Although the pace of growth is decreasing significantly, Taiwan is projected to fare better than most economies in 2023. Economic prospects were looking spectacular for Taiwan in 2021. As a global chip shortage fueled demand for Taiwanese electronics and semiconductors, its economic growth rate of 6.45% was the fastest pace since the rebound from the…

For the past several years, Singapore-owned Shopee has been the island’s largest e-commerce platform. But as pandemic-induced surges in online shopping subside and local competitors catch up, Shopee may struggle to retain its stronghold in the market. Owned by Singapore’s Sea Group and headquartered in the city-state, Shopee is essentially a foreign company operating in…

— By Jane Rickards and Don Shapiro  Ming and Qing Dynasty soldiers described Taiwan as a place where “disease is rampant.” Yet before large numbers of Han people began arriving in the mid-17th century, the island’s indigenous peoples had managed to live generally healthy lives. Japanese researchers later documented how the Austronesian peoples used local medicinal plants to cure various…