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2017/12/16 | Chen Na

Public Outcry over Voyeuristic Livestream Cameras in China

Diners and gym goers notched up thousands of views thanks to secret live streaming of Qihoo 360 cameras.

2017/12/07 | Michael Keane

Does Shenzhen Dream of a Techno-utopia?

The Chinese Communist Party has worked hard to convince a 'born digital generation' that they represent the future rejuvenation of China while hindering the flow of foreign ideas.

2017/12/01 | Damien Spry

Social Media has Become a Powerful Tool to Undermine Democracy

Social media has transformed from a pro-democracy beacon to a powerful tool for meddling in elections.

2017/11/17 | Cat Thomas

Shopping, Sleeping, and Not Driving Drunk: Taipei Startups to Watch Out For

We look at four emerging companies from this year's MeetTaipei startup festival that are on track to profitability.

2017/11/16 | Jane W. Wang

Can We Pull Taiwan Out of Its Identity Crisis?

Taiwan aspires to be the global innovation hub of Asia while driving globally-minded talent away with low salaries and conservative work cultures. How can current globally-minded talent battle disillusionment?

2017/11/14 | Nate Maynard

Taiwan Cannot Develop Renewable Energy While Secretly Subsidizing Fossil Fuels

Taiwan's government claims that they eliminated electricity subsidies, but they really just hid them from public scrutiny.

2017/11/01 | Matthew Fulco

HTC's Future: VR Headsets or Failed Bets?

Once a leading light of the global smartphone market, Taiwan's HTC has been hemorrhaging for the past nine quarters. Having bet on sales of its Vive virtual reality (VR) headset to drive future revenues, it will need VR to become a mass market technology sooner rather than later to survive long-term.

2017/10/30 | Sudha Ramachandran

Sino-Indian Space Race Rivalry Lifts Off

China and India are using satellites in space to win influence and secure their geo-political and economic interests, and while China's program is better funded and more ambitious, India's Indian Space Research Organization is catching up.

2017/10/26 | Matthew Fulco

Taiwan's Artificial Intelligence Adventure

Taiwan has huge potential as a cradle of artificial intelligence solutions, but so far its notable successes have come from start-ups like Appier rather than government-backed initiatives. Now, as the government opens the coffers to encourage investment in self-driving cars and AI healthcare, the race is on for Taiwan to develop an AI ecosystem that can compete on a global stage.

2017/10/20 | Graeme Smith

China's Heavy-handed Control of Foreign Research

Now, the Chinese censors can tinker endlessly with the digital record to achieve their goals without ever leaving their desks, making one non-destructive edit after another, each propagating nearly instantaneously around the globe, leaving behind no discernible trace or loose ends.

2017/10/14 | Fan Liya

China’s Communist Youth League Decries Twitter 'Defamation'

Party’s youth wing reiterates it has no presence on one of the world’s largest social media platforms, but fails to step up to the plate and launch an official account.

2017/10/13 | Cedric Alviani

President Xi Nails Shut Chinese Internet's Coffin

New measures including holding social media moderators responsible for content posted in their forums, the end of anonymous posting and an upcoming ban on Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are the latest blows to what is left of internet freedom in China.

2017/10/11 | Graeme Smith

China's Media Dying Slow Death under Xi

Under President Xi Jinping, China's print media is less than a paper tiger, a far cry from the days when a vigorous press in Guangzhou and beyond challenged Beijing's orthodoxy.

2017/10/02 | Chen Na

The Growing Market for Cross-Language Apps

As technology advances, translation apps aimed at leveling language barriers proliferate but often fall short.

2017/09/29 | Lu Hongyong

The Tech Tycoon Changing China’s Trucking Industry

In the face of staunch and sometimes violent opposition, Dai Wenjian’s app is dragging China’s inefficient logistics business into the 21st century.

2017/09/21 | Yin Yijun

Creating Visual Effects for China’s Billion-dollar TV Industry

A visual effects supervisor discusses the future of the profession that brings fantasy to life.

2017/09/21 | Andrea Baldini

Digital Dialogue is Shaping China’s Public Spaces

Online reaction to Shanghai’s controversial sculpture of a urinating man shows how web users can deeply influence the physical realm.

2017/09/14 | Qian Zhecheng

On the Front Line of China’s Chat Sticker Industry

A cartoonist strives to conquer the increasingly competitive sector, one sticker at a time.