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2017/07/25 | Jason Hsu
OPINION: Culture as a New Diplomatic Strategy for Taiwan
Taiwan’s culture potentially provides it with a unique diplomatic power, if it can harness it.
2017/07/24 | Phil Robertson
OPINION: Vietnam's Growing Online Community is Under Threat
Foreign donors should make it clear to Hanoi that closer relations depend on Vietnam tolerating its critics, rather than sending them to prison, says Phil Robertson.
2017/07/18 | Zhong Changqian
iPhone Workers Become Legendary Warriors in China's Internet Cafes
Neighborhood gaming centers give apathetic and aimless factory workers a portal to another life.
2017/07/17 | Toni Fan
Chinese People Will Sell Their Data for Cash in the Future
The country’s first digital data bank is helping ordinary citizens turn a profit from their online footprints.
2017/07/13 | The Japan Times
A Dangerous Peek Behind the Technology Curtain
Concern over information security has motivated a growing number of governments to demand access to software source code as a condition for doing business in their country.
2017/07/13 | Brian Hioe
Kaohsiung Gaming Tournament Illustrates Esports as New Site of Identity Contestation
There is no love lost between Taiwan and China, given China’s claims of sovereignty over Taiwan despite Taiwanese people increasingly not identifying as Taiwanese, particularly among the young people who would watch esports.
2017/07/11 | Oiwan Lam
How China's Biggest Video Game Became the Target of the Chinese Communist Party
Chinese Communist Party media and commentators have objections to the game that go beyond its supposedly addictive nature. They are concerned about the game's storyline, which they say 'subverts Chinese history,' writes Oiwan Lam.
2017/07/11 | Hitoshi Tanaka
Is North Korean Denuclearization a Mirage?
'We must not fall into the trap of believing that a negotiated settlement with North Korea on denuclearization is impossible,' writes Hitoshi Tanaka.
2017/07/10 | Xing Tingting
How Technology Has Left Chinese Seniors Behind
Elderly people in China reliant on the guidance of computer-literate family members should instead demand help from tech companies themselves.
2017/07/06 | Yuan-Ming Chiao
Sleep Quality a Fleeting Chinese Dream
'Three new highs: high property prices, high living costs and high overwork.'
2017/07/03 | Linh Tong
Vietnam is Churning Out 300 New Startups a Day
Vietnam has seen almost 40,000 new startups with a total registered investment of US$17 billion in the first four months of 2017 alone.