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2017/09/12 | Oiwan Lam

Mulling the Cost of China Winning the AI Race

'Both Chinese and foreign experts reckon that China has the most advanced — and cheapest — AI-enabled surveillance technology in the world.'

2017/09/07 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

To the End of Overtime: Is 'Dispatch' the Future of Work in Taiwan?

As part-time or short-term jobs become more common, Taiwan is considering legislation to regulate non-conventional employment.

2017/09/07 | Oiwan Lam

China and the End of Anonymous

'Most online comments on the regulation have been hidden on social media — some threads show only two comments out of hundreds, while on others the comment section has been shut down. The majority of comments do not appear on a search.'

2017/09/06 | Zeng Yuli

Why Young Chinese Are Crazy About Online Stickers

Web-savvy ’90s kids are defying social etiquette — and internet controls — with a barrage of self-created, sarcastic stickers.

2017/09/06 | Chublic Opinion

Chinese Netizens, Sports Administrators and the Undoing of a Ping Pong Hero

'It soon became clear that this was not a scheduling error, but an open revolt unprecedented in the history of Chinese Ping Pong.' Another strange happening on the Chinese Internet, unpacked by Chublic Opinion.

2017/09/05 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

Taiwan's Cities Get Smart: Embracing Internet of Things

New smart-city digital technologies involving the Internet of Things are being adopted by the nation’s largest cities and could help spur economic development through industrial transformation. Some of the leading examples so far are the eTag electronic toll collection system, the EasyCard payment platform, and the Wi-Fi system on the Taoyuan Metro. Under planning is a smart-machinery center in Taichung.

2017/08/30 | Rosemary Chen

Robin, the Taiwanese Chatbot Using AI to Talk to Customers in the Local Lingo

'The reason that chatbots are popular right now is not only due to technical innovation, but even more so due to the social media revolution,' says Professor Lee Hung-yi.

2017/08/28 | Zhang Hefei

China's E-Commerce Platforms Wage War

Online shopping sites are scrambling to turn the heads of pickier consumers in search of high-end commodities.

2017/08/28 | Chen Ronggang

China’s Future is Definitely Cashless

Accessible, intuitive mobile platforms have made China an unlikely frontrunner in the race toward becoming a cash-free society.

2017/08/22 | Rosemary Chen

Archiparti, Hong Kong Startup for Architects  

It may seem obvious that the job of an architect is to design, but in reality, many spend most of their time processing paperwork and communicating with clients. A Hong Kong startup is tackling the problem.

2017/08/22 | PETER YEOH

In the Brave New World of Bitcoin and Blockchain International Collaboration is Needed

Despite the hazy history and criminal controversies, policymakers in Japan and around the world are starting to realise the potential of digital currency technologies, Peter Yeoh writes.

2017/08/09 | Kuan Chen

Q&A: Eatgether, The App Connecting Strangers Through Food

While technology has distanced us from each other, Eatgether wants to create the possibility for more face-to-face interactions.

2017/08/04 | Sun Jing

China’s ‘King of Games’ is Popular, But Not Good

By prioritizing profit over social responsibility, Tencent may have created the most widely-played video game ever.