February 2020  
Corona virus as a new uncertainty threatening the global economic recovery
TIER composite indicators all signaled pessimism
Despite the fact that the US and China finally signed the phase one treaty clamping down a long-lasting uncertainty for the time being, a new form of corona virus emerges as a new uncertainty threatening and potentially hindering the global economic recovery. Accordingly, all three composite indicators issued by the Taiwan Institute Economic Research (TIER) all went down signaling pessimism for business outlook in the near future. ...Read more
Virus Outbreak: Taiwan shares prevention tech at APEC
Taiwan shared how it has employed technology to fight the spread of COVID-19 at an APEC meeting in Malaysia, winning praise from member states, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in February. After Chile gave up hosting last year’s APEC summit and climate summit due to social unrest, Malaysia took over hosting November’s APEC summit. Since Feb. 3, preparatory meetings have been taking place in Putrajaya, Malaysia. A Taiwanese delegation, led by Department of International Organizations Director-General Bob Chen, participated in a meeting of APEC senior officials, department Deputy Director-General Sun Chien-yuan told a regular news briefing in Taipei. As an example of how Taiwan is assisted by technology in fighting the virus, Sun said that the government can check people’s National Health Insurance data to see if they have recently traveled to any virus-affected areas. (source: Taipei Times)

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Taiwan Economic Research Monthly
Development trends and strategies of the ecosystem in emerging technology
Global emerging tech ecosystem: development structure and trends
Evaluating major economies’ strategies on promoting emerging technologies, including AI, unmanned vehicles, and fintech as key development of new technologies. Based on this, this article summaries the development trends and key competition fields of the global emerging technologies for completing the future tech environment and its competitiveness of emerging technologies in Taiwan.
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