In one prominent international ranking of how well municipalities have developed themselves into smart cities, Taipei is positioned in eighth place, while in another it is 26th. One survey gives Taipei its highest score for environmental policies, and another considers it one of its lowest. The discrepancy reflects the arbitrary nature of these indices and…

The annual delegation found an encouraging atmosphere for U.S.-Taiwan economic relations.  When an AmCham Taipei delegation made the rounds of Washington, D.C., for a week in mid-June, it had three main requests for the U.S. government: Restore the former practice of holding high-level trade negotiations with Taiwan under the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement on…

Taiwan is urged to take early action in resolving outstanding trade issues. Despite continuing uncertainty about the ultimate fate of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact within the U.S. political process, AmCham Taipei’s 2016 “Doorknock” delegation to Washington D.C. heard from many observers inside and outside the U.S. government that Taiwan should take urgent steps…