As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to plague the world, Taoyuan is sparing no effort to help its sister cities and other friends around the globe by sending supplies such as masks, protective gowns, sanitizers, goggles, and gloves to help in their combat against the virus. The municipality’s Taoyuan Helps campaign has attracted media attention and has…

Strong demand for the service could help offset the hit to Uber’s ride-hailing business as a result of the pandemic.  The two aspects of Uber’s operations in Taiwan show the very different effects that the coronavirus pandemic can have on business.  With few foreign tourists around since Taiwan closed its borders to non-residents on March…

Audrey Tang shared her thoughts with Taiwan Business TOPICS on the intersection between technology and governance.  In Taiwan, there is no official government title of “Digital Minister,” yet that is what is engraved on the plaque on the wall adjoining Audrey Tang’s office in the Executive Yuan. In fact, as she tells Taiwan Business TOPICS,…

Taiwan’s foreign community has been delighted to see the overwhelming international recognition of Taiwan’s success in battling the COVID-19 pandemic. However, many foreign residents have also been dismayed at the lack of compassion and consideration for their interests conveyed in a number of recent policies. A series of decisions that exclude or unfairly target foreigners…