The Global Innovation Hub of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom moved to Taipei in 2021. There, the Hub will focus on the topics of “digital transformation” and “innovation for democracy”. With its international global network of experts, partners and collaborators, the hub aims to support the Friedrich Naumann Foundation on its way to becoming a creative innovation platform for liberalism.
More than a Tech Crackdown, It’s Farewell to China’s Economic Reform
Less than two months into the crackdown season on China’s tech sector, starting with the sanctions and investigations targeted against Didi Chuxing on July 2, two days after the U.S. initial public offering of its parent Didi Global, the ferocity of the campaign has only intensified, with its scope widened to more and more sectors, with no end in sight.
Diving into Didi’s Aftermaths: On Data and Capital
The Chinese government's reaction to Didi’s overseas IPO was not an isolated incident - it is looking to install tighter control over data and capital. But it would be short-sighted to believe that this is only relevant for big tech companies such as Alibaba and, most recently, Didi.
Crypto RMB: Finance Innovation or New Tool for Control?
Xi Jinping affirmed a commitment to adopting and dominating the blockchain space and the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) made its intentions, if not plans, more explicit. What are the implications for global economic impact?
Digital Services Act: The New Foundation for Europe's Digital Single Market
Yesterday, the European Commission presented the long-awaited Digital Services Act and the Digital Markets Act.
Was it worth the wait? Digitalisation expert Ann Cathrin Riedel has the verdict for you.
Can the Startup Generation Defeat the Economic Threats Posed by COVID-19?
Check out the stories of three finalists of 'The Startup Gen' -Pakistan`s first startup reality show and competition- as they changed their business models in the face of pandemic in 2020
"Hack the Fake: Fighting Disinformation" Online Hackathon
The hackathon “Hack the Fake: fighting Disinformation” gave university students the opportunity to look at effective solutions related to specific problems related to the fake news and disinformation topic.
As technology transforms products, processes, and ways of life, people need to instantaneously adapt to the new environment. But while the use of technology can be synonymous to innovation, innovation is not restricted to digitalization. Innovation is about impact – introducing new ideas to respond to challenges. “If we don’t question the way we work, and disrupt ourselves, someone else will,” said Máquina CEO Leticia Jáuregui.