"Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere." – Chinese Proverb
Taiwan, officially The Republic of China, was also known as Formosa. The name Ilha Formosa, which means "beautiful island", comes from Portuguese. Sailors passing by apparently named the island.
Taiwan was part a group of Asian countries referred to as The Four Asian Tigers (or Dragons), along with South Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong. Between the early 1960s and 1990s, they experienced impressively rapid industrialization and maintained exceptionally high growth rates.
Taiwan is a highly developed capitalistic society. Some of the major industries in Taiwan include electronics, pharmaceuticals, petroleum, textiles, chemicals, food processing, consumer products.
Taiwan has definitely emerged as a global leader in the semiconductor and microelectronics industry and boasts numerous leading manufacturers, including Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (TSMC) and United Microelectronics (UMC).
Taiwan, like other Asian cultures, is a hierarchical culture based on the Confucian principles. Building relationships (guanxi) and trust are essential for succeeding in Taiwan.
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