A proposed acquisition could be a turning point for Taiwan’s overbanked financial services industry. Last December, Fubon Financial Holdings, the second-largest financial services organization in Taiwan, announced that it was pursuing a hostile takeover of Jih Sun Financial Holdings through a public tender offer for at least 50% of the company’s shares. The offer is…

Last December, Taiwan’s Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) announced the easing of requirements for foreign finance professionals, part of the government’s plans to make Taiwan an Asia-Pacific financial hub. The work experience requirement for senior financial executives applying for the Employment Gold Card – a special work visa that incorporates an alien resident certificate, open work…

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…