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2022/06/01 | East Asia Forum

As the World Sanctions Russia, China Takes Note

China’s reliance on the West and its capacity to withstand sanctions will be reduced if it has more control over the financial system. While it is working towards becoming less economically dependent on the West, it is not there yet.

2022/07/07 | The Interpreter

Under Pressure: Chinese International Graduates In a New China

Uncertainty about Covid, high unemployment rates, and shifting workforce expectations challenge China’s youth in 2022.

2022/08/11 | The Conversation

Part of the Japanese Revolution in Fashion, Issey Miyake Changed the Way We Saw, Wore, and Made Fashion

Issey Miyake rejected terms like “fashion,” but his work allowed much of the world to reimagine itself through clothing.

2022/09/15 | CJ Sheu

‘Mama Boy’ Is an Excellent Film With the Wrong Tone

A talented cast with an intriguing story of a sex worker and her client is undermined by a rmismatched tone of romantic fantasy.

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.

2022/11/25 | 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.

2022/03/02 | TNL Research

Covid Outbreak Does Not Affect DPP’s Ability to Maintain Power

It may not be surprising that the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak cast a long shadow over Taiwan, as it has with the rest of the world.

2022/03/23 | TNL Research

Data Analytics Vital for Understanding Asian Video Streaming Market

Overview of Taiwan’s VOD market in 2021 Q3, YouTube continues to be the leading platform, reaching approximately 15 million viewers per month. The audience profile of online video is about half male and half female, and more than half are over 45 years old.

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.