The history of the capitalist economy of Taiwan

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Exploiting Asia's Crisis: Taiwan Buys Up Bargains And Widens Its Influence
By Keith B. Richburg, The Washington Post, Thursday 22 January 1998. In the midst of the southeast Asian financial turmoil, Taiwan is on a shopping spree. Taiwanese businesses are fanning out through the hardest-hit countries of Asia, hoping to take advantage of the crisis by buying up assets at fire-sale prices.
Semiconductor firm sacks 266 staff
Radio Australia, 14 July 2001. Taiwan's United Microelectronics Corporation has reportedly fired 266 employees and warned of further layoffs. The Economic Daily News says the move is the first major layoff by a leading semiconductor company in Taiwan. (brief)
Taiwan Orders Takeover of 35 Troubled Financial Institutions
By Ray ZHANG, CND, 17 September 2001. Thirty-five troubled financial institutions have been taken over by ten banks as requested by Taiwan's Finance Ministry. (brief)
Taiwan taxpayers taken for a high speed ride?
By Michael Taylor, Asia Times, 25 January 2003. Taiwan High Speed Rail Co (THSRC) is the primary contractor for the construction of a modern rail line. More than 10 years in the planning, a project of this scope will not recur in Taiwan for many decades to come. The problem at the heart of the build-operate-transfer (BOT) development model, which theoretically is a mechanism for private capital to fund public infrastructure projects.
Chinese Petroleum unable to privatize by end of the year
By Jessie Ho, Taipai Times, Saturday 31 May 2003. The nation's state-run oil company cannot complete privatization by year's end as scheduled due to disputes with its union members. CPC employees launched a 2,000 person-strong protest in front of the legislature demanding worker interests be protected.