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…

A new, globally certified training center in Taichung is helping Taiwan develop specialized personnel and talent for its offshore wind industry. Taiwan’s shortage of qualified talent to work in the offshore wind business is among its chief challenges in developing the sector. Unlike many nations that have developed offshore wind, Taiwan has almost no marine…

Recent progress in tightening the U.S.-Taiwan relationship has been stunning. Developments have included high-profile visits to Taipei by the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, as well as the Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment. Additional major military sales are reportedly in the offing, following Taiwan’s August purchase of…

Kaohsiung has continued to carve out a place in the global meetings industry and extend its economic influence across the East Asia region. The development of meetings industry has been central to the city’s plan to enhance its power in digital creation and innovation, as well as bolstering the economy as a destination. The meetings…

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to plague the world, Taoyuan is sparing no effort to help its sister cities and other friends around the globe by sending supplies such as masks, protective gowns, sanitizers, goggles, and gloves to help in their combat against the virus. The municipality’s Taoyuan Helps campaign has attracted media attention and has…

What a “Digital Ministry” Could Mean for Taiwan

While plans for new digital agency are still being deliberated, both government insiders and industry players are weighing in on what form it should take and what its mandate should be. For an economy as heavily dependent on technology as Taiwan’s, fostering digital and technological transformation is increasingly vital. The government’s plans to establish a…

AmCham Meets with  President Tsai AmCham Taipei Chairman CW Chin and several AmCham staff members met with President Tsai Ing-wen at the Presidential Office on August 18. Speaking with the group, President Tsai called attention to the deepening U.S.-Taiwan partnership in light of a bilateral memorandum of understanding (MOU) on health cooperation signed during the…