By using tactics and technology to avoid overcrowding at popular destinations and involving the input and expertise of local communities, Taiwan can begin to distribute tourist dollars more evenly. The problem exists wherever tourism is a significant industry. During peak seasons, popular destinations look like they might buckle under the weight of visitors. At other…

A TSMC factory in Hsinchu, Taiwan

Second EPPD Held Virtually in November The second annual U.S.-Taiwan Economic Prosperity Partnership Dialogue (EPPD) took place on November 22. The U.S. State Department-led forum seeks to strengthen economic ties between the two partners in a number of strategic areas. This year’s EPPD was conducted virtually by the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and the…

Taiwan has a unique opportunity to reinvent itself as a leader in sustainable transformation. But it will take the enlightened involvement and cooperation of business, government, academia, and society to ensure that such a shift benefits all relevant stakeholders. Over the past few years, sustainability and ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) investing have become hot…

While Taiwan has seen a surge in the adoption of telemedicine in recent months, its utilization rate of home-based dialysis is less than half that of the Asia Pacific average. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the digitalization of healthcare and increased the market for telemedicine. As a result of capacity-saving efforts and swift innovation during…

Chipmaking undergirds the Six Core Strategic Industries initiative, particularly in the area of digital and information technology. The Six Core Strategic Industries policy, which the Tsai Ing-wen administration launched in 2020, builds upon the 5+2 Innovative Industries initiative of Tsai’s first term to capitalize on global supply chain changes and catalyze Taiwan’s industrial transformation. Amid…

Healthcare providers globally have faced unprecedented workloads since the outbreak of COVID-19 last year. The pandemic response has additionally altered how, where, and when care is provided, revealing the need for fundamental changes across care-related industries.   To address these and other challenges, Microsoft, which has long been at the forefront of the big-tech push into…

For DuPont, a U.S.-headquartered multinational with a 200-year history, consistently being at the forefront of innovation in the advanced materials production industry is no small feat. The company has brought its innovative spirit and ability to continuously adapt and reinvent itself to all of its business endeavors, seeking solutions to solve the world’s most challenging…

A weekly snapshot of Taiwan business news stories brought to you by CommonWealth and AmCham Taiwan’s TOPICS Taiwan, Australia Seek Cooperation on Hydrogen On July 29, the Australian Office in Taipei and Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs held the Australia-Taiwan Hydrogen Trade and Investment Dialogue to discuss opportunities for developing hydrogen energy and other emerging…

Despite rigorous border control and strict measures, COVID-19 has made its way into Taiwan. Now businesses, researchers, and government are working on innovations that will put Taiwan back in business. Until recently, Taiwan had a remarkable success record in containing the spread of COVID-19 and maintaining normality for its citizens. While hospitals worldwide had their…