A weekly snapshot of Taiwan business news stories brought to you by CommonWealth and AmCham Taiwan’s TOPICS CPC, Qatar Petroleum Sign LNG Deal On July 7, Taiwan’s state-owned petroleum company CPC and Qatar Petroleum signed a Sales and Purchase Agreement for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). Under the agreement, the CPC will purchase 1.25 million tons…

With over three decades of experience in the chemicals industry across markets in the West and Asia-Pacific, Kraton Formosa Polymers Corp. President Mike Wong knows how to run a successful business in a sometimes controversial sector. From negotiating and overseeing the successful formation of a joint venture, to ensuring the health, safety, and environmental standards…

Taiwan’s government has ambitious goals for dramatically reducing its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in line with global standards. Although Taiwan is not a member of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and did not sign the Paris Accord, Taiwan has nevertheless developed its own plan to dramatically reduce its carbon footprint in…

Green civic organizations are making next January’s legislative elections their next battlefield. Taiwan’s environmental movement is entering a new phase of more direct political activism. On September 21, the Green Party-Social Democratic Party (SDP) Alliance announced that it would field six candidates in next January’s legislative elections, including Green Party Taiwan co-convener Lee Ken-cheng. The…