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The Taiwan model

In order to migrate to a technology-driven knowledge economy, there needs to be a complete change of direction. The emphasis must shift to creating top class universities of engineering and…

Flashpoint: Taiwan

THE ‘peaceful reunification’ of Taiwan with the mainland is one part of Xi Jinping’s ‘China Dream’ that’s unlikely to be rapidly realised. The most obvious alternative provides ample cause for…

Sino-Taiwanese Bonhomie

Sino-Taiwanese bonhomie

   Chinese President Xi Jinping took the bold decision to meet his Taiwanese counterpart, Ma Ying-jeou, at Singapore on November 7, 2015 to assure the disgruntled Taiwanese that the Chinese…

Culinary New Wave Puts Taiwan On Foodie Map

Culinary new wave puts Taiwan on foodie map

Pungent slices of fermented tofu, piping hot pork buns and crisp green guava slices are some of Taiwan's classic street eats, with the best stalls attracting queues of locals and…

Restore ties with India?

With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) securing its third consecutive term in India, Pakistan stands at a pivotal crossroads, necessitating a reassessment of its diplomatic and trade relations with its…

Who’s afraid of Sophia?

It was quite interesting to see AI robot ‘Sophia’ interacting with all at the entrance of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) AI for Good Global Summit in Geneva, Switzerland. The…

Dialogue and de-escalation

INCREASED diplomatic engagement between the US and China has helped to bring down the temperature in their fraught relationship. But it has not yielded any agreement on the key issues…

Not your dad’s cold war

A world order descended upon us after WW2. This order was called the cold war. The world was neatly divided in two by an iron curtain. Our dictators found themselves…