The island’s effective management of the pandemic has helped boost its attractiveness as a destination for international healthcare companies to conduct clinical trials of new drugs. But to remain competitive post-COVID, Taiwan may need to take some additional steps. Within the global healthcare industry, one of the areas in which the COVID-19 pandemic has had…

Plans by a growing number of international technology companies to begin designing their own semiconductor products – and by governments to develop domestic chipmaking capabilities – could bring some disruption to the market. Yet Taiwan’s ability to produce chips efficiently and at a relatively low cost should ensure its continued growth and success. Taiwan’s production…

The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed many organizations to consider virtual means of upholding entity governance standards to minimize infection risk. While  Taiwan’s regulations do allow for most organizations to conduct relevant meetings virtually, there are a few things leadership should be aware of in using this option. As most TOPICS readers are now aware, the…

By Aimee Wu, Meet Global Steaker, a crypto asset management platform founded in 2019, currently has over US$60 million in assets under management. The scrappy startup’s team envisages a blockchain ecosystem in which cryptocurrency can even be used to pay for beer. Binance, the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchange, recorded a crypto trading volume of US$798…

A weekly snapshot of Taiwan business news stories brought to you by CommonWealth and AmCham Taiwan’s TOPICS MSCI Lowers Taiwan Index Weightings Global index provider MSCI published its quarterly index review on February 10. The latest review saw a drop in Taiwan’s weighting in the MSCI Emerging Markets Index and the MSCI All-Country Asia ex-Japan…

By Julia Bergström All Questions Rejected in December Referendum Taiwan voters on December 18 narrowly rejected all four referendum questions posed to them, issues regarding restarting a nuclear power plant project, banning U.S. pork imports containing a certain feed additive, conserving algal reefs near a proposed natural gas receiving terminal, and holding future referendums in conjunction…

Sustainable development does not come with a one-size-fits-all roadmap. Rather, international collaboration based on local actions and conditions is paramount to achieving global sustainability. As a part of their sustainability and inclusivity efforts, cities across the world are producing Voluntary Local Reviews (VLRs) to track and report on their progress with achieving the United Nation’s…