Author Archives: Michael Cannings

Cultural concerns in Taiwan

Cultural Concerns

Understanding the social norms that underpin everyday interactions will help smooth your path Face and Guanxi Much is made of the Chinese concept of face. To some extent it governs how people act in public,…

Taiwan entry and exit stamps

Visas and Residency

Most Westerners can enter Taiwan visa-free for short visits; if you are working or studying you will need a resident visa Passport holders from most Western countries including the US may enter Taiwan without a…

Packing for Taiwan

What to Bring With You to Taiwan

Bring clothes if you are tall or heavy, shoes for big feet, and bring a few months’ expenses to see you through the early part of your stay. Taiwan is a developed nation with an…