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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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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.
Can Virtual Currency Be Taiwan's Financial Savior?
Taiwan is in a race against its neighbors to get its head around cryptocurrencies.
'Five Shortages' Are Holding Taiwan Back
Taiwan's growth and investment are restricted by five scarce resources -- land, water, power, manpower and talent.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kaohsiung Fights to Reclaim Polluted Ground
Kaohsiung will struggle to get its oil-soaked soil back to baseline.
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.
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.
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.