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2022/11/04 | Voice of America

European Lawmakers Visit Taiwan, Taking Different Path from Scholz

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz set out on a high-profile visit to Beijing while lawmakers from seven European countries and the European Union were winding up a show of solidarity in Taiwan.

2022/11/28 | 廣編企劃

Taipei Entrepreneurs Hub Demo Day 2.0 Debuts at the Taipei Expo with Over Ten International Startups in Four Innovative Sectors

"Taipei Entrepreneurs Hub Demo Day 2.0," the annual industrial talent exchange program consisting of a demo day and a matchmaking event, debuted at the "2022 Taipei International Startup Week," where 10 overseas startup teams, the winners of twoonline pitch contests, met with 3 native startups from Taipei. These teams have demonstrated how their innovative ideas can create impactful changes to the enterprises and investors and then go on to establish new businesses in Taipei.

2022/11/01 | Voice of America

After Deadly Crowd Surge, Seoul Residents Complain of Government Negligence

As South Koreans try to make sense of the Itaewon tragedy, many residents say officials should have either employed a much bigger police presence or more proactive crowd control measures to ensure orderly movement.

2022/11/08 | East Asia Forum

Developing Asia Adapts to the Dollar’s Strength

A strong U.S. dollar will likely continue for the near future. Asian economies need to prepare for a rough 2023.

2022/11/17 | 廣編企劃

Taoyuan Airport Returns to Normal Operations as Taiwan Ends Mandatory Quarantine on Oct 13

Taiwan's border reopening will eventually usher in recovery and prosperity. Taoyuan Airport stands to provide returning passengers with best services in the post-pandemic era, hopefully to leave them with moving memories.

2022/11/11 | Voice of America

Taiwan’s Foreign Minister: Biden-Xi Meeting Conducive to Taiwan Strait Stability

“There’s been no official contact between Taiwan and China for quite some time. If the United States is able to talk to the Chinese side some of the concerns on the Taiwanese side, that will be very helpful to Taiwan as well.”

2022/11/02 | East Asia Forum

Japan Warily Welcomes Back International Travelers

In his parliamentary speech in October, Kishida presented his plan to revive the Japanese economy, including a pledge to increase international tourist spending beyond the pre-pandemic high in 2019.

2022/11/09 | Voice of America

Eyeing Global Food Crisis, Beijing Revives Elements of Planned Economy

Beijing is promoting the development of supply and marketing cooperatives for agricultural products and state-run canteens as relations between China and Western democracies deteriorate.

2022/11/10 | The Interpreter

Countdown to Asia’s Summit Season

Conflict in Myanmar and Ukraine against a backdrop of U.S.‑China tension – a crowded agenda will unfold in coming weeks.

2022/11/03 | Deutsche Welle

North Korea Fires Missile Near Japan

North Korea continued missile launches for a second day, including a potential ICMB that prompted evacuations in Japan. The West condemned Pyongyang’s unprecedented display of military firepower.

2022/11/29 | Voice of America

As Zero-Covid Protests in China Continue, a Battle Erupts Online

Protesters are trying to circumvent government censors who are believed to use an automated system to help block prohibited content.

2022/11/23 | Voice of America

Thailand’s Pot Boosters Battle Bid to Delegalize Cannabis

Thailand made it legal to cultivate and possess marijuana for medicinal purposes in June, but calls are mounting to relist the plant as a narcotic.

2022/11/24 | The Interpreter

Worth a Thousand Words: What Kim Jong‑Un’s Daughter Photo Tells

The appearance of Kim’s daughter at an ICBM launch underscores how the regime sees its nuclear weapons program as a fixture and that the North Korean leadership is willing and prepared to continue on this path.

2022/11/25 | East Asia Forum

Japan Must Reform Its Inflexible Work Culture

The labor force is diversifying, not just demographically, but also in terms of people’s needs and preferences. It’s time for organizations to adapt to workers — and not the other way around.

2022/11/07 | The Conversation

North Korea’s Flurry of Missile Tests Raises Alarm – But Are We Seeing Anything New?

The sustained pace of missile launches may serve as a distraction to focus the North Korean people’s gaze on the external enemy rather than their own distress and the government’s role in it.

2022/11/28 | Deutsche Welle

Nationwide Protests in China Call For Easing Covid Curbs

Protesters are demanding the easing of Covid-19 restrictions in Beijing and Shanghai. People also took to the streets in the northwestern Xinjiang region after deaths in an apartment fire were blamed on lockdowns.