Taiwan

1H2017 Review: Taiwan

Taiwan’s gross domestic product is headed for its fastest clip since 2014, according to an economic think tank. GDP will probably exceed 2%, according to a forecast released in April by the Taiwan Institute of ...

Long-Delayed Taiwan MTR Line Finally Opens

After 20 years of political trench warfare and a flawed tender process, travelers arriving at Taiwan’s main gateway, the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, will finally get a gleaming new train to take them ...

Economic Outlook 2017: Taiwan

Taiwan’s economy is expected to continue its recovery in 2017 on the back of a pick-up in exports as the global economy improves. However, the upward trend is expected to remain gradual due to an uncertain inte...

Taiwan Seeks Kuomintang’s Fabled Riches

With Taiwan’s Kuomintang completely out of power following January elections, a government committee is being formed to try to get the state’s hands on the party’s fabulous wealth. The Far Eastern Economic R...

Will China Bullying Hurt Taiwan’s Economy?

Although relations across the Taiwan Strait are entering a new ice age, cooperation at a working level is likely to continue, with Beijing not wanting to alienate the taishang, the hundreds of thousands Taiwane...

China-Taiwan Tunnel a Nonstarter, Taipei Says

The announcement last week in Beijing that China wants to build a 200-km tunnel to connect Taiwan to the mainland has been met with deep skepticism in Taiwan, with one critic suggesting the plan might have been...

Taiwan’s Tsai Has to get the Economy Moving

Taiwan’s president-elect Tsai Ing-wen won a landslide partly thanks to reaction against cozying up to Xi Jinping’s China and partly to the state of the economy. Xi’s attitudes are unlikely to change and help th...
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Taiwan to Join Submarine Race

Thirteen years after the Bush Administration promised Taiwan eight diesel-electric submarines, and 11 years after the Taiwanese walked away from an opportunity to obtain used but top-notch Italian boats, cautio...
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Taiwanese Investors Bear Brunt of Viet Riots

Taiwanese businesses in Vietnam have borne the brunt of rampaging mobs protesting China’s recent installation of an oil rig in disputed waters in the South China Sea. The mobs ransacked and torched hundreds of ...
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Billions at Stake for Taiwan Over Mainland Visa Chops

The viability of Taiwan’s biggest infrastructure project in half a century, a massive US$16.5 billion air terminal complex called the Taoyuan Aerotropolis, designed to lure international transit travelers and i...