ANALYSIS: Tsai’s Defense and Security Challenges Line Up in Year Two

Michal Thim

Boosting the national defense budget, avoiding a spending blowout on submarines, watching out for aggression in the South China Sea and keeping up Taiwan’s defense from cyber attacks; chances are Taiwan’s president will be kept busy keeping the country safe in the second year of her presidency.


Democracies Take Up Arms Against Cyberattacks

Brendan Thomas-Noone

'An adequate defense will be multilayered and rolling it out will be much more difficult than simply ensuring our politicians change their passwords regularly.'


INTERVIEW: Taiwan's 'Digital' Minister, Audrey Tang

Edward White

This is the first of a three-part interview with Taiwan’s ‘genius hacker'.


'Dutertard' and Online Politics in the Philippines

Noahlyn Maranan

Are online spaces opening up politics in the Philippines? Noahlyn Maranan takes a look.


Alarming Assault on the Internet in the U.S.

The Japan Times

Last week's crippling cyberattacks in the U.S. are a harbinger of the digital future and the ever more visible vulnerabilities of a networked world.


Translation, Cyber Nationalism and Activism in China

Guobin Yang

Besides cyber-nationalism, translation plays an important role in environmental activism, feminist activism, labor activism and human rights activism.


China’s Quantum Satellite: Nothing is Totally Secure

Morris Jones

Earlier this month, China launched Micius, the world’s first quantum communications satellite. While this technology will complicate efforts to bug or intercept China's communications, history shows that no system is ever completely secure.


Beijing Shuts Down Investigative, Political Online News Programs

Edward White

Beijing has banned original reporting in online news programs in what many commentators see as the latest move to restrict political dissent in China.


Chinese Unsatisfied with Baidu’s Response to Illegal Gambling Ads

Hsu Chia-yu

China’s leading search engine Baidu is under investigation for the late-night promotion of illegal online gambling.

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