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A delegation comprised of Taoyuan City Government officials, China Airlines Chairman Ho Nuan-hsuan, and Taoyuan International Airport Corporation President and CEO Shiau Deng-ke, led by Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan, visited the United States from July 4 to July 15 on the “2017 Taoyuan City Trade Delegation to the West Coast USA.” A total of 40…

Global tensions are rising and international travel is becoming increasingly stressful, with long lines and grim airport personnel now the norm. Not so at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, though, which stands out as an oasis of smiling staff willing to make the extra effort to ensure that travelers receive the most welcoming of visits. Acclaimed…

Amid a flurry of announced major infrastructure projects, the Taoyuan Aerotropolis stands out for its scale and boldness. Touted as the largest national infrastructure project since the Ten Major Infrastructure Projects of the 1970s that catapulted Taiwan into the ranks of major industrial economies, the Aerotropolis is a planned transportation, logistics, industrial, and residential city…

Improvement Seen in 2017 Outlook Economists are increasingly bullish on Taiwan’s growth prospects through 2017, with three local forecasting organizations raising GDP growth projections to over 2% for the year. The Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER) announced on April 19 that it had raised its forecast from 1.73% to 2.11%. “The stronger-than-expected momentum of…

Taiwan Human Rights Advocate Held in China While on a trip to China, Taiwanese human rights advocate Lee Ming-che was seized by the authorities on March 19 and held incommunicado before China finally announced that he had been arrested for “activities endangering national security,” according to media reports. As of press time, Lee, an instructor…