Taipei

Youtube Auto-deletes Comments With Phrases Critical Of Chinese Government [updated]

Enlarge / Protesters in Taipei, Taiwan, demonstrate for granting political asylum to Hong Kongers in January 2020. (credit: Walid Berrazeg/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) YouTube's software is automatically deleting comments with two...
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The Early Casualties Of The Taipei Act In The Post-coronavirus World

Patrick Mendis Security, Asia Political tensions across the Taiwan Strait have been reinforced during the coronavirus pandemic. The last thing that Taiwan should want to do is to provoke Beijing with direct and indirect actions to push for...
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Taiwan Beat Covid-19 And Won Friends. At The Who, It’s Still Fighting For A Seat At The Table.

Taipei is winning new influence due to its pandemic response and diplomatic outreach, but its full participation in world health affairs remains stymied by politics.
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Serious Business: Why Taiwan's New Cruise Missile Means They Aren't Fooling Around

David Axe Technology, Asia China is paying attention. Key point: Taipei is doing everything it can to protect itself against Beijing. That means getting itself some mean new cruise missiles. Taiwan has begun production of a new land-attack cruise...
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Computex Delayed Until Late-september Over Continued Covid-19 Concerns

Scheduled for early June in Taipei, Computex has been one of the world’s largest technology trade shows for decades now. It was also among the last big hold outs as events all over the world have been canceled or postponed over the growing...
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Strained Political Relations Strand Nearly 1,000 Taiwanese In China’s Coronavirus Outbreak Zone

Liu Ruo-yu of Taipei flew to her old homeland, China, last month for an overdue family visit and is now literally blocked from leaving her parents’ apartment. The Chinese government has shut off entries and exits into their city bordering Wuhan to...
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Donald Trump's Next Big Headache: China And Taiwan Set For A Collision Course?

Ted Galen Carpenter Security, Asia Overall tensions between Beijing and Taipei have been rising since Tsai’s reelection.  The Chinese military is flexing its muscles in the Taiwan Strait in response to last month’s electoral triumph by...
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Prague Inks Partnership With Taipei After Snubbing Beijing

PRAGUE, Czech Republic — The Czech capital, Prague, on Monday signed a partnership agreement with the capital of Taiwan, Taipei – three months after cancelling a similar deal with Beijing and angering the Chinese government. The disagreement...
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Is Taiwan An Unrecognized Country?

Taipei's Liberty Square where an inflatable tank commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre was displayed in May 2019. Photo by Filip Noubel, used with permission. The legal status of Taiwan is one of the most contested issues...
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Confirmed: Taiwanese Top Military Official Killed In Helicopter Crash

A Blackhawk military helicopter with 13 people on board crashed on Thursday in the mountains outside the city of Taipei.
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Taiwan Seeks Return Of 'criminal Income' From Frigate Scandal

Taiwan is seeking the return of hundreds of millions of dollars in ill-gotten funds linked to a controversial deal to buy French frigates over two decades ago, prosecutors said Tuesday.Taipei signed a $2.8 billion deal to buy six Lafayette-class...
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Taiwanese Court Rules No Jurisdiction In Vietnamese Marine Disaster Case, Victims To Appeal

‘Taiwanese court should take Vietnamese human rights situation into consideration’Screenshot from a video on civic coalition press conference outside Taipei district court on October 24, 2019. Via Justice for Formosa Victims. This post...
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China Intensifies Pacific Offensive As Taiwan Loses Another Ally

Kiribati switches allegiances as Beijing continues to pick off Taipei’s diplomatic partners in an effort to pressure the government of Tsai Ing-wen.
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Taipei Cuts Ties With Kiribati, Slams China For 'luring' Microstate Into Allegiance Switch

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Taipei has cut ties with the Pacific island nation of Kiribati after the latter switched to diplomatic relations with Beijing, the Taiwanese Foreign Ministry said on Friday.
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The Latest Thing In Vr? A Face Mask That Makes It Feel Like You’re Underwater

Researchers at Taipei Tech created the haptic device, called LiquidMask, which hints at the future of design for virtual reality. Virtual reality usually doesn’t feel particularly real, mostly because you can’t touch or feel anything...
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Defending Against Drift Amid Advancing Us-taiwan Relations - Ryan Bourne On Joseph Schumpeter, The...

In my previous article for the Global Taiwan Brief, I argued that Taipei and Washington should agree to a shared agenda for the future of their bilateral relationship. At present, ties are as strong as they have been in years, if not decades. The...
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Taipei Notes

My other visit here was thirty years ago, and most of all I am surprised by how little has changed.  The architecture now looks all the more retro, the alleyways all the more noir, and the motorbikes have by no means vanished.  Yes there are...
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What Will It Take To Combat Digital Authoritarianism In Southeast Asia?

Opening ceremony of the 34th ASEAN Summit, June 2019 in Thailand. Source: ASEAN This post is based on a keynote presentation delivered by the author at the first Global Voices Asia-Pacific Citizen Media Summit June 2, 2019 in Taipei, Taiwan. The...
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Chengdu Bleg

Your suggestions are most welcome, this short trip will follow the time in Taipei.  Where in particular should I eat and what should I eat?  I have been to Chengdu once before, four years ago. The post Chengdu bleg appeared first on Marginal...
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Taiwan Desperately Needs This 1 Thing To Stop China If War Comes

Mark Episkopos Security, Asia New subs. What are Taiwan’s military capabilities, and does Taiwan stand a chance of repelling a prospective Chinese invasion? Taipei and Beijing are seemingly sliding into an escalatory spiral amid a flurry of...
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