Taiwanese OEMs find it increasingly pays to be part of the iconic technology giant’s supply chain. Taiwanese contract electronics manufacturers dominate the supply chain of Apple Inc., the most valuable company in the world. While iPhones and Apple computers are assembled in China with parts sourced from global suppliers, Taiwanese firms own many of the…

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…