Pokémon Go and Cultural “Soft Power”
Society,Cyberspace,East Asia
By Tai Wei Lim - 31 Aug 2016

Pokémon Go and Cultural “Soft Power”

The phenomenon of Pokémon Go was built on the foundations of the real-world physical Pokémon products of the 1990s and early 2000s which was a runaway hit with kids and its influence shaped an entire generation of American children through primetime TV.
Uber China-Didi Deal: Who Gains? Who Loses?
Economy,Cyberspace,China

By Wen Xin Lim - 05 Aug 2016

Uber China-Didi Deal: Who Gains? Who Loses?

Xi Jinping's 2015 State Visit to the US: The Road from Sunnylands
Security,Cyberspace

By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim - 21 Mar 2016

Xi Jinping's 2015 State Visit to the US: The Road from Sunnylands

China’s Fandom Publics and Re-Assessment of the Internet’s Democratic Potential
Society,Cyberspace,China

China’s Fandom Publics and Re-Assessment of the Internet’s Democratic Potential

The identity of being fans has become prominent since the 1990s and Chinese fandom has been heavily intertwined with issues including modernity, commercialization, and globalization.
Domain Name Registration Rules: China and the US Need to Understand Each Other
Cyberspace,China

Domain Name Registration Rules: China and the US Need to Understand Each Other

On March 28, 2016, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology announced its Internet Domain Name Management Rules (Opinion-Seeking Revision Draft), and officially solicited opinions from the public. The overseas media had a field day over this announcement.
Xi Jinping’s Economic Cybersecurity  Agreement with Barack Obama
Cyberspace,China

Xi Jinping’s Economic Cybersecurity Agreement with Barack Obama

Chinese President Xi Jinping reached an agreement with US President Barack Obama in September 2015 to curb “cyber-enabled theft of intellectual property.”
Di Ba’s Facebook Battle: Chinese Internet Memes Gone “Good”?
Cyberspace,China

Di Ba’s Facebook Battle: Chinese Internet Memes Gone “Good”?

On January 20, 2016, users of “Di Ba” organized a social media war to flood the official pages of pro-Taiwan independence media like Sanlih E-Television as well as fan pages of Taiwanese leader Tsai Ing-wen, among others, with memes and messages.
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