A growing emphasis on social and environmental responsibility among major U.S. corporations has begun influencing the practices and operations of their Taiwanese supply chain partners as well. Last summer, President Tsai Ing-wen announced that starting from the first day of 2021, Taiwan would allow the importation of U.S. pork containing trace amounts of ractopamine. Some…

By Steven Crook and Katy Hui-wen Hung Families across Taiwan continue to engage in an ancient tradition of offering up ritual feasts to their ancestors. One clan has been performing these rites in the northern city of Taoyuan for over two centuries. Ancestor worship is an ancient and persistent custom among Han Chinese. Traditionally, deceased…

Despite some negative public attitudes, this business practice has been highly popular with local consumers and would-be entrepreneurs. Few businesses face greater reputational challenges in Taiwan than the multi-level marketing (MLM) industry, also known as network marketing or direct selling. Past unethical practices by a minority of companies have caused the industry to be heavily…