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2021/02/08 | Brian Hioe

Is the Success of PUI PUI Guinea Pig Cars Because of Capitalism?

The appeal of the children’s show PUI PUI Guinea Pig Cars cannot be denied. It may be a sign of discontent with capitalism in Taiwan.

2020/06/22 | TNL Feature

‘Rat Tribe’: Propping up a Slumless Beijing and the ‘Chinese Dream’

Beijing appears to be a city without slums. The "Chinese dream" appears to be in reach. But both are illusions propped up by an underclass of workers called the "rat tribe."

2018/04/20 | Morley J Weston

Thailand vs Taiwan: Who Wins the Startup Head to Head?

A debate between the advantages of Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand and Japan has Taiwan come out looking alright.

2017/10/23 | Duncan Green

BOOK REVIEW: 'How China Escaped the Poverty Trap' by Yuen Yuen Ang

In 'How China Escaped the Poverty Trap,' Yuen Yuen Ang turns conventional thinking on its head, exploding myths as to how developing nations can catapult themselves out of poverty.

2017/03/28 | Wu Xiaobo

Why Bike-Sharing in China Is a Myth

Sharing is the last priority of companies like Mobike and Ofo, which are driven solely by amassing vast customer deposits.