An otherwise interesting article in the NYT on Taiwan’s e-industries contains this boner:

Taiwan’s rise as a communications workhorse is part of a decade-long transformation under way on this Chinese Nationalist-controlled island south of the mainland. Already the world’s biggest producers of computer components, Taiwan companies like Compal Electronics, in addition to Hon Hai and Quanta, have used their expertise to branch out into new markets that use many of the same products.


UPDATE: NYT sent out to those of us who wrote in:

Correction: July 19, 2007 Because of an editing error, an article in Business Day yesterday about the growth of communications equipment manufacturing in Taiwan misidentified the controlling political party there. The Democratic Progressive Party captured the presidency in 2000 and was re-elected in 2004; Taiwan is no longer controlled by the Chinese Nationalist Party. (A coalition led by the Chinese Nationalist Party still has a majority in the Taiwanese legislature.) Also because of an editing error, the article misidentified Taiwan’s geographical location. It is an island east of China, not south.

The reference was added without the knowledge of the writer.