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2022/12/07 | Ian Murphy

Overall Defense Concept Reshapes Taiwan’s Views on Defense Against China

The Overall Defense Concept, a proposal by Taiwanese admiral Lee Hsi-ming, may be what Taiwan needs to prevent China from taking over its shores.

2022/12/06 | East Asia Forum

European Institutional Complexities and EU-Taiwan Relations

The European Union and its member states are enhancing their political relations with Taiwan, but it comes more expressly from the action of their legislative branches rather than their executive actors.

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.

2022/12/01 | Roy Ngerng

The DPP Lost Because Taiwanese Livelihoods Have Not Improved

The DPP once had ambitions to usher in a new era, not only politically, but also economically. Now a lack of a social welfare program is costing the DPP local elections.

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.

2022/12/01 | The Interpreter

Anwar’s Victory Not the Only Malaysian Shockwave

A dramatic rise in the Islamist vote in the Muslim-majority country is the biggest outcome of the election.

2022/10/31 | 廣編企劃

GARAOTUS partners with Wasai, Advantech, and Intel to improve disease research efficiency by 89%

High-performance computing (HPC) is a term used to describe high-performance computing. Recently, it has become an essential element of enterprise transformation as well as a key to enterprise innovation. However, based on the research statistics, it is found that when enterprises build HPC, up to 70% of their time is spent on hardware calibration, while only 30% of researchers' time is spent on core business; this situation not only causes the core team to spend too much time understanding software and hardware; it is more likely to cause significant delays in implementing the transformation.

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.

2022/11/24 | 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.

2022/10/31 | 廣編企劃

Information security challenges emerge often, ACW SOUTH can help forge cyber security for Taiwan

Taiwan is under foreign cyber attacks up to 30 million times on average every month. How can ACW SOUTH play its role to lay down foundations for cyber security and empower cybersec talents at the time when information and communication technology is rising and cyber threats are imminent?

2022/11/22 | Ja Ian Chong

Singapore and Taiwan’s Multifaceted, Unofficial Ties

Singapore has had robust economic, societal, and cultural ties with Taiwan, but its trepidation at offending the PRC may prompt it to pull back.

2022/11/18 | CJ Sheu

Co-winner ‘Jeong-sun’ Vividly Portrays Patriarchal Ageism

‘Jeong-sun’, co-winner of the 2022 Golden Horse Asian Cinema Observer Recommendation Prize, is a masterful work of social realism that brings us into the life of a woman with magnanimous compassion.

2022/09/16 | 廣編企劃

Wistron AiEdge Corporation Launches ZigNeurons, ZigFleet, and ZigRail, a Suite of AI-Powered Intelligent Mobility Solutions

The Mobility Solutions are focused on optimizing profitability & efficiency while lessening emissions impact of fleet and railway operations.

2022/11/17 | CJ Sheu

Co-winner ‘Autobiography’ Complexly Explores the Corrosions of Power

Indonesian film ‘Autobiography’, the co-winner of the 2022 Golden Horse Asian Cinema Observer Recommendation Prize, explores relationships defined by power, both historical and intimate.

2022/11/16 | CJ Sheu

2022 Golden Horse Asian Cinema Observer Report: Part 2

Our film critic CJ Sheu was at the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival to review nominees for the Asian Cinema Observer Recommendation Prize. Here he gives the second of a two-part survey of the films: a Singaporean-Korean production along with films from Thailand, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.

2022/06/06 | 廣編企劃

Mark Chang, Chief Strategy Officer of GARAOTUS: Redefine the High-Performance Computing (HPC) and make "Computing Power" become new energy for industrial transformation

During this era of digital technology, "computing power" will become the most important "Energy" for the industry. In the future, GARAOTUS will work together to go international by forming alliances with strategic partners in these seven industrial fields.

2022/11/15 | CJ Sheu

2022 Golden Horse Asian Cinema Observer Report: Part 1

Our film critic CJ Sheu was at the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival to review nominees for the Asian Cinema Observer Recommendation Prize. Here he gives the first of a two-part survey of the films, including entries from Indonesia, Japan, Macau, Hong Kong, and South Korea.

2022/11/13 | TNL Feature

Beyond Strategic Clarity: Biden Should Make Clear to Xi That Taiwan Is Not Part of China

The U.S. should focus more on the 1979 Taiwan Relations Act and the 1982 Six Assurances rather than the U.S.-PRC Three Joint Communiques — the basis of the U.S. One China Policy.

2022/05/19 | 廣編企劃

Phihong launches a 280W GaN Charger suitable for gaming laptop

Phihong Technology has launched new 280W GaN high power adapter designed for gaming laptops, which combines the best circuit design and manufacturing process, and can fully bring the user unprecedented miniaturization, light weight, and still provide the full standard user experience.

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.

2022/11/08 | 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.

2022/05/13 | 廣編企劃

[Audiovisual] Organizing hundreds of thousands of aerial images and footage is like an marathon: the Digital Archive program by Chi Po-lin Foundation

“Speak out for the environment through images” is what Director Chi had been committed to throughout his life, as well as what Chi Po-lin Foundation is going to continue. We will build a photography database to preserve the images showing landscape changes of the whole Taiwan, so the image legacy left by Chi Po-lin could be passed on from generations to generations. “Digital Archive” program calls for your support and advocacy.

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.