China, Meet Taiwan


BBC Taiwan is a raw nerve for China, the issue over which they reflexively threaten war. Beijing operates under the "One China principle," which regards Taiwan as a renegade province. recognizes Beijing as legitimately representing the government of China, but does not accept Beijing's assertion of sovereignty over Taiwan. is pledged to defend Taiwan in the event that Beijing seeks to settle matters militarily. Hong Kong and Taiwan need to be independent.

San Antonio-based START Expands to Taiwan


South Texas Accelerated Research Therapeutics, known as START, announced this week that it has opened a comprehensive Phase 1 oncology clinical trials program in Taiwan. The Taiwan site is its second one in Asia.

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Taiwanese TV on Mucker and the Rise of Silicon Beach

Mucker Lab

Unique Business News , a satellite cable news show based out of Taiwan, stopped by Mucker’s offices recently as part of a segment on Silicon Beach. Reporter : Coming from Taiwan, William Hsu is the Co-founder and Partner of Mucker Capital.

Wrapp Hits Asian Markets Starting in Taiwan


Wrapp is now launching in Taiwan, which heads their first expansion outside of Europe. Taiwan is Wrapp’s beachhead for introducing our unique social gifting service to Asian markets where gift giving is culturally an everyday event,” said Bruce Chen, Wrapp’s country manager based in Taipei.

Ken Fischer, President of the UMS: Leading by touching people’s lives

Grade A Entrepreneurs

of Taiwan, to name some of the 60+ performances scheduled for the 2011-2012 season ?

The Official Beer of Linsanity

Mark Birch

beer Taiwan LinsanityThe Official Beer of Linsanity.

China – The Sleeper Awakens (Part 1 of 5)

Steve Blank

China has gone from a land-based army to one that can support its territorial claims to the South China Sea and Taiwan with anti-access/area-denial weapons. I just spent a few weeks in Japan and China on a book tour for the Japanese and Chinese versions of the Startup Owners Manual.

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The Buffalo Bet

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Last year’s winners hailed from places like Taiwan, Miami, Brooklyn, Toronto and Atlanta and had businesses ranging from biotech to a virtual fitting room. Last year I went up to Buffalo and talked to their startup community and got a tour of the emerging startup community there. I was impressed by what I saw. Like many cities around the country, Buffalo is betting on tech and tech startups to give their economy a boost. Part of this bet is the $5mm startup challenge called 43North.

Beijing talks tough on regions eyeing independence - Guardian


"Mostly directed at Taiwan, but also applicable to Hong Kong, Xi became visibly animated and received the longest applause for his tough talk on regions with designs to declare formal independence. “We Distrust of China has been growing in both Taiwan and Hong Kong, and Xi announced propaganda pushes for the regions in order to “strengthen the ranks of patriot who love our country”.

8 Tips On Intercultural Communication And International Etiquette To Create Successful Business Relationships In Asia


For years I’ve studied the cultures in 10 Asian countries: China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar (formerly Burma), the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan. By Sharon Schweitzer, J.D.,

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Katsu Curry Rice Burger??? This is burger insanity! Not sure.

Mark Birch

Katsu Curry Rice Burger burger katsu curry food Taiwan Katsu Curry Rice Burger??? This is burger insanity! Not sure sure how easy it is to eat, but man that looks delicious…. kingdumplr : Katsu Curry Rice Burger from MOS Burger by yusheng on Flickr (via taiwanesefood ).

Horizontal specialization as a catalyst for startups

Chris Dixon

Followed by years of investment by DARPA and others, an industry emerged where chip designers used software (“ EDA software”) to design and test semiconductors and then sent standardized specifications to “foundries” that did the actual manufacturing (most of which were located in Taiwan – the largest in the world to this day is Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company ).

Why Meeting Face-to-face Will Never Go out of Style

Up and Running

When MeCam set up manufacturing operations in Taiwan, CEO Drew Martin had never been there and had never met the people in charge of the operation face-to-face.

