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Taiwan Business TOPICS is published monthly by the American Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan, and covers current topics affecting business conditions in Taiwan, an Industry Focus section on a particular industrial sector, and other reports prepared by the magazine’s staff of experienced professional journalists.

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2021/06/15 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

Taiwan’s ‘Pineapple War:’ Opportunity Amid an Industry Crisis

China’s recent ban on pineapple imports provides an occasion for policymakers to rethink Taiwan’s dependence on the Chinese market for agricultural exports.

2018/11/16 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

Taiwan Embarks on Next Phase of Southeast Asian Immigration Plan

The Tsai administration's New Southbound Policy is slowly changing the make-up of Taiwan's society.

2018/11/09 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

'Be Patient': A House Hunting Experience in Taiwan

'My advice to buyers is don’t worry so much about the price, just find the house you like,' says a real estate agent in a city with a higher house-price-to-income ratio than London or New York.

2018/11/02 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

OPINION: Time for Taiwan to Get Serious About Reusing Its Food Waste

Taiwan should embrace technology that will convert food waste to energy and fuel the circular economy, writes Tim Heberlein, founder of TS Edgewater Consultants.

2018/11/01 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

Taipei Lays Groundwork to Become a Smart, Circular City

Taipei has big plans to bring the circular economy into residents' daily lives.

2018/10/20 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

Taiwan Has 250,000 Foreign 'Angels of Mercy' Caring for Its Elderly

Taiwan's foreign care givers are 'angels of mercy' on the frontline of Taiwan's aging society, but this does not mean calls for improvements to their circumstances should be ignored.

2018/10/05 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

How Social Media Fuels Taiwan's Growing Café Culture

Can Taiwan's trendiest cafés surge to the top of a competitive market by attracting Instagram influencers?

2018/09/19 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

Taiwanese Investors Size Up the North Korean Market

Taiwan has abided by tighter Trump-era sanctions on North Korea, but in 2016, Taiwan was its fourth largest trading partner.

2018/09/09 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

Taiwan's Dream to Excel in IoT Edges Closer to Reality

The government's ambitious targets to grow Taiwan's internet of things industry are coming together despite talent-related teething troubles.

2018/09/01 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

How the American Institute in Taiwan Grew From Uncertain Beginnings

Establishing the AIT, which recently opened its new complex in Neihu, took a combination of diplomatic resilience and timely penny-pinching.