Ask any motorist about traffic congestion and they will regale you with tales of long queues, wasted time, and mounting frustration. It’s a global problem with some of the world’s greatest cities also being home to some of the world’s greatest traffic jams.
A new survey of expats finds Singapore is the best overall destination, while relocating to Switzerland boosts earnings more than other country. Taiwan ranked ninth overall, which is the third highest ranking in Asia.
Focused on a target audience of decision-makers around the Chinese-speaking world, “CommonWealth All Access” features in-depth analysis of major economic, business and financial issues and also delves into political and social topics.
Every year 8 million tonnes of discarded plastic ends up in the ocean, and the situation is getting worse. According to a World Economic Forum report, under the current mode and growth of plastic usage, there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean (by weight) by 2050.
The billion-dollar football business has been going green. Top European football clubs like Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Juventus are sporting greener with jersey threads made from recycled plastic bottles.
The shift in recruitment practices is taking place across a range of different sectors, with technology and accounting firms amongst those who have recently decided that a university degree is no longer a requirement.
Companies in Taiwan and the world are phasing out the use of plastic straws in the name of protecting the environment and marine life. How much impact could banning plastic straws really make? What is the best replacement for plastic straws?
The World Health Organisation is to include “gaming disorder”, the inability to stop gaming, into the International Classification of Diseases. By doing so, the WHO is recognising the serious and growing problem of digital addiction.
KUBIC, a cultural and creative market in Kaohsiung captures the eyes of both the city's visitors and residents. It is built by containers and will definitely challenge your imagination and concept of architecture.
The ASE Group has long seen “environmental education” as an essential part of a sustainable future, and the company is now a leading advocate in the field with the help of several initiatives that are raising environmental awareness.
Hundreds of thousands of fans make the pilgrimage to Mayday's concerts each year, bringing in hundreds of millions of Taiwan dollars. Mayday's success is due in no small part to the backing of its 100-strong support staff.
Averse to authority and often prodigal, the youngest crop of employees in Taiwan and China is giving companies grief. What managerial lessons are essential as enterprises approach the generational precipice?
In devoting her spare time to working with the blind, Sprinna Chiang has become a beacon of hope. Along the way in her journey of service she has been privy to a vision of happiness few sighted people will ever know.
Does marriage become just a thankless chore once the love has gone out of it? Is marriage a burden that's just too much to bear in life? Or is marriage a sacred path to life fulfillment? What does a guy who's made a big name for himself in the world of business see as the essential truth behind marriage?
From too much dog poop on the lawns to insufficient tap water, a group of Taipei grade school students are proving daily through their actions that they can rely on their own efforts to make life on campus better.
Under the "hand in hand" buddy system at Jhuang-Wei Elementary School in Taiwan's Yilan County, the younger kids learn to adapt, third- and fourth-graders learn independence, and the older kids learn to take care of others.
Despite a dauntingly challenging market, a growing number of Taiwanese comic artists have found prominence at international festivals. How can they break beyond the barriers and make their mark in the profitable world of comics and animation?
At first blush, climbing up to the world’s highest mountain seems completely unrelated to a corporate performance. But when Wowprime chairman Steve Day took a team of top employees on an expedition challenging their stamina and will, what insights did they take back with them?
Children who grow up pampered, praised and protected often turn into self-indulgent, helpless adults. But as many of the most prosperous families have learned, kids who endure hardship can take setbacks in their stride.
What do 18 year-olds know about hardship? What kind of rite of passage can have a lifetime impact? Pingdong County's Mt. Dawu treks are an extreme test of physical ability and willpower, a study in humility and the true meaning of cooperation.
More and more students with good grades are deciding to enroll in Taiwan’s vocational schools, pursuing personal interests rather than attending a school for its academic prestige. These assertive students are challenging established teaching practices, and perceptions.
The ancient wisdom of coexistence between land, salmon and man is being reinvigorated through the cooperative efforts of Shei-Pa National Park and a local elementary school, as sustainable environmental education takes root.
After Typhoon Morakot triggered massive landslides last summer, Taiwan's tea farmers have begun to rethink their relationship with nature, interspersing trees among their tea plants to benefit the soil and the local ecosystem.