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2018/10/22 | Justin Hugo

SINGAPORE: Millionaire Ministers and Systemic Inequality

Singapore has excellent healthcare and education, but only a fraction of the population can afford it due to a systemically repressive regime that saps economic vitality at every turn.

2019/06/25 | SME.Sandbox

Open Innovative Sandbox! The government creates the field for experimenting innovative applications, and invites the experts, business owners, and civil community to create the future of smart life

Facing the impacts that technological innovation might bring on the industries, how should the government coordinate among the existing business owners, new players, and the consumers, update the current laws, and create a three-way win? What kind of “warm power” does Taiwan have to build a better and more convenient life for its people, and raise the international publicity at the same time?

2019/04/27 | Daphne K. Lee

AIT Deems Taiwan 'Unfriendly for Innovators' Due to Uber Controversy

The American Institute in Taiwan penned a strongly worded letter opposing government plans to institute new rules which would affect Uber services in Taiwan.

2020/02/04 | TNL Staff

Ghost Island Media Spearheads Taiwan’s Rising Podcast Industry

Taipei-based Ghost Island Media is at the frontline of Taiwan's podcast industry, producing quality shows both in Mandarin and English.

2019/07/05 | SME.Sandbox

2019 APEC the SMEA of the Ministry of Economic Affairs Hosts Innovation Sandbox Forum

We are looking forward that through "2019 Innovation Sandbox Forum", by the mutual agitate between the representatives of experts from various countries, we could enhance the understanding of all walks of life about innovation sandbox, and continue to spread the concept and spirit of innovative experiments, promote the application and development of smart technology, thus bringing a more convenient life for the people.

2019/07/03 | Kathy Cheng

OPINION: EVA Air and the Sad State of Taiwanese Corporate Culture

Let's talk about how the EVA management reflects Taiwan's corporate culture.

2020/02/18 | Jeremy Van der Haegen

Danish Entrepreneurs Reshape Coffee Roasting and Rigid Work Culture

Ailio, a Taiwanese startup founded by a pair of Danish twin brothers, developed a sustainable coffee roasting technology with an appreciation of the Danish lifestyle.

2018/10/05 | SME.Sandbox

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Board of Science and Technology Promote Innovation Sandbox Together to Demonstrate Government Support for Innovation and Entrepreneurship; MOEA Hosts “2018 Innovat

Directed by the Office of Science & Technology, Executive Yuan and hosted by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the 2018 Innovation Sandbox Exchange Forum was hosted at NEO Studio, Taipei on October 3rd. Audrey Tang, Minister without Portfolio of the Executive Yuan, Zse-hong Tsai, Executive Secretary of the Office of Science & Technology, and Wellington L. Koo, Chairman of the Financial Supervisory Commission were all invited to attend. The Forum hopes to make innovation sandbox an important mechanism amid a comprehensive innovation entrepreneurship environment, as well as a driving force for innovation development in Taiwan.

2019/04/12 | James Grant

How Did 7-Eleven Come to Rule the Streets of Taiwan?

An inside look at how the convenience store chain began operating like a government agency.

2020/02/26 | Jeremy Van der Haegen

Taiwan’s Craft Beer Industry in Search of a Local Identity

Taiwan's burgeoning craft beer scene has come a long way since independent brewing was legalized in 2002. However, the breweries have wildly different ideas about using local ingredients and what makes a Taiwanese craft beer Taiwanese.

2018/02/21 | 廣編企劃

Taiwan's Government Encourages Innovation through Creative Events, Regulatory Sandbox.

Taiwan’s government encourages enterprises to think out of the box and break through the restrictions on innovation. At the same time, the Small and Medium Enterprise Administration promoted their innovative regulatory sandbox through creative ways at the natural gourmet banquet.

2019/09/12 | Adam Hatch

How Can We Transform Taiwan Into a Bilingual Country?

The Taiwanese government is determined to improve the country's English competency in the next decade. Beyond education, what kind of policy changes are necessary to facilitate the reform?

2019/08/01 | Roy Ngerng

Minimum Wage: How Did Taiwan Fall Behind S. Korea?

Taiwan’s Minimum Wage Review Committee needs to make a long overdue decision to increase minimum wage in 2020.

2018/06/21 | TNL Staff

The News Lens Completes Series C Funding Round, Welcomes Key Strategic Investors

The new funding will contribute to brand restructuring, technical development and international expansion.

2020/03/09 | Daphne K. Lee

Coronavirus Impact Prompts Illegal Unpaid Leave for Taiwanese Workers

Both domestic and international tour operators have allegedly put their employees on unpaid leave of absence without notifying the Department of Labor.

2020/02/20 | Jeremy Van der Haegen

Taiwan to Subsidize Tourism Industry Hard Hit By Coronavirus

Taiwan's government is injecting subsidies into the tourism sector, which has been heavily impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.

2020/02/06 | Xiaochen Su

Coronavirus: Time for Taiwan to Double Down on China Decoupling

Taiwanese firms based in China are further exposed to operational disruptions due to the coronavirus outbreak. It's time for the Taiwanese government to play up its reshoring initiatives.

2018/09/04 | Matt Dagher Margosian

OPINION: Extending the HSR to Hualien Risks Spoiling East Taiwan

Taiwan retains something truly special on its east coast. It would be a shame to lose it in a rush towards development.

2020/02/19 | TNL Feature

Explore Old Taipei With These 10 Hidden Gems in Dadaocheng

Dadaocheng is historic neighborhood that's being revived by a new breed of creatives and trendy shops. Here's our selection of secret hot spots for you.

2019/07/30 | FORTUNE

Who Won the US-China Trade War? Vietnam

Vietnam emerges as a winner as the United States and China are butting heads against each other.

2019/07/04 | Taiwan Insight

How Can Taiwan's Pop Music Enter the Global Market?

How can Taiwan step up its game in promoting local pop music overseas?

2018/12/15 | David Green

McKinsey Launches North Asia Industrial IoT Hub in Taiwan

The decision to base its North Asia Industrial IoT Hub in Taiwan is a welcome fillip for the island's economy.