Describing social enterprises as an “important part of Taiwan’s soft power,” Audrey Tang, Taiwan’s Digital Minister, hailed their ability to meld the pursuit of social interests and business profits – forces usually thought of as being in conflict – to facilitate the search for common shared values and solutions. She made her remarks as the…

Taiwan has played a role in two recent developments related to advancing the cause of women’s health and well-being. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, more commonly known as SLE or lupus, is a chronic autoimmune disease that disproportionately affects women. More than 90% of its sufferers are female, making the disease very much a women’s issue. This…

Supporting a brand is difficult. Despite low margins, the OEM/ODM model brings in steady business. Factories of Hon Hai Precision (also known as Foxconn) and other major Taiwanese contract manufacturers are currently running at full capacity churning out the iPhone 8 and other new models launched by Apple. Economists regularly disparage Taiwan’s continued heavy reliance…