Taiwan’s government has taken immediate steps to implement export controls and other measures to limit economic activity between Taiwan and Russia following the latter’s invasion of Ukraine. Within a day of Russia’s February 24 invasion of Ukraine, Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that it would join the U.S., EU countries, and other nations in…

Despite rising fuel costs and increased power demand, Taiwan’s electricity prices have remained unchanged for the past four years. With the budgets of state-run gas company CPC and electricity provider Taipower stretched thin, is it time to rethink subsidized power? Taiwan has some of the world’s lowest electricity prices. The question is why? With no…

For multinational pharmaceutical companies, Taiwan has proven itself to be a very attractive investment destination in the Asia Pacific. The island’s sizeable pool of high-quality STEM talent, its extensive expertise in and productive environment for conducting clinical trials, active government-industry-academia cooperation in medical research, and advanced bio-ICT capacity are just a few of the qualities…

The crisis in Ukraine has sparked discussions among policymakers in Taiwan on how to enhance the island’s defense capabilities, including through a recently intensified reservist training program and proposals to lengthen the conscription period. A key takeaway for many is that training, motivation, leadership, mobility, and flexibility are just as much key factors in defending…

By Dexter Murray ROC Citizens, Officials Rally Behind Ukraine The parallels between Ukraine’s and Taiwan’s precarious geopolitical situations – smaller economies facing threats from larger, authoritarian neighbors – have engendered sympathy from many Taiwanese people. On March 2, Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) set up a designated fund to accept donations to help Ukrainian…

By Dexter Murray and Aimee Wu Taiwan to Ease Border Restrictions As the latest domestic outbreaks of the COVID-19 Omicron variant are largely under control and vaccination rates are high, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has announced plans to gradually reopen Taiwan’s borders. From March 7, the quarantine period for international travelers entering Taiwan…

Sustainable development does not come with a one-size-fits-all roadmap. Rather, international collaboration based on local actions and conditions is paramount to achieving global sustainability. As a part of their sustainability and inclusivity efforts, cities across the world are producing Voluntary Local Reviews (VLRs) to track and report on their progress with achieving the United Nation’s…