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Politics & Society

Politics & Society
World Economic Forum

Could Robot Leaders Do Better Than Our Current Politicians?

Robots would be less erratic, irrational and ideological than human leaders. So what is stopping us?

Politics & Society
Former Anti-Nuclear Protestor

Taiwan’s Energy Transition Can’t Afford to Have No Plan B

Ever since the large-scale blackout on August 15 last year in Taiwan, a sense of risk has helped this doctor, once totally opposed to nuclear power, to slowly change his tune. Following is an excerpted interview with Dr. Ming-Jiuh Wang.

Politics & Society
Security Cameras Everywhere

The Price of Convenience?

Recent international media reports have revealed the depths of China’s surveillance and social credit system, like something out of the dystopian science fiction series Black Mirror. Just this July, Singapore was the target of the worst cyber attack in its history, resulting in the compromise of over a million patients’ records. When the development of smart cities is completed, what kind of future will we face?

Singapore’s New Approach to Education

Why Children in Singapore Will No Longer Be Ranked by Exam Results

The island nation is changing its educational focus to encourage school children to develop the life skills they will need when they enter the world of work.

Politics & Society
2018 National Day Address

President Tsai : ‘We Are Determined to Defend the Values of Taiwan's Diverse Democracy’

‘Our democracy may look noisy and argumentative, but we always rally around Taiwan, and we always find strength in unity. Because this country belongs to all 23 million Taiwanese. Our country must be kept intact, and passed on to the next generations’ says President Tsai Ing-wen.

Times World University Rankings 2019

These Are the World’s Best Universities

Here is a look at the 10 universities leading the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019 - and a few interesting new additions.