Taipei Dome under construction, aerial view. Source: Wikipedia

Control Yuan censures Taipei Taiwan’s Control Yuan censured the Taipei City government on August 11 for its handling of the controversial Taipei Dome project, a mixed-use arena and shopping mall complex being constructed at the corner of Guangfu North Road and Zhongxiao East Road by the Farglory Group under a Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) agreement with Taipei…

iPhone to the Rescue – Again The importance of the iPhone to Taiwan’s economy was demonstrated once again when in July it helped bring the first uptick in the country’s exports following 17 straight months of declines. Taiwan’s exports, a key driver of growth and domestic investment, posted 1.2% growth in July year-on-year, according to…

Taiwan in a Post-Brexit World Back in March, although Taiwan’s economy was still facing headwinds, leading indicators seemed to point in a positive direction. As of June, however, exports had continued their inexorable contraction for a record-setting 17 straight months, with little sign of improvement, according to the Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT). Exports for…

Tsai Makes First Overseas Trip President Tsai’s first diplomatic trip since taking office took place in June with visits to Panama and Paraguay, two important Latin American allies for Taiwan. She began her three days in Panama by attending the opening ceremony of the expanded Panama Canal. After meeting with top officials in the country,…

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…