This year has brought unprecedented challenges to the global economy. As COVID-19 spread across the world over the past half year, supply chains are restructuring, the operating modes are changing, and the need for digital transformation is increasing. The virus has also given rise to numerous business opportunities in the digital realm, and under the…

In recent years, the phenomenon of misinformation online has gained much attention, and has seriously endangered the quality of public discourse about important events occurring around the world. As a result, users of popular social media platforms need to develop a high degree of digital literacy to help them think critically and identify information that…

Major healthcare multinational Johnson & Johnson’s credo states its commitment and responsibilities to the interests of all the company’s stakeholders. This pledge is engraved in English and Chinese on placards hung at the entrance to J&J’s Taiwan office. There, leadership and staff in the company’s three business sectors of consumer health, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices…

Founded in Taiwan in 1989 by a young Swedish entrepreneur, Roger Samuelsson, SHL Medical has grown from a small medical-device supplier to one of the world’s leading designers and producers of autoinjectors. Of the company’s approximately 5,000 employees globally, 4,600 work at one of its nine facilities in Taiwan, all of them located in Taoyuan….

2020 has been an extraordinarily challenging year for people, governments, and companies around the world. For biopharma multinational Amgen, which this year turns 40, and its Taiwan affiliate, now in its fifth year of operation on the island, 2020 has become a time for reflection. As different countries experience varying levels of disruption and negative…

When Jennifer Yong was promoted to become Managing Director of Bayer Taiwan in January, she and her team had no idea what the following six months would have in store. At that point, what would soon become the global COVID-19 pandemic had yet to spread much beyond China. By then, however, the Malaysian-born, Taiwan-educated pharma…

In the Taoyuan International Airport’s Terminal 2, the renovated Central Area Duty Free shops and Food & Beverage area have officially opened. Ever Rich, winner of the Renovate-Operate-Transfer (ROT) tender, invested around NT$1 billion for the phase 1 reconstruction. Its meticulous planning strategy focused on providing a more efficient and professional airport experience as well…

Over a period of more than 40 years, Taiwan has built up a strong environment for immunization, drastically decreasing once-prevalent diseases and generating widespread trust in Taiwan’s public health system. However, while Taiwanese citizens currently enjoy almost universal access to a wide range of publicly funded vaccines, insufficiencies in that funding threatens to reduce the…

With the first summer vacation since the outbreak of the coronavirus fast approaching and with borders still not fully open, we can expect to see the phenomenon of “revenge spending” to take hold. To take advantage of this golden opportunity to serve the domestic travel sector while enabling those who can’t travel abroad to enjoy…