Taiwan has played a role in two recent developments related to advancing the cause of women’s health and well-being. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, more commonly known as SLE or lupus, is a chronic autoimmune disease that disproportionately affects women. More than 90% of its sufferers are female, making the disease very much a women’s issue. This…

Recently Taiwan Business TOPICS magazine sat down with Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) Minister Lee Ying-yuan to discuss the state of Taiwan’s environmental health. Below is an edited transcript of that conversation, supplemented with written replies from the EPA.   What do you consider to be the biggest environmental challenges that Taiwan is currently facing? For…

At long last, the much anticipated Taoyuan Aerotropolis project is ready for take-off. The Aerotropolis is a planned transportation, logistics, industrial, and residential city encompassing the existing Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.  With a footprint of over 4,500 hectares, the Aerotropolis will be one of Taiwan’s largest national infrastructure projects ever. Originally conceived years ago as…

The Taiwan government deserves congratulations for its recent enactment of landmark legislation establishing a Patent Linkage system for pharmaceutical products, a mechanism designed to prevent infringing drugs from being licensed while an original medication still holds a valid patent in this market. Credit goes both to the executive branch agencies that ushered through this initiative…