Not many people know that in the old days, the Lunar New Year, also known as the Spring Festival (春節), was celebrated for 15 consecutive days and in a much more elaborate manner than it is today.
Sanofi and Boehringer Ingelheim confirmed on Jan. 2 that the strategic transaction signed in June 2016, which consists of an exchange of Sanofi's animal health business (Merial) and Boehringer Ingelheim's consumer healthcare (CHC) business, has been successfully closed in most markets on Jan. 1, 2017.
About 30 years ago, philanthropist Lawrence S. Ting, founder of Central Trading & Development Group (CT&D, 中央貿易開發股份有限公司) decided to invest in Vietnam at a time when the country had some critical problems: a lack of job opportunities, poor infrastructure, scarce foreign exchange as well as insufficient power and technology expertise.
AmCham Taipei has long been admired for the quality of its monthly publication, Taiwan Business TOPICS, which, unlike many publications produced by non-profit organizations, has sought to be more than a "club magazine" reporting on the organization's internal activities.
Coming off a strong year in 2016, AmCham Taipei is preparing for a full agenda in the year ahead. In tackling the year's pursuits, the Chamber will be steered by a newly elected Board of Governors and Supervisors comprised of experienced executives representing many of the leading foreign-invested companies in Taiwan and reflecting a diversity of nationality, gender, and background., 1 Comment
Albert G. Chang, Managing Partner of the Taiwan Office of McKinsey & Company, the well-known management consulting firm, was elected by acclamation by the AmCham Taipei Board of Governors to serve as the organization's chairman for 2017., 1 Comment
Indigenous rights advocates from around the world on Saturday had advice for Taiwan as it works to achieve transitional justice for Aborigines.
Throughout Taipei the sweet fragrance of dark coffee abounds, wafting out of everywhere from chain coffee shops to hipster cafés. And with free trade agreements between Taiwan, Belize, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama, coffee culture looks set to be more prominent than ever at this year's Taiwan International Tea, Coffee & Wine Expo.
As coffee fever sweeps Taiwan, it has brought with it increasing demand for high quality beans. The Republic of Nicaragua's Ambassador to Taiwan William M. Tapia believes this rising demand has in turn encouraged producers from his country to bring the best quality coffee beans to Taiwan.
With the explosion of coffee culture in Taiwan, the tastes of local coffee drinkers have become increasingly refined, shifting from standard espresso-based drinks toward premium-quality specialty blends and single origin roasts.