A sharp decline in the number of cross-Strait flights and foreign visitors has left Taiwan’s tourism industry scrambling to figure out ways to cope with the sudden drop in business.  The recent COVID-19 outbreak is causing unprecedented economic disruptions throughout East Asia and beyond. While some Taiwanese and international companies with production bases in China are…

Permanent storage in deep geological repositories is the current international standard for final disposal of nuclear waste, but in practice this solution has so far proven extremely difficult to accomplish.  The U.S. government has de-funded its deep geological repository at Yucca Mountain, and most nations have yet to begin development of similar facilities. Finland is…

Two industrial sectors appear particularly promising for Taiwan to develop as a regional center for the Asia Pacific.  The best opportunities for Taiwan to play a strong regional role may lie with its fast-developing capability in offshore wind power and its already well-established foundation as a high-tech R&D center.  Taiwan has big expectations for wind…