Exports and growth continue to Languish How many synonyms for “decline” exist in the English language? Reports on the current state of Taiwan’s economy offer a good sampling, as nearly all indicators point south. Exports, perhaps the most scrutinized figure for Taiwan’s trade-driven economy, continued to slump in March for the 14th consecutive month, falling…

Architecture Award for Changhua HSR Station The Changhua High Speed Rail station in central Taiwan won the U.S.-based Architizer’s A-plus Award in the bus and train stations category on April 12, beating out more than 100 submissions from around the world, including the Netherland’s Arnhem Central Masterplan and Delft Station, Austria’s Vienna Central Station, and…

FarGlory Taipei Dome Contract Dissolved The Taipei City government and the Farglory Group agreed to dissolve the contract for the beleaguered Taipei Dome project on April 14, with the details and compensation amounts remaining unspecified. The Taipei Dome, a 40,000-seat indoor arena being constructed near Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall at the intersection of ZhongXiao East…

This is Part 5 of the Special Report on Public Safety: Links to Part 1, Part2, Part 3,Part 4, Part 5 Taiwan society has changed, and the gangsters have either disappeared or become more sophisticated, depending on who you ask. Over the decades, media reports in Taiwan have depicted highly efficient and ruthless underworld organizations with exotic…