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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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2018/05/03 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

Why Is Rain-Soaked Taiwan Running Out of Water?

Desalination plants are being planned in a country that gets more than 160 rainy days per year.

2017/05/11 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

Green Energy for a Nuclear-Free, Low-Carbon Future

The key factor explaining the optimism surrounding green energy in Taiwan is not the rate of current progress, but rather belief that finally, the government is solidly behind the industry.

2018/03/19 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

What Gives with Taiwan's Low Wages?

Stagnant industry, falling investment, overly academic graduates and fiercer global competition are just a handful of the reasons why wages in Taiwan suck.

2018/05/24 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

Taiwan and the GDPR: Are We Ready?

Taiwan will not be European regulators primary target when it comes to enforcing the GDPR.

2021/08/09 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

Taiwan’s Pandemic Hit Hotel Industry Needs a Lifeline

The Covid-19 outbreak that began in mid-May has brought hotels to their knees. Without a larger relief package, some may not survive.

2018/07/17 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

Exploring Taiwan's Hidden Underwater Gems

Taiwan may not be renowned for its scuba diving, but the island is hiding some beautiful sites for divers of all levels. That is, if citizens and officials do their part to protect them.

2017/04/19 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

Here's How to Get the Taiwan Economy Back on Course

As Taiwan faces unprecedented economic challenges, it needs to take stock of its strengths and unique characteristics as it seeks the best path forward.

2018/02/19 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

What Will It Take to Improve Taiwan's Air?

Taiwan's air pollution has already launched protests, but tackling its sources will involve some very tough choices.

2017/09/07 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

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.

2018/06/04 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

High Tech Profile: 5 Taiwanese Startups to Watch

From health to ride-hailing, media and travel, Taiwan has a number of startups on the up and up.

2017/07/26 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

Foreign Baseball Players in Taiwan Hit Sweet Spot

Imported players are a hit in Taiwan’s professional baseball league, writes Tim Ferry.

2017/07/07 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

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.

2018/04/14 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

'Five Shortages' Are Holding Taiwan Back

Taiwan's growth and investment are restricted by five scarce resources -- land, water, power, manpower and talent.

2018/02/28 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

The Road to Revitalizing Taiwan's Creative Industries

Taiwan’s once-prolific film and television industries have ebbed in recent years, but new business models could help Taiwan compete with Japan and South Korea.