The severe spread of COVID-19 across the U.S. this spring brought the return to Taiwan of high-level Taiwanese- and Chinese-American talent from Silicon Valley. They are now helping build a similar environment for innovation on the island. The group of 40-something Taiwanese-American tech entrepreneurs and venture capitalists that refers to itself as the Taiwan Mafia…

The special visa program for high-level foreign professionals has become all the more appealing in light of Taiwan’s deft handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, yet bureaucratic obstacles could deter potential applicants. Taiwan’s effective management of the coronavirus has brought a marked increase in international awareness of the country. One indication of that recognition has been…

As Taiwan looks for ways to revitalize its international tourism industry once the coronavirus pandemic eases, part of the effort may be to implement what is known as a Destination Management Organization (DMO) program. The Travel and Tourism Committee section of AmCham Taipei’s 2020 Taiwan White Paper applauded the Taiwan Tourism Bureau’s plans to implement…

Taiwan’s technical strengths will also benefit its economic recovery. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Taiwan was already investing heavily in advanced manufacturing and networking technologies. It’s recent success in containing the spread of COVID-19 at home puts it in good standing to become a leader in a variety of next-generation platforms that can be employed…

Taiwan’s ranking by a money-laundering watchdog has risen over the past year, but future efforts will need to address challenges emerging from digitization of the financial sector. Taiwan has significantly strengthened its anti-money laundering regime in recent years, which has been reflected in its improved ranking by a key regional watchdog. In late 2019, the…