Forecasts for Taiwan’s economic growth next year currently range between 2.18% and 2.5%. The Taiwan economy is expected to undergo a moderate slowdown next year as overseas demand falters for its information technology and other high-tech products. But if that prospect is somewhat disappointing, the consolation is that Taiwan is likely to escape suffering harsh…

Taiwan took a major step forward a year ago in protecting intellectual property rights when legislators passed a law to establish a “Patent Linkage” system for safeguarding patents on pharmaceuticals. Distressingly, the government now appears to be preparing to take a big step backward by limiting the coverage of that law. Rules being proposed by…