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These are in-depth pre- and post-show reports on major international trade fairs, held in Taiwan and other countries with significant participation by Taiwanese manufacturers and exporters. They are offered to help global buyers and other readers better understand what is going on at the fairs and the latest offerings by Taiwanese exhibitors.

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Digital Healthcare & Technology at the Heart of Las Vegas CES 2020

Jul 14, 2020

■ Hubert Chih The number of healthcare exhibitors at the 2020 CES in Las Vegas increased significantly by 23% from 2019. According to the analysis and report by the CES organizer, digital healthcare and technology were the focus in the healthcare exhibition. In addition to the continued expansion of healthcare coverage, the reduction of healthcare costs, the improvement of effectiveness and th...

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National Cheng Kung Univeristy Invents COVID-19 Protein Chip with High Sensitivity and Specificity

Jun 19, 2020

At present, nasopharyngeal specimens are often collected for nucleic acid detection if patients suspected of SARS-CoV-2 infections. This nasopharyngeal swab not only causes discomfort to the subjects, but also increases the risk of infection to the medical practitioner. According to the Shenzhen Hospital Research in China, only 59% of people were diagnosed by the first nucleic acid test. Therefor...

Gogoro Unveils Electric Bike with Innovative New Smartwheel</h2>

Gogoro Unveils Electric Bike with Innovative New Smartwheel

May 29, 2020

Five years after Taiwanese startup Gogoro debuted with a slick electric scooter at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show, the company has now unveiled the Eeyo 1 and Eeyo 1S, its first forays into the booming e-bike market. Gogoro’s founder and CEO Horace Luke explained that the Eeyo e-bike is intended for e-bike commuters who want a quick, lightweight e-bike that offers a premium experience ove...

Global Trade Decreased by 2.5%</h2>

Global Trade Decreased by 2.5%

May 27, 2020

In the first quarter of this year, global trade volume reached the largest contraction in more than a decade, and it is estimated that the decline will continue to expand in the next few months. With the New Coronary Pneumonia epidemic and the tension between the United States and China blocking global supply chains, multinational companies trying to break through are thinking about how to shorte...

Taiwan's Ranked the 4th-largest Forex Reserves </h2>

Taiwan's Ranked the 4th-largest Forex Reserves

May 08, 2020

Taiwan's foreign exchange reserves continued their rise to a new high at the end of April, despite the economic impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, taking the country to the fourth spot in forex reserves holdings in the world, the central bank said Tuesday. Taiwan surpassed Saudi Arabia, moving up one notch to fourth place in April, with forex reserves as of April up US$1.397 billion ...

Japan Exports Fall 11.7% amid Coronavirus</h2>

Japan Exports Fall 11.7% amid Coronavirus

Apr 21, 2020

Japan's exports slumped the most in nearly four years in March as U.S.-bound shipments, including cars, fell at the fastest rate since 2011, highlighting the damage the coronavirus pandemic is inflicting on global demand and trade. Monday's bleak data underscored the challenges Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government faces in dealing with a collapse in activity that is expected to send the glob...

Taiwanese Machinery Exports Mask-Making Machines in August</h2>

Taiwanese Machinery Exports Mask-Making Machines in August

Apr 20, 2020

Taiwan is expected to export its surgical mask manufacturing machines in August due to growing demand in the globe. The island country has been put on the map for its quick response to the coronavirus pandemic. It has been recognized widely for its ability to pool resources from the private sector to produce large quantities of much sought-after surgical masks in a time of worldwide shortage. ...

Technology Companies Eye for Opportunities in Epidemic Prevention Equipment</h2>

Technology Companies Eye for Opportunities in Epidemic Prevention Equipment

Apr 16, 2020

The epidemic of New Pneumonia is raging, and the global demand for respirators and masks is strong. Domestic major technology companies have actively invested in related production. Among them, after the production of masks in Hon Hai, they will step into the manufacture of respirators; Jinbao will also produce two major respirators and masks in May. Anti-epidemic products; As for the equipment o...

Taiwan's Manufacturing Industries Ready to Help in Masks</h2>

Taiwan's Manufacturing Industries Ready to Help in Masks

Apr 09, 2020

Taiwan is planning to donate another round of surgical face masks overseas, this time with over a million pieces going to several countries targeted by the government's New Southbound Policy (NSP), as well as other countries, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced Tuesday. At a press briefing in Taipei, the head of MOFA's Department of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Baushuan Ger (葛葆...

Hon Hai and medical materials company will produce respirator in Weizhou factory</h2>

Hon Hai and medical materials company will produce respirator in Weizhou factory

Apr 08, 2020

The New epidemic has raged, and the United States has become the country with the most confirmed cases in the world. For this reason, President Trump has recently increased its anti-epidemic efforts, citing regulations and calling on the US manufacturing industry to invest in the production of medical supplies such as masks and respirators. The company Medtronic has jointly invested in the resear...