The Community Services Center turns 35 this year, a significant milestone for the organization. Founded in 1987, the Taipei-based nonprofit has striven to provide high-quality support services to Taiwan’s foreign residents to help them settle and acclimate to life in Taiwan. Chief among the Center’s top-tier attributes is its strong and diverse counseling team. All…

AmCham’s Human Resources Committee last year raised an important issue regarding how the Ministry of Labor (MOL) determines whether a given labor agreement constitutes an employment, mandate, or independent contractor relationship. The MOL makes this determination based on a 25-item checklist that includes such criteria as whether the business entity provides certain labor benefits; whether…

Scholar sees Taiwan benefiting from U.S.-China tensions. The U.S. government is showing increased willingness to back Taiwan’s continued security and prosperity, notes Princeton University’s Aaron Friedberg, a professor of politics and international affairs whose specialty is U.S.-Chinese relations. In an interview, he said that Taiwan’s skillful handling of the COVID-19 crisis is winning it new…

An annual report lists Taiwan-related trade issues being followed in Washington. Early each year, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) releases a country-by-country Report on Foreign Trade Barriers. The nine-page Taiwan section for 2020 provides a concise statement of the main areas of U.S.-government concern regarding elements of the bilateral trade relationship. Taiwan’s…