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…

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…

Five years after its implementation, the Tsai government’s flagship policy initiative aimed at boosting engagement with South and Southeast Asian countries has delivered some encouraging economic results. But observers say that to fulfill the policy’s goal of developing more comprehensive relations, a greater focus on people-to-people ties is needed. Taiwan’s Executive Yuan reported this September…

Monetary controls, tax reform, and affordable housing programs have helped tame speculation and make decent accommodations more accessible. But some say these measures do not go far enough. The Legislative Yuan this July passed an update to its tax rules regarding residential and commercial real estate. Dubbed the Consolidated Land and Building Tax 2.0, the…

Costco’s Senior Vice President of Asia Richard Chang is a well-known fixture of the international business community in Taiwan. A former college and professional basketball player, Chang emphasizes the important skills future leaders can develop from playing sports and focuses on the practical lessons young people can learn from their college experience and early career….

Taiwan Mobile Goes South, Chunghwa Underseas Local telecommunications carrier Taiwan Mobile announced on August 9 that it would invest NT$20 million (US$717,000) in the Series E round of funding for Tiki Corp., Vietnam’s largest e-commerce retailer. The strategic investment will be Taiwan Mobile’s first in Vietnam, according to the company’s president, Jamie Lin. The move…

Local English Content Platform Launched The launch party for TaiwanPlus, a new government-funded English-language streaming platform, was held on August 30. The event was attended by Vice President Lai Ching-te, Legislative Speaker You Si-kun, and Minister of Culture Lee Yung-te. In a video address, President Tsai remarked that TaiwanPlus would be “a window through which…