2021/10/28 | Roy Ngerng

10 Misconceptions About Raising the Minimum Wage in Taiwan

Don’t believe the fearmongers. A low minimum wage is a political choice, not an economic necessity.

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.

2018/03/26 | Taiwan Insight

OPINION: China's Incentives Should Accelerate Reforms in Taiwan

China's attempts to lure Taiwanese talent should serve to hasten economic and social reforms at home.

2018/01/26 | David Green

Survey of Global Firms in Taiwan Blasts Labor Laws, Warns on Talent

Taiwan-based business leaders from global companies suggest the country is slipping behind in the regional race.

2017/11/02 | Gerald Chan

Can Taiwan Share in China's One Belt, One Road?

Hong Kong and China are teaming up to partner on the One Belt, One Road initiative and its promise of opening access to lucrative new Central Asian markets, so why not Taiwan?

2017/08/21 | Roy Ngerng

Taiwan’s ‘Grim Truth’: Vicious Low Wage, Low Productivity Cycle Crippling Workers and Companies

As Taiwanese businesses are unwilling to increase wages for the want to hold onto their profits, they are also complicit in causing themselves to lose demand, and therefore their business sustainability. The government needs to act.

2016/09/01 | ZiQing Low

Thousands Ready for Weekend Pension Reform Protest in Taipei

Organizers of Saturday's protest estimate that as many as 100,000 military veterans, retired civil servants and public school teachers could take part in the event.

2016/07/29 | Yuan-ling Liang

Legalization of Uber in China Leaves Taiwan in the Dust: David Tai

'Taiwan needs a complete policy for seeking more opportunities for our companies. Overprotection and changing nothing will take Taiwan nowhere.'

2016/07/12 | Edward White

U.K. Tries to Quell Brexit Fears in Taipei

'If I can reassure you, and get that into your papers and broadcast media, that is what I am seeking to do here.'

2016/06/02 | Chang Shin-wei

Government Overreach Blamed as Taiwan Competitiveness Slides

An economist blames Taiwan’s slide in an international competitiveness ranking on tight labor market controls and lack of institutional infrastructure.