Since the pandemic began, Taiwan has developed several herbal formulas that traditional Chinese medicine doctors say are effective in treating COVID-19. The most prominent of these is Taiwan Chingguan Yihau (NRICM101), marketed under the name Respire Aid and developed by Taiwan’s National Research Institute of Chinese Medicine (NRICM). The treatment is made up of ten…

As Taiwan aims to decrease air pollution with greener transportation options, scooter-sharing companies are leveraging the power of the circular economy to maximize utilization rates while seeking to turn rider data into business insights. Scooters afford city dwellers a number of benefits – small, agile, and fast, they provide riders with a convenient means of…

Modeled after a hit reality TV show in the West, Dragons’ Chamber Taiwan provides a platform for foreigner-owned enterprises to test the feasibility of their business ideas by pitching them to experienced entrepreneurs. Participants – even those who are not successful – find the experience invaluable. In the U.S. and some other countries, immigrants are…

To capture a greater share of the booming digital assets business, Taiwan needs more comprehensive regulation and proactive government support for the industry. During his four years in office, former Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) legislator Jason Hsu spoke of turning Taiwan into a “crypto nation.” It was always a long shot; the island’s financial services…

Demand for both conventional and electric bicycles has soared during the pandemic, drastically increasing the export orders of Taiwan’s bike manufacturers. However, severe shortages of raw materials and other disruptions to the supply chain have prevented these companies from fully benefiting from the current global cycling renaissance. Josh Chang had just started a new job…

The island’s effective management of the pandemic has helped boost its attractiveness as a destination for international healthcare companies to conduct clinical trials of new drugs. But to remain competitive post-COVID, Taiwan may need to take some additional steps. Within the global healthcare industry, one of the areas in which the COVID-19 pandemic has had…