Taoyuan City, the gateway to Taiwan, occupies a core strategic position in terms of industrial internationalization, transformational development, and logistics management, and links Taiwan to the global market via sea and air transport. The Taiwanese government’s “Taoyuan Aerotropolis Project” reappropriates usage of the 4,564-hectare area of land surrounding the Taoyuan International Airport through urban planning….

View from Taipei 101 summer 2010 shows several major construction projects underway Photo: Lord Koxinga

Tourism from China buoyed Taiwan’s hotel sector during former President Ma Ying-jeou’s eight years in office, spurring hoteliers to refurbish aging properties and add thousands of new rooms to the market. Resilient demand helped hotels post enviable earnings. That golden era ended swiftly with the inauguration of President Tsai Ing-wen in May. Irked by Tsai’s…