Kickstarter Darling Leaves Backers Hanging

Inc Startups

Pebble added that it would "soon" be manufacturing 15,000 Pebbles a week out of a factory in Taipei, Taiwan. The famed Kickstarter project has 85,000 smartwatch orders to fill. and won't commit to a ship date.

While I may offend Din Tai Fung worshippers, the black truffle.

Mark Birch

Din Tai Fung soup dumplings xiao long bao black truffles food restaurant Taiwan While I may offend Din Tai Fung worshippers, the black truffle soup dumplings are simply not that memorable.

The joys and benefits of working as a distributed team

1 person in Taipei, Taiwan: Niel. Tweet. Buffer. Buffer is a fully distributed team. It’s a decision I had to make at the end of 2012, and it’s interesting to reflect on that decision now. I am happy to report that I am in love with the choice we made to be distributed all across the world.

Furniture CEO Finds Balance between Success and Staying Grounded


Throughout the year, Blake travels to China, Taiwan and Mexico to meet with manufacturers and negotiate pricing and development of new and innovative office and school furniture products. Furniture is big business no matter how you look at it.

4 Huge Whoppers Most Companies Tell

Inc Startups

Most semiconductor manufacturing is today done in China and Taiwan, where lax environmental regulations are seldom enforced. In Taiwan, for example, there is a river so polluted that people have died, not by swimming in it, but simply by walking next to it.

Help Detained USA Citizen In Abu Dhabi

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Including conferences in Italy, Canada, Holland, Turkey, the UK, Korea, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, New Zealand, and Australia. This is a departure for this blog.

Suitcase Startup: One man’s journey to London to launch a startup, armed with just a suitcase and dream

The Next Web

Chris came up with the idea for Publicate while working in the LCD manufacturing business in Amsterdam and Taiwan. Starting today on The Next Web, we’re running a new video series, Suitcase Startup.

5 Reasons Craftsmanship Is Making A Return     


There is a chasm of experience and appreciation between “Made in Taiwan” and “Made by Ty and Juan.” By Terri Alpert , founder and CEO of Uno Alla Volta. Millennials, the largest generation in history, represent 92 million U.S. consumers in their spending prime.

[Event] [Asia] Asian Startups Take Centrestage At Startups in Asia


Dr.Pad (Taiwan). Justaple (Taiwan). One stage. Two days. Four judges. Nineteen startups. One winner.

[Infographic] The State Of Our Smartphones (Singapore)


The mobile phone is today an indispensable part of our lives, the one on-the-go device that keeps us connected at all times. But the problem is that these rather fragile devices can get damaged easily.

Millennials In Asia Are Ambitious And Entrepreneurial: VISA Study


Note: This study was conducted from the responses of some 5,500 Millennials aged 18-28 from across Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Russia, India, South Africa and the United Arabs Emirates.

How to Keep Starting a Business from Ruining a Friendship


Dunkle and friend Mitch Gordon, 33, started their online travel community business in 2009 after they met teaching English in Taiwan, and realized there was a clear gap in quality online information about various overseas programs (teach, study, volunteer, etc.).

London Calling

Startup Lessons Learned

Coming Soon: other international editions of The Lean Startup Germany - Muenchner (March 2012) France – Pearson (March 2012) Spain - Planeta / Gestion 2000 imprint (February 2012) Brazil - Leya / Lua de Papel imprint (first half of 2012) Japan – Nikkei BP (Spring 2012) Taiwan - Flaneur Co. Happy New Year! Four months ago, T he Lean Startup debuted at #2 on the New York Times bestseller list.

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Rotten WiFi announces world's 20 best WiFi airports


Taiwan. Taiwan. Table: Airports for best WiFi in the world in 2015 (by download speed, Mbps) data. Airport. Country. download speed, Mbps. upload speed, Mbps. clients' satisfaction rank (1-10). Don Mueang International Airport (DMK). Thailand. 42.22. 42.28.

