The Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER) is a Taiwanese international policy think tank with economic and industry-related research as its mission. Since its establishment, Chung-Hua has served as a policy think tank for the ROC government, making important recommendations for which it has gradually gained prestige and recognition. CIER engages in research with an emphasis on professional knowledge, innovative thinking, and a concern for society, while maintaining an unbiased and objective stance in terms of providing constructive recommendations. By serving as a platform for exchange among academia, government and industry, CIER will continue to serve the need to promote the development of Taiwan's economy.
It has been another challenging year for Taiwan filled with both excitement and concern. Two key factors that shaped the development of 2019 were the U.S.–China trade war and the upcoming Taiwan presidential election.