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Taiwan's 'hacker minister' reshaping digital democracy

/ Apr 24, 2017

Taiwan's 'hacker minister' reshaping digital democracy

Taiwan’s “digital minister,” Audrey Tang, a computer prodigy and entrepreneur who taught herself programming at age 8, says she’s a “civic hacker” who like a locksmith uses specialized skills to help rather than harm. Appointed by leaders hoping to better connect with young voters ...

/ Apr 21, 2017

South Korea president hopeful denies date rape conspiracy

South Korean presidential candidate Hong Joon-pyo on Friday denied his own autobiographical confession of complicity in an attempted date rape, as voter outrage mounted. The firebrand prosecutor-turned-politician and candidate of ousted president Park Geun-hye’s conservative party has been compared to Donald Trump for his ...

China's Xi restructures military, consolidates control

/ Apr 19, 2017

China's Xi restructures military, consolidates control

Chinese President Xi Jinping has announced a military restructure of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to transform it into a leaner fighting force with improved joint operations capability, state media said. Centred around a new, condensed structure of 84 military units, the reshuffle builds ...