Technological fun for the home

Digital | ON: TECH Apr 16, 2017

Technological fun for the home

by Chiho Komoriya

Gadget maker Cerevo has taken advantage of the hype surrounding this month's release of the Hollywood version of "Ghost in the Shell" by producing a 1/8 scale robot model of the original anime's AI combat-vehicle Tachikoma.

Commentary / World Sep 7, 2015

Beijing's history narrative

by Rana Mitter

The grand parade in the center of Beijing on Sept. 3 to commemorate the end of World War II in China highlighted two contradictory narratives, both immensely important for understanding the country's future path.

Chinese Communist Party's great leap backward

Commentary / Japan Nov 4, 2014

Chinese Communist Party's great leap backward

by Xia Yeliang

Chinese President Xi Jinping's anti-corruption campaign was supposed to signify a shift toward a more transparent system based on the rule of law, but the officials who have been purged so far have been Xi's political adversaries. Xi appears to be pulling China backward ...

Editorials Jun 5, 2014

Political reform overdue in China

Twenty-five years after the protests at Tiananmen Square, the Chinese Communist Party continues to try to erase the memory of a movement that called for elimination of corruption, government accountability, freedom of speech and expansion of workers' rights.