Although it’s the same pale gold as a light-bodied sparkling white wine, the bubbly served in the crystal flute at the Regent Taipei’s Gourmet Gallery isn’t champagne. Rather, it’s a refreshing sparkling green tea. Served chilled to complement a delightful, mildly sweet onion tart appetizer, the subtle and refreshing Sparkling Biluochun is part of the…

As Taiwan attempts to dramatically transform its power generation systems away from nuclear and coal-fired power plants and towards a cleaner system centered around renewable, an important technology seems to have been ignored: fuel cells. A fuel cell is an electrochemical device that converts the chemical energy from a fuel such as hydrogen, natural gas,…

The use of braces to straighten and correct misalignments of the teeth goes back thousands of years – even Cleopatra wore them! The modern system of brackets, bonding material, arch wire, and ligature elastic is at least a century old, with traditional orthodontic techniques usually requiring years of wearing braces, with frequent visits to the…

Global tensions are rising and international travel is becoming increasingly stressful, with long lines and grim airport personnel now the norm. Not so at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, though, which stands out as an oasis of smiling staff willing to make the extra effort to ensure that travelers receive the most welcoming of visits. Acclaimed…

Recognizing that the challenges facing Taiwan’s pharmaceutical market are inextricably linked to the structure and soundess of the overall healthcare system, the board of the International Reasearch-based Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (IRPMA) last year decided to prepare a comprehensive set of recommendations for shaping the next generation of Taiwan’s healthcare. The Association commissioned consultancy PwC Taiwan…

Amid a flurry of announced major infrastructure projects, the Taoyuan Aerotropolis stands out for its scale and boldness. Touted as the largest national infrastructure project since the Ten Major Infrastructure Projects of the 1970s that catapulted Taiwan into the ranks of major industrial economies, the Aerotropolis is a planned transportation, logistics, industrial, and residential city…

“Robust intellectual property (IP) protection is vital for biopharmaceutical innovation,” stresses a recently released report from Geneva Network, a UK-based public policy research and advocacy organization specializing in international intellectual property, health, and trade issues. The report – written by Geneva Network researcher Jack Ellis, a former Asia-Pacific editor of Intellectual Asset Management magazine –…

Cigna Corporation has been providing life and supplemental health insurance – and peace of mind – to consumers in Taiwan for the past 27 years. Now Cigna is exploring opportunities to expand beyond insurance to provide health and wellness services in Taiwan leveraging Cigna Corporation’s global health expertise and best practices in other markets around…