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The Economy is Improving with Help from Exports With sharp criticism of major trade partners and promises of protectionism in trade, the new administration of U.S. President Donald Trump has injected substantial policy uncertainty into the global economy. Nevertheless, the American economy continues to be the engine of global trade, and Taiwan’s trade figures are…

Uber is Over in Taiwan, at Least for Now Uber announced that it was suspending operations in Taiwan effective February 10 in an effort to “reset” discussions with the government over the U.S.-based ride-hailing company’s operational status. The Taiwan government insists that Uber register as a transportation company and follow relevant regulations, but Uber regards…

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As the political capital and commercial center, Taipei in northern Taiwan is well-known throughout Asia. Many frequent visitors are familiar with Kaohsiung, the major port and industrial powerhouse in the south. Taichung, roughly equidistant between the two, has long been seen as Taiwan’s “third city.” Population statistics suggest a different pecking order, however. The municipality…

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Patients with rare congenital and chronic catastrophic diseases are often debilitated and impoverished by their conditions. These diseases are generally little known, even to physicians, and patients in the U.S. and EU suffer for an average of five to seven years before being accurately diagnosed. Even after diagnosis, effective treatment is frequently unavailable. The low…