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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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2017/09/04 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

The Big International Business of Taiwanese Swindlers

Recent cases have revealed that telephone scamming involving Taiwanese swindlers is a big international business.

2017/08/31 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

How to Resolve Taiwan's Brain Drain

Reversing a long-running brain drain will be an important step on the path to economic revival.

2017/08/30 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

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.'

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.

2017/07/16 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

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.'

2017/07/16 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

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.

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.

2017/06/25 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

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.

2017/06/20 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

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.

2017/05/17 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

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.

2017/05/16 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

Tsai Pivots Taiwan Southward

The government is seeking to strengthen trade, investment, tourism, education, and cultural relations with South and Southeast Asia.

2017/05/12 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

Fighter-Trainers and Submarines: Taiwan's Defense Industry Turns Inward

Taiwan’s capabilities in software and IT hardware will also likely stand it in good stead when it comes to developing Taiwan’s cyber warfare capabilities.

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.