 | Olivia Yang

Facebook to Launch Startup Accelerator in Taiwan

FbStart is a global program designed to help mobile app startups build and grow their products.

2017/02/22 | Matthew Fulco

8K TV Offers Glimmer of Hope for Taiwan

The launch of 8K resolution television sets represents a glimmer of hope for the Taiwan panel-making industry.