Business Alliance Event Held in Taipei The 2020 Taiwan Business Alliance Conference, an annual event organized by the Ministry of Economic Affairs to promote investment in Taiwan, took place at the Taipei International Convention Center on October 7. This year’s event focused on opportunities for foreign companies in Taiwan amid the combined impact of the…

Taiwan Celebrates National Day 2020 Taiwan’s 109th Double Ten National Day celebration, held primarily in Taipei and Tainan, featured several military and civilian performances, including a synchronized flyby of recently upgraded F-16 fighter jets and a massive fireworks display. The ceremony was attended by representatives and visiting dignitaries from several of Taiwan’s official and unofficial…

Sustained Optimism on 2020 Growth National Development Council (NDC) Minister Kung Ming-hsin said that based on recent economic data, Taiwan’s GDP growth rate for 2020 is expected to exceed the government’s August forecast of 1.56%. The more optimistic outlook contrasts with the International Monetary Fund’s prediction that the island would experience zero growth this year,…

The severe spread of COVID-19 across the U.S. this spring brought the return to Taiwan of high-level Taiwanese- and Chinese-American talent from Silicon Valley. They are now helping build a similar environment for innovation on the island. The group of 40-something Taiwanese-American tech entrepreneurs and venture capitalists that refers to itself as the Taiwan Mafia…