Cooler weather has brought a return of stable power supplies while rainfall over the weekend has partially replenished reservoirs.
With decisive wins in Taiwan's municipal elections, the KMT has demonstrated its continued power at the local level. However, a deeper analysis reveals a more nuanced picture and does not imply rising support at the national level.
By Brian Hioe
The price of prime residential properties in Taipei has climbed almost 19% in the third quarter of the year - and that sees the city ranking in 7th place globally - that according to the latest Prime Global Cities Index.
The visiting speaker of the Czech Parliament's lower house has signed a joint statement with Legislative Speaker You Si-kun aimed at further enhancing cooperation between the Czech Republic and Taiwan.
Premier Su Tseng-chang says the government will be taking steps to improve the national power grid and step-up risk management policies in the aftermath of 3 March islandwide blackout
Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau says the mercury in Taipei rose to 38.9 degrees at 13:15 on Monday, 29 June, marking the highest temperature ever recorded in the capital in the month of June since the city's weather station was established in 1896.
The main candidates vying for Taipei mayor in Taiwan's year-end elections have started to outline their policies, with two of them recently focusing on their housing policies and another talking up policies on sports and the well-being of city residents
Taiwan Power Company's annual summer electricity pricing scheme will take effect this Thursday and remain in place until 30 September.
The 2023 Smart City & Expo is underway in Taipei and Kaohsiung.
The newly opened Taichung metropolitan rail (MRT) line has attracted hundreds of thousands of riders over its first few days of operation.
The World News Media Congress is taking place in Taipei this week and is bringing together more than 900 leaders in journalism and news media organisations from 58 countries.
Taiwan's minister of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) Wang Mei-hua is seeking to play down reports that Taiwan's leading semiconductor manufacturers could build new plants in Europe.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says it will be easing some coronavirus restrictions at movie theatres, sports venues, and train stations this week while more entertainment venues will also be allowed to re-open on 5 October.
The ECCT, in conjunction with ICRT, hosted a briefing by the Taipei City Government on the latest Covid-19 situation in Taipei.
The Centers for Disease Control says the number of serious coronavirus infections fell slightly week-on-week, but continues on a plateau that has lasted for much of this month.
Taipei officials are discussing how night markets will be reopened.
Economics Minister Wang Mei-hua says investors should remain confident in Taiwan's semiconductor industry, as it plays a critical role in the global supply chain and there is no imminent drop in demand.
The ECCT, in partnership with the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), hosted the 2021 Global Offshore Wind Energy Summit -Taiwan (GOWST) 2021
Taiwan's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has approved the inclusion of a locally developed Covid-19 vaccine in the country's rollout.
The ECCT is pleased to announce that the chamber has formed a news sharing partnership with ICRT. Under the new cooperative agreement, the ECCT will publish selected ICRT news stories in the News section of Euroview online as well as ICRT's weekly “Taiwan this Week” podcast. In return, ICRT will draw on or cite selected content from Euroview and the ECCT's website.
Tai-Power says its supply system flashed a "yellow" warning light due to high demand on Monday, after a coal-fired generator in Taichung suffered a breakdown.
Taipei has been named the best leisure destination in Asia for the fourth straight year, in a survey conducted by the American magazine, Global Traveler.
The Taipei Department of Environmental Protection is reminding residents that beverage shops in the city will be prohibited from providing single-use plastic drinking cups from 1 December.
New Taipei City's Health Bureau is reminding businesses that displaying and selling e-cigarettes is prohibited in the city.
New Taipei Mayor Ho Yo-yi has announced that the “conditional opening” of water-related recreational activities and supporting measures begins today.
Taiwan's state-run Taipower says that from 1 June, electric car owners will be charged a flat-month rate of NT$262.5 for household electricity
The ECCT held its annual Premium Event lunch with Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je and senior officials from the Taipei City Government (TCG), marking the 23rd year since the ECCT held its first round table lunch with the TCG.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) says it will review electricity rates next Monday
The ECCT arranged a Premium Event lunch with Taipei Mayor Chiang Wan-An (蔣萬安) and senior officials from the Taipei City Government.
A delegation of ECCT board directors took a two-day trip to Pingtung County
Lawmakers have voted to increase funding for a coronavirus response, relief and revitalization bill from NT$60 billion to NT$210 billion.
The cabinet has approved draft amendments to the Copyright Act and Trademark Act
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je has postponed the city's Lantern Festival and cancelled the annual Di-Hua Street Lunar New Year market due to the recent rise in coronavirus cases.
The Ministry of Finance reports that nine government-invested financial institutions in Taiwan have adopted the "Equator Principles" to evaluate social and environmental risks on projects they might be funding.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs says high-voltage electricity customers will pay an extra month of higher summer rates from next year.
The 29th edition of Art Taipei has opened with what organizers are describing as the "largest ever in the event's history in terms of the number of participating exhibitors and artworks being shown."
Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) will be raising electricity rates for a range of users, depending on their level of usage. Starting from 1 April, electricity prices will be raised by 3% for households which consume more than 700 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per month, and 10% for households using over 1,000 kWh per month.
The European Commission presented its opinions on the application for EU membership submitted by Ukraine, Georgia and the Republic of Moldova and recommended that all three countries be candidate status on the understanding that steps are taken in a number of areas.
Filip Grzegorzewski arrived in Taiwan in September 2019 to assume the position as Head of the European Economic and Trade Office (EETO) in Taiwan. Euroview sat down with the new EETO head to talk about his initial impressions of Taiwan and how he sees the future of EU-Taiwan relations developing
The National Communications Commission reports that cable TV subscriptions have hit a new low of 4.6 million in the first quarter of 2023.
The Taipei City Government has announced that all schools, both public and private, will be moving to online classes from next Monday
The government has ordered Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) to submit an improvement plan within a week following supply shortages that have resulted in two large-scale power outages over the past week.
The Taipei City Government has announced all schools must cancel or postpone off-campus education, graduation ceremonies and other learning services until the end of February
Opposition lawmakers are slamming the Ministry of the Interior (MOI) after it reversed one of several new rules aimed at deterring speculation in the country's housing market.
President Tsai Ing-wen says steps must be taken to ensure that Taiwan remains a key player in semiconductor global supply chains by increasing the domestic production of equipment and facilities used by the sector
The ECCT's Better Living Committee hosted a lunch with Ambassador Tom TC Chou, Commissioner of Mayor's office for External Affairs, under the Taipei City Government on the topic of Taipei's 2022 challenges & opportunities
The opposition Kuomintang (KMT) has formally announced that New Taipei Mayor Hou Yu-ih and Taichung Mayor Lu Shiow-yen will be seeking re-election in November's local elections
The 2022 Global Offshore Wind Energy Summit - Taiwan (GOWST) was organised for the fourth consecutive year by the ECCT and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), co-organised by the Taiwan International Ports Corporation (TIPC) and the Metals Industries Research & Development Center (MIRDC) and endorsed by Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) and Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC).
The 13th Taipei Biennial kicks off this weekend, and takes place from 18 November through 24 March of next year at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum.
Onshore wind energy has received little attention in recent years but with no end in sight to the chronic shortage of green energy capacity, companies are finally realising that it is by far the cheapest, most practical and technically feasible renewable energy option available today
By Duncan Levine
Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) is proposing a ten-year NT$188-billion project to enhance the resilience of the national grid.
Restaurants in New Taipei will be allowed to resume dine-in services from today, while public sports and amusement venues in the city are also reopening.
Taipei health officials are helping six city hospitals set up specialty clinics to deal with the after-effects of Covid-19
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has expressed its "grave concern" to the government of Honduras after president, Xiomara Castro announced her government will seek to establish formal diplomatic ties with China.
Fractional roles and fractional leadership are still evolving but it seems likely that they will become increasingly common in the future
By Paul Shelton
The Taipei Dome has hosted its first baseball games. Four teams from the island's top amateur league faced-off in a closed-door double-header.
Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) says its annual summer electricity pricing scheme will begin on 1 June and remain in place until 30 September.
The Supreme Administrative Court has overruled previous rulings and found nine local independent power producers guilty of engaging in concerted practices in a drawn-out fair trade case
Taiwan has some world-class innovative companies, but it also has many examples of the saturation copying of once-innovative ideas and business models. That limits the diversity of the economy and isn't a good harbinger of economic progress.
By Lee Faulkner
The Taipei City government has launched a public electric motorcycle share scheme, offering discounted rental rates to holders of MRT monthly passes.
A market analyst is warning that the supply chain of Taiwan's small and medium-sized semiconductor chipmakers could be interrupted as a result of rising tensions between Russia and Ukraine
A five member ECCT delegation led by ECCT Chairman Giuseppe Izzo and CEO Freddie Höglund took a trip to the Philippines where they held a series of meetings with counterparts from the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP), business leaders and business organisations.
The New Taipei City Government says blood tests have found trace amounts of barbiturates in eight students at a private preschool in the Banqiao District.
The National Immigration Agency says Taiwan and Germany have launched a reciprocal automated customs clearance programme.
Taipei Mayor Chiang Wan-An is vowing to inspect all construction sites in the city.
The US government's decision to impose new restrictions on the sale of semiconductors and chipmaking equipment to China could negatively impact Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing's sales, according to Trendforce.
Taiwan's court system offers some good options for rights holders to enforce their intellectual property rights. This article offers some background and pointers to follow.
The New Taipei City government has banned all on-site dining from today following confirmation that coronavirus cluster cases in the Banqiao District are of the Delta variant. The ban will remain in effect for one week.
