Liu Hsiu Wen, Asia Times

Liu Hsiu Wen

Asia Times

Taiwan, Province of China

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Past articles by Liu:

LGBT Chinese still forced into conversion therapy, finds study

Human Rights Watch says pseudoscientific practices aimed at changing an individual's sexual orientation remain widespread → Read More

Another UK-China ‘deal’ on ice amid secrecy and confusion

Chengdu tycoon Wang Chunming reportedly entered a £1 billion 'partnership' with Sheffield in July 2016. Now it's unclear who exactly the English city's deal was with, or if it is worth the paper it may or may not have been written on → Read More

Singapore ranks top in Asia, seventh globally, for innovation

Find out how Asia's top economies placed on the UN's Global Innovation Index 2017 → Read More

Guangzhou to step-up land supply for housing

The Asia Times editorial picks of important economics, policy and market-moving stories from Chinese-language media → Read More

Four Asian companies ranked among world’s most innovative

Four companies from Asia were listed in Forbes' top 10 Most Innovative firms for 2017, including Shanghai RAAS Blood Products and 2 Indian conglomerates → Read More

Tencent leads China’s Top 100 Internet companies list

The Shenzhen-based technology firm has surpassed Alibaba Group to rise to the peak of the 2017 list → Read More

Sinopec, China National Petroleum Corporation top list

Sinopec, China National Petroleum Corporation and China State Construction International Holdings were ranked as the top three enterprises on the 2017 Fortune China Top 500 list → Read More

Residents in Beijing, Shenzhen lose half their pay on rent

Over 70% of 50 cities monitored in China had high rent-to-income ratios; residents in Beijing, Shenzhen and Shanghai spend over 45% of income on rent → Read More

China issues new guidelines on banned terminology in news

Xinhua News Agency emphasizes Beijing’s sovereignty over Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau in its new regulations for its reporters and bureaus → Read More

Taiwanese or Chinese? An island state’s shifting identities

On the 30th anniversary of the lifting of martial rule in Taiwan, Asia Times examines the Republic's political tensions and horizons and asks inhabitants how they see themselves → Read More

Thirty years on, memories of martial rule in Taiwan

After the supporters of Chiang Kai-shek retreated to Taiwan in 1949, martial law was declared on the island and would last for almost four decades. Three citizens recount their memories of those years → Read More

What’s behind the success of HBO Asia’s first Chinese series?

Asia Times talks to Chen Ho-yu, writer and director of The Teenage Psychic, about the journey from winning best short film at the Taipei Film Festival to creating an original series screening in 23 countries → Read More

Singapore, China high in Asia, Pacific university rankings

Times Higher Education says its first list for this region reflects dynamism characterizing higher education in East Asia, Southeast Asia and Oceania → Read More

Nine graphs that show how Hong Kong has changed since 1997

Shifting identity, political unrest, economic unease: Asia Times looks at the key trends in the city → Read More

10 key political events in Hong Kong since the 1997 Handover

In the 20 years since reunification with China, we look at significant moments that have changed the city's political landscape → Read More

Deleveraging punches bonds into technical knockout

Despite refreshingly comforting words in the People’s Bank of China statement, it is hard not to stare at the shockingly cruel numbers from the corporate bond market → Read More

Inflation marches higher on smaller food deflation

Prices in China were generally stable to slightly lower in May, as the economy remains trapped in a deep well of excess supply and softening prices → Read More

China PMI bucks forecast but fails to drive markets

Purchasing managers' index comes in slightly better than expected but without providing clear steer on direction of country's economy → Read More

Small Talk: a video love letter

Taiwanese director Huang Hui-chen unpicks her award-winning documentary and tells how the project helped a mother and daughter mend a broken past → Read More

First in Asia: Taiwan recognizes same-sex marriage

Landmark decision paves way for the island to become the first in region to legalize gay unions → Read More