October 12th, 2012
05:44 AM GMT
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(CNN) Laua Oyu looks younger than her 88 years as she sings and claps with her sister Yungeh. She smiles as she recalls the words of indigenous songs of her tribe and as her two year old great grand-niece looks up at her with wide eyes.

Dressed in the traditional clothes of Taiwan’s Atayal tribe, Oyu is determined to pass on the culture and language of her ancestors to the young of the village of Kayu, an hour outside of Taipei. FULL POST



October 12th, 2012
05:36 AM GMT
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Editor's note: The Outlook series spotlights a country to give a deeper understanding of the business, industry and consumer trends that fuel its economy. While exploring the current challenges and opportunities facing a country's economic progress, Outlook also seeks to provide an insight into its future development.

(CNN)'Bubble tea' has become an unexpected international sensation, spreading from the shores of Taiwan as far as Berlin, London and Mumbai. CNN's Pauline Chiou takes to Taipei's streets to uncover its popularity.

CNN’s Outlook series often carries sponsorship originating from the countries we feature. However CNN retains full editorial control over all of its reporting. Read more on CNN's sponsorship policy

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October 11th, 2012
10:04 AM GMT
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Editor's note: The Outlook series spotlights a country to give a deeper understanding of the business, industry and consumer trends that fuel its economy. While exploring the current challenges and opportunities facing a country's economic progress, Outlook also seeks to provide an insight into its future development.

(CNN) It may be better known for making computers, but Taiwan is a global center for high-end bicycles. Founded as a small local bicycle manufacturer, Giant is now one of the world's largest bicycle manufacturers and produces bikes for the Rabobank pro-cycling team.

CNN’s Outlook series often carries sponsorship originating from the countries we feature. However CNN retains full editorial control over all of its reporting. Read more on CNN's sponsorship policy

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October 10th, 2012
08:10 AM GMT
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Editor's note: The Outlook series spotlights a country to give a deeper understanding of the business, industry and consumer trends that fuel its economy. While exploring the current challenges and opportunities facing a country's economic progress, Outlook also seeks to provide an insight into its future development.

(CNN) Flying to and from Taiwan is a highly competitive business. Paula Hancocks looks at how Taiwan’s air carriers are updating their images, competing for customers and trying to win a slice of the growing tourism business coming from mainland China.

CNN’s Outlook series often carries sponsorship originating from the countries we feature. However CNN retains full editorial control over all of its reporting. Read more on CNN's sponsorship policy



October 9th, 2012
03:22 AM GMT
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Editor's note: The Outlook series spotlights a country to give a deeper understanding of the business, industry and consumer trends that fuel its economy. While exploring the current challenges and opportunities facing a country's economic progress, Outlook also seeks to provide an insight into its future development.

(CNN) Valued at $83 billion, Taiwan Semiconductor (TSMC) is the world's largest contract chip manufacturer in the world. TSMC makes chips for customers like Qualcomm and Fujitsu and captures nearly 50% of the market. This year the company says it will invest $8.5 billion, much of it in R&D, to try and stay ahead of the pack. CNN's Pauline Chiou sat down with the founder of the company, 81-year old Chairman and CEO Morris Chang. FULL POST



October 8th, 2012
08:20 AM GMT
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(CNN) It is home to roughly 23 million people, living on a small island the size of Portugal. But economically, Taiwan punches well above its weight. Its electronics and machinery sector accounts for nearly 50% of its exports, yet it hasn't been immune from the global economic slowdown of the last few years. From semiconductors to saxophones, CNN takes a look at Taiwan’s economic machinery.

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October 2nd, 2012
04:46 PM GMT
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Editor's note: The Outlook series spotlights a country to give a deeper understanding of the business, industry and consumer trends that fuel its economy. While exploring the current challenges and opportunities facing a country's economic progress, Outlook also seeks to provide an insight into its future development.

(CNN) The phrase "Taiwan miracle" was coined to refer to the island's remarkable economic growth over the last past five decades. Having become a developed economy in just half a century, Taiwan is now facing the challenge of maintaining its position in an increasingly tough global economic climate. FULL POST

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October 2nd, 2012
04:45 PM GMT
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Editor's note: The Outlook series spotlights a country to give a deeper understanding of the business, industry and consumer trends that fuel its economy. While exploring the current challenges and opportunities facing a country's economic progress, Outlook also seeks to provide an insight into its future development.

(CNN) For the past six years, Guo Chi-mei has struggled to get out of bed on his own. The 40-year-old suffered a stroke in 2006 and can only take a few unaided steps to his wheelchair before his blood pressure rises to a dangerous level.

Last year the government ruled that the stroke was because of overwork but his company is legally challenging the decision. FULL POST

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October 2nd, 2012
04:42 PM GMT
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(CNN) Pauline Chiou reports on how Taiwanese restaurant chain Din Tai Fung has created a recipe for success by exporting delicate steamed dumplings.

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