This is a special supplement to the December 2016 issue of Taiwan Business TOPICS, sponsored by the AmCham Taipei Medical Devices Committee. The full PDF document is available for download here. Table of Contents:  Preface, Challenges and Opportunities The Value of Technology Streamlining the Medical Device Registration Process Referencing Japan Strengthening the Pricing and Reimbursement…

Corning Incorporated celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Corning Research Center in Taiwan by hosting the Corning Innovation Forum in coordination with Global Views Monthly Magazine. Themed “Innovation: Connecting to the future,” the Forum invited industry experts from the Institute for Information Industry (III), Ford Lio Ho Motor Co., and the Ministry of Health and…

The new Ford Kuga, introduced by Ford Taiwan on November 8, is setting new benchmarks on safety, smart and fuel-efficiency. The Kuga sports a refreshed look with a prominent hexagonal grille and serious headlights, as well as ergonomic enhancements that make the interior even roomier and more comfortable. But what really sets the new Kuga…

Formosa Workers Protest Shutdown Employees of the Formosa Chemicals and Fiber Corp. (FCFC) staged several demonstrations during October, some of which became violent, to protest potential job losses due to the closure of the company’s plant in Changhua over environmental issues. Changhua County’s Bureau of Environmental Protection denied the extension of operating permits for the…

After World War II, Taiwan’s western lowlands saw rapid economic and social development, boosted by Taiwan’s strategically central location within East Asia – with Japan to the northeast and the Philippines to the south. Cities like Taipei and Kaohsiung multiplied in size, and factories producing “Made in Taiwan” goods proliferated. Families that had farmed for…

Chairman Shih Jun-ji, Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporation

Taiwan Ranks in Fourth Place in Corporate Governance in Asia Thanks to a vigorous push by the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE), Taiwanese listed companies have made substantial progress in corporate governance in recent years, greatly boosting investors’ confidence and interest in the market. Currently, for example, over half of listed companies have embraced e-voting, a…

Taiwan’s two main political parties, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and the Kuomintang (KMT), which recently reversed roles as the governing and opposition parties, have widely diverging positions on many issues. But on one point they are firmly in accord: the need for Taiwan to maintain its economic competitiveness by readying itself for eventual participation…