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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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
2019/12/04 | 破土 New Bloom
The Living Mall, Taipei's Architectural Wonder, Shuts Down After 18 Years
The Living Mall finally turns its lights off after 18 years and multiple failed auctions.
2019/03/15 | Xiaochen Su
Can 'Late-Night Pricing' Keep the 24-Hour Convenience Store Alive?
Convenience stores in Asia should look to the taxi industry to make their 24/7 operating hours profitable.
2019/12/25 | East Asia Forum
2019 Marked a Year of Economic Shift for Taiwan
2019 could be the beginning of the end of the economic integration between Taiwan and China that has persisted for the past 25 years.
2019/10/23 | Milo Hsieh
Beijing’s Self-Destructive Coercion on American Companies Failed Miserably
Beijing’s recent attempts of silencing dissent abroad has infuriated the American public and sparked even further discussions on the Hong Kong protests and the CCP’s bullying of American companies.
2019/08/19 | FORTUNE
Can Hong Kong Leverage Its Special Trade Status Against China?
Hong Kong's special trading status with the U.S. serves as a bridge between China and the rest of the world. Will China lose Hong Kong's status to the ongoing protests?
2019/08/07 | Milo Hsieh
OPINION: China's Tourism Ban Shows Why Closer Economic Ties Won't Work
China banned individual travel to Taiwan since August 1 in an attempt to undermine the Taiwanese economy and influence the election, but Taiwan's tourism sector should be wary of the CCP's strategy.
2019/07/19 | David Evans
5 Innovative Taiwanese Startups You Should Know
After some years of a stagnant growth in the tech sector, Taiwanese startups are on the rise again.
2019/08/28 | TNL Staff
Taipei-Based Mobile Only Accelerator Graduates Its 7th Cohort of Asia-Pacific Startups
The SOSV-backed accelerator graduates a new cohort of global startups pioneering health tech, education, fintech, social commerce and entertainment.
2019/11/28 | TNL Feature
Do Free Economic Pilot Zones Benefit Taiwan?
What kind of direction should Taiwan take in developing its “free economic pilot zones”?
2019/07/18 | Hsin Hsiao
​​OPINION: Taiwan Needs to Keep Up With the Libra Bandwagon
Facebook is on the cusp of launching its cryptocurrency Libra, and Taiwan should prepare for it.
2019/11/18 | East Asia Forum
Hong Kong Unlikely to Regain Confidence in Its Economic Outlook
Hong Kong's economy has been slipping even before the protests, and with the failing "one country, two systems," the city's future as an international hub is looking even grimmer.