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2022/05/21 | SueAnn Shiah

Who is Taiwanese? : A Taiwanese American Christian’s Response to the Irvine Taiwanese Presbyterian Church Shooting

We are a complicated people with so many backgrounds, stories, and ways of understanding identity. We are all a part of Taiwan, whether we call ourselves Taiwanese or not.

2022/05/21 | Judy Chen

“Now I Walk My Own”: Kao Chia-yu’s Path, Part 2

Kao Chia-yu frames her rise as that of a self-made actor against established forces. The story begins in her college years. This is the second part of a three-part essay on Kao and the world that made her.

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.

2022/05/20 | The Interpreter

Lies, Damn Lies, and North Korea’s Covid Statistics

Why has Pyongyang suddenly fessed up to an outbreak after years of insisting the virus has been held completely at bay?

2022/05/19 | Deutsche Welle

Are European Academics Helping China’s Military?

An investigation has found that European researchers have cooperated with China's National University of Defense Technology, whose purpose is to “Strengthen the Armed Forces and the Nation.”

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.

2022/05/17 | East Asia Forum

Japan’s Reluctant Realism on Taiwan

As a key U.S. ally in East Asia, Japan is debating the introduction of legislation to ready itself to deal with a contingency scenario in Taiwan, a defensive response rather than a proactive military strategy.

2022/05/14 | Kirsten Han

The Death Penalty Makes Us Forget Our Humanity. Don’t Let It.

When fighting against the cold machinery of death, we must all the more cling on to empathy and care for one another.

2022/03/08 | 廣編企劃

Taiwan and India:Strategizing the Relations

India has been regarded as one of the major partner countries under Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy. From the Indian perspective, prospects of India-Taiwan relations have never been better. Immense potential in these bilateral relations needs to be developed further.

2022/05/11 | TNL Research

OTT platforms reached 45 bil. minutes over Q4 2021

In the Q4 of 2021, Taiwan's total viewing minutes on the overall OTT platform reached 45 billion minutes. Youtube still has the highest viewing proportion, accounting for 63%.The share of subscription-based video platform services (SVOD) increased from 10% in the third quarter to 16% in Q4, mainly due to the growth of Netflix and the addition of Disney+. The three major platforms, Netflix, iQiyi and Disney+ , have their own strengths in the film and television content. Netflix has many exclusive Korean dramas, iQiyi has a rich selection of Chinese dramas, and Disney+ is more preferred by children.

2022/02/16 | 廣編企劃

Phihong Technology Selected to Support Shell Groups Global EV Charging Expansion

Phihong Technology, a global supplier of power products and EV charging stations, has been selected by Shell, one of the world's largest oil and gas companies, to support their continued expansion into the global EV charging market.

2022/05/09 | East Asia Forum

Is This the End of Duterte’s Politically-driven War on Drugs?

The two current leading candidates for president aim to not be labelled “soft on crime,” but wish to de-emphasize what has clearly been a brutal crackdown that has alienated a growing part of the population.

2021/10/07 |

New Southbound Policy: The Role of the Yushan Forum

Yushan Forum fills a critical gap in generating fresh foreign policy ideas and implementing the same, and thereby serves as a strategic platform to get a wholesome perspective from the New Southbound Policy countries.

2022/05/05 | Sam Robbins

Let’s Stop Calling Taiwan a “Digital Democracy” (And Start Telling Better Digital Stories)

If we focus only on the tech itself and its impressive uses, we risk leaving most citizens feeling like they have no voice in the matter.

2022/05/04 | East Asia Forum

Unraveling the Controversies of Chinese Foreign Aid

China’s new aid and security pact with the Solomon Islands is the latest case to raise the question of whether Chinese aid is developmental or a political.

2022/05/03 | The Interpreter

Musk’s Twitter: Tweet Freedom for Asia?

Japan is the platform’s second biggest market with around 55 million accounts, followed by India.

2021/06/25 |

An assessment from TAEF: Five Years of the New Southbound Policy

Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy is more than an economy-oriented strategy and shapes Taiwan’s Asia policy. TAEF suggests that the government is supposed to enhance its internal and external communications for making the policy more comprehensive and effective.

2022/04/27 | TNL Research

Survey: Over 40% of Netizens Follow eSports to Fuel the Economy

The world-famous eSports, League of Legends Season 11, ends on Nov. 15, and the eSports carnival 2021 is held at the end of November. Although eSports has been considered not a sport by many people, it led to economic growth over the past few years.

2022/04/27 | TNL Research

Pandemic Has Increased Interest in Game Streaming Services

According to the latest survey result, 65% of participants were aware of cloud games and willing to pay NT$700 for the GaaS subscription. Sony PlayStation Now, Xbox Cloud Gaming, Google Stadia, and NVIDIA GeForce Now lead the market, but the services they provide are varied. How do the players choose their suitable cloud games?

2020/12/22 | 廣編企劃

GARAOTUS partners up with intel and Advantech to provide genomics solutions by AI-HPC technologies is a silver lining in post-pandemic era

Advancements in genomics are opening new doors for understanding human diseases and are increasingly informing innovative precision treatment plans. However, genomics sequencing generates hundreds of petabytes of data per year. Researchers and scientists require tools to analyze these enormous volumes of data in a timely manner to gain insights into disease and possible treatments. GARAOTUS provide the AI-HPC technologies to accelerate genomics workflows. Performance gains include a 75 percent speedup for the BWA performance.

2022/04/25 | Judy Chen

“Princess in the Attic”: Kao Chia-yu’s Path

Kao Chia-yu, one of Taiwan’s highest profile political leaders, is a constant subject of sensationalist media attention. What hasn’t been explored in depth is her background, values, and how she came to her position. This is the first part of a three part essay on Kao and the world that made her.

2022/04/23 | CJ Sheu

Zhang Yimou Crafts an Unusual Propaganda Film with ‘Snipers’

‘Snipers’ is an unapologetic Chinese patriotic melodrama. It’s not for everyone, but there were times that it was able to hint at a more multifaceted story.