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…

Data indicates that Taiwanese shoppers favor products and brands that foster environmental protection and sustainability, while the government has aggressively promoted green procurement in both the public and private sectors. To meet the growing demand and catch up with international trends, local manufacturers are increasingly “greening” their production processes. It should come as no surprise…