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Promising Future for Taipei with Strong Economic Growth Potential
Jun 18, 2017
Promising Future for Taipei with Strong Economic Growth Potential
By FENG,LING-HUI
According to the latest “Asia-Pacific Cities of the Future 2015/16” released by fDi Intelligence under the Financial Times, Taipei secured 3rd place in the final ranking and broke its own record by defeating another 3 competitors as compared to the previous year. Taipei also won the 2nd and 4th places in terms of economic growth potential and friendly business environment. In addition, up to 24,280 patents were registered between 2010 and 2014, pushing Taipei to become the 3rd highest city of all in the survey. Innovative talent has been proactively coming to Taiwan around the world. As far as the population is concerned, Taipei is a medium-sized city with 2.5 to 5 million residents but tops the list of counterparts in terms of the overall ranking, its economic growth potential and friendly business environment. All the strengths make Taipei an optimal destination for quite a few investors.
Creative City’s Competitiveness Leads Taipei City to Grow Steadily
Jul 14, 2017
Creative City’s Competitiveness Leads Taipei City to Grow Steadily
By FENG,LING-HUI
In the “Innovative Cities Index” released by 2Thinknow on December 2015, Taipei City ranked higher and higher annually since it became one of the Top 100 cities in 2011. In 2015, Taipei rose to the 52th from the 87th slot last year and was nominated as the fastest city with an upgrade by 2Thinkknow. Although the average score is 49 to rank as a first level hub city, Taipei took the lead in the 5th place within its level. It failed the competition for the 1st level core city by just 1 point. On the other hand, if carefully observed among the Asia cities, Taipei City ranked the 9th, which is the top city in the ranking of hub cities. Its competitive potential is worthy of expectations.
Emerging World City with New Perspectives to Focus on Developing the Strength in Taipei City
Jul 14, 2017
Emerging World City with New Perspectives to Focus on Developing the Strength in Taipei City
By FENG,LING-HUI
LL released a report on “Globalization and Competition: The New World of Cities” on November 2015. Taipei City ranked the fifth among the emerging world cities together with other emerging cities like Kuala Lumpur and Istanbul. Taipei has entered into the critical period for globalization. It is not only a critical port of call for all major markets around the world, but also keeps the capability for critical decision-making. Taipei benefits from its particular strategic location and dynamic labor market. Its high performance of investment and impressive infrastructure are the main supportive forces for highly developed cities. In terms of the three key indices, Taipei City ranked the first in public infrastructure, and took the second place in high education level and the seventh in creative R&D capability. The review said people voted it as a “highly-competitive city”.
E-Sport Upgraded Help City Add Value and Transform
Jul 14, 2017
E-Sport Upgraded  Help City Add Value and Transform
By LIN,YU-YING
The elevated global network infrastructure has changed everyone’s life. E-Sport originated as a by-product resulting in game promotion. Game developers and operators mainly focus on the game directed at a player-to-player competition mechanism to hold the tournament, to increase adhesiveness, and to attract new players. Since the game has great influence on the economy, culture and society, the e-Sport industry has gradually become one of the internationally recognized sports competitions as well. Some countries even recognize an e-Sport player to be an athlete, which shows an obvious fact that e-Sport can be a hub to connect with other related industries. The core demand lies in keeping the player’s international competitiveness and remaining steady in professional tournaments. Some suggest that government units should be active and keep on promoting e-Sport related activities in the future. Consequently, this industry can keep its advantage and competitiveness in the trend of digital global entertainment.
Global e-Sport Era Connects New Business Opportunity for Technology
Jul 14, 2017
Global e-Sport Era Connects New Business Opportunity for Technology
By CHEN,WEN-HUNG
The e-Sport industry is more than a “new emerging sport” as recognized by many countries. Most importantly, the business opportunity and chance to develop new technology brought to you by e-Sport are all heading to the next out-breaking growth stage. It has a bright future! In Taiwan, e-Sport has an enormous number of players and groups of audiences. People have already established the e-Sport Alliance and e-Sport Association to participate in international tournaments in Taiwan. Many critical IT industry factories also collaborate with e-Sport serving as a key point for promotion. It is obvious that private business has already stepped out by walking in step as a pioneer. To look into the future, the government can set the tone for the e-Sport industry first by establishing it in a correct position in the government-coaching unit or to formulate e-Sport regulations to encourage the software and hardware industry. It may extend to e-Sport HR development. Or else, it may help the industry to upgrade themselves by taking a competitive position with global advantage!
