Living abroad often involves numerous unexpected challenges and can be difficult for many, especially those with existing mental health issues. Fortunately, Taipei is now home to a growing number of mental health resources, including many with services in English and offering sliding-scale fees for lower-income clients. When Martha first came to Taiwan two years ago,…

Upsurge in demand for products from the Baltic state came on the back of warming diplomatic relations. However, considerable obstacles to agri-food imports remain. What does Lithuania mean to Taiwan? Prior to 2021, perhaps only the presence of several of the country’s basketball players in the NBA. However, following donation in July and October last…

A popular method for garnering brand attention and drawing in customers, promotional giveaways and contests are allowed in several forms under Taiwanese law. However, these business activities are subject to a number of fair competition and personal data regulations that companies must adhere to. Promotional giveaways are a common way to highlight a brand to…

Shelley Rigger’s latest book describes the role Taiwanese businesspeople played in facilitating China’s rapid economic growth in the 1990s and 2000s. It provides astute analysis and vivid historical detail, but readers should not expect a forecast of what lies ahead for cross-Strait ties. As a leading scholar on Taiwan, Davidson College political science professor Shelley Rigger has shown an impressive grasp…

Demand for both conventional and electric bicycles has soared during the pandemic, drastically increasing the export orders of Taiwan’s bike manufacturers. However, severe shortages of raw materials and other disruptions to the supply chain have prevented these companies from fully benefiting from the current global cycling renaissance. Josh Chang had just started a new job…

Taiwan’s first two virtual banks have quickly accumulated customers, and the market is expanding with a third such bank on the way. But Taiwan’s oversaturated banking market will likely require that the digital lenders adopt new tactics and technologies to become truly competitive. Taiwan’s financial industry is known for its conservatism. Firms and regulators alike…

Taiwan Welcomes EU’s New Chip Act Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs welcomed the EU’s announcement on February 9 of The European Chips Act, citing its potential to boost Taiwan-EU bilateral investment. The proposed legislation seeks to increase the number of semiconductors manufactured in Europe by expanding cooperation with the world’s leading chipmakers. It will dedicate…