Economist John Anderson observed at a recent AmCham luncheon that the Taiwan economy in recent years has been a rather lackluster performer compared with regional peers, but on the other has avoided many of the financial problems besetting its neighbors, such as unsustainable credit booms and sharp currency depreciations, and delivers solid if unremarkable economic…

Taiwan has opened to large-displacement American “cruiser” motorcycles, though many obstacles remain. The rumble of a Harley Davidson or an Indian Chief still turns heads in downtown Taipei. Despite an over-abundance of two-wheeled powered vehicles in every street and alley, these American-style “cruiser” motorcycles are still a rarity in Taiwan due to prohibitive import taxes…