Each year since 1996 – usually shortly after release of the Taiwan White Paper – AmCham Taipei has organized a week-long “Doorknock” mission to Washington, D.C. to exchange views with U.S. government executive agencies, Congressional offices, think tanks, and others concerned with U.S.-Taiwan bilateral economic relations. The trip is always extremely useful. It gives AmCham…

For two days in late January, a total of 173 delegates – government officials, legislators, scholars, business leaders, and representatives of civic groups – attended a National Energy Conference called by the Ministry of Economic Affairs. The group debated the crucial issue facing Taiwan following President Ma Ying-jeou’s decision last year to suspend construction of…

In recent years Taiwan has made great strides in bolstering its protection of intellectual property rights (IPR) by passing new legislation, tightening enforcement, and raising awareness among judges and prosecutors of the importance of the issue. The improvements in copyright, patent, and trademark protection – and in the past few years of trade secrets –…