Foreign investors have committed more than US$10 billion to long-term infrastructure and property development projects in Taiwan in just the last four years. While the international media often warns of geopolitical tensions over Taiwan, foreign investors are quietly pouring billions of dollars into long-term infrastructure and real estate projects on the island. Since 2018, foreign…

A weekly snapshot of Taiwan business news stories brought to you by CommonWealth and AmCham Taiwan’s TOPICS Insurance Industry Records Major Gains in First Half The pre-tax profit of Taiwan’s life insurance industry in the first half of 2021 reached NT$259.2 billion, a 155.9% increase from the same period last year, according to statistics released…

Taiwan’s industrial parks have long faced waste disposal challenges. The reshoring of many Taiwanese manufacturers in recent years amid the restructuring of global supply chains has added to these challenges. Taiwan’s already limited industrial waste-processing capabilities have been stretched to capacity, as is evident from the increasing cost of disposing of waste. In light of…

With renewable energy projects likely to be delayed, Taiwan will be relying even more heavily than expected on natural gas. From its inception in 2016, Taiwan’s energy transition plan relied heavily on the use of natural gas. But with solar and offshore wind development facing possibly substantial delays, the importance of the natural gas portion…

Environmental activists aim to ensure that Taiwan’s green energy revolution is truly environmentally sustainable. But will their efforts slow down Taiwan’s energy transition? The fishing industry is generally condemned by environmental organizations, and Greenpeace has often targeted Taiwan’s deep-sea fishing fleet for illegal and unsustainable practices. Yet in Yunlin County, local environmentalists have found common…