Overturn the New Concept to Light up the Future of e-Sport
Jul 14, 2017
Overturn the New Concept to Light up the Future of e-Sport
By LIANG,SHIH-YU
The rise of e-Sport depends on the cooperation of some pre-requisites including video games and computer technology, network speed and business models. The current e-Sport industry remained as a by-product of some specific commercial game companies. It reveals a power with multiple mountain peaks with a changing business model and the rise and fall of the game market. The Taipei city government shall play an active leadership role to perfect the career planning for got-talent contestants and relevant complementary measures, and encourage manufacturer and business model investors to think mainly about the e-Sport, and to cooperate with other relevant digital cultural and arts industries. It certainly can make Taipei City become one of the capacity core and export centers in the global game industry.
Taipei Wants to Do First for Mobile Games, Incentives & Subsidies
Jul 13, 2017
Taipei Wants to Do First for Mobile Games, Incentives & Subsidies
By HUANG, NUAN-YUN
The Department of Economic Development Taipei City Government shared bountiful results on its venture business in the Project of Subsidies & Incentives for Taipei Industry. The government ran through 215 projects in 2015. The verified amount of incentives and subsidies is 0.27 billion, which creates a new high in the number of its subsidized cases throughout these years. Currently, Taipei City Government posed an attitude to “let the private business go first and the government will support it” to actively offer assistance in the development of the e-Sport industry. Among the applications of the project of subsidies and incentives, many game business owners received real subsidies for funding. They also invited some creative new venture business from the subsidy manufacturers to participate in the exhibition for some start-up-related activities. They hope this could be a way to help the business owner expand its international collaboration to increase international visibility. In this edition, we have selected some high-quality e-Sport manufacturers to share with you, including X-Legend Entertainment, iDT Digital, Kooco, and Zen Tech, which are all game corporations of this kind. Many expect that more new venture business owners would congregate in Taipei City to run a start-up.
2017Universiade Taipei Set Sail
Jun 19, 2017
2017Universiade Taipei Set Sail
The torch of the 2015 Gwangju Summer Universiade Fair was lit up in its place of origin Paris, France. After that, people passed on the torch to Taipei City, and a torch cruise began in the surroundings of the city government hall and Taipei 101. Taipei City Mayor Wen-je Ko was the representative to welcome the troop leader of the Universiade Torch Troop Bing-wan Zhao. Since all activities of the 2017 Taipei Summer Universiade kept commencing, this international fair had carried the main engine of this program of a “four year great leap” for Taipei City on its shoulders. Many expect that Taiwan can establish friendship with every country through this great sports event to promote the spirit for national sports, to promote city reconstruction, citizen participation and cultural elevation. Furthermore, it may increase international visibility for Taiwan and Taipei City through international sports exchange and skills competition to motivate the glamor of Taipei city so that more people can know Taipei is a place to be proud of in Taiwan!
Taipei Empowered the New Value of e-Sport Industry
Jun 19, 2017
Taipei Empowered the New Value of e-Sport Industry
By HUANG,NUAN-YUN
With the ripple effect created by the global professional e-Sport league, the 2015 global game output value has reached 91.5 billion according to an international marketing survey institution report. Among them, mobile games outperformed the other categories. Moreover, statistics from the biggest global game video streaming platform, Twich showed that Taipei city is the city with the largest global traffic ranking. Its e-Sport population, audience or consumption may more or less sustain the development of some e-Sport related industries. Therefore, starting from September 2015, the Taipei City Government has been promoting a series of campaigns for the meeting including an e-Sport seminar, e-Sport World Cup broadcast and promo general assembly with the City Mayor in attendance to promote the slogan called “Taipei empowered e-Sport to move on to championship and second place”. Many expected that powered by government officials, Taipei can support the development of the e-Sport industry, and supplement the e-Sport industry with new motivation through a division of labor among each agency for negotiation.
Construct Smart Municipal Administration; Expect a Citizen’s Good Life
Jul 14, 2017
Construct Smart Municipal Administration; Expect a Citizen’s Good Life
By WU,HSIANG-LIN
The smart city construction base comes from a fact to see if the government can really solve the problems that most citizens encounter in their everyday life. Faced with the trend of Internet of Things (IoT) and data economy, it needs to build trust in every citizen using the power of private enterprises through collaboration and participation. Via an integration of every technology and sensory orientation, the government may exert its competitive advantages to enhance value-added applications of each municipal administration. Taipei City citizen’s kindness usually makes the foreign tourists feel at home. However, the 1999 hotline of the city government provides considerate service and it is obvious to everyone. Therefore, the government provides a wireless network infrastructure and constructs a new vision for all people in terms of everyday needs including food, clothing, housing, transportation, education and entertainment as well as social security and energy consumption management through a citizen membership platform. It can definitely make Taipei City a new exemplar model with the breadth of internationalization and localization as a smart city. The government can expect a better life for its citizens in the future.
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