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Thousands Protest Chinese Media Influence in Taipei

Recent protests in Hong Kong against proposed extradition rules that threatened further erosion of the territory’s autonomy have attracted considerable support from Taiwan, including public displays of solidarity and a cross-party legislative resolution. On Sunday, tens of thousands gathered...

Beware the WeChat Spy

WeChat, Tencent’s smartphone messaging application, could someday eclipse Weibo in popularity. Unlike Weibo, WeChat messages are private; groups are by invitation only. With this built-in sense of privacy, as well as...

What’s Next For Next Media Animation?

Popular for its satirical computer-generated animations of daily news, Taiwan-based Next Media Animation (NMA) tells fans what it’s like behind the scenes in the largest motion capture studios in Asia.  On her blog, Emily...

Ai Weiwei & Mo Yan on Publicity and Responsibility

In an interview and a recent speech, respectively, artist Ai Weiwei and Nobel-winning author Mo Yan expressed sharply different attitudes towards public exposure and social and political responsibility. From Bernhard Zand,...

Did Xi Snub North Korea in Boao Speech?

‘Tis the season for North Korea to escalate its rhetoric, and recent threats from the Hermit Kingdom have many wondering if China is growing frustrated with its longtime ally. President and CCP Secretary General Xi Jinping...

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