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Paul Mozur
For Paul Mozur's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
China’s tech firms were caught off guard by breakthroughs in generative artificial intelligence — Beijing’s regulations and a sagging economy aren’t helping.
BUSINESS / Tech
Feb 22, 2024
China’s rush to dominate AI has a twist: It depends on U.S. technology
Even as the United States has tried to slow China’s advancements, it has not held back the practice of openly releasing software to encourage its adoption.
A Ukrainian drone pilot, call sign Darwin, operating a first-person-view, or FPV, drone on a test flight near Kupiansk, Ukraine, on Aug. 5.
WORLD / Politics
Oct 1, 2023
Ukraine’s war of drones runs into an obstacle: China
Ukraine's latest fight is one over global electronics supply chains that run through China.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
May 14, 2023
Taiwan is running low on a strategic asset: engineers
A shrinking population, demanding work culture and an abundance of competing tech jobs have meant workers have become ever more scarce.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Apr 3, 2023
‘On a tightrope’: How Taiwan’s president navigated the U.S. and China
Known for her quiet pragmatism, Tsai Ing-wen has ushered in a new era of American cooperation as worries about Chinese aggression rise.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 8, 2023
The people onscreen are fake. The disinformation is real.
Videos distributed by pro-China bot accounts are the first known instance of "deepfake” video technology being used as part of a state-aligned information campaign.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Nov 25, 2022
In a challenge to Beijing, unrest over COVID lockdowns spreads
Protests have broken out in Guangzhou and at an iPhone factory in central China, while online many have raged at authorities after the death of a girl was blamed on COVID-19 restrictions.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Oct 4, 2022
U.S. plans new limits on tech sent to Chinese firms
The Biden administration is expected to announce new measures to restrict Chinese companies from getting access to technologies that enable high-performance computing.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Aug 30, 2022
‘The eye of the storm’: Taiwan is caught in a great game over microchips
Taiwan is the biggest producer of the worldu2019s most advanced chips. It is also rapidly becoming one of the worldu2019s most dangerous geopolitical flashpoints.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 6, 2022
Fight or surrender: Taiwan’s generational divide on China’s threats
Conflicting allegiances dominate Taiwan politics, with debates over China breaking down along the lines of age, identity and geography.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Jun 27, 2022
‘An invisible cage’: How China is policing the future
The latest generation of technology digs through vast amounts of data to find patterns and aberrations, promising to predict crimes or protests before they happen.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 1, 2022
Elon Musk’s ties to China could create headaches for Twitter
Musku2019s investments in China could be at risk if Twitter upsets the Communist Party, which has banned the platform but used it extensively to push Beijingu2019s foreign policy around the globe.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 12, 2022
China’s echoes of Russia’s alternate reality intensify globally
The campaign by China has further undercut the countryu2019s effort to present itself as a neutral actor in the war, eager to promote a peaceful resolution.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 3, 2022
‘Totally inhumane’: Child separations feed anger in a locked-down Shanghai
The fury and concern of parents over what might become of their children if they fall sick is the latest in a series of crises faced by Shanghai officials.
Japan Times
LIFE / Digital
Mar 17, 2022
Beating Japan at its own (video) game: A smash hit from China
Genshin Impact, one of the worldu2019s hottest mobile games, has all the characteristics of a Japanese invention: giant robots and characters with huge eyes and spiky, rainbow-colored hair.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 19, 2022
Bots and fake accounts push China’s vision of winter Olympic wonderland
Inside the Potemkin village of China’s propaganda, the Winter Olympics have unfolded as an unalloyed success, a celebration of sports and political harmony that has obscured — critics say whitewashed — the country’s flaws and rights abuses.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Dec 21, 2021
Buying influence: How China manipulates Facebook and Twitter
Swarms of accounts are amplifying Beijingu2019s brash new messaging as the country tries to shape the global narrative about the coronavirus and much else.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 4, 2021
With its exit, Didi sends a signal: China no longer needs Wall Street
With plenty of its own money and a greater desire to control the private sector, Beijing is pushing its companies to tap investors closer to home.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 27, 2021
Spies for hire: China’s new breed of hackers blends espionage and entrepreneurship
Chinau2019s premier spy agency is increasingly reaching beyond its own ranks to recruit from a vast pool of private-sector talent.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 28, 2021
Hong Kong has a new type of prisoner: Pro-democracy activists
With fraught political future and the threat of another arrest, the arrested protesters are emblematic of the uncertainties facing the cityu2019s stricken democracy movement.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Feb 24, 2021
A digital firewall in Myanmar, built with guns and wire cutters
The military has repeatedly shut off the internet, isolating a country that had only in the past few years linked to the outside world.

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