Alternative healing practices are flourishing in the internet age, challenging Western medicine’s dogma with a toolbox of self-care, natural medicine, and mindfulness – and increasing vaccine hesitancy. A rainbow-themed shopfront with emerald-green walls lies deep in the heart of the Shilin Night Market. On the “International Fortune Telling Street,” a dozen individual tables offer individual…

As TSMC gears up to bring advanced semiconductor manufacturing to the U.S., the company’s American employees recount their experiences receiving job training in Taiwan. Several hundred young Americans are currently undergoing intensive training at the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) chip manufacturing facility in Tainan. Once finished with the program, these trainees are expected to…

Despite decreased technology demand and geopolitical challenges, domestic chip designers, led by MediaTek, are posting strong sales while navigating U.S.-China tensions. Taiwan’s semiconductor firms are often referred to as “chipmakers” because many manufacture the computing brains of electronic devices. But some of the island’s most ascendant semiconductor companies do not make any chips at all:…

Though domestic tourism is doing well outside Taiwan’s major cities, a lack of clarity on border reopening has left businesses dependent on the international market in limbo. For the past two-and-a-half years, Taiwan’s travel industry has grappled with an uncomfortable truth: Its reliance on international visitors has become a liability amid broad public support for…