Former President Lee Teng-hui ’s Democratic Legacy Lee Teng-hui, Taiwan’s first democratically elected president and first native Taiwanese national leader, died on July 30 after being hospitalized since February. He was 97 years old. AmCham Taipei released a statement joining the people of Taiwan in mourning Lee’s passing and noting his historic role in promoting…

An Exclusive Interview with National Development Council Minister Kung Ming-hsin Taiwan has done a stellar job of managing the COVID-19 pandemic, and has experienced comparatively minimal economic damage. Now it is time to start thinking about how it can capitalize on its strong high-tech capabilities and the international goodwill it has earned to become a…

Canadian journalist and author J.W. Henley’s third novel casts in literary form the struggles faced by migrant workers in Taiwan. One of the most difficult exercises a novelist can undertake is writing from another cultural perspective. Harder still is writing from the perspective of someone from a background so far removed from your own that…

Basketball is one of the island’s best-loved sports, but unsustainable business models and training schedules have kept it from being as successful in Taiwan as baseball. In April, the New York Times published an article by veteran sportswriter Marc Stein entitled “Can the N.B.A. Learn from Taiwan’s Basketball Bubble?” The story discussed how Taiwan’s Super…

But various hurdles to achieving foreign talent integration remain. Conditions for the more than 30,000 foreign white-collar professionals working in Taiwan have drastically improved in recent years, thanks to a combination of new laws, government initiatives, and an increasing demand for foreign talent in innovative industries. Obstacles to obtaining work authorization have been reduced and…

Taiwan is home to a sizable pool of extremely high-quality talent, particularly engineers and others in R&D roles. It is one of the most progressive liberal democracies in Asia, where rule of law and freedom of speech are held sacred by society and government alike. Taiwan is also very welcoming to foreign visitors and residents,…

Much of Taiwan’s industry is being transformed by the introduction of AI technologies, particularly in the areas of manufacturing and healthcare. Industry the world over is experiencing some radical changes, propelled by the continued development and application of AI technology across a wide variety of different fields. While in most countries everything from finance and…

Companies are trying to figure out how best to respond to new and unique challenges, while staying vigilant about the unexpected. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, wreaking havoc on economies throughout the world, companies are struggling to come up with ways to keep business operational, as well as employees and clientele safe. Taiwan,…