Representatives from Taiwan and the UK have signed an agreement to enhance bilateral trade ties.
Global regulatory relationships matter and should be managed carefully
By Paul Shelton
The Taiwan Visitors Association says the number of people attending this year's Taipei International Travel Fair was about 90% of the level seen in 2019, the year before the coronavirus pandemic upended global travel.
The Lithuanian government has announced the formal opening of its trade office in Taipei.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) says there are currently "no concrete plans" for President Tsai Ing-wen to travel overseas.
Minister of Economic Affairs Wang Mei-hua has been asked to stay on to supervise the implementation of plans to strengthen Taiwan's power grid, after asking the premier to discipline her for a massive power outage last week
Several measures of inflation in Taiwan showed continued increases in April in line with global trends.
Like 59 other countries that aim to reach net zero emissions by 2050, Taiwan will face challenges
By Tim Ferry
A legislative friendship group aimed at building closer ties with Poland has been officially inaugurated at the Legislative Yuan
A new generation of Taiwan university interns gains international experience and skills
By Douglas Habecker
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says people who receive the coronavirus vaccine here in Taiwan will be entitled to take two days off work.
Renewable energy targets are being missed and climate action policy reversals in response to the war in Ukraine could have lasting implications
By Duncan Levine
Is public compliance with Covid restrictions weakening? Mobility data show people are staying at home less
By Mike Jewell
Tourists who took the inaugural "travel bubble" flight from Taiwan to Palau have returned to Taiwan.
A panel of five senior female executives from ECCT member companies in different industries gave up an entire afternoon to share some inspirational stories and advice for an audience of around 200 students, academics and business representatives at a forum held on the campus of National Taiwan University (NTU).
NFTs are one of the "new kids on the block" in the world of investment but how are they being received and likely to be developed in Taiwan?
By Paul Shelton
The first batch of allocated projects for Taiwan's offshore wind Round 3.1 concluded at the end of June 2023 with two project owners having signalled that they signed administrative contracts by the deadline and three further project owners obtaining an extension of two months, until the end of August to find a solution to sign off. This will mean that the capacity of the first projects to be connected to the grid by 2026/27 will fall somewhere between 995MW and 2,335MW, short of the 3,000MW that had been awarded at the end of last year. Taiwan's shortage of renewables and the challenge of achieving its short and midterm net zero targets will thus continue. A timely Round 3.2 will offer a new opportunity to catch up by 2028/29 but there is still work to do to attract bidders.
By Jason Wang and Raoul Kubitschek
The ECCT and Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) jointly released the "Paving the Way to Net-Zero Power Report".
Taiwan's official manufacturing purchasing managers' index (PMI) came in at 56.3 in April, remaining in expansionary territory (above 50) for the 22nd consecutive month, but shedding 1.5 points from the March level
New Taipei City will start to gradually re-open shuttered public venues today.
Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) executives say they are ready to take responsibility for Thursday's islandwide power outage - with the company's Chairman Yang Wei-fu and President Chung Bin-li saying they will step down over the incident
The world-renowned artist's work is on display at the CKS Memorial Hall
By Mike Jewell
While the players and technology have evolved and the scale of data has increased exponentially, valuable insights still require strategic thinking by humans
By Mike Jewell
The cabinet has approved a chip plan that will see the government inject NT$300 billion over 10 years to boost industrial innovation.
The Taipei City Government (TCG) says it plans to increase the "baby bonus" paid to parents at the birth of their first child.
Taiwan's cabinet says the number of female local government heads reached an historic high of 56.3% following last year's local elections.
The ECCT's Low Carbon Initiative (LCI) cooperated with Taiwan Power Company (Taipower), to arrange the forum to discuss technologies and strategies to improve energy efficiency, renewable energy trading and corporate Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) in Taiwan. The forum featured two keynote speeches and two sessions on the topics of “Holistic energy saving strategy and efficiency programmes” and “Corporate renewable purchase agreement (PPA) structures and case studies”, featuring presentations by speakers from government and industry.
The mayors of Taipei and New Taipei both told residents of their respective cities to only go to a Covid-19 testing site to take a PCR test if they have already taken a rapid test and tested positive
Taiwan has passed new amendments to its key intellectual property laws to help in its efforts to join the regional CPTPP trade agreement
By John Eastwood and Wendy Chu
Taiwan's official manufacturing purchasing managers' index (PMI) in November fell 1.5 points month-on-month to 43.9, the fifth straight month below the neutral 50 level and the worst level since July 2012.
The European Christmas Market is bringing the flavours and sounds of Europe to Taipei again
The European Commission has adopted a banking package to help facilitate bank lending to households and businesses throughout the European Union.
Migrant workers continue to face discriminatory treatment while the failure of many Taiwanese companies to enable remote working places employees at risk of infection
By Hilton Yip