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2017/02/20 | Timothy Ferry
Blueprint of a Heist: Cracking Taiwan's US$2.5m ATM Hack
Looking back at the First Bank’s ATM heist, one of Taiwan's biggest ever robberies.
2017/02/20 | Vivienne Chow
Democracy Won't be the Winner in the Hong Kong Election
As the leader of Hong Kong, which is now in its twentieth year as the Special Administration Region of China, the Chief Executive has to take orders from Beijing.
2017/02/20 | Alexander Bukh
Can Russia Win Friends and Influence People in Southeast Asia?
Studies show positive perceptions of Russia among young educated elites in Southeast Asia.
RECIPE: Taiwanese Popcorn Chicken
This special snack is one of Taiwan's must-have street foods today.
2017/02/19 | Steven Crook
South Taiwan’s Hakka Strongholds (Part 2)
Taiwan’s southern half is a stronghold of Taiwanese Holo culture, and it’s where you will find the ancient former capital, Tainan, as well as Kaohsiung. At the same time, the south has intriguing pockets of Hakka culture and tradition waiting to be explored.
2017/02/19 | Tim Henry
A Thai Oil Firm, Indonesian Seaweed Farmers And Australian Regulators: What Happened after the Montara Oil Spill?
Eight years after the blowout, legal action against the Thai company responsible is ramping up, even as the true extent of the damage caused remains a mystery.
2017/02/19 | Mong Palatino
Thai Media Groups: Proposed Law Could Bring Total Government Control of the Press
'It is also a major step backward of more than 20 years of the media reform process that the Thai journalist community fought for to democratize media space from state monopoly, and toward diversity and access to information.'
2017/02/18 | Cara Giaimo
The Little-Known Passport that Protected 450,000 Refugees
Between 1922 and 1938, the 'Nansen Passport' allowed stateless people to make a new life.
2017/02/18 | The Japan Times
A Growing Silence in Russia for Opposition Voices
A Russian court last week convicted Alexei Navalny, the face of the opposition movement in the country, on charges of embezzlement.
2017/02/18 | Oiwan Lam
Hong Kong's Pan-Democrats Grapple with Endorsing the ‘Lesser Evil’ for Chief Executive
John Tsang, who is supported by the local business sector and professional groups, is generally viewed as a “lesser evil” candidate.
2017/02/17 | The Japan Times
Time to Repair Tokyo-Seoul Ties
Tokyo and Seoul can't afford to let bilateral ties languish given the regional threat posed by North Korea.
2017/02/17 | Pippa Morgan
The Truth Behind China’s Aid Ambitions in Africa
Contrary to popular belief, the country’s investments do not prop up pariah regimes.
2017/02/17 | Poppy McPherson
Chainsaw Injuries in Myanmar Tied to Illegal Logging
Despite Myanmar’s nationwide commercial logging ban in 2016, illegal loggers continue to find work cutting down trees with chain saws, imported largely from China and often obtained illegally and used without training or protective gear, according to a months-long investigation by Mongabay.
2017/02/17 | Timothy R. Heath
China Intensifies Effort to Dislodge US in Asia
An Epitaph for the Pivot: China is challenging U.S. power in Asia at its source: America’s role as a security provider.
2017/02/17 | Sourabh Gupta
Alternative Facts and the Threat in the South China Sea
China and the claimant states have made valuable progress in bilateral ties since the 2016 ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting in Laos. The Trump administration should support — not disturb — this progress, argues Sourabh Gupta.
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