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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.
The Big International Business of Taiwanese Swindlers
Recent cases have revealed that telephone scamming involving Taiwanese swindlers is a big international business.
2017/08/17 | Edward White
BREAKING: Hong Kong Jails 'Political Prisoners' Wong, Law and Chow
Joshua Wong, Alex Chow and Nathan Law are being described as Hong Kong’s ‘first political prisoners’ after being sent to prison for actions in the days before the 2014 Umbrella Movement.
2017/08/11 | Edward White
Security Beefed-Up as Taiwan’s Biggest-Ever Event is Politicized
Protests loom at a rare major sporting event in Taipei, as China continues to block Taiwan’s presence on the international stage.
2017/08/01 | Morley J Weston
INFOGRAPHIC: Taipei is Traffic Heaven – No, Really
Morley Weston takes a close look at Taiwan's traffic accidents and finds some surprising results.
2017/07/31 | ZiQing Low
An Almighty Con? Taiwan’s ‘Purple Shirts’ and their Master
Former members of the massive religious group are speaking out about high fees, harassment, and the leader's spurious claims.
2017/07/27 | Olivia Yang
INTERVIEW: 'Sound of Strike' Raising Awareness on Filipino Issues 'The Filipino Way'
'The Philippines is a country that is under a lot of attention. But the attention it gets is very one-sided,' says 23-year-old Jun Lin, one of the three working on the project. 'After Duterte took office, we have been seeing a lot of news coverage on the Philippines, but it’s all about what Duterte said.'
2017/07/27 | Yuan-Ming Chiao
Why China’s Attempts to Curb Air Pollution are Facing Resistance
According to a report by Caixin earlier this month, 33 incidents of industry obstructions occurred in more than half the localities under inspection since April.
2017/07/26 | TNL Staff
Thailand Bucks Trend by Repatriating Taiwanese Fraud Suspects to Taiwan
Today’s move by Thai authorities was doubly surprising given there have been signs of increasing Chinese interference in Thailand or at least a willingness on the part of the junta-led Thai government to comply to China’s wishes.