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2018/05/09 | Jeremy Firster

Block Guardian: An Open Letter to Taiwan's Crypto Community

Block Guardian is a bi-weekly column from The News Lens and Blockcamp offering news and insight on crypto and token economics from Taiwan.

2018/05/03 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

Why Is Rain-Soaked Taiwan Running Out of Water?

Desalination plants are being planned in a country that gets more than 160 rainy days per year.

2018/04/30 | AsiaGlobal Online

OPINION: Reasons to Be Wary of Chinese Influence in African Telecoms

While China has taken a largely hands-off approach to the export of communications infrastructure in Africa, it favors state-owned actors in the markets it serves.

2018/04/24 | Roy Ngerng

Cambridge Analytica – The Singapore Connections

SCL Group, the parent company of Cambridge Analytica, and other related companies and individuals have several connections with Singapore.

2018/04/24 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

Taiwan Struggles amid Impending Electricity Shortage

Politically inconvenient choices define the search for more power as AC units switch on for the summer and Taiwan's renewable push struggles to make headway.

2018/04/23 | Policy Forum

OPINION: Smart Cities Risk Becoming the 'Next Populist Scapegoat'

Resistance to futuristic urban concepts could be viewed as obstinate refusal to cope with change, or as a way to maintain humanity in the face of forces larger than ourselves.

2018/04/03 | TIME

FEATURE: China's Bicycle Apocalypse Is Here

China's failed bike sharing programs have left a wave of rusted steel across the country.

2018/04/02 | David Green

Taiwan Shapes Self-regulating Future for Crypto and Blockchain at BlockCity

The door remains open for Taiwan to be a global player in cryptocurrency and blockchain but wider public support may be needed if policymakers are to be convinced.

2018/03/31 |

Electric Scooter Maker Gogoro Turns to AI, Smart Grids

Gogoro's new offerings are about new ways of charging, not about the electric scooters themselves.

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.

2018/03/23 | AsiaGlobal Online

OPINION: China's Suspicion of Blockchain Hampers Innovation

China has a love-hate relationship with blockchain that rests on fear over the technology's decentralized essence.

2018/03/22 | David Green

INTERVIEW: Jeff Huang Wants Mithril to Be 'WeChat for the Crypto Generation'

Mithril's big hairy audacious goal is to become 'the WeChat of everything' or be bought out by Mark Zuckerberg.

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.

2018/02/26 | Alejandro Salas

OPINION: Beating Corruption Requires Long-Term Political Will

Arresting a few individuals or approving new laws will not be enough to eradicate the deep-seated problem of corruption.

2018/02/22 | Pamela Mar

OPINION: Asia's Factory Workers Will Struggle to Adapt to an AI-Driven World

Artificial intelligence and advanced automation are going to come down hard on the working class, but governments can take a few steps to soften the blow.

2018/02/21 | Tommy Kevin Lee and Cecilia Tortajada

Singapore Turns to Biomimicry, Big Data to Save Water

Singapore's water treaty with Malaysia will end in 2060, but the country is already starting a push for greater water independence.