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亞細亞洲(古希臘語:Ασία;拉丁語:Asia),簡稱亞洲,面積4457.9萬平方公里,約占地球總面積的8.6%(總陸地面積的29.4%);亞洲人口約47億人,是世界總人口約61%(2019年);是七大洲中面積最大,人口最多的一個洲。 --來自 維基百科


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2020/07/03 | Deutsche Welle

Electronic Waste: When Billions in Gold, Other Precious Materials Are Discarded

Record levels of e-waste were produced globally in 2019, weighing the same as 350 mega cruise ships, a UN report shows. The surge in global e-waste is not only a major environmental risk but also a health hazard.

2017/12/11 | Jay Lin

OPINION: Is Taiwan Really a Beacon for LGBT Rights in Asia?

Taiwan's LGBT community has an easier time than many, but more needs to be done for such progress to receive international recognition.

2017/11/05 | Malcolm Cook

Duterte Basks in 'Golden Age' of Philippines-Japan Relations

The continued Japanese generosity led President Duterte to declare the dawn of a 'golden age in the strategic partnership' between the two countries.

2017/11/05 | Michael J Green

Trump's Asia Tour Puts US Regional Strategy in Focus

To get China right, you have to get Asia right, Rich Armitage and Joe Nye declared in a 2007 CSIS report. As Trump embarks on his Asia tour, whether the U.S. president understands that the key to leverage in Beijing is a free and open Indo-Pacific framework is about to be put to the test.

2017/10/31 | Tyler Prochazka

China and UNDP Study Basic Income Pilot Feasibility

Chinese academics and officials last week hosted a roundtable on Universal Basic Income with the United Nations Development Program in Beijing, suggesting China may be prepared to trial experiments on the social dividend in the same manner as countries such as Finland, Scotland and India.

2017/10/30 | Sudha Ramachandran

Sino-Indian Space Race Rivalry Lifts Off

China and India are using satellites in space to win influence and secure their geo-political and economic interests, and while China's program is better funded and more ambitious, India's Indian Space Research Organization is catching up.

2017/10/16 | Craig J. Reynolds

Book Review: Exile in Colonial Asia: Kings, Convicts, Commemoration

Readers of this book cannot fail to reflect on today’s accounts of refugees forced from their homelands by repression and civil war.

2017/09/13 | Nevin Thompson

Japan's Male Sex Workers Speak Out in 'Boys For Sale'

A new documentary provides a humane and empathetic look at the lives of men working in Tokyo's 'urisen' trade.

2017/09/12 | Jacqui True

Are Women the Key to Stopping Terrorism in Asia?

Governments should provide support for both international and national women’s organisations working to stabilize communities and prevent terrorism and violent extremism.

2017/08/31 | T J Pempel

Trump's Wrecking Ball Hits US–Asia Relations

'By the six-month mark, the Trump administration is well on its way to upending 70 years of regional partnerships, institutional allegiances and soft power appeal through cavalier neglect and wilful destruction.'

2017/08/25 | Zachary Abuza

The Fall and Rise of Jihadism in Southeast Asia

The loss of the IS caliphate has led to a shift in attention back to the domestic enemy in Southeast Asia.

2017/08/14 | Tristan Kenderdine

China’s Fevered Property Market Exporting Risk to Asia

Global risk merchants are starting to fret over Chinese local governance — a matter that was conveniently ignored throughout the growth boom of the past two decades.

2017/08/09 | Shannon Lin

The Last of Taiwan's 'Blind Masseurs'

'Blind massage' was first introduced to Taiwan by the Japanese during the colonial era. More than 100 years later, signs for blind massage parlors remain a common sight in the underground malls and streets of Taiwan but the number of masseurs is declining.

2017/08/07 | Tyler Prochazka

Curing the ‘Ghost Island’: Why Taiwan Needs Basic Income

Sun Yat-sen believed that the benefits from natural resources, monopolies and property should be shared amongst all citizens. This is precisely the philosophy behind UBI, argues Tyler Prochazka.

2017/08/01 | Morley J Weston

INFOGRAPHIC: Taipei is Traffic Heaven – No, Really

Morley Weston takes a close look at Taiwan's traffic accidents and finds some surprising results.

2017/07/24 | James Chin

Here is Why Mahathir is at the Center of Malaysia’s Opposition Power Play

Mahathir represents an alternative Ketuanan Melayu leadership, rather than real political reforms.