Taiwan’s capital city is seeking greater international recognition as an attractive place to live and work. Taipei often ranks high on international surveys that rate cities on the basis of their livability and quality of life. Its attractions include a rich cultural heritage coexisting seamlessly with technological innovation, picturesque mountainous backdrops, a wide variety of…

Foreign residents in Taiwan are facing discrimination and limited access to disability benefits, sparking a campaign by activists and non-profit organizations for equal rights and recognition. In July, publicly funded media service TaiwanPlus aired a four-minute news feature that moved viewers to tears, judging by reactions on Twitter (now X). The feature, headlined “Foreigners in…

To make the most of digitalization, businesses and government need to implement enabling frameworks. The pandemic brought digital transformation to the forefront for many Taiwan-based businesses. When companies had to quickly pivot their services, products, or business strategies to stay afloat, efficient digitalization strategies became a necessity. The shift to remote work also compelled many…

Participation in international trade agreements, whether bilateral or multilateral, would benefit Taiwan’s economy and reduce its excessive dependency on China. But entry into some pacts is more likely to be feasible than others. In mid-April, China announced it would start investigating whether nearly 2,500 Taiwan export products conform to its fair-trade rules. The products to…

The government, together with large corporations, has launched initiatives to help small and medium-sized enterprises address the challenges of digital transformation, stringent ESG requirements, and intergenerational management systems. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), which represent 99% of all enterprises in Taiwan, have been cited as a linchpin to the country’s rapid post-war development. Yet SMEs…