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2016/12/14 | TNL Staff

'Black Swan' Author Exposes Chinese Censorship over Taiwan in US

Most Taiwanese commenting on the issue via social media appear to support the author’s efforts.

2016/12/13 | August Rick

All Aboard the Panda Express, China’s Latest Transit Innovation

Some cities express interest in monorail train project, but net users are not impressed by its slow top speed.

2016/12/11 | Teck Chi Wong

Malaysia’s Digital Economy: Can Entrepreneurship Be Unleashed?

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is courting some of the biggest Chinese tech companies in a bid to foster the country’s digital economy, but his own administration’s culture of corruption might prove too much of a drag on innovation, Teck Chi Wong writes.

2016/12/09 | Matthew Fulco

Taiwan’s Continuing Uber Controversy

The company’s Taiwan business is still growing despite being in regulatory limbo and facing mounting opposition from lawmakers and the taxi industry.

2016/12/07 | James Baron

On the Cards: Taiwan's Dating App Scam of Choice

'I'm Mi-Mi, 21 years old, 166 cm, 47 kg, 36-24-34, a student but moonlighting. I offer a bathing and massage service and compensated dating. 3,000 for 90 minutes, 7,000 for an overnight stay. Want to make an appointment?'

2016/12/07 | Abheet Singh Sethi

Hackers Hit India's Congress as Cyber Crime Escalates

As Congress Twitter accounts are hacked, cyber crime in India is up 26 times in a decade.

2016/12/07 | Kyodo News

Virtual Reality to Help Boost Japanese Public Understanding of Dementia

About 1,000 people have attended its events since the project was launched in March.

2016/12/06 | Yiping Huang, Yan Shen, Jingyi Wang and Feng Guo

Ponzi or Pioneering : The Future of Fintech in China

Public sentiment towards internet finance has moved the full gamut from fever pitch to fear.

2016/11/30 | ZiQing Low

App to Detect Dementia Developed in Taiwan

Someone in the world is diagnosed with dementia every three seconds.

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The Time is Now for Marketers to Engage with VR

Some brands appear to be at a loss for where to start with virtual reality.

2016/11/29 | Chen Tianqiao

China’s Former Richest Man Turns His Mind to Neuroscience

Strategic investment in brain research will help Chinese enterprises push back the frontiers of scientific progress.

2016/11/25 | Christine Y. L. Luk and Subodhana Wijeyeratne

Space Biology and China: Rethinking the Space Age

There is nothing to suggest that historians of technology a hundred years from now will be as comfortable as we are at folding China’s spacefaring accomplishments in with the 'more sophisticated' efforts of the West.

2016/11/23 | Joseph Savirimuthu

BOOK REVIEW: 'Driverless: Intelligent Cars and the Road Ahead'

In 'Driverless: Intelligent Cars and the Road Ahead' Hod Lipson and Melba Kurman reflect on the possibilities and risks posed by the new horizon of automobile technology: the driverless car. This insight into the potential future of transportation is well-researched, sprinkled with interesting anecdotes and accessible for both policymakers and the wider public, finds Joseph Savirimuthu.

2016/11/21 | Yan Jie

China’s Courts Look to A.I. for Smarter Judgments

Big data and machine learning artificial intelligence to make China’s judicial system more intelligent and efficient?

2016/11/21 | Jason Hsu

Taiwan: ‘Decide to Disrupt or be Disrupted'

Kicking out companies like Uber, UberEats, Gogovan and LaLaMove is not a solution, argues opposition lawmaker Jason Hsu.

2016/11/19 | Han Le

Mourning by Rote: The Dynamics of Weibo Commemoration

As news spreads rapidly across the microblog network, Internet users are engaging with tragedies in ever more formulaic and predictable ways.