Combining on-site and online participants, exhibitors, and speakers, BIO Asia-Taiwan 2020 introduced hundreds of new biotech and biomedical developments, including many related to COVID-19. In a visual demonstration of how well Taiwan has controlled COVID-19, the island hosted Asia’s first major industry gathering since the onset of the pandemic, a biotech conference and exhibition appropriately…

Former President Lee Teng-hui ’s Democratic Legacy Lee Teng-hui, Taiwan’s first democratically elected president and first native Taiwanese national leader, died on July 30 after being hospitalized since February. He was 97 years old. AmCham Taipei released a statement joining the people of Taiwan in mourning Lee’s passing and noting his historic role in promoting…

Companies are trying to figure out how best to respond to new and unique challenges, while staying vigilant about the unexpected. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, wreaking havoc on economies throughout the world, companies are struggling to come up with ways to keep business operational, as well as employees and clientele safe. Taiwan,…

President Tsai’s Pandemic Diplomacy In early April, President Tsai Ing-wen announced a new diplomatic initiative in an attempt to turn Taiwan’s success in battling the coronavirus into a geopolitical win, despite China’s efforts to isolate Taiwan politically. Noting that Taiwan had transformed from being an importer of facemasks to the world’s second largest producer, she…

Pfizer has called on the biopharmaceutical industry to join the company in committing to unprecedented collaboration to combat COVID-19. “In this troubling time, Pfizer is committed to doing all we can to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic,” Dr. Albert Bourla, the company’s Chairman and CEO, said in a statement. “Many companies, including Pfizer, are working…