A visiting delegation urges early passage of Patent Linkage legislation. During a recent visit to Taipei, a six-member delegation from the Washington, DC-based Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) urged Taiwan’s legislature to give early attention to pending bills to strengthen intellectual property protection for pharmaceuticals. Passage of the proposed amendments to the Pharmaceutical…

Last October in this space, in an editorial entitled “A Significant Initiative,” AmCham Taipei hailed the Taiwan government’s decision to extend the notice-and-comment period for proposed new or revised regulations. Previously a mere 14 days, hardly enough time for stakeholders to absorb the content of the proposed new measures and to formulate a comprehensive response,…

At the Diigital Economy Forum, left to right, American Institute in Taiwan director Kin Moy, U.S. delegation leader Vaughan Turekian, Taiwan delegation leader Duh Tyzz-jiun, and Vice Minister of the National Development Council Lin Huan. (Photo: CNA)

The U.S. and Taiwan have broad common ground for cooperation and collaboration. A one-day U.S.-Taiwan “Digital Economy Forum” held in Taipei in early December provided delegations from the two governments with an opportunity to exchange views on approaches to promoting and regulating the Internet economy, as well as on identifying potential areas of bilateral cooperation….

Following Bloomberg’s relegation of Taiwan to its inglorious Recession Club for 2016, along with economic disappointments Ukraine, Russia, and Brazil, Deputy Minister Kao Shien-quey of the National Development Council sought to reassure the public that “this year should not be so bad.” She said she sees the economy as likely to bottom out in the…