Following Bloomberg’s relegation of Taiwan to its inglorious Recession Club for 2016, along with economic disappointments Ukraine, Russia, and Brazil, Deputy Minister Kao Shien-quey of the National Development Council sought to reassure the public that “this year should not be so bad.” She said she sees the economy as likely to bottom out in the…

Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit (DCU), an investigative consultancy aimed at assisting law enforcement agencies to root out cybercrime, employs a dynamic map that displays locations from which cyberattacks are originating, as well as locations that are being victimized. Until roughly seven years ago, the map showed Taiwan as being the victim of large-scale cybercrime. But…

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Taiwan’s Submarine Project Resurfaces Taiwan’s two major political parties appear to be in agreement on prioritizing the acquisition of submarines, which many experts see as vital in augmenting Taiwan’s defense in the face of China’s rapid military expansion. China has more than 1,100 ballistic missiles trained on Taiwan, along with large fleets of advanced fighter…

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The newly elected DPP government has stated its intention to strengthen Taiwan’s defense industry as a way to both enhance national security and expand the economy. Taiwan’s National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology has already demonstrated its capability to develop various types of weaponry, including advanced missile systems, and the Aerospace Industry Development Corp. –…

Taiwan Lantern Festival 2016

In recent years, the Taiwan Lantern Festival has included displays of modern and traditional performing arts, sensational pyrotechnics, and lanterns of unimaginable size and beauty. Each year, the event is held in a different part of Taiwan. The 2016 Taiwan Lantern festival will be celebrated in the plaza in front of the Taoyuan High-Speed Railway…