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2018/05/29 | East Asia Forum
OPINION: America Is Playing Defense vs China on Tech Innovation
The US must invest more in research and development to retain its technological edge.
2018/05/22 | AsiaGlobal Online
Drones, Data and Preempting Epidemics
Data and technology is transforming epidemiology, but the field still has many unanswered ethical questions.
2018/03/01 | Johan Lindquist
New Technologies are Changing the Story of Migrant Labor
Mobile phones and budget airlines have transformed the way migrant brokerages operate, but the world lacks an understanding of how the migration process itself takes shape.
2017/12/07 | Michael Keane
Does Shenzhen Dream of a Techno-utopia?
The Chinese Communist Party has worked hard to convince a 'born digital generation' that they represent the future rejuvenation of China while hindering the flow of foreign ideas.
2017/10/02 | Chen Na
The Growing Market for Cross-Language Apps
As technology advances, translation apps aimed at leveling language barriers proliferate but often fall short.
2017/09/12 | Oiwan Lam
Mulling the Cost of China Winning the AI Race
'Both Chinese and foreign experts reckon that China has the most advanced — and cheapest — AI-enabled surveillance technology in the world.'
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.
2017/08/01 | Andrej Zwitter
Who is Winning the Artificial Intelligence Arms Race?
Cyberspace is now a territory where politics, economics, and foreign affairs are all contested – and Internet bots driven by artificial intelligence have emerged as key new actors, Andrej Zwitter writes.
2017/07/25 | Jason Hsu
OPINION: Culture as a New Diplomatic Strategy for Taiwan
Taiwan’s culture potentially provides it with a unique diplomatic power, if it can harness it.
2017/07/13 | The Japan Times
A Dangerous Peek Behind the Technology Curtain
Concern over information security has motivated a growing number of governments to demand access to software source code as a condition for doing business in their country.
2017/07/10 | Xing Tingting
How Technology Has Left Chinese Seniors Behind
Elderly people in China reliant on the guidance of computer-literate family members should instead demand help from tech companies themselves.
2017/07/03 | Edward White
Q&A: Susan Finder Deconstructs the Chinese Court System
'It is still a court system with Chinese characteristics but the idea is to have a more competent court system for the millions of cases that are not political.'
Zinc Fingers: Taiwanese Uncover Potential Alzheimer's Treatment
The team acknowledged that whether the discovery can actually lead to a breakthrough in battling Alzheimer's may still be quite a ways off.
2017/06/13 | Zhu Qichao
How AI Will Kickstart a National Defense Revolution
Advances in technology present both new military threats and new opportunities for cooperation between China and the world.
2017/05/10 | Douglas Fuller
Tech's Secret Sauce: Foreign Cash and Chinese Startups
Foreign venture capital has played a critical role in China’s start-up scene. Why has foreign venture capital played such an outsized role?
Here's How to Get the Taiwan Economy Back on Course
As Taiwan faces unprecedented economic challenges, it needs to take stock of its strengths and unique characteristics as it seeks the best path forward.
Trump and the Future of India–US Relations
Less than three months into Donald Trump’s term as president, those watching in India are intensely anticipating how bilateral relations will proceed with the United States.