Booming exports, especially ICT products, are driving demand for industrial plots of land, factories, and logistics facilities to a new high. Ever since the U.S.-China trade dispute began, demand for industrial real estate in Taiwan has been ticking up. Demand strengthened with the launch of the Tsai Ing-wen administration’s reshoring initiative in 2019, which offers…

Monetary controls, tax reform, and affordable housing programs have helped tame speculation and make decent accommodations more accessible. But some say these measures do not go far enough. The Legislative Yuan this July passed an update to its tax rules regarding residential and commercial real estate. Dubbed the Consolidated Land and Building Tax 2.0, the…

Hoping to increase competitiveness and improve patient outcomes, Taiwan’s hospitals are investing in high-value medical devices and artificial intelligence. But finding a balance between state-of-the-art equipment and affordable services remains a challenge. Despite continuous increases in the National Health Insurance (NHI) budget and raised premiums, Taiwan’s hospitals face progressively strained finances and stiff competition. To…

While Taiwan has seen a surge in the adoption of telemedicine in recent months, its utilization rate of home-based dialysis is less than half that of the Asia Pacific average. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the digitalization of healthcare and increased the market for telemedicine. As a result of capacity-saving efforts and swift innovation during…

Despite its lack of member status in the UN and exclusion from official participation in the organization’s Sustainable Development Goals program, Taiwan has answered the call in its own way, adapting the SDGs to the island’s particular circumstances and conducting voluntary reviews to measure its progress on multiple indicators. In 2015, the United Nations (UN)…