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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 | TIME

The US-China Trade War Drives the World Toward Crisis

The intensifying U.S.-China trade war is turning into a global disaster — no one is safe from it.

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.

2019/08/01 | 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.

2019/07/19 | 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.

2019/07/18 | 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.

2019/07/04 | 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?

2019/07/03 | 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.

2019/04/27 | 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.

2019/04/12 | 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.

2019/03/15 | 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.

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.

2018/12/11 | Asia Dialogue

OPINION: UK Media Missed Leap Forward in 'Golden Era' of China Trade Relations

The UK was the guest of honor at the recent China International Import Expo in Shanghai, so why did the UK national press completely miss an opportunity to talk about it?

2018/12/11 | East Asia Forum

OPINION: Here's How Taiwan Should Tweak the New Southbound Policy

Taiwan's New Southbound Policy is bearing fruit, but could benefit from concrete proposals that map with partner countries' own development agendas.

2018/12/07 | Saigoneer

Taiwan's Foxconn Is Considering Opening an iPhone Factory in Vietnam

The Taiwanese technology giant previously expressed an interest in evading the US-China trade war.