Although the Chamber normally concentrates on more sober matters such as ecoonomic trends, business developments, and regulatory issues facing multinational operations in Taiwan , as evident in our magazine, Taiwan Business TOPICS, the two special issues are a welcome chance for a change of pace. They are designed to give our readers -- whether expariates on assignment here, visitors(or potential visitors), or local residents -- insights into some of the particular pleasures of life in Taiwan.
Among the foremost of those pleasures is the enjoyment of a wide range of good food(and drink). Taiwan has long been known for having some of the best Chinese food in the world, and perhaps the broadcast variety as wee, due to the presence of many peopla here from all parts of the China mainland. In additiona, local cuisine -- Taiwanese, Hakka, and aboriginal -- has also gained a wider following in recent yeasrs as interest in domestics culture has grown. And as Taiwan has been more cosmopolitan, many other styles of cooking -- including Western, Japanese, Korean, Southeast Asian, and the Indian food featured in this issue -- have become widely available as well. Quality standards are generally kept high because so many local customers take their eating quite seriously.
One of AmCham's organicational missions is to promote the enhancement of Taiwan's quality of lifem for the benefit of both citizens and foreign guests. Through these special annual edition of TOPICS, we hope to encourage the preservation of the best elements of Taiwan's cultural traditions and to make them accessible to an even larger number of people.
You may check the past editions online or contact AmCham office for ordering a printed copy for more reading joy.