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Class Notes Week 11 Taiwan Introduction Taiwan is small but rich economically powerful Taiwan is one of East Asias NICs and has achieved tiger status in terms of economic development Taiwan incorporates the main island and smaller islands called the Penghu Islands - The Penghu were colonized by the Portuguese who named them Pescadores Fisherman Fig11-11 Most people dwell on the western coastal plain Agricultural output has steadily declined over the years as farmland and employment shifts to urbanization and industry Taiwan is 75 percent urban with major population clusters in the capital of Taipei and in the ports of Chilung Tainan and Kaohsiung Taiwan Rise of the Tiger Taiwans achievements as an economic tiger are underpinned by its excellent educational system infrastructure and American connections Taiwans industry has moved steadily up the value-added ladder from garments to footwear to electronics Growth of population in the four metropolitan regions of Taipei Taichung Tainan and Kaohsiung and the construction of a north-south freeway from Taipei to Kaohsiung have created a metropolitan corridor similar to that between Tokyo and Osaka in Japan Hsinchu Science Park has become the worlds third largest high-tech industrial center with strong links to Californias Silicon valley where hundreds of US-schooled Taiwanese are now employed Taiwan now leads the world in the production of notebook computers and is among the top three makers of desktop computers and peripherals But a small domestic market increasing labor costs shortage of land for expansion and lack of raw materials have compelled structural and spatial changes The PC market is divided into two sectors 1 big name-brand marketing and sales and 2 hundreds of no-name component suppliers - Taiwan has garnered the latter Taiwan The China Connection Taiwan is the second largest investor in China after
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