Taiwan is located at the heart of the Asia-Pacific region, which puts it in an advantageous position to make use of global production resources and marketplace.
Taiwan’s north is the world’s third-largest economy-Japan, its south is the 10 countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and India. Taiwan’s east is the world’s largest economy-the US, and its west is mainland China-the world’s second-largest economy and the centre of the world’s economic growth. The average flying time from Taipei to the seven major cities (Hong Kong, Shanghai, Manila, Seoul, Tokyo, Singapore and Sydney) in Western Pacific is merely 2 hours and 55 minutes. And the average sailing time from Kaohsiung harbour to the 5 major Asia-Pacific harbours is merely 53 hours. Taiwan is the hub of Asian transportation and the logistic centre in the East-Asian region.
Taiwan has been ranked 1st in quality of life and the 2nd best place for expatriate overall in InterNations’ Expat Insider report for 2018.