The introduction of mobile and third-party payment platforms is expected to bolster the nation’s burgeoning e-commerce market. Taiwan’s payments industry is getting a needed shakeup with the adoption of contactless technology to facilitate mobile transactions and the passage new legislation to legalize third-party electronic payment services. Those changes will not fundamentally alter the island’s payments…

Taiwan has opened to large-displacement American “cruiser” motorcycles, though many obstacles remain. The rumble of a Harley Davidson or an Indian Chief still turns heads in downtown Taipei. Despite an over-abundance of two-wheeled powered vehicles in every street and alley, these American-style “cruiser” motorcycles are still a rarity in Taiwan due to prohibitive import taxes…