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2023/01/30 | Global Voices

Where Will Prague’s China Policy Go With the New President?

Czech President Miloš Zeman once hailed the Belt and Road Initiative as “the most important project in our modern history.” Not anymore after the elections.

2023/01/20 | Jonah Walters

‘Stay True’ Rethinks the Campus Story

It’s not too late to rescue literature’s most cynical and unserious subgenre.

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.

2023/01/20 | Taiwan Panorama

Screenwriters up Their Game: Bringing Taiwanese Drama to the World

With the most free and democratic society in the Mandarin-speaking world, Taiwan’s government and companies are working together to produce original content that attracts the international audience.

2023/01/18 | The Conversation

Why Does Nepal’s Aviation Industry Have Safety Issues? An Expert Explains

Nepal has recorded at least 350 casualties associated with airplanes or helicopters since 2000. The EU has banned all Nepali airlines from operating in the bloc’s airspace since 2013.

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.

2023/01/16 | Nicholas Haggerty

Jeanne Ten’s Long Struggle for Accountability in Singapore

Jeanne Ten was presented with an ultimatum: accept a report whitewashing her professor’s academic misconduct, or be denied her master’s degree. Her decision to fight back has cost her dearly. But she has no plans to stop, and in the process, she has revealed a lack of accountability in Singapore’s powerful institutions.

2023/01/16 | East Asia Forum

No International-backed End in Sight to the Misery in Myanmar

The most likely outcome in Myanmar is that longstanding hesitation about entanglement in a wider war will discourage foreign players from taking more aggressive, interventionist approaches.

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.

2023/01/10 | The Interpreter

The Korean Peninsula: Why 2023 Will Not Be Like 2017

With Pyongyang provoking with purpose, the temperament of the White House will determine whether there will be a a repeat of the 2017 days of “fire and fury.”

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?

2023/01/04 | Taiwan Panorama

The Shows We Loved, the Shows We Love: Taiwanese TV Drama Looks to the Future

The diversity and tolerance of Taiwanese society have allowed film and TV creators to unleash their creativity by taking on the challenge of turning tough social issues into exciting dramas.

2022/12/31 | TNL Staff

Taiwan’s 2022 in Review

From the largest public displays of protest in a generation arising in China to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the most important developments internationally in the past year had a profound influence on Taiwan and the region.

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.

2022/12/30 | East Asia Forum

Southeast Asia’s Tech Industry Goes From a Gallop to a Canter

ASEAN’s economic growth is projected to be above 5% in 2022 and 2023, outperforming China for the first time.

2022/12/22 | Michael Beltran

“Ka Joma Lives!”: The Philippines Mourns Exiled Revolutionary Leader

Joma Sison, a revolutionary leader in exile, leaves a legacy deeply intertwined with the modern political history of the Philippines.

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.

2022/12/19 | East Asia Forum

Kishida’s Difficult Year

Support for Kishida’s government has plummeted to below 30%. Next year will be no easier with local elections scheduled in April and big issues on the table such as mounting security challenges, a declining birth rate, and overcoming obstacles to economic reform.

2022/12/16 | Hiro Fu

What Tsai Ing-wen’s Resignation From DPP Leadership Means

With the 2024 DPP nomination favored to go to Vice President Lai Ching-te, attention is now on whether he will deviate from President Tsai’s cross strait 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.

2022/12/15 | East Asia Forum

Deterrence Across the Taiwan Strait Demands a Diplomatic Touch

A survey in 2022 showed that simply informing citizens in Taiwan that the U.S. would come to help them in a war created a significant boost in their willingness to defend themselves.

2022/12/14 | The Interpreter

A Step-up for China’s Involvement in the Middle East

Beijing will soon supplant Washington as a dominant security partner ­– and the Arab world sees a chance for leverage.

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.

2022/12/13 | New Mandala

Indonesia’s New Criminal Code Turns Representatives Into Rulers

Activists say provisions in the code smack of the Sukarno-era Anti-Subversion Law, a vaguely-worded statute that was used to great effect by the Suharto regime to repress and intimidate dissidents.

2022/12/09 | East Asia Forum

Dwindling Economic Opportunities for China’s Youth Fuels Discontent

Without addressing high levels of youth unemployment, China will see a generation of lost youth who may look for disruptive ways to voice their despair.