Mulling the Cost of China Winning the AI Race

Oiwan Lam

'Both Chinese and foreign experts reckon that China has the most advanced — and cheapest — AI-enabled surveillance technology in the world.'


Taiwan Dishes Out the Carrots to Attract Foreign White-Collar Workers

Taiwan's planned new legislation would make tax and other incentives available to international talent.

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Taiwan's Cities Get Smart: Embracing Internet of Things

New smart-city digital technologies involving the Internet of Things are being adopted by the nation’s largest cities and could help spur economic development through industrial transformation. Some of the leading examples so far are the eTag electronic toll collection system, the EasyCard payment platform, and the Wi-Fi system on the Taoyuan Metro. Under planning is a smart-machinery center in Taichung.


O&A: Startup Aiming to Conquer Emojis, GIFs and Likes

Kuan Chen

Q&A with the Australian founder of Taiwan-based ReCactus.


Should the Five Eyes Coordinate on Chinese Tech Investment?

John Hemmings

We need to be realistic about Beijing’s own industrial goals and objectives and the nature of its investment strategy, writes John Hemmings.


Driverless Bus Coming to Taipei

Central News Agency

Taipei will test driverless busses in a bid to improve traffic.


Vietnam is Churning Out 300 New Startups a Day

Linh Tong

Vietnam has seen almost 40,000 new startups with a total registered investment of US$17 billion in the first four months of 2017 alone.


INTERVIEW: The Young Taiwanese Marching to the Beat of a Different Drum

Keith Menconi

Spurning agricultural economics, Hauer Hsieh found success in turntables and YouTube videos.

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