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2022/07/15 | Anthony Kao

Dignity at the Margins: Exploring Kosovo Through a Taiwanese Lens

Like Taiwan, Kosovo is a partially recognized country—but what does that mean for everyday life? When statehood falls into question, the mundane becomes less so.

2022/03/29 | CJ Sheu

What’s in a Slap?

Smith was wrong to slap Rock, in public or in private. And Rock and ABC were wrong for approving the joke. But commentators are also wrong for treating this incident the same as they would had all three people involved been White.

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.

2022/07/19 | Roy Ngerng

Taiwan’s Lost Growth (Part 3): Taiwan’s Economy and Profits Have Stagnated Because Wages Have Not Recovered from the 1997 Crisis

The 1997 Asian financial crisis is a distant memory to most countries. But Taiwan hasn’t fully recovered from it because wages have been kept low.

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.

2022/05/21 | 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.

2022/02/28 | Alexander Görlach

Putin and Xi Seek to Remake the World Order

By taking Ukraine, Putin is attempting to annul universal values with “might makes right.”

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.

2022/02/24 | Brian Hioe

Reading Putin’s Speech From Taiwan

Putin’s speech on the war’s eve expressed an incoherence that leaves China in an awkward position vis-a-vis its claims on Taiwan.

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?

2022/01/21 | The Interpreter

Japan’s Low-tech World

A glacial move towards digitalization has left much of the country’s workforce and public services in the last century.

2022/08/04 | The Interpreter

Does ASEAN Really Need an Official “Second Language”?

If Southeast Asia really needs to have official languages, choosing all the national languages of the ASEAN countries would be a prudent move.

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.

2022/11/02 | Brian Hioe

The Tsai Administration Is Silent on Lula’s Victory. What Would It Take for That To Change?

The Tsai administration’s passing on an opportunity to demonstrate support for democracy in Brazil is disappointing. All the more so because in 2018, Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued immediate congratulations to Bolsonaro on the day of his presidential election.

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.

2022/10/13 | Timothy S. Rich

How Worried Is Taiwan About a Chinese Invasion?

Survey shows the Taiwanese public is far less concerned about a Chinese invasion than citizens of other countries in the region.

2022/07/13 | East Asia Forum

Can Egg Freezing Crack Singapore’s Demographic Decline?

Singaporean women and demographic observers may have cause for celebration, but medical technology does not present the ideal solution to what is, at heart, a social problem.

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.

2022/10/25 | Kirsten Han

If Singapore Wants to Debate the Death Penalty, Talk To Us — Not Richard Branson.

If the Singapore government really prioritized the well-being of people in Singapore, they wouldn’t be wasting time and money trying to get Richard Branson over for a “debate.”

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.

2022/02/17 | Roy Ngerng

Taiwan’s Minimum Wage Is Not Adequate for Its Cost of Living

Taiwan’s low minimum wage has contributed to half of workers earning less than what they need to have a basic standard of living.

2022/08/16 | The Interpreter

What the Philippines Has at Stake in Taiwan

Politicians in the Philippines have called for a contingency plan for the evacuation of the estimated 200,000 overseas Filipino workers in Taiwan.