Taichung hopes to become a regional hub for international groups. With backing from the central government, the central Taiwan city of Taichung is working on plans to establish a facility to serve as the regional headquarters for international non-government organizations (NGOs) active in Southeast Asia. Announcing the project in July, Taichung Mayor Lin Chia-lung proposed…

Taiwan is urged to take early action in resolving outstanding trade issues. Despite continuing uncertainty about the ultimate fate of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact within the U.S. political process, AmCham Taipei’s 2016 “Doorknock” delegation to Washington D.C. heard from many observers inside and outside the U.S. government that Taiwan should take urgent steps…

Suggestions for preventing overuse in livestock. The overuse of antibiotics in both humans and livestock is a public-health concern in countries around the world, given the potential for increased resistance to the drugs, reducing their effectiveness over time. AmCham Taipei’s Public Health Committee has commended efforts by Taiwan’s Council of Agriculture (COA) in recent years…

Helping consumers identify products that truly promote environmental sustainability. Each year during the dry season that typically runs from late June through October, countries throughout this region are affected by an air-pollution crisis that has come to be known as the Southeast Asian haze. Intense forest fires, caused by illegal slash-and-burn farming practices and annually…

Huang San-Kuei, Director-General of the National Health Insurance Administration (NHIA) under the Ministry of Health and Welfare since 2013, is both a medical doctor (from Chung Shan Medical University) and holder of a Master’s degree in Hospital and Health Care Administration from National Yang-Ming University, where he continues to be an adjunct professor. He was…