Chapter 2.Future Industry Development Strategies of Taipei City
Chung-Chieh Lin,Commissioner of Department Of Economic Development,Taipei City Goverment
Looking at the global development trend in recent years, the rapid progress in the application of emerging technologies has pushed enterprises to actively carry out digital transformation and upgrading as well as to develop innovative business models. Meanwhile,the US-China trade competition, the rise of India and Southeast Asian countries, and the pandemic of the severe infectious Covid-19 have led to drastic changes in the trend of global economic trade, such that countries need to re-examine the layout of their industrial chains on a global scale. In addition, environmental sustainability issues such as extreme climate disasters caused by the greenhouse effect, accelerated ecological catastrophes caused by excessive resource consumption, etc. are important challenges that countries around the world cannot ignore .
Cities are the center of a country's population and economy, as well as a microcosm of the country's development. In order to pursue quality of life, people tend to choose to reside and lie in urban areas in order to secure more and better job opportunities, daily necessities and services (such as education or health care). It is estimated by the United Nations that the proportion of population living in cities will increase from 55% in 2018 to 68% in 2050. Essentially, the problems that countries around the world are currently facing,such as resource allocation, rights protection, or optimization of the living environment,will become more challenging by 2050. These issues poses an extreme challenge to city managers in terms of how to maintain the competitiveness and prosperity of cities.
Taipei City is equipped with adequate urban infrastructure, friendly and safe living environment, plus high-tech industries and innovative energy in line with the world,making it an important financial, commercial and high-tech city in Taiwan and the Asia region. Looking towards major challenges in the future, the Taipei City Government upholds a vision of ""making Taipei a livable and sustainable city"". By analyzing global forward-looking development trends and the current situations of Taipei's industry, future key industries of Taipei City that can help deal with future challenges while meeting the needs of the international market are targeted for planning of the promotion strategies of relevant policies. It is expected, through the guidance and drive of the urban resources, that existing industries can get a boost for upgrade and transformation and emerging industries can successfully enter the market quickly. Ultimately, the core strength of Taipei City for sustainable development will be enhanced.
- 英文題名：Taipei Future Industrial Development in 2030 White Paper｜Succinct Version