Date: Mar 13, 2018
By: Hsiao Yu-hsin, Rachel Lin and Jonathan Chin / Staff reporters, with staff writer
In response to China’s 31 incentives for Taiwanese, the Ministry of Education is to bar academics with crucial expertise from working in China — especially if their research is related to semiconductor technology, an official told the Chinese-language Liberty Times (sister newspaper of the Taipei Times).
The Yushan Project, which was promulgated earlier this year and aims to improve wages and opportunities for academics, is the government’s primary response to China’s so-called “gift package,” a ministry official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
However, the ministry would also shield the nation’s patents and research through negative measures and itemize sensitive research fields for regulation, with semiconductor research being a top priority, the source said.
Article 3 of the list of 31 incentives stipulates that Taiwanese research organizations, higher education institutions and Taiwanese researchers who work under a Taiwanese-invested enterprise are to be treated equally with Chinese companies. [FULL STORY]