Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine
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Taiwan Business TOPICS is published monthly by the American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei, and covers major current trends affecting business conditions in Taiwan, as well as in-depth coverage of particular industrial sectors, and other reports prepared by the magazines staff of experienced professional journalists.
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To the End of Overtime: Is 'Dispatch' the Future of Work in Taiwan?
As part-time or short-term jobs become more common, Taiwan is considering legislation to regulate non-conventional employment.
Taiwan's Cities Get Smart: Embracing Internet of Things
New smart-city digital technologies involving the Internet of Things are being adopted by the nation’s largest cities and could help spur economic development through industrial transformation. Some of the leading examples so far are the eTag electronic toll collection system, the EasyCard payment platform, and the Wi-Fi system on the Taoyuan Metro. Under planning is a smart-machinery center in Taichung.
The Big International Business of Taiwanese Swindlers
Recent cases have revealed that telephone scamming involving Taiwanese swindlers is a big international business.
How to Resolve Taiwan's Brain Drain
Reversing a long-running brain drain will be an important step on the path to economic revival.
The New Paradigm: Washington Getting Tough on Taipei
'Even career government officials who had served in previous administrations adopted a tougher tone this year, asserting that little progress could be expected in expanding bilateral economic ties unless Taiwan acts decisively to shave its trade deficit with the United States and tackle major outstanding trade issues.'
Foreign Baseball Players in Taiwan Hit Sweet Spot
Imported players are a hit in Taiwan’s professional baseball league, writes Tim Ferry.
A Trio of Taiwan's Offbeat Hotels
'Taiwan boasts an outsized number of hotels whose weirdness is either immediately evident or lies just beneath the surface.'
Visiting the Real Mongolia
Although many travelers from Taiwan visit the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, true adventures seekers don’t settle for Mongolia-light, writes Tim Ferry.
On the Front Lines of Taiwan's History in Kinmen
Once the focal point of hostilities between China and Taiwan, the Kinmen archipelago has evolved into a fascinating tourist destination.
Pain in the Neck: Legal Limbo for Chiropractors in Taiwan
Encouraging the development of chiropractic in Taiwan would help the increasing number of elderly and relieve some of the financial pressures on the national healthcare system.
Tackling Cancer in Taiwan Needs New Thinking
Many cancer drugs are not covered by Taiwan's NHI, leading to a steady increase in the proportion of self-payment.
Rough Landing: Time to Close Taipei's Songshan Airport?
Given the downtown airport’s ownership structure and importance in serving Taiwan’s outlying islands, closing it would be problematic.