Steve Johnson in Winston-Salem semis when Yen-Hsun Lu quits

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — Steve Johnson reached the Winston-Salem Open semifinals because of a back injury to Taiwan's Yen-Hsun Lu WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP)

Stop Bargaining and Start Negotiating

Inc Startups

For me, the term “bargaining” conjures up a chaotic, aromatic scene in one of Taiwan’s night markets, where haggling over the price of pineapples, slippers, or just about anything else is a national sport.

[Infographic] World Economic Freedom: Which Countries Rank The Highest?


On the other hand, the numbers are looking quite well for the former Asian tiger economies of Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan, all of whom have outperformed the United States.

Four Takeaways from WATEC 2011 Cleanvest Summit

VC Cafe

Both Taiwan and Kenya have made agreements to exchange water technology and data revolving with Israel. I was fortunate to attend the party over at WATEC Israel 2011’s Cleanvest Summit. This is a pre-WATEC summit where startups got a chance to present their ideas to investors and hopefully have someone catch their bait. Cleanvest spotlighted companies from all over the clean energy spectrum, while the rest of the 3 day event exhibited water related technology companies.

Work From Anywhere: 4 Tips to Manage Remote Employees

Inc Startups

His accounting department is in Los Angeles, his marketing people are in Salt Lake City, and his quality-control staff is in Taiwan and Vietnam, where the company does its manufacturing. A bike company CEO explains how he keeps his company together when his employees are so far apart.

Financial Literacy Across Asia Declining: Mastercard


Taiwan shoots to the top on the financial literacy charts. With an overall Financial Literacy Score of 73, Taiwan’s advancement of two points to a score of 73 puts it in first place in the Asia Pacific, allowing it to regain top spot after dropping to third place in the previous survey.

11 Billion-Dollar Startups You've Never Heard of

Inc Startups

Now, the petite wearable gadget could be sold in Taiwan opening up another market for Woodman Labs to rake in more cash. Here''s a list of 11 startups that are worth billions that are still relatively unknown. The Wall Street Journal released a report of 30 startups from the U.S.,

30 Compelling Reasons to Start a Business

Up and Running

The business, which introduces cultures to kids through books and other products, is run from Tainan, Taiwan. “If Are you toying with an idea for a business? A lot of people think about starting a business, but for whatever reason the idea never becomes a reality.

Twitter Link Roundup #262 – MegaResources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

crowdSPRING Blog

Colorful Taiwan mural inspires town-wide art transformation | DesignFaves Did you guys see Birdman , the Oscar-winning picture? If you’re like me the loooong choreographed shots really caught your attention and left you in awe.

Secrets of The World’s Best Brands

crowdSPRING Blog

In 2010, Mexian brand Corona made the list; this year, HTC from Taiwan made the top 100. Interbrand has released its annual ranking of the world’s best brands: Best Global Brands 2011 report.

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Top 7 NoMad Destinations in 2016

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Taipei, Taiwan Taipei hasn’t got a very entertaining nightlife nor a great weather. The only real way to experience a place is to immerse yourself in it. Working and living in a specific destination allows you to truly experience the culture, people, food and traditions.

Turning 40

Will Price

By the time I was twelve, we'd lived in Germany, Ireland (sister, Elizabeth, born), Northern Ireland, Nigeria (brother, Richard, born), the Ivory Coast, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the United Kingdom. Today, I am 40. I write this from a small village in Baja, where I am celebrating the milestone with my wife and best friends. 40 is an iconic birthday and an occasion for reflection. 40 years ago, I was born to a US Air Force Captain and his wife, Kent and Marian, in Wiesbaden, West Germany.

International Expansion: How Video Streaming Can Aid Your Business

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

This is due to the current popularity of Asia as an outsourcing destination, which has resulted in positive economic benefits for the various economies in the region, particularly China, Taiwan, South Korea, India, and the Philippines. Over the past few years, consumer spending has significantly decreased within the markets of the U.S., and Western Europe, yet has significantly increased within China and other Asian countries.

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