The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) promotes democracy, human rights, economic freedom, and curbing climate change. In Taiwan, the Global Innovation Hub of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom was established in 2021. The Hub focuses on “digital transformation” and “innovation for democracy”, the hub aims to support the Friedrich Naumann Foundation on its way to becoming a creative innovation platform for liberalism. The Global Innovation Hub works with The Open Culture Foundation (OCF) and other like-minded partners. Should you have questions or suggestions about our work, please contact us. You can also meet our team here.
Join our Democracy Board Game Festival!
FNF Global Innovation Hub will hold our first ever Democracy Board Game Festival between August 15 and September 2, 2022. It will take place online, via the platform “Gather” - so everyone can join, regardless of time zone, location or corona restrictions! Explore our exhibition space, and learn more about the five games we are featuring: Each game was developed by a different organization, and each organization will give the audience a game tour at the upcoming.
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Xi Jinping has ruled out the prospect of peaceful unification with Taiwan
Whatever view one takes on the appropriateness of the timing of the proposed trip to Taiwan by US House Speaker, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, the response from the Chinese Government, reflect a belligerence. Beijing has threatened both privately and publicly to escalate tensions in the Taiwan Strait in response, including the prospect of intercepting the Speaker’s plane or introducing a No-Fly Zone over the island.
Chinas influence in Germany: Academia and Media are the Achilles Heel
Is Germany a target of Chinese influencing operations? Germany’s Academia and Media are highly affected by Chinese influence operations, the Taiwanese ThinkTank DoublethinkLab found. A combination of naiveté and lack of regulation on the German side enables the PRC to exploit Germany’s one-sided openness for its purposes.
Digital Participation Tools: When to use them, how to choose them
Ms Katya Petrikevich provides us an overview on the Digital Participation Guideand Ratings. The global pandemic dramatically stimulated the demand for digital tools for public participation. But how to choose these tools? What aspects should we consider when choosing? Ms Petrikevich introduces the “Guide to Digital Participation Platforms” and explains why civic tech and digital platforms should not be seen as a solution for everything.
Geopolitics Reshaping the Internet in East Asia
In 2021, United States approved a plan to connect the Asian route of submarine cables with the Philippines and Taiwan under Pacific Link Cable Network (PLCN) framework - bypassing Hong Kong, which previously was supposed to be the endpoint. Undoubtedly, geopolitical realities have changed. Charles Mok analyses for FNF Global Innovation hub what points need to be taken into account when building interconnective infrastructure in Asia.
Taiwan can be East Asia’s New Internet and Data Hub
In the second half of April, Taiwan scored two major wins in consolidating its regional and global positions in digital future and data trade. This could enable Taiwan to become Asia’s new Internet and Data Hub. Charles Mok analyzes for FNF Global Innovation hub what Taiwan needs to do to achieve that goal