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2017/01/20 | The Japan Times
Japan Should Move Slow on Juvenile Law Reform
A hasty conclusion should be avoided due to mixed opinions among experts on the question and views split between the partners in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition.
2017/01/20 | John Pollock
Xi's Unprecedented Power Play and the Question of Succession in China
2017: The year Xi Jinping will seek to consolidate his power in China.
2017/01/20 | Will Brehm
Twitter Lessons for Trump from Cambodia's Facebook King
Cambodia’s social media warnings for Trump’s America.
2017/01/20 | Joanna Mills
Coal, Development and Death in Asia
A new report from Greenpeace and Harvard says Chinese-financed coal projects in Asia could lead to 70,000 premature deaths a year.
2017/01/19 | Tan Zi Hao
Language Shaming in Malaysia
Slamming stuttering tongues is just another act in a long history of oppression, writes Tan Zi Hao.
2017/01/19 | Matthew Blitz
Where Wax US Presidents Go to Retire
In Gettysburg, it’s the end of an era for the Hall of Presidents and First Ladies Museum.
2017/01/19 | The Japan Times
Global Charity Oxfam New Report Alarms Wealth Concentration
Oxfam reckons that eight individuals — Bill Gates, Amancio Ortega (founder of Inditex, a fashion group), Warren Buffett, Carlos Slim, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Ellison and Michael Bloomberg — own the same amount of wealth as the 3.6 billion people who make up the poorest half of humanity.
Indonesia, We Need to Talk About our Toxic Soap Opera Culture
Verbal and physical abuse in family dynamics, sexism and classism are just a few of the issues deeply rooted in this genre.
2017/01/19 | Edward White
The Legacy of Taiwan's 'Little Light Bulb'
What has Taiwan learned about its mental health system after the murder of a four-year-old last year?
2017/01/19 | Hew Wai Weng
Reclaiming Halal and the Commercialization of Islam
Hew Wai Weng takes a look at what constitutes halal in contemporary Malaysia — a certification that today is less about faith and more about the commercialisation of Islam.
2017/01/19 | Jonathan Ward
The Rise of Asia's Maritime Powers: China and India Compete for Supremecy
There is little doubt that sea power in this century will be defined by the rise of the Chinese and Indian navies.
2017/01/18 | Sarah Laskow
A Scientist Invented the Cyanometer Just to Measure the Blueness of the Sky
Horace-Bénédict de Saussure wanted to climb a mountain and mark the sky's hue accurately.
2017/01/18 | The Japan Times
Abe must Make an Effort in Easing Asia-Pacific Tensions
The Abe administration should approach both Washington and Beijing in an effort to help ease mutual tensions and work for stability in the Asia-Pacific region.
2017/01/18 | Bruce Jacobs
BOOK REVIEW: 'Convergence or Conflict in the Taiwan Strait'
'Convergence or Conflict in the Taiwan Strait' is an informative and lively book on the issues facing Taiwan today, and provides a good understanding for leaders of both Taiwan and the world’s democratic nations, writes Prof. Bruce Jacobs.
2017/01/18 | Ryan Jones
One Foot in the Real World, the Other in a Virtual One
The Taiwan Virtual Reality Meetup in Taipei is an experiential social gathering of foreign residents and Taiwanese who share an interest in interactive and immersive technologies.
2017/01/18 | Han Le
How Weibo Reflects China’s National Pride and Shame
Posts on the popular microblogging site offer a confused picture of how users want others to perceive their country.
2017/01/18 | Bernt Berger
OPINION: Tapei and Beijing Should Tell the US to Back Off
' Taipei submitting to demands for nationalist self-determination at home will result in greater dependency and shifts of the U.S.'s One-China policy.'
2017/01/18 | Anqi Shen
China's Growing Fake Wine Market
With the increasing popularity of high-end foreign wine consumption, the fake wine market is also a booming business in China.