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2017/01/18 | Han Le

How Weibo Reflects China’s National Pride and Shame

Posts on the popular microblogging site offer a confused picture of how users want others to perceive their country.

2017/01/17 | The Japan Times

New Technology to Assist Elderly Drivers in Japan

The development of safety mechanisms to assist elderly motorists may not have to be as high-tech as self-driving vehicles running on the latest AI technology. There is a lot that the automakers can do to help reduce accidents involving senior citizens.

2017/01/17 | Eric Grundhauser

The Voder, the First Machine to Create Human Speech

Electronic voices may be commonplace now, but the road to speech synthesis is littered with the remains of devices that promised to bring us the voice of the future — but didn’t last beyond their novelty value.

2017/01/12 | Yuan-ling Liang

Taiwan's Van Wilder Startup

Ten questions with the chief executive of a new dating and meet-up app.

2017/01/11 | Edward White

Are Apps in Asia Killing the Planet?

'Without key policy changes, the rapid growth of the internet in East Asia will likely be powered by coal and other dirty sources of electricity,' Greenpeace says.

2017/01/07 | Yuan-ling Liang

The App Students in Taiwan Can't Live Without

Ten questions with a co-founder of a Taiwan startup tapping into the nation's university market.

2017/01/05 | Edward White

Chinese Bloggers Who Exposed Thousands of Protests Remain in Detention, No Trial

Two Chinese bloggers who detailed thousands of public protests await formal charges six months after being detained. There have also been reports of torture.

2017/01/04 | Yuan-ling Liang

CHOCOLABS, a Taiwan Startup Success Story

Ten questions with the co-founder of Taiwan's successful app developer CHOCOLABS.

2017/01/03 | Yuan-ling Liang

Startup Rethinking Bicycles in Taiwan

Ten questions with the co-founder of College Bikes.

2016/12/29 | Yuan-ling Liang

Startup Tapping a Beauty Product Goldmine from Taipei

Ten questions with the founder of a startup tapping into the world of Asian beauty product reviews.

2016/12/29 | Wang Lianzhang

E-Commerce Seller Sabotages Competition in China, Receives Jail Sentence

First prison conviction in China for an e-commerce merchant found guilty of deceptive sales tactics.

2016/12/27 | Timothy Ferry

Tesla Arrives in Taiwan (Finally)

Though car sales have just started, the company has been sourcing from Taiwan for some time.

2016/12/23 | The Japan Times

Review the Failure of Japan's Monju Project

The Japanese government should conduct a thorough examination of why the Monju project ended in failure and hold open discussion on whether the nuclear fuel cycle is still a feasible option for the country.

2016/12/21 | Jessica C. Teets

How Xi Jinping’s Leadership Discourages Local Innovation

Xi's anti-corruption crackdown is reducing corruption, but it is also restricting crucial forms of local discretion such as policy experimentation.

2016/12/19 | Wang Lianzhang

Companies, Investors Pouring into China’s Bike-Sharing Market

Forever, one of Shanghai’s oldest bicycle brands, is among the many companies to have entered the fray.

2016/12/16 | Jeffrey Hutton

The iPhone or the App: Why Indonesia Risks Being Nudged out of the Tech Game

It’s not the iPhones Indonesia should make it’s the apps on the phones, writes Jeffrey Hutton.