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New China Labor Law to Gobsmack Taiwan Businesses There?

In the last few weeks the media has been chronicling a swelling anxiety among Taiwanese firms in China that a new Chinese labor law is going to make it extremely difficult for Taiwan firms to do business there. Taiwan Journal recently offered a piece on the issue:
Many Taiwanese businesses in the Pearl River Delta area [...]

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Gaming Industry Exhibition

Evening traffic on Fuhsing N. Rd. in Taipei.
On Friday morning I took the wife and kids over to the gaming industry exhibition at the Taipei World Trade Center, Building 2.

In Taiwan, this industry, building off synergies from Taiwan’s electronics and machinery industries, makes everything from those coin pusher machines seen in night markets, to complex [...]

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Gary Wang: 28 years

Prosecutors have asked for 28 years in the case of Gary Wang, yet another in a long line of businessmen who allegedly regarded their companies as personal playgrounds, wrecking the lives of thousands in the process. Wang’s father, head of the once-powerful Rebar group, is on the run in the US as a result of [...]

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Q-Shops: Wave of the Future?

Even more convenient convenience stores….
Taiwan’s first two Q-Shops were set up by the OK convenience chain store last November under a promotion program for intelligent stores presented by the Commerce Department under the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
Customers can buy groceries, snacks and drinks from vending machines at the unmanned Q-Shops, using cash or credit [...]

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