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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.

2018/04/27 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

Mismanagement Lies at Roots of Taiwan's Land Shortage

Economists suggest the government needs to more clearly coordinate land use policy and economic strategy before re-zoning idle land.

2018/04/24 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

Taiwan Struggles amid Impending Electricity Shortage

Politically inconvenient choices define the search for more power as AC units switch on for the summer and Taiwan's renewable push struggles to make headway.

2018/04/20 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

Can Virtual Currency Be Taiwan's Financial Savior?

Taiwan is in a race against its neighbors to get its head around cryptocurrencies.

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.

2018/03/21 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

Non-Smokers Aren't Safe from Taiwan's Lung Cancer Wave

An ongoing study suggests environmental factors in Taiwan are contributing to a rising number of cases in otherwise healthy non-smokers.

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.

2018/03/04 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

Are Trains the Future of Transport in Taiwan?

While the government remains enthusiastic about railways, others suggest large-scale spending on new infrastructure is misguided.

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.

2018/02/21 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

Kaohsiung Fights to Reclaim Polluted Ground

Kaohsiung will struggle to get its oil-soaked soil back to baseline.

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.

2017/10/09 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

Prison Sentences for Food-safety Violators in Taiwan

Food-safety scandals that occurred between 2013 to 2014 in Taiwan led the government to increase penalties for responsible parties.

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.

2017/09/05 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

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.