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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.

2019/06/25 | 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?

2019/04/12 | 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?

2019/07/05 | 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.

2019/08/01 | 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 | 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.